Are the Goths Killing Us?
The Gothic clothing trend has been killing us, says author and activist Gloria Steinem.
Gothic clothes are designed to be feminine, but not to be as masculine as other styles.
In fact, Steinem says they’re making it harder for women to wear these clothes in the same way that they make it harder to wear other kinds of clothing.
Steinem is the author of Goth Feminism, which documents the fashion movement that began in the late 1980s and is now thriving in some cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
“Goth girls are very good at identifying what’s feminine and what’s masculine,” Steinem told the Huffington Post.
“It’s very important to me that these girls, they know what to wear and what not to wear, but they’re also very good about identifying what is feminine and masculine.
So it’s not really a case of trying to find a new identity for Goth girls, it’s just about identifying who they are.”
Goth women are very well known for wearing masks, as well as wearing makeup, and for wearing clothing that is more conservative than it is fashionable.
Steininger says this trend is killing the Goth girl.
“The Goth girl has been going out and dressing like a guy all of her life, and this is killing her.
They’re making her feel less masculine, and less feminine,” she said.
The trend is also killing the “goth” subculture, which Steinem describes as “a subculture that has existed since the 1960s that’s very much a subculture of the male gaze.”
Goths are a sub-culture, but its very much about the goth, Steiningers statement shows.
It’s a subcultural that has been around for a very long time, and its very easy to say, ‘This is not the goths, this is not our gothic look.’
That is not true.
And it’s really sad, because we have to do it.
It just feels like the gurus and the gents and the cool people are dying out, and it’s hurting us.
“Steininger and other Goth feminists say that Goth Feminists, which includes Steinem, have a large following in the community, and they’ve been organizing a movement to change the way Goths dress, including a new trend called Goth Slutwalk.”
We need to go after the guys and make it clear that we’re going to fight against the idea that there is this one sexy girl who can’t dress like a boy or a girl. “
We’ve got to do more.
We need to go after the guys and make it clear that we’re going to fight against the idea that there is this one sexy girl who can’t dress like a boy or a girl.
That’s not what the world is.
It is the world of boys and girls and that’s what we need to change.”