On the gender distribution of technology. â€œWhen you’re talking about the 19th century, the invention that changes everything is not the difference engine, it’s not the airship, it’s not clockwork robots. It’s the washing machine.â€Â They mean the clothes washing machine. Personally, I regularly say to my dishwasher, â€œThank you, feminist robot!â€
â€œWould you wear that fur if you had to skin the animals yourself?â€ Well, would you?
Tomboy Style is now A Thing with A Blog.Â No skirts allowed!
My friend Elleanor has a delicous and hilarious food blog, Chinkypin Sez.
Are you not a tomboy but a bit fed up with Dita von Teese? Troubled by the sad life stories behind Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth? Here’s your new ultra-femme style icon – she’s been mine for a very long time – the magnificent, spirited, and va-va-va-voom Dianne Brill. Hilariously honest about her wig mishaps, flaunting her weight fluctuations, she was a muse to Thierry Mugler and her pneumatic body inspired a Rootstein mannequin that remains popular today. I fully intend to hunt down her lingerie-themed makeup line.
But don’t just take it from me and Wendy. Dianne’s classic book Boobs, Boys, and High Heels: Or, How To Get Dressed In Under Six Hours is tremendous fun, although it is starting to command high prices on the second-hand book market.