- White may be a sign of mourning, red may means blood so what does it signify...death? Birth?
These signs are arbitrary and different and interpreted in different society
- Takes cultural training to make certain signs obvious, where it seems right
- Correct uses of clothing to accurate portray someone’s essence
- Pg. 331 – 336
- Billy Tipton was a female who lived out the majority of her life as a man
o So is she being true to her own self? Or is she betraying her biological sex?
- Maybe we’re all in drag
- Different cultural way to comprehend sex and gender
- The idea of a fixed gender, male or female, one or the other; fascinating way to think about
gender and sex, but it’s culturally based
- Forcing people to perform in its binary, to make people go to washrooms that are for their
respective gender, to make it true that someone is a certain gender
- “third gender”, is this view wrong, or is it their perspective that is actually more right?
- Modesty: what does that say about body, about sexuality, about how clothes cover the body,
which parts of the body are sexual, what are cleavage, neckline, ankles, muscular arm; reveal to
us the production of the body
- Secrecy shame, erotic ; more incredible when it’s exposed, when clothing comes off
- The clothes you wear can denote you from being a belonging to the elite, it shows that you’re
disqualified to be in certain higher class, the higher class interpret you in such a way
- The way to use clothes to articulate resistance and hegemony
- Blacks in Britain
- Mark themselves as different, and not assimilated into the white system
- White has borrowed from black style, to signify their own resistance to society and from