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I can't help but think that Judith Butler, queer theorist and author of such influential texts as Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity and Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex, would dig these pleated shorts from CDG Homme Plus. Let's just take it as a given that fashion and style are vectors for the cultural construction of gender and sex, clothing itself being the costume for the ritualized production that is gender performance and a vehicle for the constant reification of binary sexuality put in place by the power regimes of heterosexism and phallagocentrism. The fashion world, both physically and lexically, is sexually-segregated, divided at all levels between the falsely reciprocal categories of "Men" and "Women" as mandated by the heterosexual matrix. Indeed, it is because fashion is a locus of the paternal law and public reinforcement of biological teleology that the wearing of clothing outside sociocultural gender conventions becomes a subversive bodily act, the wearer transgressing the normative binary framework of compulsory heterosexuality. I went to college -RB
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