People want a White House that isn’t stuffy and a president they can have a beer with, yet when the first lady dresses like a normal woman on vacation, the media screams “totes inappropes, Meesh!” Or something to that effect.
As you probably already heard, some people are hassling my girl Michelle for wearing shorts and showing her stems as she stepped off Air Force One. They call her shorts “short shorts” and “disrespectful” and BLAH BLAH BLAH. This issue really resonates with your Six Words bloggers, as both of us have been blessed with long femurs.
These are the shorts in question:
Ummm… they look fine to me. These are “short shorts”:
Not the same, are they?
Our lovely and stylish First Lady is model height. She’s 5’11. She’s going to have some lengthy gams. So really, her shorts aren’t that short, her legs are just really long. So lay off, you raging heightists!
Aren’t there bigger and better things to worry about anyway? You know, like making sure the Republicans stop lying about health care reform. Just a thought.
[Posted by Kathleen]
3 responses to “let the lady show some leg!”
As a long-femured, long-armed individual attending Catholic school high school, I REALLY hated the “fingertip length” rule or the “three-inches-above-the-knee” rule. People, three inches above my knee is a pair of capris on other people, and fingertip length ain’t so nice either. My friends could legally wear the cute American Eagle shorts, no problem, but me? Stuck in knee-length skirts. I’ve never quite recovered. My point? This isn’t Catholic school; rock on with your long legs and your “short” shorts, Meesh.
YES!! I still remember being taken out of 6th grade math class and told to put my unhealthily long arms down at my sides, where they practically reached my calves. I was sent home to change into pants, because thats all I could legally wear with the terrible “fingertip length” rule. Damn you, William Penn teachers.
People could just be trying to subtley say something racist by calling them short shorts. As in, black women always try and make things sexual and dress like hoes. I find it offensive.