Though an item that is primarily worn for purposes such as to seduce one’s partner, cultural/religious reasons, and functionality, for me, it has come to the point where it acts as my second skin and armour. It’s hard to really make someone understand the high amount of passion I have for hosiery and I am certain that many women might get frustrated by how much I talk about them (lol). Honestly speaking though, I’m not in it for impressing others but rather myself, a woman who has dealt with her fair share of personal struggles.
Ultimately, there are two reasons why we, women (or me specifically for this matter), should stop wearing hosiery. The first reason stems from the idea of fetishes. People who wear hosiery have been fetishized for the longest of time - I’m sure that doesn’t come as a surprise especially as I have discussed this on my previous blog posts. The idea that men have an interesting fetish for hosiery only leads to us women becoming the victims of oppression and sexual violence. We all live in a double standard society, so why do we have to be oppressed and sexually harassed too? The quick answer could be, “then stop wearing hosiery!” If it was just that easy for me, and all the other women who may have had a similar personal experience, we would!
The second reason is stigmas. Women who wear hosiery are stigmatized not only by men but sadly women as well. It sucks ladies, but I have been called, labeled, and stigmatized by many women for something I am not. What’s more threatening and disappointing is when women do it more than men, and there were times when this was the case. Why is it that a predominantly female worn item still something many women disapprove of? To be frank, it could be because of jealousy or insecurity. There’s nothing else that I could think of why a woman would even try to bash another woman. Again, if I’m complaining so much about this, you might be thinking, “Throw your hosiery away! It’s that simple!” If it was that simple, I would have done it a long time ago ladies.
I have shared this a myriad of times why hosiery is something that I wear on a daily basis, but what not many know is the deeper meaning behind my explanations of hosiery acting as a second skin and armour. These words only give a slight idea but not the full idea.
It dates back to trauma, molestation, and sexual harassment. There’s no need to share juicy details as I hope everyone would understand how hard it is to overcome such troubling memories, but if you are a woman who was victimized, you would understand how hosiery can act like a second skin or armour or protection. I have spoken to many women who were also victims of sexual assaults. They feel like having bare legs can trigger memories of their past so they opt for wearing hosiery. I feel the same way. If you’re able to wear a $10 item to help you feel much more confident in yourself, why the hell not? Essentially, I wanted to end this post with the thought that I won’t stop wearing hosiery simply because men fetishize or women stigmatize. I wear hosiery for many reasons whether it’s for my sexual life, teasing men, or my daily outfits, but truly it goes beyond those as it has become an item symbolic of my freedom, protection, and sanctuary.