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  •  Oh, that much is definitely true. (2+ / 0-)
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    koseighty, stormicats

    I still feel it was a terrible loss when vivid colors and silks and velvets and brocades and lace fell out of men's formal wear.  But at the time, none of those things were considered "womanish."

    (I kind of felt like your paragraph about that was conflating three things -- men wearing ornate clothing, men wearing women's clothing, and gay men -- when those things aren't really related.  It's a topic I get frustrated about a lot, and I'm glad to know the conflation I perceived wasn't intentional.)

    The funny thing is that for most of European and American history, gender roles and gender-appropriate fashions have been seen as pretty rigid, almost as laws of nature ... and yet those roles and those fashions have changed and changed and changed again, and every time the new roles and fashions were considered as unchangeable as the last set.

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