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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

"Fashion is a political act" says nonbinary fashion designer

Genderless clothing for hauling firewood

"Fashion is a political act" says the apparently gynephobic nonbinary man, Guillermo Jester, who wears dresses because, as he says, "I can have a beard. I can wear a dress. I can have hair on my chest and I can use makeup" when "sharing anecdotes about masculinity, stigmas, and sequins."

Gynophobia is an abnormal fear of women while misogyny is hatred of women. Conversely, androphobia is fear of men, while misandry is hatred of men. Homosexuality is rooted in gynophobia; lesbianism is rooted in androphobia. My guess then is that drag queens are fueled by misogyny while hardened feminists get their guidance from misandry. 

All this has been discussed simply for ages in hundreds of thousands of books, research papers, religious doctrines, university courses, therapy sessions, and finally that ever authoritative therefore highly recommended area of expertise - the airline travel magazine.

My own phobia of agendas subtly being inserted into unsuspecting minds was introduced last week.

For Pride Month (June) Aeromexico's travel magazine, AIRE, featured three Mexican fashion designers making clothing for sodomites, lesbians and all the other numberless sexual preferences out there.

Guillermo Jester is a Mexican fashion designer designing gender-free clothing because, as a nonbinary person, he understands that nonbinary people need clothing fashions that flagrantly shout to normal people that nonbinary people are exploring the intersections of and diffusing boundaries between masculine and feminine by wearing genderless clothing that goes beyond gender identity. "Thinking about gender expressions means thinking about clothes, but also thinking about language. Social constructs are self-sustaining; we either leave them or we change them (destroy them)."

Lest we think this is the old 1960's-70s unisex fallacy, Guillermo says that his designs fluctuate between more feminine and more masculine looks. He's merely "making clothing for people. Period. That transition, the far-reaching change (destruction), has more to do with how we think as a society than with skirts and pants." Therefore he designs dresses for men of all sorts - binary, nonbinary, transgender women and pants suits for binary women, nonbinary women and transgender men.

All this originated with Guillermo's enlightened internal thoughts: "Why does a person who identifies as man or woman have to act in a certain way? Why do we load colors with gender associations?"

His answer is revealing: "In asking questions like this, the keys to Guillermo's clothing brand's aesthetic evolution can be found. The brand is based on deconstructing (DESTRUCTION). Under the maxim of there being no evolution without transgression (destroy in order to BUILD BACK BETTER), Guillermo Jester questions traditional beauty canons (tradition and beauty must be destroyed) and explores expressions of gender (explores the ugliness of sin)."

Highly suggestive of Jester's apparent gynophobia is his use of women from Chiapas who hand embroider and sew. "He speaks about them (the artesanas) in general, but also about each one individually. If we're going to talk about the value of a piece of clothing in its unique and unrepeatable expression (what about each unique and unrepeatable person God created?), let's start by honoring and recognizing the work of its creators (what about honoring and recognizing the work of God as creator of man and woman?)

"Men are involved in Guillermo Jester's confection processes, but it's mostly women. That's why [in Spanish] Guillermo prefers the feminine plural. 'For me, the presence of one craftswoman in the group is enough to talk about artesanas'." Sounds like gynephobic slavery to me....as in, power over all women in order to control them because of whatever caused his deepest fear of women in general.

He says, "I can have a beard. I can wear a dress. I can have hair on my chest and I can use makeup" when "sharing anecdotes about masculinity, stigmas, and sequins."

Since, as Guillermo says, "Fashion is a political act," June is now Pride Month "celebrated all over the world with logos of a zillion companies donning the colors of the rainbow, flying the flag of PROGRESS.

3 comments:

newguy40 said...

I sure wish I could get my wife to agree to dump our cable. I like to watch TCM for some of the old movies they play. Something I tend to leave on when working or writing. TCM keeps popping off these "fashion" commenters and all I see is homo's being normalized. I've tried to listen to what they are saying in relation to the movie but all I hear is blah blah blah aren't I special. I've listened to interviews with great directors like John Ford and it is a breath of fresh air to hear how really smart and matter of fact they were. John Ford said he was just a story teller and that was all he wanted to do in his movies. Tell a story. Stagecoach is a phenom movie as is the Searchers.

Entertainment used to be just entertainment.

NorthCharlton said...

"Fashion is a political act" says the apparently gynephobic nonbinary man, Guillermo Jester, who wears dresses because, as he says, "I can have a beard. I can wear a dress. I can have hair on my chest and I can use makeup"

If that is Guillermo Jester posing in his own transgressive fashions, then it is obviously he is lying. Because although the "male" in the picture certainly can don a woman's dress, or plaster his face with concealing powders and pigments, he obviously cannot have a beard or hair on his chest. Not hair he has naturally grown, anyway.

Some years back I was reading about the evolution of men's dress in western societies. It traced trousers back to horsemanship, breeches to cold weather, and a significant number of other garments to hunting uses ... whether of the English country sport kind, or the American woodlands and prairies.

Your sports coat, is a vestigial version of a game coat.

Susan Matthiesen said...

NorthCharlton.
That isn't Guillermo Jester in the picture. Here's a photo of him:
https://images.vogue.it/users/my/avatar/guillermojester.png?v=1589996769

He really does have a beard. On purpose I didn't link his picture or fashion site in the article although the AIRE magazine was linked in the previous article.

In my younger days before marrying I fox-hunted and showed horses so I fully understand the fact that trousers traced back to horsemanship from the breeches and coats we wore.