Mama, Why Don’t You Wear Dresses Every Day?

Fighting the patriarchy, one pant leg at a time.

Darcy Reeder
Family Matters
Published in
3 min readFeb 7, 2019

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Housewife Hell (Cropped) Photo by Marisa Howenstine on Unsplash

“Mama, why don’t you wear dresses every day?” my 4-year-old daughter asks me, as we cuddle on our ripped-up couch, reading a picture book full of bunnies in tutus.

I used to wear more dresses. Like my daughter, I love twirling in a skirt. I know the secret thrill of gazing at myself…

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Darcy Reeder
Family Matters

Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They