Meet the Women's Fashion Label That’s Fighting Toxic Masculinity

Meet the Women's Fashion Label That’s Fighting Toxic Masculinity

Meet the Women's Fashion Label That’s Fighting Toxic Masculinity

Two Berlin-based designers are taking a stand against toxic masculinity and encouraging women to reclaim their rightful space.

Two Berlin-based designers are taking a stand against toxic masculinity and encouraging women to reclaim their rightful space.

Text: Sam Ford

If you’ve already scrolled through their powerful Instagram feed, you’ve seen vintage denim and purple or plaid trousers with an enthralling message. You’ve also seen their nonconforming female models manspreading or covering a man whose legs are spread the width of two subway seats.

Mina Bonakdar and Elena Buscaino are Universitӓt der Kunstë Berlin students and the brains behind the Riot Pant Project. Through pants with screen printed text on the crotch reading “toxic masculinity,” “stop spreading,” and “give us space,” the fashion and graphic design students are making waves on Instagram and resonating with women who feel like they don’t take up as much space in the world compared to their male counterparts. 

It’s far too often women feel confined in public settings where men have their legs spread far too wide, on park benches and subway seats alike. Similar to the MeToo Movement, Riot Pant Project aims for women to take back their place in the world without an ounce of guilt. You can send the duo a pair of your most beloved pants or, staying sustainable, thrift a used pair, where the saying of your choice will get printed onto them, becoming a part of the righteous project. 

View some of V’s favorite posts from the Riot Pant Project’s Instagram below.

 

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#toxicmasculinity #giveusspace #stopmanspreading

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