Feminist Fashion Statements

Can corporations cash in on an empowerment-for-profit trend?

Billed as the “Face of modern diversity”. Which is damn accurate when you get right down to it.

When the cosmetics giant L’Oréal Paris announced a mixed-race British DJ as its first transgender brand ambassador last month, the fashion-industry press rushed to applaud the multibillion-dollar company’s latest gesture toward “diversity” and “inclusion.” Munroe Bergdorf got a byline in the British edition of Vogue for an article entitled “What Makeup Means to Me,” while W Magazine’s Marissa Muller praised L’Oréal for having “made huge strides” toward the “elusive goal” of “representation for all women in fashion and beauty.” Such representation now must include not only “women” with male genitalia, but also tattooed lesbians like Ruby Rose, who has been an ambassador for Maybelline cosmetics and other brands. Fat women are likewise part of the diversity-and-inclusion trend, with plus-size models doing fashion shows for designer brands, a “shift toward runway realism” that is “refreshing,” as Vogue’s Janelle Okwodu gushed.

If a girl wants to be truly stylish for the fall 2017 season, she must avoid being thin, white or heterosexual, and maybe she actually shouldn’t be a girl at all. Not only can boys become makeup models, but girls can become boys in the gender-blender Internet marketplace where young people shop around for trendy identities.

  • xavier

    Proof what I’ve been saying all along:the fashion magazine efforts are scumbag for aiding and abetting the gay men fashion designers to bodyshame normal/typical women of their feminine and femaleness qualities.
    I want the fashion magazine to crater

  • Barrington Minge

    I’m sick to death of the current trend to bend over backwards for any half-arsed minority who wants their 15 minutes of fame. Transgenders, LBGT, College Snowflakes, Gender Neutrals et al.
    Wise up people, I DON’T CARE about your tin-pot beliefs and desires to get in the news media. You are irrelevent in the major scheme of things. GO AWAY!!

  • tom_billesley

    ‘I spend half my week as a woman and the other half as a man’: Gender fluid Tabitha has boyfriend and a girlfriend
    On the days she feels more like her male alter ego – whom she calls Tate – she binds her cleavage, paints on a moustache and even wears a fake penis.
    Free-spirited Tabitha Downs-King goes to bed each night not ­knowing whether she will wake up a man or a woman.

    • Clausewitz

      Pretty much it wakes up and flips a coin. Heads it gets some tail, and Tails it gets some head.