(spotted on dustjacket attic)
everywhere i look lately, it appears designers are making heinously ugly style
choices completely on purpose. orthopedic saddle shoes, grandpa sweaters,
socks with sandals, and now the ultimate nerd accessory:
glasses just like the ones aunt mabel wore on every model.
back in the day, alot of old films would equate women who wore glasses
as creatures who were smart but frumpy, who had brains but no sex appeal.
leading men would encourage women to take their glasses off and let their hair down,
making them automatically more desirable mates, but also taking away their
agency and their ability to see things clearly.
(see the film now, voyager(1942) with bette davis)
i think it's time women reclaim their vision, to see things clearly and prove that
"geek" can also be "chic" and that glasses actually accentuate rather than
hide a pretty face.