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15. Do you address anything political in the way you dress?

Not really. But for myself, I like to do it in a sustainable way, that reduces waste and unnecessary consumption.

There is nothing consciously political about the way I dress, but the way I view clothes and try to only make second hand purchases is rooted in environmentalism.

Only when a presidential election season is upon us, and then, yes, I will demonstrate support for my candidate by wearing a lapel pin.

I like to blur lines of androgeny a bit and think that everyone should be able to dress however they feel.

The personal is political


I wake up political, and I sleep naked. Tattooed women are inherently political.

Women in our culture lack a certain degree of agency and getting tattoos increases that phenomenon. Men openly discuss my body in public, in front of me. Someone coined the term "tatcalling" to describe excessive attention. People have a lot of questions for heavily-inked women, like "did that hurt?" or "what does it mean?

The rest of me is pretty political, too. I show as much skin as I want to, and I rarely wear a bra. I refuse to wear heels to work if I'm traveling to a conference. I went to grad school for way too long to wear heels for 8 hours. Women colleagues whisper to me "I wish I wore flats," and I tell them "it's a gamechanger. Wear flats to work."

I don't think so

Today most of the garments being sold in Germany or the US or any western Country are made by poor People in Sweat Shops that are located in poor countries because labour is cheap there and the fabrication of garments is very labour intensive. I wear a lot of Things I made myself. So I put something against the global taste sold by international companies like Zara (Inditex), H&M, Primark etc. and I am not personally responsible for the Exploitation in those Sweat Shops. I really try to wear my garments as Long as possible to honour the work of the People who made my garments and to make only a small Impact on the Environment.

yes. the choice of where and why I buy what I buy from whom and made of which fabrics.


avoid looking conservative!

I think how we all dress is totally politicized, especially inasmuch as our expressed identity and perceived ideas are political! I still hold revulsion towards the (old, gender normative, but also persistent) idea that women have to *try hard* and men do not. I guess I like to reserve the right to not dress entirely one way or another, to have some outfits that are contradictory, and have that all be me, represent me. Not being coherent.

No its not.

I throw modesty to the wind to spite conservative dressers (and people). I also dress in a kind of masculine way sometimes because I think gender is a sham.

Yes, I think dressing has to do with power. I like wearing office clothes because it is the opposite to my life - I am a poor artist. I think I am confusing the corporate power dressing system in a way.

Sometimes I like to wear my "March for our Lives" tee shirt but that is about the only political thing I wear. I get nervous wearing it sometimes because I live in a very conservative part of Florida and I am always worried some mean and angry person is going to be mean and angry to me because of my shirt. But mostly I smile and think of the amazing kids who are a part of this movement and I am glad to be a part of it and to support it in the way that I can.

My hair (dreadlocs - freedom and revolution). Also, my love for African prints (I hope that I can say that the African pride is rising with my clothing)

I dress with self-possession; that is a radical act.

I have a couple t-shirts with slogans, I guess. Feminist ones and liberal ideas.

I leave most of my body uncovered in a Muslim country.

Futch. Not femme, not butch. Kind of a bro look but without the salmon shorts.

Not particularly, although I do feel very strongly about letting women wear whatever they want to, and not sexualizing their bodies.

On the Fourth of July, I can get away with wearing red, white, and blue at the same time.

Well, the way I dress is not straight. In Europe right-wing people tend to dress more straightly than left-wing people. So I guess I look slightly leftish, although I am not covered in self-knitted woolen cloaks. In fact, politically I am somewhere in the middle. Except that I believe - correct: that I know - that CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE GREATEST THREAT MANKIND HAS EVER FACED.


I like to paint on/distress my own clothes and I have a lot of ideas for political stances/statements to put on a t-shirt but I never do them.


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