Dress and Religion

The article that I found is titled THE NATION; Court Lets Schools Ban Inflammatory T-Shirts; A federal appeals panel rules that an anti-gay slogan sported by a San Diego- area high school student interfered with others’ right to learn.; [HOME EDITION], by Henry Weinstein. In which they talk about on how a “school in the Western United States can forbid high school students to wear a T-shirt with a slogan that denigrates (belittles) gay and lesbian students.” But the thing that was dissapointing about this, but kinda obvious on what was going to happen what that “Harper was represented by two Christian- oriented legal organizations, sued the school district, contending that both his right to free speech and freedom of religion had been violated. Harper asserted that wearing the T-shirt was “motivated by sincerely held religious beliefs” regarding homosexuality and that the school “punished” him for expressing them. He also said the school had “attempted to change” his religious views”

By Jennifer Alonso Posted in Art 302

Reading Assignment #7

1.”Post-war youth cultures successfully lifted the mask of masculinity, by revealing that the uniformity and anonymity of the suit was itself a construction, that it was a costume which was consume like any other, and had been perfected to the point of inscrutability by the ruling classes, who visually asserted their power through their ‘respectable’ dress, setting an example that the lower classes were to aspire to in their ‘Sunday Best’.

2.”Exaggeration within the dress of those men who wish to step outside these somewhat rigid definitions has long history, and exaggeration itself need only be slight to provoke moral anxiety”

3.”Angela Carter wrote of these conflicting ideas of femininity in 1975, she referred to the great impact that Andy Warhol’s celebration of drag queens had and asked whether after the unease surrounding traditional vision of femininity of the sixties: the only people we could go to find out what it (femininity) had looked like were the dedicated male impersonators who had kept the concept alive in the sequined gowns, their spike-heeled shoes and their peony lipstick? Probably”

By Jennifer Alonso Posted in Art 302

Reading Assignment # 6

– does your dress follow traditional gender roles?
– how does your gender influence your apparel choices?
– in what ways do you dress outside of your gender?

By Jennifer Alonso Posted in Art 302

Reading Assignment #4

  • social Power

In my perspective i believe that social power it identify those who are leaders by heart, such as these 2 images that I choose, these two females are portraying leadership, power within, and accomplishment.


  • status

The image that I have of Status is someone who shows how much power they have towards others, as well they have many riches.

  • symbol of Power

To me it means someone who does not care what others say in which is like a leader, they pretty much do whatever they feel is right, and they go by what they believe in.

By Jennifer Alonso Posted in Art 302

Reading Assignment #3

– Is our present image of the female dress a copy of what male used to use(little boys used to wear dresses)
– As fashion now make the male have more or less of an imagination on a female body
– Will fashion ever stay for a long period of time, for instance the bell bottom jeans how it took a while to go into the skinny jeans

By Jennifer Alonso Posted in Art 302

Reading Assignment #2

In the reading it seemed as the person that was letting us know of the issue, find it hard to fit in. But with the little or huge changes that she has done to her self had made her slightly made her feel as if she fitted in much better. Such as for instance when she dyed her hair blonde she felt as if she was being more acknowledge, but at the same time she was criticized of her being blonde because of the stereotype that goes on with being a blonde and especially if you are a female. But she just pretty much went on in discussing the way how we are persuaded to change from one setting to another with change or no change within you

By Jennifer Alonso Posted in Art 302

Cultural Influence of Personal Dress

Part of my identity is this pendant and this ring (sadly I wasn’t able to find the ring) that was given to me on my fifteen (15) birthday by my mother, and it was given to my mother when she turned fifteen (15) by my grandmother. But the unique thing about this object is not like any other common pendant and ring that is given to you when you turn fifteen (15), because the ones that are usually seen on quinzcenieras have the fifteen (15) on them. The thing that I like I like about this object is that you are able to use it any other occasion.


By Jennifer Alonso Posted in Art 302