When I get dressed, the main objective is that heterosexual men find me attractive. That's the singular goal of 'looking good.' I don't mind being objectified occasionally.
Which brings me to my rant. What in the living fuck are some women (girls?) thinking when they get dressed in the morning??
I'm not talking about throwing clothes on because you can't very well go to work naked, pulling on jeans and a sweatshirt as you're walking out the door and you barely got your kids dressed so don't anyone expect you to brush your hair, running to the store for milk in a ratty old wife beater and a pair of sweats. I do that, everyone does that, and fuck you in the neck if you want to get all uppity Judgy McJudgerson about that shit. Fuck you directly.
I'm talking about putting together an outfit. Creating an ensemble for the day, looking in the mirror, appraising, thinking, "Yes. THIS is a good choice."
And I know that women follow fashion for the sake of other women. Truly, I get that. But I work with and around the Fashion-Forward-Nineteen-Year-Old set, and I don't understand the objective of dressing like one of the Olsen Twins, or like an American Apparel model. Skinny jeans only look good if you are skinny, and even then, meh, not really. Seriously, I see WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE DRESSED LIKE THIS on a daily basis (go on, click over, I'll wait). I see some incarnation of that fucking headband at least 10 times daily.
What is that? I mean, that is an outfit choice people. That's not just a scrubby throw-together. That's a put-together, looked-in-the-mirror-and-decided-to-leave-the-house out and out look.
I'm not saying that I'm particularly likely to sacrifice comfort for appearance, but I am saying, that if I make an effort my single objective is to look good. That means I want my waist to look small, my tits to look perky, my ass to look cute, and my clothes to fit me right. I just don't understand why anyone makes any effort for any other reason in the world.