It's been a while. I don't want to lose too much steam so here's some stuff I've been thinking about:
Dressing up for the first day of the semester when it's freezing cold outside... it's a challenge and a conflict.
Feminine-presenting teachers often receive comments/judgments on their physical appearance (clothing, "looks," hair...) in student evaluations. How incredibly sexist is that?
I can't for the life of me find a pair of vegetarian plain black boots with decent flat soles (for walking on ice) that fit my calves. Narrow calf boots meeting these requirements seem to run in the $200 and upward range. ARE YOU KIDDING? It's a real affirmation that thinness is posh in much of my immediate fashion world. It's exhausting and classist (to say the least).
Heteronormativity in the workplace (my workplace being academia) is palpable. I'm seeing this in terms of benefits, social networking, and simultaneously tacit and overt gender codes for "appropriateness." What is going on here?
If you don't like dress shoes don't wear 'em. I say so.
Is there a way to avoid cardigan pits so you don't have to launder the cardies after every wear?
My household has been having frequent talks about cleavage (and our love of it) recently. Home sweet homo.
What radical political queer fashion thoughts have your panties in a twist? Please share.