Somewhat relevant article, lots to unpack, some irrelevant.
I realize we tend to be negative about celebrities influence, but this analyst seems to think they are influential.Celebrities like Jared Leto and Harry Styles, have pushed gender boundaries in fashion, often appearing on the red carpet in feminine clothing like dresses and skirts.
“Celebrities are actually really helping to push the category forward and just really legitimize it,” Schmidt said. “Especially younger generations, when they see that Brad Pitt wore a skirt to the Bullet Train premiere, that suddenly says, ‘Okay, this is okay. I can wear a skirt too.’
This statement is so false. Yes, women can shop in the men’s section - but the reverse has never been true. She also is mixing up “gender neutral” clothing with gender ideology - frankly I see the two as separate movements, with “gender neutral” saying exactly what she is saying it isn’t saying. From what I see from “gender neutral” companies they generally say “Wear what you want, be yourself”. I find it laughable they come to the conclusion that de-gendering clothing will lead to irreversible surgeries.She [Jennifer Sey] argued that there used to be a time when girls could shop in the boys’ section and boys could shop in the girls’ section “without any fanfare or controversy,” but now, “in an attempt to break down gender stereotypes, the gender ideology movement has had the reverse effect, telling girls that if they like to shop in the boys department, there must be something wrong.”