I've just come to a very freeing realization
I’m not “very difficult to love”, you just weren’t seeing me right.
“I do not mind that you are a girl, but the main thing is that you yourself do not mind. There is no reason for it.” —Einstein’s advice to a little girl who wants to be a scientist and ‘regrets being a girl.’
with acceptances to grad school out of the way, it’s finally time: I am currently starting a written account of my Benedict encounter. And it’s going to be long. It begins…
“Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial.” —Fashion is a Feminist Issue: Greta Christina