Have you ever thought about how some clothing pieces or accessories that society now considers ‘feminine’ or ‘masculine’ were quite the opposite in the past? Even though it might be hard for us to imagine it right now, history books show that the trends are not fixed in stone, and they’re constantly shifting. Gender norms evolve over time, and what was sometimes considered ‘feminine’ can now be considered ‘masculine’ – or vice versa.
Well, to help you understand it better, TikToker Michael McBride shared a series of videos in which he explained how people are just making things up when it comes to gender norms. McBride is the man behind the popular TikTok channel ‘Idea Soup’, and he shared proves of how men used to wear clothing pieces in the past that we now call ‘feminine’. You still don’t quite understand what we’re talking about? Check out the video for yourself below.
The video gained so much attention that McBride is now a TikTok star. However, some people argued that he focused only on the superficial aspects of gender norms, such as clothing, and he forgot about the most important factor of all – the behavior. Nonetheless, he proved that we shouldn’t take things for granted all the time, especially when it comes to what’s considered ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’, and we applaud him for it. This is how the public reacted to the video:
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