Sex and gender aren’t perfectly binary. Why should clothes be?

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The idea that humans are either male or female is deeply ingrained in Western culture, but as research and the experiences of countless non-gender-conforming people show, sex and gender aren’t perfectly binary. So, why should our clothes be?

https://qz.com/381790/sex-and-gender-arent-perfectly-binary-why-should-clothes-be/

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Sex and gender aren’t perfectly binary. Why should clothes be?

Gender by Design

Gender by design. Fashion is a new way into the feminist conversation. With designers such as Timur Kim, and Grace Wales Bonner, furthering the new feminist agenda by creating clothes that unite rather than divide. Their designs elicit a sex-positive strength that reinforces the gradual dissolution of gender binaries in the fashion industry. Supporting their efforts are independent publications such as The Gentlewoman, and Riposte, who encourage the application of feminist thinking in all areas of the arts, both online and offline. The growing support from the editorial industry is crucial, as it motivates artists with similar principles to create enduring, referential and self-explicating work. Moving our culture and communities towards a shared value system based on equality and helping gender bias to dissipate.

“Gender by Design”, by Emily Stoker

Gender by Design

American Women Are (Too) Loyal to Their Bras

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A study done by UK lingerie brand Rigby & Peller reveals that American women are loyal to a fault —  to their bras.The brand surveyed 2,000 women 18 and older about their lingerie wearing habits and found that 67 percent of American women wear the same bra every day. It also found that 30 percent of women have a bra they’ve owned for 10 years.

So what’s the problem? Our habits aren’t exactly what’s best for us or our bras. Lingerie experts say that you should give your bra at least a day to breathe after you wear it. As Freshpair’s Bobbie Smith told the Huffington Post“Letting a bra rest at least one day in between wear will help the elastic regain its strength.” She also mentions that one bra should last around eight months, which is why women should buy multiple bras. So holding onto your bra for 10 years might make you a loyal gal, but you’re not doing your boobs any favors.

The survey also showed that American women strongly value comfort over beauty when it comes to lingerie, with 92 percent saying they would trade style for comfort some of the time. Eighty percent said they would rather wear a comfy old, gray bra than a flashy, uncomfortable one.

https://www.yahoo.com/style/american-womean-000000745.html

American Women Are (Too) Loyal to Their Bras