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Is women's underwear designed by men?

Hardly.

Marielle Bollier - inventor of the "minikini"

Ninette van Kamp

Marlies Dekkers

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Sun Jan 31st, 2010 at 10:21:31 AM EST
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something else I find striking.

In the past century, there has been a feminist movement that rebelled against dress-code largely imposed through religious mores, which resulted in scantier and more sexually accentuated dress for women - based on grounds that women should be free to wear what they want to choose. This may have been particularly manifest during the sexual revolution but it is still on-going; this is something Marlies Dekkers has professed as part of her drive for creating her own designs.

Now Izzy's diary partially appears to address the undesirable dress-code of garments that typify women mostly as lust-objects.

Isn't the first movement, still on-going, starting to bite the other now?

by Nomad (Bjinse) on Sun Jan 31st, 2010 at 04:19:50 PM EST
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Being told that your body has to be a sex symbol is at least as oppressive as being told that it cannot be one.

Whether the people doing the telling are priests or advertising men (and the functional difference between the two is becoming increasingly obscure to me...) makes less difference than the conventional wisdom would have you believe.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Jan 31st, 2010 at 06:11:57 PM EST
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