Pant Suit vs. Skirt Suit

I do competitive Mock Trial (yes, capital letters), and I have never done a trial in a pant suit. I’m not saying that they’re bad, but I don’t think women should have to try and look like men. Some pant suits look nice, but if you only go to trial in a pant suit, I begin to think of Hillary Clinton, who emphasizes her “fighter,” “tough,” “I-wear-a-pant-suit-to-sleep” masculine side far more than her feminine side. HC is of a generation whose mothers had to fight for their rights, and so this spirit of being a “fighter” is what they view as feminism. I don’t think that feminism means rejecting all that is feminine, such as cooking or knitting. Instead, feminism means embracing the things that are feminine while also embracing the rights that we’ve won. Being tough and macho does not equal smart or serious in any way.

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