Saturday, October 22, 2011

CNN article on Lolita

I've read through the article and it fairly decent. it tries to explain what the fashion is, it does make reference to Nabokov's Lolita but unless all lolitas gather and agree to change the name of the fashion (and I doubt that will permanently sever the link), there will always be reference to the book and it oversexualize character. My favorite quote from this article has to be:

"Some fans of the fashion believe that it is a direct commentary on the oversexualization of the female image, and by taking it in a new direction, lolitas challenge the image of what women are supposed to look like. Some believe it makes them less approachable, creating a wall of safety between themselves and men who might otherwise approach them. Some enjoy the idea of looking doll-like and simply enjoy the fashion for what it is, and like wearing it out in public gatherings."
Lolitas fashion finds a niche in the U.S.
I believe it does a great job describing why women choose to wear this fashion. The only thing I found missing was that the fashion has a bigger age range than the one they seem to imply. You should read the article and maybe comment if you prefer ( going back and reading through some of the comments they get nasty so beware ther eis so much ignorance in some of the comments its not worth it)

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