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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:27 PM

Chains around the neck new style for women?

Is this the Handmaid look? Just saw a women commentator on CNN with a fairly beefy (not jewelry appearing) steel chain with some sort of block ( lock?) in front, around her neck. Is this a signaling device? "I'm not a feminist "? "I'm femacho". So happy I see TV only in passing.

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Reply Chains around the neck new style for women? (Original post)
marybourg Oct 12 OP
Orrex Oct 12 #1
marybourg Oct 12 #3
Orrex Oct 12 #8
marybourg Oct 12 #17
tammywammy Oct 12 #2
marybourg Oct 12 #4
Corvo Bianco Oct 12 #5
marybourg Oct 12 #7
eShirl Oct 12 #6
marybourg Oct 12 #12
MineralMan Oct 12 #9
Ilsa Oct 12 #18
MineralMan Oct 12 #21
ProfessorGAC Oct 12 #28
Doreen Oct 12 #10
marybourg Oct 12 #14
Doreen Oct 12 #23
Runningdawg Oct 12 #16
LisaM Oct 12 #27
Doreen Oct 12 #30
B2G Oct 12 #11
Doreen Oct 12 #24
IcyPeas Oct 12 #13
marybourg Oct 12 #20
Wounded Bear Oct 12 #25
procon Oct 12 #15
marybourg Oct 12 #19
procon Oct 12 #22
delisen Oct 12 #31
Hortensis Oct 12 #26
moondust Oct 12 #29
delisen Oct 12 #32
marybourg Oct 12 #33

Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:28 PM

1. Link?

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:30 PM

3. To a TV segment

shown about 90 min ago? Above my technical competence.

On edit: Oh, was that a pun? Missed it!

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Response to marybourg (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:35 PM

8. :evilgrin:

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Response to Orrex (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:57 PM

17. It went right over my head.

So there!

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Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:29 PM

2. Choker style necklaces are back in fashion. n/t

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:32 PM

4. This was a chain,

just a little lighter, but about the same size, as you might hang a planting basket with.

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Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:32 PM

5. I'm loving that you're grateful you don't have too much TV exposure

Because you can't handle the jewelry

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Response to Corvo Bianco (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:34 PM

7. And so much else! nt

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Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:34 PM

6. guessing Game of Thrones

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Response to eShirl (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:46 PM

12. Much bigger chain than this one.

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Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:40 PM

9. Google chain and lock necklace on Google Shopping.

You'll find plenty of them. Looks like it's a bit of a trend out there.

https://www.google.com/search?q=chain+and+lock+necklace&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS730US730&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:59 PM

18. Ugh. Not liking it, not even the one in the lovely blue box (Tiffany's). nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:12 PM

21. I agree, but it seems like people are buying them.

To each her own, I guess.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:40 PM

28. Geez, One Of Those Was $1700 Used!

And it's pretty gaudy!

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Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:42 PM

10. That was popular back in my punk rock days.

Somewhere between 1982 to 1984 I dressed like that. Some of the other girls who dressed like I did had those chains and locks and some had spiked collars. I wore the spiked collar. I know they did that in the early 70's also. Everything just keeps coming back but with just a little different flavor.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:51 PM

14. Yes, about that size and finish.

Does't signal adolescent rebelliousness any more, at least to me. I guess everything is political now. To me it signals "I'm not a free woman".

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Response to marybourg (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:47 PM

23. For the girls back in my time of dressing like that

it was shock value, rebellion, and a little bit political.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:54 PM

16. I had the lock and chain in my punk days too

Just like the spike collar, it was more for self-defense than fashion. Different neighborhoods I guess.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:38 PM

27. Yeah, it's kind of Sid and Nancy!

It takes me right back to that movie.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #27)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:46 PM

30. Yup, I remember that one.

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Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:45 PM

11. It's a punk thing

See Sid Vicious.

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Response to B2G (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:53 PM

24. Yup

In my time of punk rock, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Kennedys, and Black Flag to name a few. It was a weird time in my life. Of course I liked Sid too.

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Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:50 PM

13. Nancy Grace handcuff necklace

LOL

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:04 PM

20. That's almost cute. Nt

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Response to marybourg (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:21 PM

25. Except that she needs to wear them on her wrists...

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Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 02:52 PM

15. Most necklaces resemble chains because its the most common way to

attach the links together. The links come in all sizes, styles and are often decorated or engraved. Necklaces with little matching locks are popular romantic gifts where lovers share the keys, especially for a long absence.

Big, oversized necklace chains are fairly standard accessories. The were the rage back in the 60s, and they are still in vogue today. I wouldn't ready anything sinister in jewelry fads.

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Response to procon (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:03 PM

19. I wasn't reading into it ;

I was reacting viscerally to something that didn't come across to me as jewelry, but as the chains of slavery.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 03:40 PM

22. There's probably other factors in play. nt

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Response to marybourg (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:52 PM

31. You are very observant.

Fashion does signal shifts in culture.

Why this fashion is signaling is a message that "I will not fully challenge male dominance."

I can be camouflage for a challenger to the status quo who needs cover to survive or an actual surrender message.

There are studies of fashions of the nobility around the time of the French Revolution-things like dressing down- as power shifts were occuring.

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Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:34 PM

26. Anyone remember white blouses/shirt and black skirts/pants as standard service worker uniform?

That was how people identified who to ask for more coffee or towels for several decades.

But then during W's presidency, two things happened during the same period that I immediately noted because as a teenager I was required to wear that humble working class uniform.

1. Women in new-era high-pay and status jobs ditched their suits and started wearing what was once strictly a service worker uniform.
2. The talking heads on the political shows started referring to people, us, as "workers" and "consumers."

I didn't for a minute think the two weren't part of one dynamic, but not being a scientist I just yelled at the TV. The working class uniform for Wall Street ceiling-bangers lasted for some while, but apparently calling their viewers "workers" instead of people didn't go over so well because it disappeared from all the cable shows virtually at the same time.

Anyway, in this era when misogyny has climbed out from under its rock snarling, "Hear US roar," just maybe women should refuse to wear captive-style chains around their necks, no matter how "trendy" they might be.

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Response to marybourg (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:41 PM

29. Here's one:



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Response to moondust (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 04:54 PM

32. Frightening! Message Is "I am

no threat to the male power structure. I am working within it and for it."

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Response to moondust (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:27 PM

33. That still reads "jewelry" to me.

What I saw this morning was galvanized steel chain, like you might secure a garbage can with.

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