Tuesday, March 18, 2014

girl gone wild

I think I'm comfortably postfeminist enough to wear this Girls Gone Wild trucker hat. Surely someone will confuse my accessorization of the franchise as a subversive endorsement of women 'just expressing themselves.' But I'm not that optimistic. I think I'm actually okay with wearing this hat because I think "Girls Gone Wild" is just the type of shitty entertainment that deserves to be appropriated into contextless ubiquity, hopefully destroying the fecal aura of its crass origin en route. Lol I'm a little out of control today guys.

No disrespect to the actual girls 'gone wild' (or girls going wild anywhere, I guess) -- whatever your reason for participation, I empathize. My core issue with this franchise is its slimy ideological veneer - the one that tricks people into believing women can make truly independent decisions in a culture so entrenched in discrete patriarchal influence.


That said, I can't be counted on to not appropriate meaningful things because (remember?) I selfishly enjoy holding culture accountable for its terrible entitlement complexes. And I've been known to imitate the masses in an undisclosed, masturbatory situationist charade. The difference between my participation in trends that I know suck deep down and the participation of most genuine 'mainstream apologists' is that

1) I don't sincerely believe that anything popular is good
2) I don't currently appraise the importance of my behavior at an obese overestimate -- one that I've seen lead many unfortunate internet presences to defend their lazy compliance with claims that all life and conversation is "performance art"

and
3) I will admit when something I've said or made is propaganda or pornography (this entire blog and all of my social media accounts)

Conversation over. Oh wait, this was and never will be a conversation because I cannot be persuaded. I'm a petulant 20 year old, people. Lower your expectations.



Vintage cap, Deisel leather jacket, Motel bodysuit from 80s Purple, OMG Fashion disco pants, Missguided heels


Everything is infinite,


Bebe Zeva

7 comments:

  1. Amazing bodysuit <3

    http://darkside-of-fashion.blogspot.fr
    xx
    Saskia

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  2. Looove the outfit soo much, very cool! And must I say, those skinnys are so perfect on you, such a nice fit! ♥
    Love the photo's as well :)

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  3. "My core issue with this franchise is its slimy ideological veneer - the one that tricks people into believing women can make truly independent decisions in a culture so entrenched in discrete patriarchal influence."

    But...a truly independent decision is impossible, regardless of cultural climate. No one, even in the most egalitarian societies, lives in a vacuum, and no one is exempt from internalizing what others think. A decision isn't any less real for having been influenced by others. This is true of all walks of life, whether performatively feminine or not. And there's my core issue: people use this doctrine to give disproportionate shit to femininity and things associated with women. All expressions are influenced, be they masculine, feminine, or neuter. Femininity isn't uniquely oppressive, and when people act as though it is, they betray their own distaste for it. As though masculine expressions are the natural order and femininity is a construct.

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  4. i am in love with these shots! your images always look amazing xx

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