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The connection between dress and war is not far to seek: your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers. Options
Daemon
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The connection between dress and war is not far to seek: your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
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Virginia Woolf/Quotes

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.

Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
The Grand Chawhee
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It's so true! I wear my tightest hot pants when I'm battling them other queens on the dancefloor.
monamagda
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context from:"Three Guineas"
Part One


But what light does our difference here throw upon the problem before us? What connection is there between the sartorial splendours of the educated man and the photograph of ruined houses and dead bodies? Obviously the connection between dress and war is not far to seek; your finest clothes are those that you wear as soldiers. Since the red and the gold, the brass and the feathers are discarded upon active service, it is plain that their expensive and not, one might suppose, hygienic splendour is invented partly in order to impress the beholder with the majesty of the military office, partly in order through their vanity to induce young men to become soldiers. Here, then, our influence and our difference might have some effect; we, who are forbidden to wear such clothes ourselves, can express the opinion that the wearer is not to us a pleasing or an impressive spectacle. He is on the contrary a ridiculous, a barbarous, a displeasing spectacle. But as the daughters of educated men we can use our influence more effectively in another direction, upon our own class — the class of educated men. For there, in courts and universities, we find the same love of dress. There, too, are velvet and silk, fur and ermine. We can say that for educated men to emphasize their superiority over other people, either in birth or intellect, by dressing differently, or by adding titles before, or letters after their names are acts that rouse competition and jealousy — emotions which, as we need scarcely draw upon biography to prove, nor ask psychology to show, have their share in encouraging a disposition towards war. If then we express the opinion that such distinctions make those who possess them ridiculous and learning contemptible we should do something, indirectly, to discourage the feelings that lead to war. Happily we can now do more than express an opinion; we can refuse all such distinctions and all such uniforms for ourselves. This would be a slight but definite contribution to the problem before us — how to prevent war; and one that a different training and a different tradition puts more easily within our reach than within yours.

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/woolf/virginia/w91tg/chapter1.html
Gary98
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The Grand Chawhee wrote:
It's so true! I wear my tightest hot pants when I'm battling them other queens on the dancefloor.


You go, sister!
Bully_rus
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Soldiers are the fodder of war and their uniform is nothing more than a packaging of that fodder...
Bully_rus
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The Grand Chawhee wrote:
It's so true! I wear my tightest hot pants when I'm battling them other queens on the dancefloor.


It's the perfect place for battle and the perfect choice of weapon to use... Keep it going.
gerry
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And you may wear what you want because of the uniform Dancing
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