Monday, 30 May 2011

Fashfem Linkage!

The Circus, 1870-1950 by TASCHEN

In a new series here on Feminist Fashion Bloggers, we are compiling posts that weren't produced as part of the FFB themes/topic prompts, but sit along the intersection of fashion, body image and feminism. Some but not all the posts were written by FFB members, and some were put forward by the authors, while some were nominated by others.

The range of the various posts is wide ranging and thought provoking as usual! There's posts about the socially accepted rules of dressing, including dressing to hide one's perceived flaws, dressing sexily, dressing modestly, dressing at costuming events, dressing wile pregnant, the perenial problem with the phrase 'real women', perceptions of fat people and tatoos and Niquabs, and girls' desire for Barbies.


The Alt Librarian - “You Were So Pretty Before”: Gender and its Implications within Modern American Tattoo Culture (submitted by Millie of Interrobangs Ananymous)

Beauty Schooled - Enough with the fat hate (submitted by Autunm at the Beheld)

The Beheld - My First Barbie (submitted by Mrs Bossa)

Decoding Dress - Figureing out Sexy Part 1 and Part 2 (nominated by Autunm at the Beheld)

Hugo Schwyzer - “Your body is not so powerful it can drive others to distraction”: a letter to a teenage girl about clothing, modesty, and Slutwalk (submitted by the Beheld - and again by me, because I missed that it had already been put forward)

Knitting up the ravelled sleeve of care - Imperfections

Mrs. Bossa Does the Do - Dressing for your shape part 1, part 2 and part 3 (submitted by finder extraordinaire or may great reads Autumn at the Beheld)

Tea and Feathers - All together now: we are all real (submitted by Sadie at Knitting up the ravelled sleeve of care)

One Techies Search for Something Resembling Style - Follow Up: Feminism and the Slave Leia Costume

Oranges and Apples - Dressing Pregnant Bodies

Lids, Sewn Shut - Niquab: Just a piece of cloth (submitted by Millie of Interrobangs Ananymous)