—Hear You Me
Hear You Me-Jimmy Eat World
For my sociology class we have the option of a project pertaining breaking social norms, and thought so with this:
"For this assignment I plan to wear a feminine article of clothing rearranged to attempt to fit a masculine point of view. The femine article of clothing I’ve chosen is a women’s scarf with a floral print. Reworking it as a bandana of sorts, I’ve attempted to make it more masculine. The success of this project now depends on how people will react that I’m wearing a floral headscarf of sorts in a public setting, as it is not very common for men to wear, let alone accessorize. The reason I chose clothing as my social norm is because it’s usually a matter that the individual has complete control over. Considering people would then assume I chose to wear a floral headscarf, would lead to interesting data I’d collect. I’d also reference to pop culture trends of men notably adopting a sense of feminity (for example: David Bowie, Harry Styles, etc). Of course this would all lead to “what makes certain clothing only appropriate for a certain gender?”
I am NOT trying to reinforce the separation of gender appropriation, but rather making it a point of why we make a notice of it, and how clothing in general makes people elicit certain behavior and attitudes in terms of psychology.