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Making History
Making History
Making History
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I got a new shirt at Penguicon. It reads: "Well-Behaved women seldom make history. -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich"

It's a bit hard to read in the pic, because my chest is either a bit too small or a bit too round. Neither of those are necessarily bad things though.

I think a corelary to that would be: Women who worry too much about their appearance seldom make history. That's something that I'm still only learning to take to heart.

I got a great new pair of summer sandle-shoes yesterday, and I was thinking about shoe sizes. One of the great things about feet is: there is no shame in foot size. You just ARE a certain size, and that's that.

I don't feel lazy or without willpower or scrawny because of the size of my feet. And nobody else thinks those things either. Wouldn't it be great if we could feel that way about our whole bodies? About everybody's body?

I'm not good at it yet, but I'm working on it. I need to focus less on trivial things - because there is history to be made.

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radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: May 13th, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Get your tits!
Get your tits
Get your tits out for the lads! -sung to a tune of some sort or other


thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: May 15th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)
< puzzled look >

What the heck are you talking about?
elizilla From: elizilla Date: May 13th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, I dunno, I have always thought my feet are too large. I just went shoe shopping today, in fact, and ruled out several pairs of shoes simply because I thought they made my feet look even more gigantic. And quite frequently I see pretty shoes that I cannot have because they don't even make them in my size.
jer_ From: jer_ Date: May 13th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
My brother, who is very tall (6'4" ish) has very, very large feet, and will routinely wear undersized shoes to make his feet look smaller. I have never understood this, myself. I mean, I'll be vain and self concious about a million other things appearance-wise, but foot size was never among them. Strange what we worry about, though, isn't it?
lillyrayne From: lillyrayne Date: May 13th, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
you know I've thought about that shoe size thing and I think thats the major reason behind women and the passion for shoe sizes. Theres no same, its always been the same, it just is. No matter how much weight you gain, the shoes fit.
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: May 14th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's not totally true. when you lose weight, you feet can get smaller. not length-wise, but definitely width wide. mine did. boots that went up to my knees fit differently, too.
lillyrayne From: lillyrayne Date: May 14th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're right, not totally true. boots dont fit my calves anymore but I have not went up to the W size. Either way its the only item of clothing I dont cringe at going to buy.
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: May 14th, 2006 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)
That. Is. Awesome.
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 14th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Life imitates the Simpsons

All good-hearted people have small feet, so says Bart.

grrry From: grrry Date: May 15th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Life imitates the Simpsons

hrm. I take umbrage to this. On the other hand there's a different reputation that goes with my size 17-18 feet.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: May 14th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Obviously you have never been a kid with big feet shoe shopping with my mom.
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: May 14th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
(:
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: May 15th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I think a corelary to that would be: Women who worry too much about their appearance seldom make history. That's something that I'm still only learning to take to heart.

I'm glad you're realizing it. Your friends (and I'm included in that) love you, regardless of your appearance.
grrry From: grrry Date: May 15th, 2006 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Foo. Well-behaved men seldom make history either. However I'd never underestimate the power of a woman behind a man who is supposed to have power. Somehow history seems to be riddled with them.
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