Written better than I could ever do…

18 Feb

“I’m also horrified by how everyone consistently assumes that fashion is antifeminist, that being interested in it at all, that having ANY sort of open interest in visual self-presentation and any sort of body modification is inherently shallow, inane, consumerist, that it’s for stupid girls, that girls with a nice degree like mine and girls with brains should be doing something WORTHWHILE.  (You know, beauty disqualifies brains, and vice versa. Of course!)  I so often hear “I don’t have any interest in fashion, the industry is so messed up and it’s so shallow and consumeristic. I don’t really care what I wear, I only shop at thrift stores.  I can’t stand fashionistas, I can’t stand girls who only ever talk about style.  I fucking hate fashion.”

But that is, clearly, an interest in fashion.  That is an incredibly intense personal statement about the ways in which your clothing choices relate to the complex web of economy and politics. That personal statement could be about reclaiming the deliberately oppressive fashion of earlier decades into a personal statement about your appearance and your money, or about rejecting one particular set of aesthetic/social norms. That is not proof of immunity to fashion and above all it is not, in any way shape or form, an acceptable excuse to dismiss fashion OR to condescend to those who express any interest in it.

Source: Good Morning Midnight

(Please read all of it)

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3 Responses to “Written better than I could ever do…”

  1. Jessica Eubanks February 18, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    amen!!! i know a few people that this could apply to lol

  2. web design November 1, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    That was a frankly great blog..

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