I did it. I found the worst listicle on the Internet. Behold: 10 things women wear that men hate.

It seems the brilliant men behind Complex Magazine, “The Ultimate Mens (sic) Buyers (sic) Guide,” have decided that what the world really needs is yet more documented evidence that men think they should be in charge of women’s bodies.

Here’s a choice quote from the listicle, on shearling boots (like Uggs): “Women choose comfort over style at the airport, the grocery store, or Starbucks, but what they don’t know is that these spots are exactly the places where one might meet a potential mate.”

Women choosing comfort over style?! Perish the thought!

It’s a tale as old as time, reinforced by style magazines and advertisements and the myth that women need to look a certain way so we can “get a man.” Remember that scene from the very first episode of Mad Men where Pete critiques Peggy’s outfit in front of her boss? Yeah, it seems a lot of men think that sort of behavior should still be socially acceptable.

Amidst all this confusion, I’m going to set the record straight. So just open your mind like a flower in the morning and it will all be alright. Ready? Here goes:

Women do not care what you think about our clothes.

We do not care if you hate our high-waisted jeans and flip-flops. We do not care if large sunglasses obscuring a woman’s face send you into paroxysms of confusion over her potential as an object of desire. We do not care if you think ankle-length dresses are somehow ruining your summer.

If you are so preoccupied with another person’s clothing that you dedicate time and thought to categorizing everything you hate about it, then you’ve got bigger problems than how to hold up a tube top while sweating in 100 degree weather.

Here’s what women do care about: staying comfortable while expressing ourselves through visual representation. That’s a fancy way of saying that we dress for us, not for you.

About The Author

Bombshell executive editor Jess d'Arbonne works in book publishing. In her non-existent spare time she writes about nerd culture, books, feminism, and zombies. She's a Libra, a Browncoat, a self-professed geek, and nobody's fool. You can follow her on Twitter @JessDarb

9 Responses

  1. wooley

    Im gonna have to call bullshit. You’re telling me that a girl in 6 inch heels and a glorified dishtowel in the middle of winter is dressing for comfort? She is dressed to trick some guy into buying her drinks all night. Then at the end of the night go home with the first guy in an affliction shirt. Maybe some women dress for comfort and self expression. I think a majority of men and women dress to attract a mate.

    • Bryce

      Personally, I dress to avoid being arrested for public nudity.

      And if you don’t realize that plying a girl with drinks all evening — skimpy outfit or no — doesn’t entitle you to take her home, then you’re not really grasping the whole “autonomous human being” concept.

      P.S. : Girls in fedoras are hawt! You now have my opinion, ladies. Go make it happen!

  2. hazakaza

    Wow. That really IS the worst listicle on the internet. See if you can make it all the way to the end for the bonus transphobia!

  3. Monkey

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