Fashion is one of the very few forms of expression in which women have more freedom than men. And I don’t think it’s an accident that it’s typically seen as shallow, trivial, and vain. 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.
The last sentence is so crucial to understanding what we work for. And it certainly isn’t limited to just women. What is important to any group that is viewed as trivial is also viewed as trivial.
Can we take a moment to appreciate the Owl City twitter account
HE’S ONE OF US
I’ll just wear my kigu and a dust mask every day
packing makes me confront the fact that hate all my clothes
I don’t wanna pack anymroe I wanna play the sims
(the joke is i haven’t packed a single thing i’m the worst)
ok i’m gonna pack now
seakings and queens