Australia’s new Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, today offered a glimpse into her past, demonstrating her respect for feminist history and radicalism. While she participates at least some mainstream beauty rituals in the present – which is, of course, perfectly fine – she doesn’t distance herself from those who reject them, either.
From the SMH:
Ms Bryce said she was most proud of her time as sex discrimination commissioner and being a champion of equality of opportunity and fighting against sexual harassment.
“I’ve never owned a pair of jeans but I had a fantastic denim boiler-suit and it got a lot of wearing,” she recalled.
A joke, or her real history? Who cares? She doesn’t paint it as a negative stereotype to be reviled and repudiated, and that’s what counts with me.
I feel embraced, as a feminist, by our Head of State. Who knew that would happen in my lifetime?
 with a nod to Teh Portly Dyke