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Jun. 18th, 2006 | 07:36 pm

Today Brooke and I went to Target. And I guess I must have been wearing a really low cut top, because as I was leaving, this lady started yelling at me to cover myself up. At first I was really sullen and just wanted to say, yeah, i'm sorry... but something in me clicked and what follows is the ensuing conversation:

Lady: Put those breasts back in. you’re in public for god’s sakes!

Me: [feeling sullen at first, but then...] Ma’am, if I had wanted your opinion,
I would have asked for it.

Lady: There are children in the store. Have some pride in yourself!

Me: I do have pride in myself, ma’am. Again, if I want your opinion I’ll be sure to ask for it.

Lady: I have an opinion and I’m going to express it!

Me: Well, there’s a whole parking lot here that’ll listen to you, I’m sure.
[we were outside by this time]

Lady: I have a fifteen year old son, I don’t want him seeing you!

Me: Good luck with that kind of thinking ma’am!

Did I do the right thing? Not sure, but I know I stood up for myself. I feel no shame in my body, and as long as I don't enact pornographic stuff in public, I'm okay with wearing clothing that's a bit revealing. Boobs are not evil, they're a natural part of life.

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From: ex_calicoey
Date: Jun. 19th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
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You should have jiggled your boobs at her, cocked your eyebrow, and said "jealous much?"

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From: lady_god_diva
Date: Jun. 20th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
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my boobs jiggle anyway - they don't bother to wait for my green light

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karma-la

From: karmaq
Date: Jun. 19th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
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It depends. Show us a pic of you in the shirt.

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From: lady_god_diva
Date: Jun. 20th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
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better yet - i will wear it for you!

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xtradone

From: xtradone
Date: Jun. 22nd, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
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haha! i like the "jealous much" idea!
and whatevah, georgia, whew!

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xtradone

From: xtradone
Date: Jun. 24th, 2006 06:15 am (UTC)
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hey- rereading our long IM conversation from wed. night, i realized you said you were thinking about a *russian* school of (?humanism) ... i didn't realize you meant In Russia... where exactly is it? online info? feel free to email, xtradone@yahoo.com
:) kathryn /

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From: sykochik
Date: Aug. 21st, 2006 04:45 am (UTC)
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Howdy! I'm popping in on all my buds on LJ today, and I've got a question for you: why do you like to be so revealing? Just wondering...

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From: lady_god_diva
Date: Sep. 4th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
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hmm... I don't think it's that I LIKE it, I think it just happens. maybe it's a matter of me outgrowing my tops... or not really thinking when I purchase new ones...

kinda lame but I don't do it on purpose. of course, lacan might disagree since i'm negating, but as far as I know consciously, I don't do it out of any liking or desire to be revealing. when it happens, i sort of chuckle, "oh, there you girls are!"

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From: sykochik
Date: Sep. 6th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
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So, when you become aware of the revealing nature of a particular outfit, do you continue to wear it?

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