Glasses make the girl grow hotter – a holiday spec-tacular!


Sometime over the last decade

or so, glasses became cool. And hot. And the world began to see what

lesbians always have known: that women who wear glasses are both cool

and hot. And downright sexy.

Personally, I’m glad views

have changed. As a little tomboy, I resisted glasses as long as I could,

to the point of memorizing the eye chart every year so I could pass

the vision exam. When I finally was too blind to resist specs any longer,

my family was about to move to Texas from Pittsburgh. One of my friends

said, "Wow, glasses don’t seem very Texan." At the time, I

was devastated. Now I know better. Texans with glasses rock.

What is it about glasses that

make hot women seem even hotter?

In some cases, glasses add

a sense of vulnerability to a strong character. Dana Scully (Gillian

) wore glasses on The X-Files only when she was alone,

doing research or writing reports. While she was deep in thought, I

walked into the room. She looked up, smiled slightly, removed her glasses

and stood to greet me. And then … wait, where was I?

Of course, just the opposite

is true, too. Glasses can add a sense of authority. You can almost hear

Nicole Kidman
saying, "Yes, I know I’m too beautiful for this

world, but do not interrupt me."

For some women, glasses accentuate

their intelligence.

For others, we wish glasses

could add intelligence — or at least common sense.

Glasses just make women seem


More accessible.

And, yes, geekier.

Maybe we like the idea that

women who seem perfect in fact have some of the same limitations we


Or perhaps glasses simply give

us one more reason to love women that we’re already quite fond of.

But honestly, who cares why?

Women with glasses just do something to us. And my resolution for 2008

is to keep enjoying them.

Who are your favorite lasses

with glasses? I found way too many to post, so feel free to add pictures

or links to other four-eyed favorites. Happy holidays!