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I’m not a gay man and I can’t pretend to speak on their behalf, but I have plenty of gay friends to know they aren’t all flaming, finger-snapping, neck-rolling stereotypes. I may not completely understand being sexually attracted to the same sex personally, but I sure as hell know what gay ISN’T.
When the headline “Kevin Clash Gay, But Not Molestor: Accuser Recants Statement” hit the internet earlier this week, there was a part of me that was a mess of confusion and disappointment. More so than being disgusted at the allegations made against the popular Elmo puppeteer, I was also jaded at the excitement the media seems to get off of including the word “gay” and “sexual predator” in the same sentence. It reminds me of popular stereotypes in which gay men instantly get labeled as child molesters or even use of the common disclaimer “No homo” when a man compliments another man’s appearance. It’s not to say that there aren’t homosexual child molesters, but gay isn’t some kind of season pass to a world of promiscuous sex, leather chaps and deviant behavior. Gay can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, but listed below are a few things that it just isn’t:
The hype for Versace for H&M has finally died down. This can only mean one thing. It’s time for a new fashion collaboration! Enter, Jason Wu for Target!
Teaser images of the collection surfaced last week, but the ENTIRE Jason Wu for Target collection was released on Tuesday. Mr. Wu (designer of Michelle Obama’s inaugural gown) has created pieces inspired by the femininity found in French new wave films. This inspiration can be seen in the details of the garments – chic separates, bows, aline skirts and nautical stripes galore!
“My goal was not to duplicate anything from my main collection,” Wu explains to T Magazine. “Instead I designed completely new clothes and accessories that reflect my taste and have a voice of their own.”
As a bonus, the price is oh-so right for this dainty collection with nothing priced over $60! You’ll find Jason Wu for Target in stores starting February 5, 2012. We recommend developing a game plan now because these collaborations have been known to start cat fights over couture!
Check out the entire collection below:
Are you planning on snatching up a piece of the collection? Or, are you over all these collaborations?
Photos via Glamour.com
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Even the most liberal limb of me has to admit that there are some great perks associated with being a woman, and even more when you’re a woman with a man. If I haven’t offended you yet, allow me to explain. While I still encourage independence, self- sufficiency and to be treated as equals, double-standards don’t bother me nearly as much when I am on the side of the freeway looking at my car do the “shoulder-lean” as the air slowly deflates from my tire. I surely don’t mind being a damsel in distress when I see a spider that has basically seized my entryway with his web basically making me a prisoner in my own home.
Like the show tune says, “I enjoy being a girl.”
At the same time, when the going gets rough and you find yourself without a guy to get going, sometimes you have to “man-up” and take care of business. It’s these times when you have to toss your fragile femininity on the shelf and get down and dirty. After mastering the following situations, you may even be able to teach these pretty boys a thing or two:
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