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I love the idea that the only way to avoid being labeled as “a redneck” is to dress appropriately. But I don’t buy it. Instead, I think people should feel comfortable dressing for the situation and the climate where the outfit is being worn.
The problem with redneck is that it’s a pejorative term that’s used to describe individuals who have trouble with the normal social norms of the 21st Century. If you want to avoid that label, feel free to dress like a badass, but don’t feel like you can hide your redneck roots.
I think what makes rednecks so problematic is that they are so accustomed to being thought of in the worst possible light. We don’t talk about them as something that is just a person with a family and a job. We call them “The Redneck Mafia” because we don’t want to be associated with the term “The Redneck Family”.
So, if you have redneck roots, chances are you’ve spent some time (or, more likely, spent a fair amount) in the public eye. In order to avoid being labelled a redneck (as opposed to a person with a family and a job), you have to dress like one. A simple white t-shirt and jeans is a great way to avoid this (and most likely, get out of trouble).
It’s easy to look silly when you have a lot of time to waste in the public eye. So many people are caught up in their daily lives, have jobs and kids, and can’t afford to get dressed up. These are the people that can’t be bothered to make the effort to look good and are more likely to be mistaken for someone who could be wearing a t-shirt and jeans.
It’s quite true that there is a lot of pressure to dress professionally and look nice in your office. It’s not just women that are pressured about appearance, it’s also men. Men are more likely to be mistaken for someone who is wearing a t-shirt and jeans than a woman wearing a t-shirt and jeans.
In most offices, women are more likely to be mistaken for someone who could be wearing a t-shirt and jeans than a man wearing a t-shirt and jeans. It is a common misconception that women are better dressed than men. You can get away with wearing clothes that would be considered inappropriate for a man to wear and still be considered acceptable for a woman. Its just not as easy.
So why am I writing about this now? Well, because the more I’ve been researching this topic, the more I’ve realized that the problem isn’t one of fashion. Instead, it’s one of perception.
The problem is that a lot of women think that they can wear certain styles of shirts and jeans that men can wear. That is, the assumption is that that if you wear a particular type of shirt and jeans that you must be that sort of person. The implication is that it’s a female thing. But its not.
That is, unless you are a woman who has a specific type of shirt and jeans that, if you wear them and everyone else does, then you must be a certain type of person. Because women are usually the ones who wear the exact same shirt and jeans all the time, so that is the assumption they must be that type of person.