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Stawr
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posted September 18, 2016 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stawr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As a female, I've been obligated to explain myself for wearing dresses and skirts more than pants.

I feel like I give people the death stare when someone blurts out stuff like "I don't know how you're wearing that."

I remember as a kid in the 2000's it was NOT cool to wear a dress "just because." I remember a girl in my class wore a dress for no reason and a bunch of kids went up to her like "Why are you wearing that?" in a snotty tone. Or "Hey look I didn't know you could wear curtains"

I feel like it's starting to change. But lately I'm like why do I have to get treated like a freak of nature for wearing skirts and dresses more often?

I got crap from people at my old job for it from time to time.

Last week at my new job, I got "I don't know how you're sitting down in that skirt."
I tactfully educated her, but on the inside I was like "Are you serious? This skirt goes below my knees, and I KNOW HOW TO KEEP MY LEGS SHUT!!"

And then it was kind of cute and dumb when she said "did you have to always wear skirts at your old job?"

I wanted to blurt out "HELLO!! ONE DAY I WAS WEARING PANTS HERE!! (and another time long shorts! Teehee!")

I guess I kind of love and hate the reaction I get from people.

My inner Scorpio moon monologue is like "You are an idiot" "do you realize how dumb you sound?!"

But then my Aquarius Mars kind of loves shocking people like "Aww how cute you think I care? You think you can make self conscious and ashamed? Just wait!...I bet you can't wait for it to be winter, and think I'll stop! Nope, I'll just break out the leg warmers and fuzzy leggings! HahahaHA, in your face!"
It's fuel to the fire! I will bike in skirts now and be thinking "wow this feels good, how scandalous I am! That's right people I'm ridding a bike with a skirt on take that society!"

Having people makes comments can irritate me, but also makes me feel flattered that I am being "unique" and true to myself.
And my Leo IC likes being noticed too. I get positive attention too, and it's pretty funny when someone notices that I am wearing pants.

Not to sound like the millennial I am, but DRESS AND SKIRT SHAMING PEOPLE IS NOT COOL!
It's really not a good look, unless it's part of the job description to tell people what to wear.

Don't let anyone make you feel bad or self conscience if you feel like wearing dresses and skirts to work, school, or wherever.

I just really felt a need to vent, I've been keeping it to myself since my most recent comment is from a pretty nice lady, but yeah I was kind of ticked off by her comment.

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posted September 19, 2016 12:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PixieJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's terrible.

And also very surprising to me (not the trying to police what you wear, just that they'd police it in that way). I just looked through 2016 in Fashion and saw plenty of dresses, found advice to women on how to dress for interviews (less than a month old as of this time) includes skirts & dresses, and I've seen plenty of women wear dresses and skirts not look particularly defiant...I certainly never felt strange when I wear a dress, no more than usual anyway. (Given that skirts and dresses are easy to find, they're not unpopular, otherwise one would normally have to go to specialty stores to get them.)

I suppose it could go back to the old dress codes of school, which, even these days is vigorously enforced against females while not caring much about the boys (unless the boys wear feminine attire) with females blamed for the male attention of boys (I remember that well from my own days in school back in the 90s, though when I kicked the boy in the face who kept goosing me I was wearing pants, and the principal still excused the boy's behavior as "boys will be boys"). I've heard of more outrageous than in that article I linked to, one VP even made girls pull up their dresses at a school dance so she could inspect what they were wearing underneath!

Things like that can leave issues, as well as raise boys with "feminine is a green light for you to show unrelenting desire" (which of course it isn't, but can leave males feeling as if they're getting mixed signals rather than realizing the assumption itself--one that irresponsible adults fostered--is wrong) so that male and female could grow up to give a woman a hard time for wearing skirts and dresses. That's just my guess anyway on why people would be giving you a hard time for that.

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posted September 20, 2016 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted October 06, 2016 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PixieJane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HAHAHAHAHA!

What your fashion says about you as explained by Barbara of Rooster Teeth in less than 2 minutes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfknHbmY-4k

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posted October 07, 2016 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted October 07, 2016 09:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by PixieJane:
HAHAHAHAHA!

What your fashion says about you as explained by Barbara of Rooster Teeth in less than 2 minutes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfknHbmY-4k


Hahaha

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posted October 08, 2016 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Embrace your inner rebel.

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posted October 09, 2016 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do.

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posted October 10, 2016 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't dress like a lawyer.

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posted November 06, 2016 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stawr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by PixieJane:
HAHAHAHAHA!

What your fashion says about you as explained by Barbara of Rooster Teeth in less than 2 minutes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfknHbmY-4k


"I'm not working out, I'm just shopping at whole foods is my favorite!

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posted November 06, 2016 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stawr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And last month a lady told me that I should wear pants on gym day, since I am expected to run with the 1-2 yr olds.

Come on they are 1-2 years old, it's not hard to keep up with them when they are that little. And I'm thinking "lady I can still run faster than you in a dress and skirt." (she's old) I took her advice for a few weeks, but then I decided I don't have to, and she can just deal with me running faster than her in a dress or skirt.

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posted November 07, 2016 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Stawr:
And last month a lady told me that I should wear pants on gym day, since I am expected to run with the 1-2 yr olds.

Come on they are 1-2 years old, it's not hard to keep up with them when they are that little. And I'm thinking "lady I can still run faster than you in a dress and skirt." (she's old) I took her advice for a few weeks, but then I decided I don't have to, and she can just deal with me running faster than her in a dress or skirt.


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posted November 08, 2016 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
People should mind their own bees' wax.

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posted November 09, 2016 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone else know that expression?

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posted November 10, 2016 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe it's just a Southern thing.

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posted November 12, 2016 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemilla     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
dresses are simply less practical for women in 21st century - i never wore dresses untill three years ago because i was reckless girl,i started wearing dresses in summer because i finaly know how to ,i figured out what style works for me the best and in wich situations i can wear them.

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posted January 23, 2017 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still see them a lot here in the South.

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posted January 24, 2017 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the look of a dress and boots.

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posted January 25, 2017 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boots are very popular now.

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posted January 26, 2017 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lexxigramer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Randall:
People should mind their own bees' wax.

Anyone else know that expression?

Maybe it's just a Southern thing.



Hear it a lot up here by the Great Lakes too.

As far as fashion;
I wear men's Joe Boxer loungers and t-shirts and tights with long shirts. at home and in public.
Not traditional clothes for a 62 year old.
Of course being disabled; and needing help dressing;
such easier off and on clothes help.

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posted January 27, 2017 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bees' wax gets around.

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posted January 28, 2017 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonder how it got started?

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posted January 28, 2017 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fashion is over rated . Comfort and function is my key

Bees knees and bees wax both a saying here!

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posted January 29, 2017 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What does bees' knees mean?

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posted January 30, 2017 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've heard it before.

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