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Breaking boundaries

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Breaking boundaries

As I have gotten older I have noticed the pressure for women to dress feminine and men to dress masculine. When one does not meet these societal standards their sexuality can be mislabeled.

No matter what one may assume, somebody’s sexuality cannot be determined just by the way they dress. A woman that dresses more feminine doesn’t always identify with straight, just as a woman that dresses more masculine doesn’t meant she identifies with queer.

Women continue to push female fashion boundaries, and they have been for awhile now. Men that wear more traditionally feminine clothes also continue to be criticized. In the past 20 years or so fashion boundaries for men have been broken tremendously as people have been experimenting with different looks.

The ugly and arrogant belief that a man that dresses feminine must be gay is just ridiculous. A man wearing something as simple as a crop top is considered weird.

If you take a look back into history men were wearing things such as skirts daily. The Greeks, Celtics, and Romans etc. all were skirts.

At a time like this, a time when we are striving to break boundaries and be innovative is a perfect time for traditional fashion rules to be diminished. However, we continue to be held back by fashion norms.

If you want to wear a dress, wear a dress. If you want to wear a more conservative shirt, wear that conservative shirt. You deserve to dress however you want without somebody developing second judgements to try and degrade you. Do not allow society’s expectations try to determine your gender or dictate what you wear.

At the end of the day, nobody can determine your sexuality other than yourself. Why do clothes have to have so much power anyway?

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