The Gender Bender

Before you fully read this post, keep in mind that this is just my opinion and I am not judging, taking sides, or pushing any the information. But we should be aware of the realities of our world and who shares our spaces no matter their gender, socio-economic status, beauty, gender, sexual preference, or religion and opinion. Having said that, please be respectful, opened minded, and courteous to those around your.

So we are all aware of the fact that people like to dress as the opposite of their gender. I have no personal problem with it, but I do believe that it should be made aware of the fact that as a society it is not encouraged or talked about. Why is gender bending such a taboo? Its part of our history.

Through out history there have been characters that have engulfed our lives in one way or another. From Shakespearean actors trying to secure a role in a play, Chavalier D’Eon, Charles Genevieve Louis Auguste Andre-Timothee D’Eon De Baumont (1728-1810), the French diplomat who was an expressive lifelong transvestite, Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury, Later Third Earl Of Clarendon (1661–1723) who was the governor of the royal provinces of New York and New Jersey from 1702–1708

Then, in films like; In Tootsie (1982), Morrocco (1930), Madam Butterfly, The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Divine,

Also, Iconic figures like Amanda Lepore, K.D. Lang, Milton Berle, Candy Darling, Claude Cahun, Anne Bonny And Mary Read (Early 1700s)

 

Change is a natural process that occurs even in nature, is gender bending a predicative of how nature intended human beings to be from the beginning. There is a change coming along that we should take notice of. Advertising has a huge impact on how genders play their role in advertising. For instance back in the 1950’s, advertising was segregated into sections, minorities, women, and men. Now modern times have expressed the public with salty figures that portray genders in ways that make us clock those figures twice, if not a third time. Clothing brands are have a huge impact on how the public associates the changes in our society, American Apparel, The New Yorker,  YouTube, The Gender Ads Project, Candy Magazine, and so many more.

To be continued…..! please post any comments, insights, or ideas and rants. Tell me what you think?

 

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“If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.” – Anonymous

We can all learn from the way we live our life, reflection is important to understand what one is all about. There is a way that we can reflect by simply stepping back and making decisions that will improve our well being. There is not a better time to do this than by taking account of how you make yourself available to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, clients, and everything one else in between. I realize that we don’t usually make room for reflection rather we like to be selfish, insecure, jealous, and insensitive to those around us. I just ask that you take a moment to reflect on what you did today and think about what you could have done differently if you could do it all over. But keep in mind that regret is never an option rather learn from your mistakes and move forward with your life.