So in the west white and generally light colors are associated with innocence and the good while dark colors, especially black is associated with evil.
Now if you look at traditional clothing. Men - Black suit. Women - colorful or at a wedding specifically white
Now in the middle east, I've been told, it's quite the opposite. Black good, White sad. And women wear black men white
So how come men always get the colors associate with evil and sadness?
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Here in Japan, the color, White, symbolizes death.. ^.^
While black, symbolizes not onlymystery but also the night
and is associated with feminine energy.
But I know what you mean, I do it myself, I like
black and white clothing, especially the two colors together. ^.^0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
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Most Helpful Girl
The reason why men in the middle east wear white, is to protect themselves from the raging sun. Women are "temptresses" in those cultures, so them wearing black is not at all surprising to me, but that's just speculation - I don't actually know why women can't wear black burqas, but I suspect it still has something to do with gender roles and other cultural shite. As far as I can see, it's just another fuck you to women there - let them fry in the heat.1THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE