About

First off, this is meant to be an all things feminist and human rights blog, give or take. I’m sure as time progresses there will be topical pieces and a slightly broader range of material but the essence of it is to bring awareness to woman’s rights around the world.  The title “loosegarments” is generated from a utopian ideology of “bursting free of restrictive/limiting convictions by a patriarchy that has unfairly burdened and oppressed women for too long.” Throughout history women have been constrained by everything, and most insignificantly, their physical image and the clothing they were expected/told to wear. In the 1800′s you had bodices, corsets, petticoats and girdles. In the 50′s/60′s you had tiny waisted, tight dresses and heels to dress in while preparing dinner and waiting for your husband to arrive home from work! Who can do all that work in heels and a stiff, uncomfortable dress!? UGH! So you get the picture that “loosegarments” reflects the freedom and relatively new wisdom of women and by women, to do what they want and to not be oppressed and bound any longer. There is still very much work to do. The hardest part is changing a large collective unconscious that has been ingrained for so long from social perspective, it’s influence and perhaps as fundamental as biological differences. If I can make any difference by creating a blog that will hopefully help move things towards a more equitable reality just by providing perspective or informational material, then that is a tiny responsibility of me as a woman. A woman that has been offered more opportunity and choice because of other women who worked so tirelessly for these goals before her and for her and all other like and unlike her. We see that when women stand up to speak about inequity, that other minority groups benefit because feminist women are empathetic to others that have sustained similar adversities and want equality for everyone.

* I would love to find writers to contribute on a regular basis. Contact me with a writing sample if interested.

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5 thoughts on “About”

  1. I am the Visual Arts Events Coordinator for Her Circle Ezine; an online portal of women’s arts, activism and socially engaged creative practice.

    I am very interested in writing a one-off guest blog before the International Women’s Day Festival this year (5-8 March). We have many exciting events going on and I would like to share them with your readers. We would of course post a direct link to your blog on Her Circle.

    On a personal level, I would also be interested in becoming a regular contributor to your blog as well. To see an example of my writing please follow this link:

    http://www.hercircleezine.com/2010/12/07/daring-to-be-free-britains-honor-suffragist-emily-davison/

    Let me know if you are at all interested.

    Many thanks for your consideration,

    Beckie Jones
    Online events Co-ordinator
    Her Circle Ezine

  2. I seldom leave remarks, but after browsing through a few of the remarks on About Loose Garments. I do have a couple of questions for you if you do not mind. Is it just me or do some of the remarks look like they are left by brain dead folks? :-P And, if you are writing at additional places, I would like to keep up with anything new you have to post. Could you make a list of all of your shared sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

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