The Frogmarch

"I've got to pull up my stakes and roll, man." --Jean-Jacques Libris de Kerouac

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I Have It On Good Authority That There Is a Place In This Country Where the Ladies Wear No Pants


If all goes well in the National Assembly, the women of France will soon be able to wear pants in public without prior written authorization from the police prefecture. The law of 1892 allowing the wearing of pants by women "at the handlebars of a bicycle or holding the reins of a horse" simply did not go far enough, and after over a century of struggle, the day for which all of my sisters have yearned--and yea, bravely flaunted the law by publicly wearing jeans without a horse in sight-- will come to pass.

Simone de Beauvoir, your final victory has been won.

[photo not mine; from the annual New York Subway No Pants Day]

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