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( Apr. 18th, 2009 09:55 pm)

My favorite quote from this short little blog entry is, 'Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked "female".'

Of course, I don't dress "pretty" very often at all. It might happen once a year. Usually I go for comfort, and I'm much happier advertising my geekiness via my t-shirts than I am advertising my femininity via pretty blouses. (Of course, I define myself more by my geekiness than my gender.)

But it's always nice to find another woman who agrees and isn't afraid to say something, especially when she makes the point that she's not saying you have to go completely anti-pretty to be a feminist either.

Be pretty or don't be pretty, but do it for yourself* and not because you feel you have to for society or for men or for other women.

*Okay, you can also do it for work if you need to. I think any judge in the district would frown more than a little if I wore my jeans and favorite Doctor Who t-shirt to court.


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