Harry Styles’ Vogue cover caught the attention of many this past week, as his stunning figure is seen in multiple shots of him in skirts and dresses, in front of simple, nature inspired backgrounds. Although this type of ‘gender-bending’ look has been seen for many years, celebrities were still shocked by Styles’ outfits. The most notable celebrity reaction was from Candace Owens on Twitter who responded directly to the vogue post by tweeting, “There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It’s an outright attack. Bring back manly men.” Following up the previous tweet, she tweeted “Terms like ‘toxic masculinity’ were created by toxic women. Real women don’t do fake feminism. Sorry not sorry.” WRITTEN BY: Rachel Gerhardt
For the past three months, the Zenerations team has been hard at work with Progressive Threads (@progressivethreads) to develop a line of t-shirts that encapsulate the youthful vision of our organization. Fashion is a way to express the message that you want to put out in the world, and with each simplistic, cartoon-like design, and the phrases written atop them, sporting these t-shirts displays a sign of hope for the future. 50% of the proceeds from our t-shirts will be donated to Color Of Change. *Zenerations and Progressive Threads are not officially affiliated with Color of Change.
Styles and cultures have been taken away from Black people for decades to be reclaimed as something more “trendy” or “appropriate.” With the recent rise in media attention towards the Black Lives Matter movement, it is important to understand where aspects of our society have come from, and the stigma that Black people have faced regarding their styles that white people have never faced. The double standard between POC and white people when it comes to the fashion industry is not an isolated issue; Black Lives Matter encapsulates all issues that Black people face. Article by Dylan Follmer and Sophia Delrosario