[Photograph is a screenshot of a post Amy Sollitti’s tumblr dashboard, the URL of the blog who posted this has been blanked out.
Original screencapped tweet reads: “I have found, in my travels, that men’s razors men’s deodorant, and men’s watches are better than women’s”
Reply tweet reads: “Also their salaries.”
First comment reads: “Also their clothes (pockets, pockets, pockets)”
Second comment (bolded) reads: “if stuff is made for men, it’s practical and helps them be human beings
if stuff is made for women, it’s pretty and helps them be decoration”
Third comment reads: “you forgot, the stuff made for women is also more expensive” ]
The original tweet and bold comments tie very well back to one of the main ideas of Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex: Introduction.” Women are the “other.” In the text, Beauvoir states that, when describing herself, “I must first of all say ‘I am a woman.'” This is because men are the default. Men are the real human beings and women are the support staff. women are the ones that take what men give and then stand there, much as the comments in this article point out, for decoration. Additionally, women are meant to pay the price in order to look the best that they can with as little function as possible. Men are the default because they are the “breadwinners” and the “heads of the households”, etc. Most of society, in practice, has not caught up to the fact that women have every need for affordable, practical clothing just as men do.