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I work in an office right now. Specifically in the multimedia group. We're mostly geeks so none of my coworkers really go any further than casual.

But I, being all cautious and new, was dressing in professional garb. Slacks, button down blouses, camisole under the blouses because I can't get the buttons to close over my breasts (fitting fail!) It isn't that I don't like looking snazzy, it's just that the clothing isn't all that terribly comfortable. It's tight, restricting and sometimes even annoying. And like most clothing made for womenfolks, it's designed to accentuate my curves and show off upper chest (and sometimes cleavage, which I combat with the camisoles, because I don't like showing cleavage.)

So it draws a certain level of ass and tits attention that I find discomforting. I normally dress in cargos (sometimes baggy androgynous cargos and sometimes fitted cargos, depending on how lazy I feel) and t-shirts that have round necks up near my neck. So no cleavage and not a lot of access to my hindquarters.

On campus, no one causes me problems over this. Maybe people are just used to unusual styles there? Because today, I decided, "fuck it, I'm going to dress comfortably". And now everyone is staring at my fucking pants.

The multimedia guys don't care. They wear more casual stuff than that. But other folk in the office environment apparently do. I'm getting stared at and I swear some people have commented to each other on it. I suppose its better than having my tits stared at but I swear there is just no way to win.

Ugh. Why can't people mind their own fucking business? I'm not a spectacle.

on 2009-08-13 08:21 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] so-patriarchal.livejournal.com
Hey, this is RMJ of Deeply Problematic. Mind if I friend you?

on 2009-08-13 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] dieselsandwich.livejournal.com
Sure, I'll friend you back. XD

I didn't know you had an LJ.

on 2009-08-13 08:35 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] so-patriarchal.livejournal.com
I've been on LJ for FOREVER, and I usually keep that and Facebook separate from my Deeply Problematic identity. But as I said, I love your comments and want to read more of your writing, and since you don't have a blog.... :)

on 2009-08-13 11:56 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] dieselsandwich.livejournal.com
Hehe, okies. My LJ probably isn't my best stuff most of the time, just because I'm easily distracted in my own space. Commenting on a topic helps focus my formidable ADD *grin*

As for the lack of a blog... I'll private message you about that funny story.

on 2009-08-15 05:09 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] calixti.livejournal.com
Doesn't it just suck when other people think they have a right to your body, even in situations as "harmless" (that is, not overtly threatening [at least most of the time]) as just staring?

It makes me want to stab people.

on 2009-08-15 03:09 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] dieselsandwich.livejournal.com
It gives me the stabbity desires too. >.

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