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This is Kumar.
shirt & neck tie
This is Jane.
Jane has a neck,
BUT, DA FUQ!
no neck tie at wrok?
And.. why is this Indian lady wearing
Kanye West Winter 1901?
Why do some people want ban on
only one of these head covers?
And... Native American women dress
to offend modern American businessmen?
Cave people wore animal skin
environment in general.
for protection from
PETA found SATAN!
Clothes used to cover excretory organs
Because: FEAR of causing disgust
SOCIAL NEEDS OF CLOTHING ESTABLISHED
Esteem needs kick in!
Clothes evolve as
tool of VANITY
Nostradamus predicted: Vanity will become multi-billion dollar industry.
Okay.. he dindn't.
By ancient timeline
clothes clearly reflected
social class & roles
Some men preferred shorter robes.
Because, they go out & work #Comfort
Right hand let free
Left hand is let free
BIRTH OF GENDERED CLOTHING
Patriarchal Greco Romans equate clothing
as a moral protection of man's poperty
Insecure Husband Alert!
Greco Roman styles reach India.
Few Mauryan royal women
start covering upperbody
breastband a.k.a pratidhi
Trivia: Few lower caste Indian women were denied the right to cover breasts till 19th century.
Kushans bring in Persian clothing style
Like.. trousers, cut & sew garments.
Women in Gupta dynasty wore stitched blouse...
Most Indians continued to wear draped rectangular fabric.
Evolve into modern sari & dhoti
In Europe, religion influence men & women
to cover even hair & neck.
Men found comfort in pants
And we had first desi sanskari couple....
Imperialists visit Asia-Pacific,
America & Africa.
hey, no clothes?
nah, it's hot here.
ur hubby is okay with that?
your breasts are sexual
Gave them their morals
Took away everything else...
19th century Industrial revolution
led to mass manufacturing!
Men's clothing changed from
Dude, You're darb!
Dude, You're drag!
While men's clothing focused on functionaity,
19th century women clothing was cruel AF!
Damn. Gotta fix this, said:
1ST WAVE FEMINISTS
Feminists fought for women's civil rights.
Women's social role changed radically.
So did women's clothing of early 1900s.
Paul Poiret designed pants for women, 1920s
I made a suit for you - Coco Chanel, 1920s
1st women's tuxedo YSL: 1966
Information era: Advanced gender studies
"Gender" &"Sex" distinguished.
Social / psychological attributes of sex
Biological attribute defined by measurable chromosomes / organs.
Non-Socts: That's feminine! Scots:Nooooo
Prior to World War 2, pink was masucline
Gender attributes change with cultures & time.
You are programmed to shop
gender notions of a sexist past. #GenderedEconomics
Barely any pockets
Variety & Vanity
Stripes & checks
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