Sometimes I feel like people expect me to be the perfect housewife. Like baking, cooking and all that junk. Wanting a working man and kids. wearing clothing inspired by an era of housewifes this might seem logical, but it’s mainly stereotypic. And this image is quite the opposite to what I want and what I am. My food is usually edible, but I don’t know a lot of recipes and I sure as hell wouldn’t stay home with the kids – cleaning, washing, cooking – to wait for my husband to get home. At the moment the life I want to have doesn’t even include kids (but I’m only 16, so this, of course, might change). But surely I’ll never want to stay home, because my partner earns enough. I mean seriously, I don’t mind people doing this, but I wouldn’t want this myself. If I’d like to stay home all day long, I’d do it because I already earned enough money. Anyway people seem to connect my clothing with the era it is inspired by.
There are more things I could complain about, but I rather focus on the other side. I think Pinup Girls, Rockabellas and girls dressing 50s inspired are actually quite informed about this time and on the feminist side. And – at least in my expirience there are more feminist women in this scene than in my normal milieu. And I’m glad I got to know these girls, they are independent, dressing their own way and doing what they want.
Of course, I do have prejudices about people as well, but I try to reduce them and be open and less judging towards people I don’t know anything about. Whenever I catch myself judging someone I know nothing about, I stop it. And it works quite well so far. How do you handly prejudices – your own and those about you?