We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I was at our local doctor's clinic yesterday waiting for my wife. An older woman, 70's, pushed her husband into the office in a wheel chair. She had blue nail polish on her toes. OK, I'm wondering why nail polish on toes, why at age 70 (seems more like something a teen or 20 something would do) and why in gods name; blue??? To look good? I doubt it. To get attention? Well maybe but she's 70 something.
Many women do this, I mean wear something unusual, provocative, bizarre, out of the ordinary to do what, get attention? Why dye your hair bright blue or pink? Why paint each of your nails a different color? The "whys" could go on forever.
When I start giving a crap what people think of the way I dress, or that I don't conform to their idea of beauty...oh, wait. That would be never. I wonder why people judge like that. I see an older woman decked out in sparkles and funky polish on her toes and I think "Cool"! It doesn't have to look good to me, because she's not dressing for me. She is dressing for HERSELF, and that is empowering. Why does no one write long insufferable articles on how men should dress?