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The way all dancers should dress.

She didn’t find ballet lessons demeaning in themselves.  She had great admiration for the athletic achievements of ballerinas.  She just preferred rock climbing.

He had vetoed rock climbing, however, and mandated ballet.  He had her wear only a tutu and slippers to dance for him privately.  That didn’t bother her a whole lot.

What she really found humiliating was trying to learn ballet at the age of twenty, when she should have begun training at age six.  Her inevitable clumsiness and failure was what really made her feel worthless.

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