November 3, 2011

The Expressive Freedoms of Unisex Style

"Feminine" and "Masculine" labels are everywhere. On bathroom doors, on college Greek life, on the "le" and "la's" attached to almost every word in every romance language, on children's toys and children's films and on the separate mens and womens departments in clothing stores. It's hard to get away from gender. Girls are probably reminded a million times a day by subtle, and less-than-subtle societal cues that they are girls, and boys are probably reminded of their masculinity just as often. Maybe it would be nice to take a break from all the gender labeling and to just be. 

I say shop where you want to shop and wear what you want to wear, not because it's meant to be worn by the gender you happen to identify with, but just because you love it.



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