Very Much Like Him

“For about three centuries, we have been taught (by the devil, or someone very much like him) that grime is more ‘authentic’ than being clean, being disheveled is more real than being put together, and so on. Like most lies of this nature, the destructive impact of it falls most heavily on women . . . many young women have been robbed of their glory” (For a Glory and a Covering, pp. 84-85).

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