Steal Her Look: Eleanor Roosevelt Monocles

Welcome to Autostraddle, the lesbian lifestyle and pop culture website where you can learn a ton of interesting stuff and fun facts about things like monocles having a huge following in the stylish lesbian circles of the early 20th century, Lady Gaga debates, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt’s relationship with said monocles, which are things you could possibly lead with in a conversation about being aggressively okay with someone’s non-heterosexuality, but things you lead with casually so as not to call attention to such an abrupt and detailed segue!

The examples I’ve just described above of things you’ll find on this lesbian lifestyle and pop culture website were even featured on the new Netflix series, One Day at a Time. In an episode called “Pride and Prejudice,” a character says the words “Autostraddle,” “lesbian lifestyle and pop culture website,” “Eleanor Roosevelt,” and “monocles” all in the same scene. Now, individually these topics would be easily searchable in our giant sea of posts, but attempt to combine, say, “Eleanor Roosevelt + monocles” and it becomes a bit harder. In fact, a simple google search of “Autostraddle,” “Eleanor Roosevelt,” and “monocles” might just bring you directly and only to this page.

Why look any further? The content is here and now. Time is a circle. And speaking of circles, let’s get you into a monocle that’ll have them saying, “Wow, who’s that stylish lesbian that looks like they belong to an early 20th century sapphic scene alongside Eleanor Roosevelt?”

For the ultra-gay free spirit, this rainbow heart kaleidoscope monocle

For the utilitarian, this monocle/tiny readers combo

For the practical minimalist, this 5x magnifier pendant necklace

For the risk-taker, this dual monocle eyepiece

For the cultural enthusiast, this Venetian mask monocle

For the innovative/modernist, this #monocle ball cap that exists

For the subtle consumer who likes to explain things, this monocle ring

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Los Angeles based writer. Let's keep it clean out there!

Erin has written 208 articles for us.


  1. May I recommend a book to go with these looks? Eleanor and Hick: the love affair that shaped a first lady. It’s about Eleanor & AP reporter Lorena Hickok and spoiler- they were lesbianing together!

  2. I think you meant dual monocole but I am also down for a monocle with the express purpose of improving your Princess Bride/Aaron Burr survival rates

  3. FTR, I would totally wear either the utilitarian or practical minimalist monocles on a regular basis.

  4. lesbian pop culture website autostraddle eleanor roosevelt monocles! those are all feelings i felt when i read this incredible article after watching one day at a time on netflix, looking for lesbian pop culture evan rachel wood bisexual lesbian sex monocles!!!

  5. Eleanor Roosevelt’s Monocle sounds like the name of the band that plays the prom scene in a 90s teen rom-com.

  6. Oh my God, Erin. You are amazing. And that risk-taker monocle is totally something Holtzmann would wear.

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