Here's the real problem: how about the social injustice fueled by mass produced goods? Has no one realized yet that articles of apparel sold in stores set a false standard of beauty for the general garment? Institutions such as the media and retail stores send us the message that, in order to be a beautiful glove, you must be perfectly machine-crafted and have no loose bits of string hanging off that precariously suggest the whole piece may unravel at a single tug.
I for one, as a natural glove--a naturally beautiful glove, am here today to defy that stereotype. Let's face it: we all have ends, and we're not gonna just sit back and weave them in. Those flawless, wrinkle-free, "finished" gloves portrayed in all the magazine ads were probably airbrushed. The distorted falsities we are fed by pop culture must stop.
P.S. You want a brainful of cliches too? Go to an all-girls' school. Meanwhile, I'm going to cast on for 5874306 new projects and never pick up a crochet hook, ever.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
- Name: Sally Sue
- Location: Lexington, KY
I am a recent college graduate, living in a small apartment with my girlfriend, my cello, and her life-size Frankenstein model.
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