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Happy birthday, Elsa Schiaparelli, iconic fashion designer who also helped revolutionize women’s underwear.
"Women’s underwear before World War II was kind of elaborate. It was usually made of silk and it had pleats and it had to be ironed. This was in France. There was no such thing as ‘drip dry’ and when the war started, most of the men went to the front and the women had to take jobs. There was gas rationing and so everybody had bicycles and you had to be licensed to ride a bike in Paris, and in one year bike licenses tripled; it went up to 11 million. The way women dressed with these long skirts and this very elaborate underwear didn’t lend itself to riding a bike so Schiap changed panties completely. First of all, there was famine, so she got rid of the buttons and put elastic in the waist so that as you were losing weight, your panties would stay on. Then, she made them out of drip-dry material, so you didn’t need a maid to iron them … and she added a double-slung crotch and suddenly women could ride their bikes with a lot more freedom."
More badass September birthdays here.
what doesn’t kill you gives you EXP.
The thing about spelling/grammar
If you don’t know basic spelling and grammar, nobody is going to try to decipher your story long enough to see if you have awesome characters or a great plot or amazing worldbuilding. Knowing grammar is a prerequisite to everything else, not a small flaw that can be overcome by being good at other things.
First, read the links. You’ll understand a lot.
Now, I get it that many women want to feel empowered by consciously taking pics of their finer body parts in an “artistique” way and posting it in the internet. What floats your boat, honey bee, I’m not into posting things that may cost me my reputation and a future job, maybe in their place that’s not that important.. But these people must live in Lalaland if they really expect nobody is going to comment about it.
I mean, I can understand the anger if sexual(izable) pics of you appear without your consent, because they robbed it from your phone/Cloud storage account or your bitter ex uploaded then on a revenge porn site. But darling, you are uploading these pics yourself, you should be aware of what can be implied by that act. The “not asking for it” motto means that you shouldn’t be sexually attacked or harassed even if you are naked in public; last time I saw, people staring incredulously at your nakedness or loudly asking you “what the hell are you doing by exposing your ladybits in public” didn’t count as harassment.