“Why do you always wear dresses? Don’t you wear pants, ever?” queried my grandmother, affectionately called “LaLa” by all of us grandchildren. My mother’s stepmother always liked nicely styled things, from hair cuts to earrings, so questioning my clothes was something I should have expected. “Well, mostly because of the modesty issue…” was my timid, automated reply. It was an answer I had given to countless other curious observers of all ages. Then something dawned on me. I had given this robotic answer to girls and women who were wearing pants, and I myself had pants buried somewhere in my drawers. As far back as I could remember, I never had anything against pants, but I always preferred dresses…

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