(t)he concept of women’s play is still underdeveloped. That reading magazines, trying on make-up, or doing needlework could be relaxing, pleasurable, or amusing for busy, bright, successful women seems to go against an unstated belief that women should always be working—caring for others, improving themselves, and casting a rosy glow of morality on all about them.
I myself believe that when I am reading Vogue I should not have to be worrying about
whether I have ‘better’ things to do, and that pleasure and play are as necessary for
women as for men and children.
Nothing’s more serious than the robes of a Supreme Court Justice—they’re the truly serious lady’s LBD, you might say—and Ruth Bader Ginsburg has long been known for accessorizing hers with a wardrobe of white lace collars and jabots ranging from the severe to the downright frothy. Out of her robes, though, she still looks great. Check out her classic tee and bold hoops here—along with a well-groomed brow and a chiffon scarf for her sleek ponytail, it’s a clean, bold look that’s still feminine.
To the Contrary is dollar-for-dollar the most dedicated “Serious Ladies” programming available in the U.S. Market. It’s hosted by Bonnie Erbe:
I have no idea how she got this platform, but I trust her credentials are solid. She’s joined each week by women on all sides of the political spectrum with diverse perspectives!
There are some colorful reoccurring characters on TTC, but basically, each week, it’s Bonnie, two conservatives (who are usually annoying but impeccably groomed), and two moderate-liberals (who are usually moderate but funkier, appearance wise).
Hence, November 12. Pretty, youngish squawky conservative:
with another one. I think they got blowouts together before the show.
As per usual, the left side of the table is pretty incredulous:
As a collaborator pointed out, it’s pretty hard to look good against that backdrop. I suggested that maybe they think that because the production isn’t flattering, that it is more serious than it is. But that’s not it at all. McLaughlin Group has dope lighting (by comparison) and a neutral set, as its participants are often octogenarians.