I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Charlotte Bronte, who wrote Jane Eyre, the unforgettable heroine who said those strong, independent and feminist words, was not the first feminist. However, I don’t think it is an accident that the word feminist was coined within five years of her classic novel. I have been thinking about feminism and Jane Eyre lately, and most particularly this, “I am a free human being with an independent will.” The other day, a Washington Post opinion piece focused on how women are expected to surround their ideas and opinions with weak, soothing qualifiers to protect the tender male ego. It imagined famous quotes as said by women complying with the cultural demand that they efface their ideas. It’s funny and painful because it is so true. It is sad that more than 150 years later, a woman saying “I am a free human being with an independent will,” is still revolutionary.

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
I think one reason gender neutral clothing appeals to women is that it allows women to wear the uniforms of power, the tailored jacket, the masculine hat and boots. But gender neutral clothing need not be unisex and should not travel in only one direction. Men should be free to wear tunics and kilts and skirts as well, to dress as suits their fancy. I didn’t actually get this outfit at the GEN-neutral event. The jacket is from Emery at Collabor88 and the blouse is from Emery on Marketplace. The skirt is from Baiastice and is from several months back.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
The fabulous shoes are from Pure Poison and part of this month’s Burtonesque Collabor88.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
Also from Collabor88, these fabulous earrings and necklace from Maxi Gossamer. The earrings come in three different lengths. The hat/hair combination is from GEN-neutral, named Odyn, it is made by Speakeasy. The mani/pedi are also found at GEN-neutral
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
The hat comes with a texture change HUD to change the ribbon, but you can’t see it. The hat color remains black. The skin is Glam Affair’s Megan which I love for the strong brows.

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Clothing: Baiastice_Ann Pencil Skirt-pollen
Emery Cecilia Top Nastur
Emery Hatter Blazer Smoke @ Collabor88
Shoes: Pure Poison – Adrianna Boots – Black – Slink @ Collabor88
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer MG – Earring& Necklace – Louhi Trance @ Collabor88
Skin: Glam Affair America Megan
Hair: { Speakeasy } Odyn Hair @ GEN-Neutral
Poses: oOo Studio
Appliers: Nails – ChiMia :: Halloween Two-Tone Appliers [SLink] for GEN-Neutral
Glam Affair Megan Applier (note eyebrows)
Lelutka Cassie Hair Base applier
Eyes: pc eyes by LL – shallow water – medium
Mesh Attachments: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.4 (ADD ME)
HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0 – Wear Me
Slink Ankle Lock
PoseAnywhere HUD 2.0
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Roslin PetionLove the look and the writing <3

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