Troubled Genders and Double Standards – “What Makes a Body Obscene?”

08 Dec

Sociological Images has commented on the recent cover of a magazine called Dossier. The image referred to depicts the up-and-coming male model Andrej Peijic who is famous for his androgynous fashion spreads and walking in fashion shows for women’s clothing. The cover image for Dossier takes the same line, presenting Pejic in a feminine hairdo and submissive pose while removing his shirt, which clearly reveals the naked chest of a young man. Or does it?

Apparently, the American book store Barnes & Noble wasn’t quite so sure, and “banned” the nudity from its customers’ eyes, meaning they [..] “bagged” the magazine, like they do pornographic ones, such that one can see the title of the magazine but the rest of the cover is hidden. Sociological Images points out that while nude chests of non-ambiguous cisgender men are completely acceptable on the magazine racks accessible to the…

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Posted by on December 8, 2015 in General News


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