Alice Macher wrote:
Oenone wins the thread.
isobel wrote:A gold star, ten internets and a whole plate of cookies for Shadrach.
Sassy-fras wrote:*adds a "Team Shadrach" hat to her ensemble* ^__^
Shadrach wrote:Conversely, we all know our share of women as well as men who have no idea how to dress themselves, or their children. So can we please not make this into a gender controversy? We already had a race controversy in this chapter, so I think we've reached our quota.
Gwen Cooper wrote:Excuse me. Have you seen a blowfish driving a sports car?
Shadrach wrote:More seriously: regarding the "T and Jason are men, and therefore they can't 'get' fashion" thing...uh, why is it, then, that so many leading fashion designers are male? Are they all cross-dressing women in reality?
Heavensrun wrote:Urgh. I gotta say, I am seriously not buying any of this. I mean, look, yeah, Fashion can be sort of unpredictable, I admit. But the lines of what is tasteful and what isn't at a semiformal gathering just doesn't change this much in five years.
Hexr wrote:Shadrach wrote:Conversely, we all know our share of women as well as men who have no idea how to dress themselves, or their children. So can we please not make this into a gender controversy? We already had a race controversy in this chapter, so I think we've reached our quota.
On the contrary! We already had a race controversy in this chapter, so I think gender controversy is simply logical and appropriate.
On completely, utterly unrelated news, I have just come to a realization that all lesbian(/bisexual, but currently in a relationship with a woman) women I have met IRL are apparently smarter than people in average (in terms of IQ and/or certain skills [mainly social], at least). I think there's a feminist joke hidden there somewhere... The reason I brought this tidbit to your information is that I have an economics assignment to do and I am desperately trying to procrastinate.
Valerie wrote:Soooo it still makes sense to assume that, of the people who haven't studied women's fashion (all men and women who are not designers/models, pretty much), the ones who understand women's fashion best would be the women who wear women's fashion.
Edit: Or the men who wear women's fashion, but I think most of them identify as women, anyway.
T. Campbell (yeah, HIM) wrote:If Freemage did not exist, it might have been necessary to invent him.
dianekikiula wrote:My sig is jealous of your sig now.
I'm leaving Paps for you.
Freemage, do you have a fanclub yet, and can I please join?
Freemage wrote:I'll admit, my first thoughts, upon hearing the term "smackball" and seeing Brandi's outfit from the rear, were not pure and innocent....
In any case, I do think that much of this comic feels more appropriate to a ten-year, rather than a five-year reunion. Acting careers can spike as rapidly as Sara's seemingly has, but most others (such as fashion) take years post-college to actually become a known presence in, unless you happen to win a reality show competition on Bravo. The fashion angle actually bugs me LESS than that, simply because, as T notes, fashions often move with surprising speed to somewhat absurd positions. I find it much stranger, honestly, that virtually everyone seems to have settled into their career paths and have an established significant other (both are currently trending later in life, not earlier, at least outside of the Deep South, where teen pregnancy is more endemic to shotgun weddings) than to see them wearing outfits that leave me scratching my head.
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