Sponsored Content

Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

« Presidential Hopeful Elizabeth Warren Wonders How the American People Could Ever Vote for a Known Liar for President | Main | Babylon Bee: Media Offers Thoughts and Prayers That Someone Will Start Some Violence at the Virginia Gun Rights Rally »
January 20, 2020

Great: Gucci's New Fashion Line Has a Theme of... "Anti-Toxic-Masculinity"

Oh right. I can see how that would work perfectly for, you know, clothes.

How do you fight toxic masculinity with clothes, you ask?

Simple. You just do what every designer's been doing for 30 years -- dress up men in effeminate clothing, including skirts and babydoll dresses.

[F]or his Fall 2020 men's collection in Milan today, Michele boiled down his vision for Gucci to its essence. He wanted to capture the purity of childhood, back when carefree days weren't tainted by societal norms, particularly those relating to masculine ideals.


"In a patriarchal society, masculine gender identity is often moulded by violently toxic stereotypes," read the show notes. "A dominant, winning, oppressive masculinity model is imposed on babies at birth. Attitudes, languages and actions end up progressively conforming to a macho virility ideal that removes vulnerability and dependence. Any possible reference to femininity is aggressively banned, as it is considered a threat against the complete affirmation of a masculine prototype that allows no divergencies."

That Hansel, he's so hot right now

Why don't you derlichte my balls?
Please find enclosed my written consent
for derlichting my balls.

There's some video of these, uh, festivities here.

Vogue is thrilled at the trans-gressiveness!

The biggest surprise on Gucci’s fall 2020 men’s runway in Milan today wasn’t the lack of prints or the retro, boyish silhouettes, but the slogan written on the front of a simple white tee: “impotent/impatient.” The shirt was part of double-printed motif inspired by punk musician Richard Hell that also included a T-shirt that read, “thank/think.” Will men sport a top advertising impotency?

So, if i have this right, you took the lazy hack "artiste" trick of just taking a hot-button buzzword and stenciling it on a white background -- "art" galleries are littered with a thousand "paintings" just consisting of the word "PRIVILEGE" -- and you just slapped it on a t-shirt?

How daring. How artistic.

In Alessandro Michele's new world of menswear, proclaiming oneself impotent (or impatient, for that matter) isn’t something to be ashamed of. Notes for the collection spoke of a rejection of toxic masculinity and an embrace of a genderless form of beauty. "Toxic masculinity, in fact, nourishes abuse, violence, and sexism. And not only that. It condemns men themselves to conform to an imposed phallic virility in order to be socially accepted," read the press release. To paraphrase: The patriarchy is over.

Yes, it's totally over.

In unrelated news, the top designer at Gucci is male and so is its CEO.

Related: The "anti-manspreading chair" is back in the news again, because the "award" winning designer admits it won't actually accomplish the thing this ugly chair was designed to accomplish.

digg this
posted by Ace at 03:46 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
whig: "171 Goddammit; Led Zeppelin is my favorite band to ..."

Braenyard: "oops ..."

jim (in Kalifornia) [/b] [/s] [/i] [/u]: "184 Both sets of my grandparents finished school a ..."

Lemmiwinks: "1 What did Pete Townsend do? Posted by: Biff Po ..."

dagny, first of her name: "Doesn't matter that 16 was marrying age. Why would ..."

Braenyard: "The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project ..."

Sam Cooke: " She was only sixteen, only sixteen (Sixteen, six ..."

Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song: ""Led Zeppelin is my favorite band too, and I never ..."

Adult Baby Fetish Enthusiastss: "[i]Infantilization is almost complete. Just turn o ..."

Duncanthrax: "[i]Goddammit; Led Zeppelin is my favorite band too ..."

whig: "105 The question was where were the parents? So ..."

Rbastid: "Don't you already have an immense hatred for the E ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64