The work i am interested in has been inspired by the roaring twenties was the birth of a new woman. She defied society’s standards of what its women were supposed to do, say, wear, act like and be. She wore shorter skirts, more dramatic makeup, and cut her hair. She flaunted her sexuality. She drank, smoked, and danced in clubs. She was a flapper and today she is called a HIPSTER! – ‘An unwashed and ungroomed person who hates corporations and everything mainstream, yet still buys Apple products.’
Though early women evolved to prefer muscular, athletic, confident, secure men, hipsters are convinced that men who try to achieve these characteristics and their female admirers are doing so because they lack the intellectual capacity to realize that pale, sickly men with a smug attitude make the best partners. The masculine ideals of absolute toughness, stubborn self-reliance and emotional silence have been shaken by a new emphasis on men’s emotions, need for advice, and the problems of masculinity. Although gender categories have not been shattered, these alternative ideas and images have at least created space for a greater diversity of identities.
Do you agree?