Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I am curious what you think about the notion that in daily life women dress for other women's (discerning, judging, envying, etc.) eyes far more than they do for men's.

I do agree with that, although I'd classify it as something stronger than a notion.  All people are raised in a culture and are affected by it and social signifiers and status markers are often much MORE important to the most powerless amongst any given group.  It's well documented that women do just as much if not more to enforce terrible cultural things such as foot-binding, etc.  The problems aren't really to do with individuals.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jan 31st, 2010 at 01:07:15 PM EST
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