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The importance of what’s under your clothes

It’s not Thursday and this isn’t a regular What Would Wonder Woman Do posting. That said: Wonder Woman knows it’s important to wear appropriate undergarments at all times. For her, that means her superhero star-spangled costume.

What would happen if she forgot?

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Yeah, it’s not all joy and glory in the world of superheroism. It’s not like the perfect costume magically appears. Instead, it becomes a permanent part of every outfit. Every day.

Or else…who will save the world when WW leaves her body suit, lasso, cuffs and tiara at home? Are you really going to rely on Superman?

Image Credit to Pixaby.
Image Credit to Pixaby.

The Daydream

I used to watch The Brady Bunch every day after school. It was a funny, wholesome show that taught decent values. (Good luck finding that on TV these days.)

Remember when Marsha was going to give a speech? She was SO nervous. The girl even had nightmares about things going wrong.

Then someone gave her this stellar advice:

“Imagine your audience is sitting there in their underwear.”

I’m still not sure how this is supposed to do anything other than make me gag crack up laughing.

But once I imagined people imagining me wearing nothing but my underwear, it suddenly mattered to me what those undergarments looked like.

Before? No one sees them anyway, so who cares if they are ratty, mismatched and borderline granny-gear?

Now I’m thankful for Victoria’s Secret.

Image from hellomagazine.com

If I’m ever in a car accident and they have to cut me out of my clothes, I won’t hang my head in shame. Thanks to VS, there will be color-coordinated bra and panties to wow and amaze those rescue workers.

Thanks to the 7 pairs for $27.50 sale and the semi-annual sale, once things start to look a little old and worn? In the trash they go and break out a new pair.

These are the sort of daydreams I have about what I’m wearing under my clothes.

So, yes, I think it’s important for us normal gals to consider this. Every morning.

The Nightmare

The nightmare is the opposite of the daydream. And it doesn’t involve Marsha Brady or any of that bunch.

It involves me being naked.

Isn’t that everyone’s worst nightmare?

You show up to an important interview – wearing nothing.

It’s the evening of your spouse’s award banquet. We’re talking black tie only people. When he thanks you from the stage, all eyes and cameras turn to you. A smiling you stands to accept his accolade…wearing…your birthday suit.

After all those shopping expeditions to Victoria’s Secret? This could never happen in real life.

And yet it haunts my sleep. Not as often now that I know I’m under-armed with coordinating bra and panties.

The above cartoon shows you Wonder Woman’s personal nightmare about this situation.

And if you change in a flash (like the video shows), it could create a living nightmare quite similar to the ones I shared.

The Reality Check

Let’s face it. I need a reality check in the department of undergarments.

The likelihood I’m going to have my clothes cut off by rescue workers? Not as likely as killing myself in the crash. (Well, then the undertaker will see my underwear, right?)

*Rolls eyes muttering, “Lost cause”*

I’m certainly never going to need to rip open my blouse to reveal the superhero bodysuit underneath. Because I’m not that kind of super hero.

And as far as undergarments go, if I looked like Wonder Woman does in her star-spangled suit, I’d be happy as a clam to wear it beneath my clothes.

Except…Is there a easy-open hatch for when I need to use the restroom? Because, I know this isn’t something superheroes think about, but I’ve gotta go. Every hour or two.

What’s your take on what no one sees beneath your clothes? Important or irrelevant?

Dear Teenager: Your Dress Code isn’t about Sexism

Dear Teenage Girl

The dress code at your school isn’t about sexism. Enforcing those rules isn’t a form of discrimination.

Click here to read my personal rebuttal to this piece of propaganda. Today, I’m going to address the girl whose school day was interrupted by a trip to the office.

Dear Teenage Girl-

I’m sorry you won’t be able to wear your Jennifer Aniston slip dress at school today. I know that seems so unfair.

Let me direct your attention to the Student Handbook, page 8, section IX. It clearly states that undergarments can’t be showing.

I understand that you aren’t wearing any (yes, this actually occurs at middle school), and because of that you’re violating the next bit. Let me point out the phrase about “skin-tight clothing” that reveals too much of the anatomy.

Is this really about treating girls like sex objects?
Is this really about treating girls like sex objects?

I hope a boy wouldn’t show up wearing that dress, but just yesterday, Jim Smith had to change into pants that wouldn’t drop below his hips because his underwear were showing. This isn’t a discrimination issue.

It’s about a dress code.

School is your job. Jobs have dress codes. If you don’t follow those dress codes, you get written up. You might even get fired.

This meeting has nothing to do with your choice of clothing. It has to do with the fact that you chose to disregard the rules of this school.

I see you have gym this quarter. I’m happy to escort you to the locker room so you can change into your gym clothes.

Oh? You have jeans and a t-shirt in your locker? That’s interesting.

Let’s get those clothes and see if they meet the requirements.

Sincerely,

Your School Administrator

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The chances this principal will get a call from an irate parent are high. Which underscores the problem with posters (such as the one above) that claim enforcing a dress code is sexist.

What would you say to this girl? Or maybe you’d like to address the administrator.

Next week, I’ll finish this series off with a letter to a teenage boy about this matter.