Fashion and Feminism
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Zealand
My mother and my grandmother, who are by FAR the bitchiest, sassiest and strongest women I've EVER met, have always told me that while women have potential to do some pretty great things, leadership positions should always be given to men. Isn't it ironic?
Fashion, just like everything else, has the potential to both empower and degrade a woman and it's a blurry line between the 2. A plunging neckline can be daring and powerful but can also be slutty and desperate.
I love a woman who is confident and charismatic, but at the same time modest. Maybe I'm too traditional, but modesty and mystery should be key characteristics when it comes to the female gender role. Fashion can emulate these personality traits well, but only if the woman inside the dress is that way in the first place.
Katherine Hepburn is one of the most significant feminists I think. She really revolutionized how we look at women and the female gender today. She was one of the first women to popularize the use of pants on women, THAT takes confidence and charisma.
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