Gender Heteronormativity In The Fashion Industry

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Gender, heteronormativity and the ambiguous roles of homosexuals in the social spaces and fashion industry. This essay seeks to explore, defining and discuss gender and heteronormativity in the context of homosexual in the fashion industry, it will also examine social spaces by referring to Melissa Steyn and Mikki van Zyl (2009).This research will be observing one of the class mates in contextual studies III to identify gender performance and behaviour. Furthermore the essay will collect evidence by conducting research on gender performance. History and representation of a homosexual relationship in a contemporary South African and fashion industry will also be explored, taking into consideration how race, gender and geographical location.…show more content…
Hence her girlfriends tend to be more like our girly straight counterparts, lesbians who slather on the lip gloss are stereotyped to be intelligent, warm-hearted and unbiased. Sexual inclination does not control how a person thinks and acts. Her female masculinity exploring the subject of queer, in my opinion has successful challenge the hegemony of gender conformity (Halberstam 1998:7). She performance gender in a different way depending on how she feels on that particular day, I mean sometimes she get all moody and start begin bossy to other masculine peers. My classmates once proposes to me that ‘’Masculinity might have little to do with men”. Most of the time, her body language there way she walks, she leans back and put both hands inside her pocket like some our boys in our…show more content…
Firstly he states that the gender performance in the fashion industry, is the same role as female and male plays. Everything goes in one roll whereby a straight person, female and gay individual can make a dress. There only thing that set most gender identity in fashion is the design process and imagine to design a particular clothing especially if he or she is inspired by maybe women or men ‘s clothes. Heteronormativity motivates LGBT people as one homogeneous group who are distinct purely in their distinction to heterosexuals (Steyn and van Zyl 2009:6). The Nkululeko Nene also argue that he can play gender role of a female and male at the same time but states within the working environment prefers being more masculine in the fashion

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