NYTimes Fashion Advice For Non-Binary Employees

Tierin-Rose Mandelburg | January 11, 2023
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Favorite quote from this New York Times article: “Mx. Johnson recalled regularly crying while getting dressed for work at an upscale restaurant in Seattle.”

The New York Times released a piece Jan 9 detailing how nonbinary employees should dress for work. One recommendation was to wear skirts with jeans underneath for an easy switch-a-roo.

The piece walked readers through the stories of various individuals who feel that clothes are a form of self expression, especially when their clothes can represent the gender identity that they wish to possess. 

“Feeling liberated in the way that you present is just so important because it will also reflect how your mood is, whether you’re dragging yourself to work or you’re showing up as 100 percent yourself and you love it,” one individual who went by Mx. Copes said. I assume the “x” is a symbol of the individual’s nonbinary-ness.

Not to mention, Mx. Copes also claimed, “I have denim jeans underneath the maxi skirt. I just pull down the maxi skirt, and boom: I’m masculine again.”

Ummm, define "masculine."

I imagine that’s what transgender sexual offenders do to enter the opposite bathroom. Wear a dress and the whip out their weiner to rape actual girls. As a matter of fact, that’s what happened in Loudoun County, VA in 2021 when a male student raped a female student by wearing a skirt and following her into the girls bathroom. 

Anyways, back to the workplace. 

One individual chose to wear a gray suit with a white dress shirt and a floral tie. This particular “Mx” claimed he/she used that strategy as they don’t know if someone will look at them as a man or woman. 

Talk about confusion. 

The Times shared an image of a very obvious male worker (beard and everything) wearing a women's work dress, black stockings and heels. 

He claimed the outfit made him feel “powerful and confident and secure.”

Related: TRANSport: Trans People Prep To Seek Asylum Abroad

I can assure you, tights under a dress would not make any man feel “secure” if you know what I mean. 

Numerous other remarks in the article claimed that most nonbinary people don’t want be to look at their outfit and treat them differently. Personally, if there was a man in a dress and stockings, I would be quite a bit taken aback. 

So I guess the message here is that if you come into work tomorrow and see your co-worker John wearing stockings and a pink blouse, run.

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