This entire ruling around what we should or shouldn't wear (ignoring biological sex for the moment) seriously irritates me. As humans, we don't even know our purpose on this Earth, so we have rough outlines for what we are expected to do. Already, our lives are hard enough, so why are we making it even harder?
Overtime, rules surrounding clothes have changed- but this seems to be more for the female sex than males. Female-presenting people are able to wear jeans/ pants without heads ever turning. I have nothing against these people; I love the idea of self expression. What I do have an issue with, though, is the fact that male-identifying people are not able to wear anything remotely feminine, without being double-looked. Even as small as a pink tee - (is that guy gay?!). But why? That is always my question to these things. And the simple answer is that people just don't know anything else; don't understand this belief.
However, nothing seems to be changing for the majority of people and it is really unfair! Obviously it will take time for these 'controversial' things to be 'accepted' but where has that even began??
So many of us want to make skirt and dress wearing for guys mainstream and we bemoan the fact that very few of actually do anything about it.
Who will join me in an active movement to make our voices heard ?
If you want to get this going for real, please email me at paragirl@cheerful.Com Sensible answers only please !
Of course men should wear skirts or dresses. The great majority of us are deeply envious of 'women's rights' allowing them to wear clobber that was originally designed by men for men anyway. The only historical paintings and statues you'll find anywhere in the world showing knee-length skirts – are all of men.
We currently have a situation where women can wear men's clothes unchallenged, but if a man chooses to wear and item of clothing, such as a dress or skirt, designed for women then it is regarded as 'odd' or 'abnormal'.
Attitudes do need to change - all clothing should be 'unisex', which would mean fashion freedom for everyone.
I am a straight guy who chooses to wear dresses and skirts whenever I can, because I find them so much more comfortable to wear and enjoy the freedom they provide. I love the fact that there is so much choice available in terms of styles and fabrics - by contrast, men's clothes are positively boring!!
My own personal favourites are sweater dresses, also maxi dresses and skirts, but I do also own and wear other styles of dresses and skirts. I should add that I go out as a man wearing a dress or skirt, I am not trying to pass myself off as a woman.
And the best bit...... When I get a compliment from a woman about the dress or skirt that I am wearing, and the fact that I 'dare to be different and challenge the system'.
Of course men should be able to wear anything that women get to wear. To say otherwise would be sexist. It's very sad that male expressions of femininity are seen as pathological. It's darkly funny that people think that gender conformity is natural, but they also have to enforce it with shame and threats. If we didn't enforce gender norms at all, I suspect that the average person would far more androgynous.
This is 2016, not 1959! If men want to wear skirts and dresses, LET THEM! It's their body, not yours! After all, women get to wear men's clothes so why the f**k wouldn't we let men be able to wear women's clothes?
People should be allowed to wear whatever they want, regardless of whether they're male, female, agender, pangender, etc.
Many reasons why I would say yes
1 - better for you health
2 - better choice of fabrics / colours / patterns / lengths / designs
3 - they feel better
4 - many women don't seem to mind
Our only reason against I can see is we worry about what others might think, well there view is not that important.
I already have about 20 skirts and 7 dresses which I wear around my home. I am not gay or a drag queen. Not interested in wigs / shoes / fake breasts or becoming a woman but just wearing skirts and dresses. Women wear men's suits and trousers so what is the problem in reversing the scenario. I will def not stop and my girlfriend does not mind. I am in my late 40s and life is too short to worry about minor things like this.
Wear what makes you feel good.