By Tara Brabazon
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It shows evidence that women are economically dependent on men. A corseted, high-heeled, over-painted woman with large bouffant will not find breathing easy, let alone an 18-hour work day. While the rights and role of women have changed, it is important to track the continuities: the nineteenth-century corset enacted a discipline enforced from without. The whalebone and fastenings have given way to the twentiethcentury corset of muscle, a discipline enforced from within. Fashion, though, is not only a negative force in society.
Like all languages, fashion can only be understood and read through agreed rules by wearers and readers. There is a literacy, vocabulary and politics of stitched fabric. This chapter follows on from the discussion of feminist representation, to unpick the cloth of fashion and ponder how to connect a transition of style with shifts in society. 1 This statement showed the impact of identity politics on Marxism: New Times ruptured old beliefs. The crisis of the Left, inspired not only by neo-liberal politics but Margaret Thatcher — a female Prime Minister — produced radical reshaping of the welfare state, gay and lesbian rights and the uneasy •Ladies final 1/17/02 4:33 PM Page 35 W H AT W I L L YO U W E A R TO T H E R E V O L U T I O N ?
Singers, film stars, comedians, comic book superheros and fashion editors teach us about romance, inequality, injustice, struggle and success. Organising popular culture into narratives of self and society creates the momentum of everyday life. It must be anchored to a recognisable frame. 94 The women in Notting Hill are funny, powerful and honest. The men celebrate their failures and indeed compete ‘for a brownie’ to determine the biggest loser. Feminism, alongside anti-racist movements, has crumbled the creamy, white façade of the past.
Ladies Who Lunge: Celebrating Difficult Women by Tara Brabazon