megan rosalarian gedris

It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom, and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial. Like it or not, fashion and style are primarily a women’s art form. And I think it gets treated as trivial because women get treated as trivial.

I really wanted to quote, like, every line of the thing. But, yeah, I agree with pretty much everything here. Especially the part about women’s fashion being more about showing off for each other rather than using it to attract men.

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    What’s sadder is that a great deal of the deriding comes from feminists themselves.
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    "Especially the part about women’s fashion being more about showing off for each other rather than using it to attract...
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    Unfortunately, I don’t have anything intelligent to add to the conversation but I just thought it’d be interesting to...
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    I was thinking this about needlepoint and knitting and crochet… They are intricate, wonderful, gorgeous and nothing if...
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    Please forward anyone who thinks fashion is frivolous and/or isn’t a feminist (queer, racial, socioeconomical, cultural,...
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    I would like to add the caveat that those who do play the game, shouldn’t denigrate those who can’t for one reason or...
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    THIS. Probably not something many know about me, but I really really love fashion. If I had the money, I’d wear awesome...
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    Another point of complaint I have heard before (possibly from the feminist side) is that women cannot be expressing...
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