MAN REPELLER embraces individual ity in the most stylish package possible. I lift my imaginary Rosie Assoulin dress to Leandra and her entire Man Repeller team. I lift my imaginary Rosie Assoulin dress to Leandra and her entire Man Repeller team/5().

Nothing sexy about down parkas.

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NEW YORK, United States — In April of , Leandra Medine, then a year-old journalism student living with her parents on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, launched a blog with a novel and quirky concept: The Man Repeller.
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MAN REPELLER embraces individual ity in the most stylish package possible. I lift my imaginary Rosie Assoulin dress to Leandra and her entire Man Repeller team. I lift my imaginary Rosie Assoulin dress to Leandra and her entire Man Repeller team/5().
MAN REPELLER embraces individual ity in the most stylish package possible. I lift my imaginary Rosie Assoulin dress to Leandra and her entire Man Repeller team. I lift my imaginary Rosie Assoulin dress to Leandra and her entire Man Repeller team/5().

MAN REPELLER embraces individual ity in the most stylish package possible. I lift my imaginary Rosie Assoulin dress to Leandra and her entire Man Repeller team. I lift my imaginary Rosie Assoulin dress to Leandra and her entire Man Repeller team/5().

They were hewing to a strict code imposed on them by others. And the latter is voluntary—figuratively, sort of, speaking. I encourage you all to actually look at the manrepeller. So much money spent on fashion and it is almost uniformly ugly.

The site is a brilliant parody of the Sarah Jessica Parker fashion nonsense. The Man Repeller points to how subversive Madison Avenue has become in convincing people to shell out good money to buy what is, in sexual function, essentially a burqa, the Old Order Mennonite costumes, or Christian religious order habit.

Somehow they are making dowdy and bizarre clothing into a statement of personal independence and conspicuous affluence. Quite the marketing trick. Just as if I ordered it! An example of equating fashion that does not please the penis with ugly. Somehow they are making dowdy and bizarre clothing into a statement of personal independence.

Apparently it is not the right kind of independence. Old Feminist, did you notice my comment above that the difference between American and Afghani fashion is choice? My point is that women in the U. Your fashion choices are hardly dictated to you by men. Much clothing is designed to be practical. Take the standard winter coat used here in the upper Midwest. Staying warm trumps all. Nothing sexy about down parkas.

Oops, I mis-attributed a quote to oldfeminist that should have been attributed to Blanchette. It makes my last paragraph wrong and my general agreement with oldfeminist greater. That was me, Redpine. And yes, it is a prejudice, but one based on watching and listening to thousands of men talk about what they find to be sexy on the Copa strip.

Now that is completely unfair. I am deeply offended by this ignorant stereotype. I actually think and evaluate fashion using my testicles, not my penis. Correlation is not causation. Like if I saw those pieces on a shelf they would look ugly. Most men-repellant fashion is ugly, because its ugly.

Its inherently ugly, not just due to lack of sex-appeal. High fashion is frequently grotesque on anorexic models. Who does that counseling, Old Feminist? Plus ive observed that it is usually feminine gay men and not masculine gay men that behave in the manner youve described.

Perhaps this has something do to with the instincts of femininity, whether in a male or female body. Perhaps it has to do with people who are trained to notice fashion? Even when european men were very fashion conscious in the late18th c. The macaroni, a feminine gay man was noted for his excessive preoccupation and dedication to fashion. Er, not precisely, hook. There are literally thousands of different body decoration patterns used for different things in the hundreds of different groups in the Amazon.

Tatoos, piercings, scarification, ornamentation and — crucially — body painting. Most of the clothes and ornamentation humans use have nothing to do with their physical needs, Hook. Old Fem, Brazilian women notoriously wear much less make-up than North American women. These women are so ugly compared to the ones back home? Wow, ThadGre, way to pick exactly one item from my list and suggest it invalidates the whole message. The reason is obvious: I did my masters on gringos. And even Maria admits that the idea that Brazilian women use more make-up is a gringo conceit, not supported by her own experience.

So your point is…? Why do American men think Brazilian women are attractive? Because they are still calibrating their appearance for the patriarchy. You say you study Brazilian-gringo interactions for a living. They you say you study punters for a living. And that you spend a lot of time watching the interaction between punters and sex workers. It has exactly no necessary ethnic connotations. Americans are gringos down here, but then again, so are Argentineans, Mexicans and even Mozambiqueans.

You can see an article I wrote on this point over a decade ago here: A pretty damned good one, however. When I began studying prostitution, I was pretty much a card-carrying feminist regarding its causes and effects. It was only after spending much time in brothels, strip clubs and interviewing pros and punters that I realized something which should have been obvious from the start: I never said that prostitution must be more sexist than any other part of society, did I? I just said I thought you would see it there as opposed to maybe in the stock exchange.

I asked if you saw the hand of patriarchy in prostitution. You kind of say yes here. Their fashion is not set by the industry because it attracts the male eye: Feminists have been saying for literally decades that prostitutes and wives are treated much the same, just with different titles.

I approach theory from the ground up: The fashion industry in general has not set as a standard clothing that: Yes, most of them do. Some feminsists do not. Unfortunately, right now, most feminists seem to do, as judged by the organized voices of feminism and their political actions. Would you like an alphabetized or itemized list of feminist organizations, world wide, which are publically in favor of the elimination and repression of prostitution but have not taken anything like a similar stance with regards to marriage?

But you and a certain Toronto cop obviously seem to think it can. Blaming women for rape because of what they wear is wrong. The most common reaction? I was thinking of this analogy: Shame on women for making men inject steroids. Anonymous male, your analogy is perfect because its also borne out of science. Here in Rio, one of the most sought after prostitutes is dwarf, for example. And the number of flabby, out-of-shape and older women who come out each night on the strip to compete with the younger, in shape women and who still always manage to attract clients has to be seen to be believed.

The first post on the blog features this dress. The fact that you seem to think that the piece is notable in any way, shape, or form bears out my theory that women have a much more discerning eye when it comes to this sort of thing than men. Sometimes not even that. Sometime they come right off the runway… wash off the ghostlike make up… put some bronzer on and make a different sexy pose in the seafoam. If one is adept enough at wearing make-up… the point is to look like one is not wearing it.

The rate of eating disorders in this country show that many svelte figures come with the price of fingers down throats or obsessive calorie counting. Hehehehehhehee read about Romans doing the same so they could eat more!!!! And all the obese people? Hmmm methinks much left out Hmmmm. There were several studies done on this. Both men and women make this mistake. Men over-estimate the range of muscle that is attractive to women by pounds!

That means most men think that women are attract to guys like in the bodybuilding mags. The funny thing is: Still, my main point remains: I very much doubt women, in general, take anything men say about their bodies or fashion seriously — at least in terms of absorbing it as a justified critique to which they must bend their behavior. I get the impression okay, maybe a sexist stereotype that women are more likely to be indirect in their critique of other women.

On the subject of street sexual harassment, where do you think the solution lies? A typical day out in a typical Indian city translates into at least two incidents of harassment. Hooray for Western Purdah! Women wear to impress other women and compete with them. The language in the article suggested that these clothes were designed to be unattractive to men on purpose. Man repellent thus is a very ironic joke. If you look at clothing that is mass produced… more of it falls in line with what you think men want to see.

Haute couture… which is what her blog mostly deals with… is something very few people engage with and no one on a daily basis. Today is the day I saw you through Youtube, wish I know you a long time ago. It's so inspiring and s I would love to visit here to see what's the news and incidents. And I'm too old for their demographic.

But I love it. The best fashion blog in existence. I came because I heard it's praises via the glory that is Teen V I am always inspired by what they write and their perspective on the fashion industry as a whole. I am also in love with the way the team writes.

This blog is a constant inspiration for me as a journalist, because it ensures me that giving the best sartorial and lifestyle advice will get you far.

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