Despite continued news about women's academic success in college, concerns are growing that male students still call the shots. One symptom, according to some, would be what we'll call "fashion inequality." Specifically, it's only the ladies who are getting all dolled up.
None of us ever completely independently choose what to wear. Culture (into which I put religion), existing technologies, and the responses to our dress all affect our choices. Most importantly, what others expect us to wear affects our choices.
With the exception of the t-shirt (which only masquerades as gender neutral), in the U.S. clothes are designed for women or men, but never both. There is no option to buy clothes, one must buy women's or men's clothes.
Nadifo Yusuf, a Muslim Canadian woman, claims that she was fired from her job scanning boxes at a UPS delivery plant in Toronto because she refused to hike up her skirt above her knees. Yusuf had worked as a temporary UPS employee for 2 years, and her outfit - a hijab and a floor-length skirt she would raise to…