16/02/2011

What would YOU wear to a "man-of-the-year" event?

Questioning "heteronormativity" was NEVER an easy job.



Wiki: Heteronormativity is any of a set of lifestyle norms that hold that people fall into distinct and complementary genders (man and woman) with natural roles in life. It also holds that heterosexuality is the normal sexual orientation, and states that sexual and marital relations are most (or only) fitting between a man and a woman. Consequently, a "heteronormative" view is one that involves alignment of biological sex, gender identity, and gender roles


Once again, FREEDOM is HOT. 

In these photos, Djibril Cissé, a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for a Greek team, attended "Man of the Year" awards ceremony in Athens wearing a black skirt. He commented on his outfit by saying that "wearing skirts is pretty common in his country of origin" (France with parents from Africa). This comment, emphasizes  the questioning of heterormativity as he refers to the "locality" of gender imagery and heteronormative gender clothing/symbols.
 
Furthermore, the man-skirt situation shouldn't be as shocking to Greek people, since  they do have (like Scottish, Africans and others) a traditional "man-skirt" called "foustanela" worn by "national guards" ("tsoliades"):


[But, I guess, 'institutionalized eccentricity' is not controversial.]


3 comments:

  1. Calling their uniform "institutionalized eccentricity" is taking insolent disrespect to an abominable extreme. Suits and ties can be said to be "institutionalized eccentricity." Why do men wear tight ties that constrict their carotid arteries? Why do they wear coats in summer time, which raise their core temperature to unhealthy level? When they remove those coats they're often sweaty and certainly stink as a result. Suits and ties trace to Beau Brummel, the English fop alcoholic who died of gluttony in 1840 at a French insane asylum. "Institutionalized eccentricity" is society promoting freedom of expression to females, and sternly denying it to males. People are in near total ignorance of the overriding role of social forces in shaping collective behavior in clothing. Mass hypnosis reinforces the idiotic "we do it this way because we do it this way" attitude. Women in pants were previously called "transvestites" until they became so numerous that they could no longer be persecuted, and make no mistake, slapping a nasty label on someone because you disapprove of what they wear IS persecution!

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  2. I recommend that you read again what I am writing above. I am explicitly against clothing limitations - especially those related to social gender roles.

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