Friday, January 27, 2012
|The following is what this dragonfly is whispering in my ear.|
Hats literalize the workings of privilege, Revelation #1:
Being fashionable can be exactly like wearing blinders...
Hats literalize the workings of privilege, Revelation #2:
...with the result that, in your cloche, the only path to self-preservation is the adoption of a sneeringly aristocratic head tilt, and a gaze that travels archly down your nose, now parallel to the floor. You think you look aloof and dashing. In fact you look myopic and contorted.
[These are corollaries to the Dorky Medievalist's first law of fashion, "I always wear heels when I teach hegemony."]