Many male celebrities are being applauded on Entertainment gossip blogs for their public commitment to short shorts. Grown men did not wear shorts to avoid looking immature and being perceived as weak. To answer this question we need to look to fashion history and in particular at the last time raising the hemline caused a political stir. Longer, baggy relaxed shorts were popular for a stint in the s but now, it is more tailored shorts that are in vogue — and shorter shorts. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Still, if putting on a mini was understood to be a political decision, why not celebrate this new trend? In the 19th and early 20th centuries shorts were considered outerwear only to be worn by juvenile boys.
But why are people so angry about my short-shorts when there are plenty of men around in outfits that are legitimate eyesores?
Do my short-shorts make you feel weird about your masculinity? Good, I'm glad
But even celebrities like West and Smith have faced backlash for playing with gendered dress expectations because doing so is scary to many men who cling to traditional tropes of masculinity. Community Community standards Republishing guidelines Friends of The Conversation Research and Expert Database Analytics Events Our feeds Donate Company Who we are Our charter Our team Our blog Partners and funders Resource for media Contact us Stay informed and subscribe to our free daily newsletter and get the latest analysis and commentary directly in your inbox. My first thought was: But the perception of above-the-knee shorts as being only for young boys has taken several decades to change. The mini revolution The miniskirt revolution of the s lifted dresses and skirts to new heights.
Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The South Korean government has decided to dim its office lights at 7 p. Grown men did not wear shorts to avoid looking immature and being perceived as weak. To answer this question we need to look to fashion history and in particular at the last time raising the hemline caused a political stir. Feminism Gender Fashion Gay liberation.