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Response to noiretextatique (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 12:55 PM

51. life before panty hose and after the JFK assassination

damn, everything was uncomfortable and didn't work right. Like hose, girdles and garters. The zeitgeist had already ingested LSD and we all were a bunch of inappropriate dweebs within that perspective. Quite a social eyeopener. Better to just wear jeans.

Then came the hippie wars. Once you had "The Experience," you didn't fit into the straight world. And as usual, the boys were far behind the girls in maturity (in general) We wound up making coffee for The Revolution, oh and make copies of that and hand it out. Answer the phones maybe? Make policy? Maybe later if you are good enough. Mad Men had nothing on the cultural revolution as far as keeping women down.

Girls just didn't count. If they defied that logic, what outcasts they were! Blackballed by our own revolutionary heroes, unable to be accepted in the rest of the world because women stay home and take care of the house! Shut up and get married! The Russians didn't have that problem; they respected female revolutionaries. Or maybe I'm naive.

Girls are always the outsiders. But do we ever stop loving and caring for those who demean and overlook us? No, we keep striving to be part of things. And bumping into the glass ceiling.

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