Had you thought about the skirt lengths in “The Balancing Act of Being Female” (first link)) before? Have you or someone you have observed ever miscalculated and felt inappropriate or out of place? How do the norms around skirt lengths relate to the use of high heels as a form of distinction in “High Heels and Distinction among Women” (second link)? What are some other types of clothing and physical markers that denote membership in a category? Do we also “do” race, class, sexual orientation, American-ness, and other identities? How does doing those things interact with how we do gender, making the balancing act all the more complicated?