Articles tagged with "Mens Clothing"
'Masculine woman' who had only ever been in same-sex relationships reveals she fell in love with 'feminine man' who loves 'girly' clothing like crop tops and heels
UK Newspaper Daily Mail reports on the "unusual" relationship of Maren Butler (@marenn.x) and James Carrington (@jxcx3). The pair met on TikTok, James a feminine presenting man and Maren, a masculine presenting woman. Challenging many social and gender norms in the process the pair have formed a long-lasting relationship.
From the article:
"Maren said: 'I remember seeing James' video and thinking he was so cool.
'It was his confidence and his androgynous look that was so appealing to me.
'I left a comment on his video thinking he wouldn't respond but in less than an hour he replied and we started chatting.
'Before James, I'd only dated girls but I've always been attracted to fem-men because I love the combination of confidence and femininity.
'He has a pretty face and pretty smile, what's not to love! It's an unusual pairing but we're so happy.' "
Original URL: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-11481251/Masculine-woman-feminine-boyfriend-discuss-unusual-relationship.html
Very Well Mind website explores the term "gender expansiveness", looking at its origins, what it means and how it's being used to classify people who cross normal lines of gender expression.
From the article:
"Gender expansiveness is an umbrella term for any expression of gender that falls outside of society's current gender binary standards."
"One person who has made a name for himself just by wearing clothing meant for the opposite gender is Eli Cohen, an author, speaker, fashion advocate, and "self-expression facilitator." He founded an organization called Spacious Human, with the tagline "Experiencing Expansiveness." Cohen is a cisgender man who began wearing dresses and skirts after the age of 50. He now teaches others how to explore their gender and their expressions of it."
"It can be challenging to put yourself out there in a way that makes you appear different than others, and you're opening yourself to judgment just by looking different or noticeable. However, some people feel that it's more important that society sees more than one version of humanity and expression, so they take on that potential judgment."
"Consider doing your research before asking anyone in your life about their gender expression. This saves others from having to perform emotional labor for you. It is considered polite to not ask people questions you could easily find the answers to yourself."
Original URL: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-gender-expansiveness-6362960
Posted: 2 December 2022
It's a good question! and... of course not!
Although this is a short blog post, it really gets it when it comes to clothes having no gender.
"No one has the right to judge you! And if someone does, it should be a red flag to you to consider if this person should be part of your life."
"Good people don't judge, they support."
"There is nothing more thrilling than seeing someone wearing daring clothes with full confidence!"
Original URL: https://www.powerofleather.com/post/are-boots-and-skirt-made-just-for-women
Posted: 18 July 2022
This article from respected magazine, National Geographic, spotlights an exhibition that celebrates the ways couture blurs the line between men’s and women’s clothing. It hints that social media is helping create communities of people that can influence the way we dress. It asks “who wears the pants?” and charts the rise of women wearing pants, something that can inspire us as we march forward in our heels. The article concludes with a positive message from a member of the LGBTQ community which suggests that our voices may finally be heard and our gender bending fashion seen.
Original URL: https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/2019/03/gender-bending-fashion-rewrites-rules-who-wears-what
Posted: 17 June 2021
This article from the New York Times reflects upon how people have redefined themselves during lockdown and experimented with the wearing of dresses and other clothing normally considered feminine. Inspired by the appearances on TV of stars such as Kid Cudi and Lil Nas X wearing dresses and skirts people are eschewing gender stereotypes and bringing in a new era where clothing can no longer be considered a “tell” for anything.
Original URL: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/09/style/gender-the-boys-in-their-summer-dresses.html
Posted: 17 June 2021