‘Women’s Bodies Are Our Business’ – The Next Wave of Clothing – By The New York Times
By Kate Wood, Washington Post ContributorPosted October 09, 2018 09:06:56The American women who are now going to march this year for the first time in years are coming to realize that they are more than just their bodies.
The first female president, Elizabeth Warren, is bringing the first female speaker to the podium in the Oval Office, and there are women in Congress, who are making the case that it’s not just their business and not just theirs to take care of their bodies, but that it should be everyone’s business.
As the women of America head to the Women’s March on Washington this Saturday to make their voices heard, they are learning how important it is to take a second look at their bodies — and how they can be empowered to do it.
The new American fashion industry is changing the way we shop.
The trend toward “all-over body” is catching on with designers and retailers that want to make a statement about the ways our bodies are becoming the most valuable commodity in our lives.
The trend is gaining traction with the public as well.
Last year, a study of over 10,000 Americans found that more than half of us are more concerned with our looks than with our health.
In the same survey, more than two-thirds said they were uncomfortable with the way they look.
This is an issue that has been around for decades, but is getting more attention this year.
A trend in fashion is one that has long been recognized as a way to redefine who we are.
But this year, the fashion industry has taken a new approach: The body is the message.
In fact, a recent study found that 60 percent of women surveyed felt that the message was more important than the fashion itself.
The fashion industry’s push toward a more all-over-the-body approach is making women rethink their roles and the roles of their partners.
As more of us shop for clothes, we are turning the tables on traditional notions of what a woman is supposed to be, and are making ourselves more empowered by being able to express ourselves in all-or-nothing ways.
What do you think?
Is the all-body message enough to make us change our ways?
Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
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