Sexism In Today's Society

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In our progressive world, we are failing to recognize an important issue of sexism. Men are constantly expected to be ‘manly’ and strong, mainly seen in their attitudes and fashion. This strong cultural expectation of men is the core reason behind the bullying of those who don’t conform to gender stereotypes. Acting outside the boundary for males causes ridicule and becomes a taboo. Things considered manly are societal conventions. For example, pink is a color associated with female, while blue is generally the color for boys. This idea is interesting since before the 1940s, pink used to be a male color. Men also used to wear high heels. (find more info on this) Madonna addressed this gender issue in her song, What It Feels Like For A Boy, stating: Girls can wear jeans And cut their hair short Wear shirts and boots 'Cause it 's OK to be a boy But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading 'Cause you think that being a girl is degrading It is more acceptable for women to adapt to men’s clothing since men are considered higher and more powerful. In our society today, teenage girls are often seen sporting men’s flannel and oversized hoodies as a new fashion style. In fact, I am currently wearing a men’s medium baseball shirt as I type this essay. There are 3 main reasons women shop in the mens section: Comfort – this is a core…show more content…
There are quite a few artists that strayed from the norm in the fashion sense. Marcel Duchamp, a Dada artist had an alter ego in the name of Rrose Sélavy (read as: Eros, c’est la vie or Eros is Life). Rrose had her own look, mind and even her own body of work. She had her own identity and persona. Surfaced in 1920, Rrose was Marcel. Andy Warhol did an early ‘80s homage to Duchamp’s Rrose Sélavy with “eight wigs, two days of posing, 16 contact sheets, and 349 shots”. “Drag queens are living testimony to the way women used to be to be, the way some people still want them to be, and the way some women will actually want to be,” Warhol

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