The Lingerie Addict

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Let Me Get Personal Here for a Minute

I am always confused by people who post a picture of Marilyn Monroe or Bettie Page or the curvy-vintage-chick-of-your-choice followed by the phrase “I was born in the wrong era.”

What? Seriously? A couple of idealized pin-up photos make you wish you could go back to the 1950’s?

Back when a husband could legally rape and/or beat his wife?

Back when Black people could legally be lynched?

Back when LGBT people could legally be throw in jail for being LGBT?

Back when disabled person were regularly sterilized against their will?

You want to go back to that world?

Listen, I get that Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page are beautiful women. I really do. But seeing a picture of their smiling faces and jumping to the conclusion that life was awesome back then is the very definition of rose-colored glasses.

I just needed to get that off my chest.

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  1. incubigirl reblogged this from thelingerieaddict
  2. spatiotemp reblogged this from queenbetsy and added:
    AKA all of my facebook friends "Why can’t we go back to when women were classy?" No. Just shut up.
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  4. spacedominatrix reblogged this from queenbetsy and added:
    Thank you
  5. postsatire reblogged this from thelingerieaddict and added:
    Also, if you’re a pin-up with lots of piercings and tattoos, you’re not “updating” it. You’re just being a trashy...
  6. sarahkhaleesi reblogged this from nottodaymegatron and added:
    preach it
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    I like those rose colored glasses .
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