Monday, May 31, 2010

The Adrogyny

An androgyne in terms of gender identity, is a person who does not fit cleanly into the typical masculine and feminine gender roles of their society. They may also use the term ambigender to describe themselves. Many androgynes identify as being mentally "between" woman and man, or as entirely genderless. They may class themselves as non-gendered, gender neutral, agendered, between genders, intergendered, Bigendered,pangender or Gender fluid. They are technically of both genders. Genderqueer is often used to describe the category.
Androgyne was once used as a synonym for hermaphrodite, although the tewidely used.

One of the biggest and most prevalent mistakes in Western Culture is the idea that there exist two separate and "opposite" genders, masculinity and femininity. This gender dualism is not only false and without any factual or scientific support, but also very harmful. One strategy to overcome this wrongness is the idea of androgyny, by which masculinity and femininity are not conceived as opposite ends of one spectrum, but as two separate spectrums: you can be or have both at once (or neither), not only the one or the other. Thus, you can combine the various components of masculinity and femininity in any number of ways, according to your individual preferences, needs and nature. Should we then strive for an androgynous, individualist, highly diverse culture?
Some people think that the androgyny concept doesn't go far enough; because androgyny still

reproduces elements of the old false split of femininity and masculinity, it should be abandoned. What we need is not to construct combinations of two false concepts, but to go back to - and forward to - a situation with no split in the first place, a place without a gender dichotomy. The point must be made that keeping the

masculine and the feminine apart and separate is what is difficult and unnatural, while keeping them together is simple and natural. We must thus move beyond androgyny, in order to overcome the cultural and social schizophrenia of gender dualism.

Haircuts as expression of gender

are about empowerment, not looks
Men with androgynous haircuts and women who, as he describes, look like little boys, aren't confused. They're making a point. They're subverting normative ...
Androgyny is a term derived from the Greek words άνδρας and γυνή and refers to the mixing of masculine and feminine characteristics, as in fashion or hermaphroditism.
Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd; 14 June 1961) is a British singer-songwriter who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the early 1980s. He helped give androgyny an international stage with the success of Culture Club during the 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. He also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the last decade.
This is where design was highly influenced by the androgyny phase creating a distinct line of fashion and culture almost with a cutting edge ,sharp clean Nonsexual to a degree but sexual in both degrees, but definitely outrageous to the onlooker ,

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