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Jul. 9th, 2006 | 06:45 pm
posted by: spindr in bimboproject
So then, as everyone else is getting down wid da philosophy of the Bimbo Project, I thought I'd wade in.
For me, the bimbo project is primarily a focus for taking more care about the way I look, but also I certainly think it would be fun to look like a stereotypical "bimbo", with fake tan, blonde hair, short skirts, manicured nails, the lot.
Now, I don't want to be a bimbo, I just want to have a go at looking like one, and therein lies the difference. A couple of members in the community have commented about the pressure of fitting in, but I can honestly say that I've never felt it. So, for me, it's not at all about conforming to any societal expectations, it's just fun and interesting. Having long nails and good skin won't make me any less interested in Elizabethan literature and it won't make me enjoy political arguments any less. It just means that as I clop down the street in high heels and a short skirt, it would surprise people more to know that those were some of my interests.
I'm secure enough in my identity to know that a few highlights and a bit of lippy won't change me. In the same way that enjoying "looking after" my partner sometimes and cooking for him and generally fussing around him doesn't make me any less in favour of sexual equality. I know that I'm the intellectual equal of pretty much anyone I know; and if I can look like an ubervixen whilst going about my business, then so much the better!
Of course, this isn't going to be the right community for everyone and I'm sure there must be lots of personal grooming communities out there if it doesn't work for you. As far as I'm concerned though, VIVA LA BIMBO! :D