Beyond Pink & Blue: Unveiling the Modern Myth of Gendered Clothing

Men wear blue, women wear pink. Dresses and skirts can only be worn by women, whereas ties are a men's attire. These are some of the many ideologies most people grew up believing, and not only practicing on themselves but also imposing on their own children. But when did we, as a society, ever decide that someone's gender or sexual orientation can be correlated with a piece of clothing? Let us delve into the history and break down some myths that might even have contributed to the severe sexism we are currently experiencing in modern-day society.

Hilal Külac

FEMALE GAZE – Reclaiming the Power Through Self-Portraits. From Cindy Sherman to Harley Weir

„In a world ordered by sexual imbalance, pleasure in looking has been split between active/male and passive/female. The determining male gaze projects its fantasy onto the female figure, which is styled accordingly. In their traditional exhibitionist role women are simultaneously looked at and displayed, with their appearance coded for strong visual and erotic impact so that they can be said to connote to-be-looked-at-ness…“

Sinah Griessler