Sole Sisters & Fresh Lipstick: Fashion is Feminism
Recently, a woman, a feminist and a philanthropist, told me that my logo looked like a prostitute’s shoes. I wondered how she knew what prostitutes wear. But I tried to be open minded…which is sometimes difficult for me. I have been upset about this and tried to have a conversation with her about it and she physically moved away from me. I truly wanted to understand what she meant. I wasn’t making friends with her and I surely wasn’t getting any funding from her. I have mulled this around, when I found a review of Linda M. Scott’s FRESH LIPSTICK. Hugs to her….I felt normal, well sort of normal. Taken directly from the pages of Amazon here is the review.
“FRESH LIPSTICK” shakes feminist fashion down to its Birkenstocks.
Linda M. Scott wants to put an end to the belief that American women have to wear a colorless, shapeless uniform to achieve liberation and equality.
A pointed attack on feminism’s requisite style of dress, Fresh Lipstick argues that wearing high heels and using hair curlers does not deny you the right to seek advancement, empowerment, and equality. Scott asserts that judging someone on her fashion choices is as detrimental to advancement as judgments based on race, nationality, or social class. Fashion is an important mode of personal expression, not an indication of submission. She demonstrates that feminism’s dogged reduction of fashion to sexual objectification has been motivated by a desire to control other women, not free them. This push for power has produced endless conflict from the movement’s earliest days, hindering advances in women’s rights by promoting exclusion. It is time for the “plain Jane” dress code of the revolution to be lifted, allowing all women to lead, even those wearing makeup and Manolos.
I am a feminist and if I look like a Prostitute- so be it. But please, please…show me the money. I have to get this film funded.