This Scoop.it collection is a companion to my blog, Gender Mystique. The blog, began as an extension of my book, Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America (2012). Since then, I have expanded the focus to include gender and consumer culture more generally.
Instead of spending mornings in front of mirrors, stretching fingertips to measure skirt hemlines, high school students are now breaking school dress codes unapologetically. Then they're getting detention.
A Canadian high schooler is using the hashtag to take a stance “against the sexualization of women’s bodies.” In response, Halket declared Tuesday — her birthday — crop top day. “So PLEASE wear a crop top, sports bra, bralette, bandeau, or anything similar and stand in solidarity against the sexualization of women’s bodies on my birthday,” she wrote on Facebook. Courtesy of Kyrstyn Kumor And her fellow students responded. Both girls and guys showed up to school proudly wearing crop tops, some with messages of solidarity written on their skin. Courtesy of Alison Denham Courtesy of Bella Karadjian View Entire List › http://joronomo.com/students-are-fighting-back-against-school-dress-codes-with-croptopday/
Strange how the Us, Canada, born with freedom in mind, have turned so intolerant to the individual. Kuddos to this young girl! Here is the transcription of her letter: Dear [Vice Principal] Sturgeon, I have a concern I would like to bring to your attention. In today’s society, a woman’s body is constantly discriminated against and hypersexualized to the point where we can no longer wear the clothing that we feel comfortable in without the accusation and/or assumption that we are being pro
Bustle Fashion Blogger Belle Glass Tackles Fashion, Race, And Gender Politics In ... Bustle If you haven't heard of fashion blogger Belle Glass before, it's time you look her up, because she's about to shake things up in a big way.
Every so often, I write a column that gets me in trouble. Some would think I should have learned this lesson from my column of several years ago, “Where have all the good girls gone?” Boy, did I open up a can of worms!
“Washington Times The Navy's new female uniforms draw fire at the Academy: 'Why are women ... Washington Times One change is to do away with distinct men and women's uniforms by making unisex clothing modeled after the men's style.”
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