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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgyny

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Androgyny refers to the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics. Sexual ambiguity may be found in fashion, gender identity, sexual identity, or sexual lifestyle. It could also refer to biological intersex physicality, especially with regards to plant and human sexuality.[1]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgyny#Contemporary_trends

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Androgyny has been gaining more prominence in popular culture in the early 21st century.[10] Both fashion industries[11] and pop culture have accepted and even popularised the "androgynous" look, with several current pop stars being hailed as creative trendsetters.

The rise of the metrosexual in the first decade of the 2000s has also been described as a related phenomenon associated with this trend. Traditional gender stereotypes have been challenged and reset in recent years dating back to the 1960s, the hippie movement and flower power. Artists in film such as Leonardo DiCaprio sported the "skinny" look in the 1990s, a departure from traditional masculinity which resulted in a fad known as "Leo Mania."[12] This trend came long after musical superstars such as David Bowie, Boy George, Prince, and Annie Lennox challenged the norms in the 1970s and had elaborate cross gender wardrobes by the 1980s. Musical stars such as Marilyn Manson and the band Placebo have used clothing and makeup to create an androgyny culture throughout the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s. Manson even appearing genderless in the album cover for Mechanical Animals, showing breasts and no reproductive organs.

One of the earliest celebrities to challenge gender stereotypes was Elvis Presley in the 1950s, whose wardrobe and use of makeup (particularly eye makeup) incited traditionalists to riot. Presley inspired extraordinary artists such as the Beatles (starting with long hair and progressing to full-fledged androgynous dress in life and on stage), the Rolling Stones (particularly Mick Jagger who strongly worked the androgyny angle) during the 1960s. Many other musicians challenged gender stereotypes such as, Jimi Hendrix who wore women's shirts, scarves, high-heeled boots, and was famously shy and soft-spoken in interviews. In the 1970s John Travolta made skintight male fashion disco de rigueur. Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant fashioned perhaps the most enduring image of modern androgyny. Plant combined a somewhat effeminate physical appearance with a high pitched, flamboyant vocal range coupled with a distinctly masculine sexuality. With this new fashion, celebrities have influenced other males to have an increasing interest in traditional female interests like clothing, fashion accessories, hairstyles, manicures, spa treatments and so on.[13][14] These trends have arguably gone on to reshape fashion, clothing houses, including Top Man, and designer labels. There has been an increase in sales in relevant "androgynous" merchandise.[15][16]

While the 1990s unrolled and fashion developed an affinity for unisex clothes there was a rise of designers who favored that look, like Helmut Lang, Giorgio Armani and Pierre Cardin, the trends in fashion hit the public mainstream in the 2000s (decade) that featured men sporting different hair styles: longer hair, hairdyes, hair highlights. Men in catalogues started wearing jewellery, make up, visual kei, designer stubble. These styles have become a significant mainstream trend of the 21st century, both in the western world and in Asia.[17] Japanese and Korean cultures have featured the androgynous look as a positive attribute in society, as depicted in both K-pop, J-pop,[18] in Anime and Manga,[19] as well as the fashion industry.[20]


One of the main predictions for the future is that everybody will be so androgynous that it will be impossible to identify somebody's sex just by looking at them, like we can now. And I wouldn't be surprised if that turned out to be true based on how things are now.

How do you feel about androgyny? Are you androgynous? Would you like to live in a world where everyone was androgynous? Am I a sexist because I wouldn't?
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#5
I guess I am a little. I wouldn't say it's sexist for not wanting everyone to be androgynous.
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#6
who's to say what is masculine and what is feminine?

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#8
I wouldn't mind living in an androgynous society, not where everyone is the same and bland, but where people aren't called fags or dykes and stuff for not fitting the image of the sex they are
#10
and they love each other soooooo
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#11
I'd like to be able to tell the difference between gender but I don't really care about the roles associated. And I don't see the physical aspect going away any time soon. We'll at least be able to keep seeing boobs and hearing high/low voices.
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#13
It's 2013 and I live in America. I have to be this. But when I say this I mean showering every day, and putting on lotion cause I've got really sensitive skin (and stretch marks). I don't care though. I don't go as far ass putting on make up and talking with a lisp. I wash my hair nearly everyday so it smells good, lotion myself after I shower, and change twice a day if it's hot out. I don't care. I've done worse, more "feminine" things.
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It's 2013 and I live in America. I have to be this. But when I say this I mean showering every day, and putting on lotion cause I've got really sensitive skin (and stretch marks). I don't care though. I don't go as far ass putting on make up and talking with a lisp. I wash my hair nearly everyday so it smells good, lotion myself after I shower, and change twice a day if it's hot out. I don't care. I've done worse, more "feminine" things.

What are you even talking about? Hygiene isn't feminine.
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#20
I'm easily the most androgynous looking person that I know.
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What are you even talking about? Hygiene isn't feminine.



I wish this was the norm. But for me not so much. I've known many "types" of people(males). And at least 90% of them would make some [pseudo] homophobic joke if they found out you did something like using lotion, or dying your hair, or shaving your pits so you don't smell like ass 24/7 Even if these were the type of males that went clubbing every night trying to get laid, if you did anything like this and it wasn't to get your dick wet they'd try and crack some joke about it.
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I wish this was the norm. But for me not so much. I've known many "types" of people(males). And at least 90% of them would make some [pseudo] homophobic joke if they found out you did something like using lotion, or dying your hair. Even if these were the type of males that went clubbing every night trying to get laid, if you did anything like this and it wasn't to get your dick wet they'd try and crack some joke about it.

Maybe if you stopped being a try-hard cynic you wouldn't be surrounded by such cunts.
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Would beta males turn into Betas?
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#29
There's an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where they have to interact with this androgynous society. That society views bi-sexed ones like our own to be inferior.

Not entirely related to this thread but you all should know that.
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#30
I feel more secure as a person knowing that. I thank you. And wish that your Swanson avatar was back
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It can be now. I forgot Parks and Rec was back.
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#32
I've been told I look androgynous before but that was before I had facial hair. I guess it's still sorta there when I have a clean shave going.

Edit: But I totally dress masculine and think it's superior in every way. Can I add misogynist to my user title?
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It can be now. I forgot Parks and Rec was back.


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I've been aware of this androgyny trend for quite a while and purposely try not to be a part of it just because I don't like it. I think masculinity and femininity are real things and there's nothing wrong with that.

Ok going to sleep now. Keep the thread alive.


I think they're mostly social constructs, but so is morality, and I like morality too.
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Sexual orientation will be more or less non existent because everyone will be so alike, and by then there will be very efficient ways extract sperm to fertilise eggs in tubes and all that stuff so it won't matter. That's the prediction.

lol, that sounds awful
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lol, that sounds awful

If everyone had a penis and vagina, or better yet, a pegina (combination of both), competition for mates would effectively be cut in half.

I favor the pegina. Haven't worked out the logistics yet, but I favor it.
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Maybe if you stopped being a try-hard cynic you wouldn't be surrounded by such cunts.



I probably should have specified this was more prevalent when I wasn't try hard what-so-ever. But now I'm more "selective" and yadda yadda. I'll just quit while I'm ahead. I need more water to sober up etc etc.
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I have long hair, and my jeans are somewhere between skinny and normal. That's about as close as it gets for me.
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i doubt androgyny is the future as long as guys grow hair on their faces and girls have boobs.
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