Since this cropped up in another topic, I decided to try forking it off here:
It’s one of those phenomena I am surprised that there is so much controversy about netside. Any discussion of things that people should/shouldn’t wear seems uncomfortably like fashion-policing to me. But why it interests me is that there are often lots of double-standards at play which I don’t see unpacked.
Such as why are there such strong reactions of “people shouldn’t need to see X” about some clothing trends, when you honestly don’t need to look at them? It seems obvious to me that the reason why “X” jumps out at you is because you are fixated upon it. This in turn leads to consensus expectations, but I am not convinced that that is a good idea. Why have expectations about what clothes a stranger might wear? At its deepest levels, I think that it reenforces many norms of class, gender, and culture/imperialism which are themselves taken for granted while being unhealthy.
What is it that draws you over the line from professing a personal dislike of an article of clothing in a certain context, and insisting upon creating a consensus about what others should do?