Friday, July 24, 2009

Lace Equals Leather

Robert Walser posits in Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, that boys dressing as girls in glammy metal bands like the New York Dolls and early Motley Crue is a really a form of intense rebellion and rebellion is the stuff of masculinity so it follows that the guy up there on stage strutting in a lacy thong is actually displaying a sort of hyper-masculinity.Deena Weinstein in the same film equates freedom and masculinity, uncuffing yourself from gender norms and expectation is therefore the ultimate masculine expression, like rebel peacocks.

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