Commercialism, capitalism- whatever you may call it- reinforces gendered stereotypes by telling us how to think, what to think, and why we need to think those things.Read More
In THE GiRLS ROOM, Marissa Contelmo alters the common uses of feminine accessories and products to highlight the vanity and secrecy surrounding their use.Read More
While unloading shipments of mini skirts, vintage-inspired crochet tops, and paperbag waist pants, I was inevitably faced with my least favorite part of being a self-proclaimed anti-colonialist, feminist and outspoken human rights advocate working at a mainstream clothing store: reading production labelsRead More
In 2015 the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs conducted a study in which 800 products sold around New York City, labeled either male or female, were compared at their price points. They found that female products cost more 42% of the time and, on average, were 7% more than the male-targeted equivalents.Read More
Neither Black economic success nor female solidarity has ever been America’s strongest pillar, so it shocks very few to see another feud between equally talented women of color sparked mostly by white fragility.
The politics of fashion within feminism has greatly evolved over decades, especially in the Third Wave, which has and continues to fight for the right to freedom of expression and self through clothing.Read More