According to Sandra Bem, androgynous individuals are more flexible and more mentally healthy than either masculine or feminine individuals; undifferentiated individuals are less competent.
However, during the 1980s this began to take a turn as women were entering jobs with equal roles to the men.
Following a more anti-fashion approach and deconstructing garments, in order to move away from the more mundane aspects of current Western fashion.
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Based on an individual's responses to the items in the BSRI, they are classified as having one of four gender role orientations: masculine, feminine, androgynous, or undifferentiated.
Androgynous individuals have also been associated with higher levels of creativity and mental health.