BE A LADY THEY SAID

THIS IMAGE ACCOMPANIED CAMILLE RAINVILLE’S WRITING WHEN I FIRST CAME ACROSS IT ON FACEBBOK ON A FRIEND’S PAGE. IT’S A BRILLIANT IMAGE AND, IF ANYONE KNOWS WHO PHOTOGRAPHED IT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW SO I CAN GIVE HER CREDIT FOR IT. TNANK YOU

A really powerful piece of writing I happened on whilst idly browsing. It bears reading more than once, twice, three times …so, for the first time ever I’ve blogged someone else’s work. (And followed her, of course).

Writings of a Furious Woman

Be a lady they said. Your skirt is too short. Your shirt is too low. Your pants are too tight. Don’t show so much skin. Don’t show your thighs. Don’t show your breasts. Don’t show your midriff. Don’t show your cleavage. Don’t show your underwear. Don’t show your shoulders. Cover up. Leave something to the imagination. Dress modestly. Don’t be a temptress. Men can’t control themselves. Men have needs. You look frumpy. Loosen up. Show some skin. Look sexy. Look hot. Don’t be so provocative. You’re asking for it. Wear black. Wear heels. You’re too dressed up. You’re too dressed down. Don’t wear those sweatpants; you look like you’ve let yourself go.

Be a lady they said. Don’t be too fat. Don’t be too thin. Don’t be too large. Don’t be too small. Eat up. Slim down. Stop eating so much. Don’t eat too fast. Order a salad. Don’t eat…

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