Friday Follies: Thank You, Feminist Robots

Dianne Brill, when she wasn't expecting a picture taken

On the gender distribution of technology. “When 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.”  They mean the clothes washing machine. Personally, I regularly say to my dishwasher, “Thank you, feminist robot!”

Dianne Brill, when she wasn't expecting a picture taken“Would you wear that fur if you had to skin the animals yourself?” Well, would you?

Tomboy Style is now A Thing with A Blog.  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.



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