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One body, two climates

It used to be that you could distance yourself from the ethnic of your choice by saying something like "Well, they don't <something> the way we do, so they don't  mind."  The ethnic of your choice didn't feel pain the way you did, or couldn't do schoolwork as well as you could, or whatever, so it was OK to consider them be different and alien and Not Like Us.

Women don't feel temperatures the way we do.

Two examples within the last 72 hours:

90 degrees (about 32 degrees for most of humanity nowadays).  A girl wearing a spaghetti-strap top that barely covers the northern and southern hemispheres of the globes, shorts that  consist of just enough fabric to qualify as 'existing', and knee-high fur-topped walrus-skin boots.  Her feet are ready for the ascent of Mount Erebus, and the rest of her is ready for Acapulco.  Yet she is in no discomfort.

This morning, about 45 degrees (7 degrees etc): a woman heading for work in a full-length suit, wool knee-length coat, scarf, and sandals.  If the rest of her is dressed appropriately, she should be balancing an egg on her feet and muttering about 'if she does not feed soon, she will die".  Yet she is in no discomfort.

I'm telling ya, guys, women just don't feel temperatures the way we do.

Final rhetorical non-sequitur: has there ever been clothing with more onomatopoeic names than Uggs and Crocs?



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May. 29th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
I'm sure they're uncomfortable, the difference is, Women are willing to suffer for the sake of their outfit. look at high heels, do they look comfortable to you?
May. 29th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
So the message behind women's fashion is "I'm a masochist advertising for a sadist" ?
May. 29th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine blames the gay fashion designers: they don't go for women naturally, so they set warped examples. This would not explain why women keep buying the clothes. Is there such a monopoly that they have to try hard to find (if not make) alternatives? Do they think that following arbitrary standards of beauty is their only chance at romance, and even a sadist is better than nobody?

That said, John, I haven't noticed the discrepancy you have. Heck, the most weather-mismatching outfits I've seen were on a man in late middle age.
Jun. 1st, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
Kathy Kellogg explained it that women dress to be seen by each other, not for men. I'm not sure what that implies in this scenario.
May. 29th, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Onomatopoea: A word that sounded nothing like what it means until a printer dropped it all over the floor.

In Salt Lake, we have a clothing shop called "Grunts and Postures." Pretty good, if you ask me.

May. 29th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
i want to be where its 90 degrees :)
Jun. 1st, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Just stand up straight. There you are, 90 degrees from the floor. ;)
Jun. 1st, 2009 12:49 am (UTC)
Nowadays those fur-topped walrus-skin boots wouldn't actually keep you warm in the winter...
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