What do gender & power have in common? They are not the properties of individuals — possessions that one has or doesn’t have — but rather, the properties of social life. An isolated human being cannot have power. An isolated human being cannot have a gender.

Sociologist Michael Kimmel, The Gendered Society {2011} (via antineutral)

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abigaildonaldson:

Fiber optic dress at Richard Nicoll Spring/Summer 2015

For spring, British designer Richard Nicoll teamed up with Disney to create a collection inspired by Tinkerbell. The fairy figure could be seen throughout the collection in the form of mirrored cutouts hanging off of holographic bags, however, it was Nicoll’s opening slip dress that stole the show.
Created in collaboration with London-based fashion and technology company Studio XO, the dress was made from a fiber optic fabric activated by high intensity LEDs tailored within it. The result was a delicate, fairy-like glow.
“It created a magical pixie dust effect down the catwalk,” said Matthew Drinkwater, head of the Fashion Innovation Agency, which brought Richard Nicoll, Studio XO and Disney together. “It was imperative for Richard that what went down the catwalk was ‘fashion’ not ‘tech.’ The gasps were audible as the dress appeared, it was a huge moment for fashion technology. We’d built something that was truly desirable.”

abigaildonaldson:

Fiber optic dress at Richard Nicoll Spring/Summer 2015

For spring, British designer Richard Nicoll teamed up with Disney to create a collection inspired by Tinkerbell. The fairy figure could be seen throughout the collection in the form of mirrored cutouts hanging off of holographic bags, however, it was Nicoll’s opening slip dress that stole the show.

Created in collaboration with London-based fashion and technology company Studio XO, the dress was made from a fiber optic fabric activated by high intensity LEDs tailored within it. The result was a delicate, fairy-like glow.

“It created a magical pixie dust effect down the catwalk,” said Matthew Drinkwater, head of the Fashion Innovation Agency, which brought Richard Nicoll, Studio XO and Disney together. “It was imperative for Richard that what went down the catwalk was ‘fashion’ not ‘tech.’ The gasps were audible as the dress appeared, it was a huge moment for fashion technology. We’d built something that was truly desirable.”

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radfemale:

You weren’t ‘assigned’ a sex. Sex is an important part of biology and is not a choice or an identity.

You were assigned gender DUE to your sex. Gender is oppressive. It perpetuates misogyny through dictating females to be submissive and subordinate, and men as dominant and superior.

Again: sex is not the problem. Please stop acting like biology is wrong and gender (which harms women) is somehow more important.

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