Inequity in Current Fashion and Media
New Topman shirt promotes taking advantage of women with a list of no consent excuses, and insinuating women are pets.
JC Penney had a shirt out (they have taken out of production) which was quite blantantly saying women are stupid. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard a young woman pretend she didn’t know something talking to a guy, that I knew she knew.
JC Penney Shirt - an article
How about lingerie for little girls- as young as 4!? This French retailer thinks it was a great idea.
And - if you haven’t seen this Nivea ad, it’s pretty self-explanatory if you consider the historical perception (which continues in various degrees through to present time) of Black people.
And FINALLY: What exactly is the problem with shoulder pads?
Think back to when shoulder pads were brought into fashion, originally. The 1980s - which is also when women first started to really make their way into the corporate, professional, executive world and wore suits. The purpose of shoulder pads is to make them look bigger, more square. More like a man’s shoulders. Something to think about as they’re reappearing.
Some questions I keep thinking about, with answers I’m trying to discover -
How can women be in leadership roles without relinquishing their femininity?
How can a woman be assertive and not be called manly? Or a bitch?