I agree with Tannen’s last paragraphs in There’s No Unmarked Women. A woman’s actions are always attached to some kind of label which cause a woman to have less freedom than a man. Even though I am agreeing with Tannen because her assertion is true, I believe that women care what others think about them and men do not and women limit themselves of more freedoms. I have the freedom to disregard marks and choose not to care about the labels.
Today I wore sweats, no makeup, and my hair in a ponytail. People may have labeled me as a lazy person because I did not do my hair, dress up, or put on makeup. If I felt like dressing up today I would have done it because I wanted to, not because I did not want to be labeled differently. I don’t have the freedom to go unmarked, but I have the freedom not to give a crap about the labels or marks people give me. Women do not have the same freedoms as men to go unmarked, but we have the freedom do what we want regardless of the marks others give.