[LMB] OT: Why, oh why do woman mystery story writers seem to be obsessed with clothes???

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 22:23:58 GMT 2019


On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 8:58 PM Aruvqan <aruvqan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Stumptuary laws unofficially still exist - try being black and dressing
> stylishly for the black neighborhood and drive a mercedes or lexus in a
> predominately white area, you will get stopped for 'driving while black'
> and investigated for possibly having stolen the car.


People say that a lot, but I am dubious.  I suspect any casually-dressed
individual, who doesn't live in an expensive neighborhood, but is driving
through in an expensive car, is going to attract attention.  Actual
statistics would go a long way towards demonstrating (or refuting) your
point.


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