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Re: “I, Anonymous

The days of one-size-must-fit-all may be numbered. With new techniques in body scanning and computer-assisted design, someday we might all get a custom fit.
http://www.bodyscan.human.cornell.edu/scen…

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Posted by bootness on 04/04/2013 at 3:43 PM

Re: “I, Anonymous

At that height, she is BARELY overweight. Anyone with a body that doesn't fit clothes on the rack is made to feel like there is something wrong with them, rather than the clothes. Seriously, clothes in the mall are made to fit a certain average physique. They are mass produced to fit the most amount of people in order to maximize profits. If you are a statistical outlier, too fat/thin/tall/short, people tell you to lose or gain weight. Luckily most are not silly enough to tell you to grow or shrink in height, just to fit some stupid clothes.

My advice is, screw the jeans at the mall. Jeans are boring anyway. Learn how to sew, get a nice sewing machine, and make yourself some rocking clothes that were designed to fit your unique body. You could even sew some jeans if you want. Get a beadazzler, and you have Forever 21 beat! Or, you could find a nice seamstress. Clothes should be made to fit you... you should not have to torture yourself to fit clothes. How backwards is that?

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Posted by bootness on 04/04/2013 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Savage Love

Ugh, I had my copper IUD removed after one year. It gave me extremely painful, long and horror-movie gruesome periods. Not to mention, putting something up your cervix is INCREDIBLY painful for a woman who has not already given birth, which is why they are recommended for women who already have. Not the best idea for a virgin.

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Posted by bootness on 03/07/2013 at 4:17 PM

Re: “I, Anonymous

I'm sorry, miss_multitask, but people like you are the reason people who are poor like me, who work and don't have time to hover by the racks every time new stuff comes in, can never find a bargain on something cool at the only place we can afford. I see people like you at garage sales, too. You swoop in, gobble up a bunch of stuff, and then polish it up or wipe it off and offer it at three times the price. You may think you are clever, and maybe you are. But you are also a douche, stealing from the poor to boondoggle the rich. So... there will be people like me who despise you for it. Whether you deserve it or not.

9 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by bootness on 08/17/2012 at 3:56 PM

Re: “I, Anonymous

I used to take the city bus to school every morning when I was 18. At the time I had a purple crew cut and wore black leather everything. Every morning a very conservative looking guy in his early 20's, dressed in flannels covered in paint and wood chips, would glare at me like I was the antichrist. He would stare and glare. I was so uncomfortable. The last day I ever saw him on that bus, right as he was getting out, he bolted back towards me, handed me a tiny scrap of paper with his phone number on it, and darted out without looking back. I was so surprised. I never called it, but I wonder now what would have happened if I did. I look at people different from me a lot differently now, 23 years later.

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Posted by bootness on 07/06/2012 at 4:34 PM

Re: “I, Anonymous

Some people out there just want to spew their hate on you. It has nothing to do with you; it's all about their own malfunction. I am white; I am mostly of German, English, Irish ancestry. I dyed my hair black. I was followed by idiots in pickup trucks screaming, "Fuck you, you fucking Spic bitch! Fucking Spic!" several times. I was refused seating in a restaurant on two occasions. Obviously these idiots were so eager to hate on a Spic that they didn't even need a real Spic, just a white mutt with a dye job. Racists can be too stupid to distinguish between races. So, they don't care about you or your behavior or whatever. They just want to hate a color. These people are real, and loud. They don't represent most people, I think, but they are everywhere, scattered in with everyone else, so it FEELS like they are everyone. I am lucky, I can choose to make my hair be red again and suddenly I'm white and my white privilege comes back and everyone mostly treats me better (except for the same idiots who hate me because I'm a woman, or because they think I'm a lesbian since I have short hair, etc.). It was a big wake-up call for me. Don't think it doesn't exist, because believe me, it does. And if feels BAD. Even if you know it's stupid and for no reason.

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Posted by bootness on 06/14/2012 at 4:27 PM

Re: “I, Anonymous

I work in a "green workplace," too, but we can't afford to put in automatic lights. Everyone is very diligent about turning the lights off when they leave the bathroom. Sadly, they don't always check to see whether someone is still IN the bathroom before they leave and take the light away with them. At least you can wave your arms and get the lights back on. It's hard to do the necessary paperwork... you know what I mean... in the dark.

Posted by bootness on 05/30/2012 at 4:23 PM

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