Make-a-List Monday: Miniskirts

This list is of MPs who were last seen wearing miniskirts. I don’t wear them often myself; I find them uncomfortable. Always having to be so careful when you sit down, or have to pick things up, and so on. I prefer long skirts. But they’re common and honestly I’m surprised this list is so short.

Benedetta Bentley
Amy Billig
Aussie Antionette Binford
Andrea Leigh Cotten
Margarette Ann Cuauhtli
Thwana Mithsell Darrough
Shelayah Renee Gonzalez
Patricia Ann LaLonde
Francheska Sugel Martinez

15 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: Miniskirts

  1. ruth July 28, 2014 / 8:28 am

    Andrea’s link is broken 😦

  2. Peter Henderson Jr. July 28, 2014 / 8:59 am

    Hi Meaghan,

    Miniskirts have come into and gone out of fashion over the years. Its not surprising that the people identified as wearing them, or Jane Does found with them, come from the late sixties to mid seventies then jump to the late eighties/early nineties on.

    If you are a teen planning to run away, or are a voluntary missing adult, its more likely you would leave wearing jeans. So the fact that foul play is suspected in many of those cases is also not surprising.

    A bit of topic but related information I found while researching “Mid-Town Jane Doe”, who was found buried under a concrete slab in a building basement in midtown New York City

    –Her pantyhose: “Pantyhose first came on the general market in 1959 under the name ‘panti-legs’ but did not become popular until the late 60’s when improved manufacturing made them cheaper, spandex made them more comfortable, and the miniskirt made them a fashion necessity.

    By 1970, United States sales of pantyhose exceeded stockings for the first time.

    Some reports call the victim’s leggings, ‘tights‘, which are thicker, and sometimes in the late sixties to mid seventies were worn without panties. If they are in fact tights, that may explain why no panties or at least the elastic waist band for them was found.”

  3. Angie July 28, 2014 / 11:54 am

    Well, there goes the whole “wearing a short skirt puts you more at risk” theory.

  4. Angie July 28, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Also, a little off-topic, but I thought you guys might find this article interesting. It’s a story of yet another person wrongly locked up for murder because cops are the most incompetent and corrupt people out there: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/08/04/crime-fiction

    The incompetence displayed by cops here is actually shocking, even by cop standards.

    • Tara July 28, 2014 / 8:47 pm

      Angie, I’m a bit offended by your post. Yes, there are incompetent and/or corrupt police officers, just as there are in any profession. Sad, but due to human error, it’s simply impossible to always accurately judge a person’s character prior to hire. Having said that, I genuinely believe that the majority of law enforcement officers do their jobs because they want to do good. My father has been a police officer for over 37 years and has more integrity than anyone else I’ve ever met. Please don’t stereotype; it’s not fair.

      • Angie July 30, 2014 / 12:29 pm

        Did you even read the article?

        How did so many police officers miss that his father had taken out a life insurance policy on him and taken up contact with him just before he was murdered? Even if they missed that, how could they miss that someone else close to him was murdered in the exact same way shortly afterward (and not charge him with that murder, either)?

        How could they miss that this one cop had dozens of accusations against him of using inappropriate interrogation tactics? Well I guess that one is easier to explain; cops think they have more of a right to exist than civilians do.

        I genuinely believe that the majority of law enforcement officers do their jobs because it’s one of the only decently-paying jobs you can get without a college education and there are good benefits. I had two cops as roommates and I thought living with cops might change my perception of them, but it only reinforced what I already knew to be true. Same with following missing/UID cases…it’s pretty hard to have respect for cops when you see that they constantly do things like lose evidence, put out inaccurate missing persons information and leave it uncorrected for years, and cremate unidentified remains, obliterating the potential for further tests to be done on them.

        And sorry if you get offended because “omg your father is a police officer,” but there are TONS of incompetent and corrupt cops out there. Just pick up a newspaper. Every week there’s another police brutality case, usually ending in the death of an innocent person or animal. And those are just the most extreme cases that make the news.

    • Hennylee July 30, 2014 / 2:55 pm

      I agree with you Tara… I love when People stereotype all people of a certain profession (or Race, Sex, etc… ) based on minimal facts. While there are definitely some police officers that are corrupt… there are plenty more that are not. Keep in Mind Angie that the reason you hear about so much corruption with officers is because THAT is what is in the News! Its NOT very often you hear about offers doing there everyday job, because lets face it – it is their job and that is not news. Keep in mind how many police officers are employed all across the United States…. and take into consideration how many you are “Hearing” and/or reading about.

      I have multiple relatives that are in Law Enforcement and I know they are the farthest thing from incompetent and corrupt!

      Its very easy to sit behind a keyboard and make harsh judgment calls on people. Reading articles on the few bad apples (meaning few in the vast majority that are employed in the USA) and living with 2 that you feel are incompetent and corrupt (Which you are the company you keep) Doesn’t make you an expert or give you the right to label all officers as incompetent and corrupt.

      While I will not deny there ARE officers out there that are not good people – there are MANY that are.

      • Angie July 31, 2014 / 10:26 am

        You hear about police officers doing their job all the time in the news…just check out the “crime” section. And it’s not just individual officers that are corrupt. It’s entire systemic policies of police departments. Like the stop and frisk law in NYC. Or civil asset forfeiture policies of police departments all across the US that are clear violations of Fourth Amendment rights (look it up).

        Are you with your relatives when they’re doing their job? Or do you just assume they are good at their job because they’re your relatives and they tell you they are? And if living with two cops doesn’t make me an expert on them, neither does having cops in your family.

        Oh, and nice passive-aggressive comment with “you are the company you keep.” So I guess you believe someone is only as good as the roommates they can afford to live with. Says a lot about you, doesn’t it?

    • Meaghan July 31, 2014 / 10:28 am

      Could you guys take this outside in the parking lot? The comments section of this entry is not the place for this kind of thing.

      • HennyLee July 31, 2014 / 3:49 pm

        You are right Meaghan – sorry about that.

  5. Jose July 28, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    I just noticed something curious, Rhonda Burse disappeared after her shift at the Flame In Burien, Washington. Does It ring a bell? Yes, the same place that Ted Bundy took Brenda Ball from.

    • Meaghan July 28, 2014 / 7:19 pm

      That is rather strange. Bundy was in jail at the time though.

  6. forthelost July 28, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    Can you do a list of missing people who married young (under the age of 18)?

  7. Hennylee July 30, 2014 / 2:57 pm

    Ha ha — you are surprised the list on Miniskirts is “So Short” – Nice Pun Meaghan 😉

    On another note well done! I am always intrigued by the lists… 🙂

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