Comments on: Glasses, Marilyn and Me /2012/01/31/glasses-marilyn-and-me/ A feminist pop culture adventure Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:06:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: me /2012/01/31/glasses-marilyn-and-me/#comment-2134 Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:06:51 +0000 odd. i never thought that glasses made me ‘less than sexy’ (although a lot of other things did). wore them as a method of screening out idiots in the meet-market all my life.

it didn’t necessarily always work. that’s probably because they didn’t make ME any smarter about whomever it was i was currently infatuated with.

another thing about marilyn–she has more ‘candid’ photos of her reading than almost any other thing. either she spent a lot of time doing it, or wanted people to think that she did. either way, such a smart girl. too bad she’s gone!

By: Kirsty /2012/01/31/glasses-marilyn-and-me/#comment-2133 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 17:43:18 +0000 In reply to Jenni.

thanks! and yes – interesting counterpoint to the men-in-glasses thing, there, too.

By: Miranda /2012/01/31/glasses-marilyn-and-me/#comment-2132 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:03:10 +0000 In reply to Marina72.

Definitely not incompatible – I think those three things apply to a whole bunch of the team at BR Towers :)

By: ‘Glasses, Marilyn and Me’ | ES Updates /2012/01/31/glasses-marilyn-and-me/#comment-2131 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:57:32 +0000 […] at Bad Reputation, a light-hearted look at women, glasses and the movies of MM: “In The Seven Year Itch, the […]

By: Marina72 /2012/01/31/glasses-marilyn-and-me/#comment-2130 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:52:30 +0000 I’m short-sighted, a huge MM fan, and a feminist (these things are not incompatible). I hadn’t really thought about the (mostly satirical) implications of glasses-wearing in her movies. Thanks for this!

By: Zoe /2012/01/31/glasses-marilyn-and-me/#comment-2129 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:34:27 +0000 I think glasses look good on most men but not most women. Must be a face shape thing.
I do love a man in glasses.
Anyway I have just had laser eye surgery so no more glasses for me till my mid-40s! :-). They were annoying when doing active things (although good protection when chopping onions) and I was always paranoid about losing/breaking them, however, there is something about being short-sighted I will miss, summed up by the ever-delightful Wendy Cope:

Haiku: Looking Out of the Back Bedroom Window Without My Glasses

What’s that amazing
new lemon-yellow flower?
Oh yes, a football.

By: Jenni /2012/01/31/glasses-marilyn-and-me/#comment-2128 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:02:14 +0000 Great article. I’ve often thought that glasses as a turn-on has something to do with them making a woman ‘vulnerable’ – like high heels.

By: Sarah /2012/01/31/glasses-marilyn-and-me/#comment-2127 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:27:16 +0000 I used to hate my glasses, and went till I was about 20 without wearing them when I was supposed to (even at university, which meant I couldn’t see what was going on half the time… urgh.)

And then I got a pair of glasses I loved, and now… I think I look hideous without them! Which may also not be sensible. But yeah. My glasses are kind of a part of my face now.