Without the pantyhose, the pads on the braces rub my legs too much.
Sure, some might be quicker to open doors for you, but most of the behavioral reactions aren’t positive ones.
Sometimes my skirts barely cover the thigh straps on the tops of my braces.
I’ve become used to wearing pantyhose too which I never used to do.
“I had no idea that as soon as I got to his age, to be a 50-year-old woman, the sexism gets completely complicated by this idea that not only are you incompetent as a woman, but you’re incompetent because you’ve reached your senescence! “I really do feel like they don’t even see you.” The intersection of ageism and sexism provides a uniquely taxing form of oppression.
Add a layer of ableism to that and you start to see exactly what Root describes experiencing. ’ They don’t allow this lady to have a brain.” And it’s not just at doctors’ offices.