Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Your Degree or the Size of Your Bottom?

"I don't think there's any contradiction between an interest in pencil skirts and one in political programs," says the author of this Salon piece. And I—the girl currently in a pencil skirt and 4-inch wedges—certainly agree. But the same article posits that the overwhelming coverage of Michelle Obama's sartorial choices "underscores exactly what many women have always feared: that even if you're an Ivy League grad, the size of your bottom in a Narciso Rodriguez dress matters more than your degree." Which is the worry, put quite well, I think.
I don't agree with a lot of the other things she says in the article and I don't really feel like writing a long post on gender right now (it's not like I've never done that before) and I don't even know who Narciso Rodrguez is, but I just wanted to highlight this apt articulation.


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