Do Not Embellish Your Temple

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  1. Erin says:

    Well said. Isn’t that a weird trend? I can’t believe how many men are wearing them too. It’s just bizarre. While you are at it, could you ban pants (sweats or otherwise) with a word across the arse. Especially if that word is “precious” or “diva”? I once taught a 5th grader with jeans that said “precious” across her 11 year old behind in rhinestones. I kid you not. WHY would you dress your child in something designed to make people look at their posterior? So creepy.

  2. kmkat says:

    Love the hand-written manifesto! In fact, I loved it so much I stole it and put it on my own blog. Thanks!

  3. Choochoo says:


    And none of that I-wear-glasses-with-windowglass-in-them-that-I-bought-on-eBay-cause-they’re-hip bullcrap, either.

  4. chlost says:

    See, we all have our versions of Inappropriate Clothing Which Takes Away the World’s Respect For You As A Woman. I will admit that I am likely just an old, crabby lady. But I swear that I did not go to law school and work my butt off so that female attorneys could wear skirts up to the ying-yang with low-cut blouses, bare legs, and open-toe, four inch stiletto heels. Really. How does that make you a person to be taken seriously?
    That and wearing anything with “juicy” across the butt does not help the cause for equal treatment.
    Okay, I am done. Glad I got that off my chest.
    Thanks, and Happy International Women’s Day to you, too.

  5. lime says:

    i’m thinking we craft a bedazzler ban. whaddya think? anw, no good. there are too many other ways for broads to be trashy….

  6. The sparkly pants are silly, but less problematic to me than the embellished body parts. Like plastic-filled breasts. I’d love to see that trend go away fast.

  7. Bone says:

    I think that should become the internationally accepted logo for International Women’s Day. The sign, not the sparkly butt.

  8. Robin says:

    Oh the list that could go one from here. I share your sentiment. I detest the subtle (or not so subtle) message that many women inadvertently send with their wardrobe: I am an object. I can be adorned and embellished and re-decorated in accordance with each season’s trends. But yet many, many women seem to genuinely enjoy this activity and the process of adorning themselves. I can’t tell if it is in response to society or if society needs to change its view of what is legitimate activity. In other words, do we devalue this because it is silly or because it is primarily a female trait/affinity/tradition? And then I get confused and tired and put on my sweatpants and set off to do whatever it is that I want/need to do that doesn’t involve thinking about the feminist perspective of bejeweled butts.

  9. Them are some bling-y buttcheeks on those pants. Excellent point.

  10. I loved your sign. It had the right mix of humour and wit. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

  11. Ann in NJ says:

    Hear hear! Would you believe I had never heard of International Womens Day until I took Russian in college? And to this day I still think of the Russian phrase for it as soon as I hear the English. Mezhdunaroni Zhenski Dien!

  12. Lil says:

    Doesn’t it hurt to sit on all those rocks?

  13. Jess says:

    Amen, sister. Also, sitting on all that bling canNOT be comfortable. If there’s one thing women should do more of, it’s sitting around and letting men bring them things. Like sandwiches. I make it a habit to sit on my non-adorned butt at least once a day and demand that my husband bring me a frosty beverage of some sort. And I make him say, “As you wish,” when he hands it to me because that way I know he’s really saying, “I love you.”

  14. Kimberly Robinson says:

    At least the ones pictured fit the model, usually when I see those on the ladies around here, they are paired with a too-small tank top and the jeans are undersized as well, the resulting look being “slowly swallowed by a denim anaconda”.

  15. Meg says:

    I blinged my nose, not my butt, because I’d like the world to look me in the eye, dammit. I am all about R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Giving it, getting it, teaching it to the next generation.

  16. Haaaa. This post made me smile…
    but also made me sad cause my ass can’t fit in those glittery jeans!

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