Are specific clothing items truly limited to one gender or can anyone take on a style of their own. challenge the way fashion and queer being is presented in everyday life.
His best smile
Leg up on Competition
Dress for less
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Shots of Empowerment
3 thoughts on “Gender through styles and self identity.”
First off, I love the heels and knee highs! Challenging the binary takes creativity, soul, charisma, and courage. All of these things working together to construct a new way of thinking about what it takes to be a woman and what is takes to be a man.
I really admire how all of the pictures here show men challenging or “undoing” gender. We so often talk about what women do to become more masculine and really challenge the connection between sex and gender, and challenge the binary. Your photo essay shows the other side of the gender struggle, where men do not feel they can express emotion or dress in a more “feminine” way. Women are given the opportunity to dress in “masculine” ways all the time. I find it very important that you centered the expression of gender on men challenging norms.
This was a great insight to show how gender is not only expressed in only two ways. Also, thank you to your brother for letting you take a picture of a significant moment in his day to day life. P.s Cute shoes