Monday, March 16, 2015
People wearing eyeglasses have been subjected to unfair assumptions for too long, as far as social norms go. How did that get started? Some say it started with poet Dorothy Parker when she wrote in one of her poems: ""Men seldom make passes, at girls who wear glasses."" She was known not to wear her pair of spectacles in public. Apparently, this quote was influential enough to be quoted in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) via Marilyn Monroe's character, the nearsighted Pola Debevoise.