By twitch01 - 09/08/2009 07:31 - United States
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i never understood why girls could wear guys' clothes but guys couldn't wear girls' clothes
Very true, nothing wrong with it. If you can work it, wear it. Hahaha, just kidding. It probably seems much stranger to guys because it's not very "manly," and anything that isn't "manly" is gay to guys. Hey, some girls like it. Just look at this guy: http://www.japanforum.com/gallery/data/513/bou2.jpg It only means you're confident enough with your sexuality to wear a dress.
30, you're awesome. But 41, I disagree with "because society preaches that masculinity is good, and femininity is not." Seriously, haven't you seen the attention stupid bitch celebrities get, and how gaga everyone is over their dresses? My father bitches me the fuck out for never wearing dresses.. or skirts... or make up... or hair gel... or ear rings.. anything like that. I don't know why he just can't accept I don't feel comfortable with that stuff... it's a different thing though. If you are comfortable in it, wear it. Doesn't matter if people bitch; it's about how it feels on you. OP, don't be so ashamed. I won't say FYL because it doesn't really matter.
it could be reverse sexism; everybody feels bad about the way women were treated, so they're trying to make up for it by "allowing" a woman to dress like a man. but because men had little no suffering in history, there is nothing to make up for, no one feels bad, so men "aren't allowed" to wear women's clothes. another possibility is that society feels we must make sure nobody is too different, so the reins are tightened. granted, some people break free, and do as they please, but most people are stuck in the "i must please as many people as possible so i will have as many friends as possible" mode. i feel men and women can act, dress, say, feel, and think as they please, without feat of other people judging them.
another possibility is that society feels we must make sure nobody is too different, so the reins are tightened. granted, some people break free, and do as they please, but most people are stuck in the "i must please as many people as possible so i will have as many friends as possible" mode. it could be reverse sexism; women have been mistreated, so this is "making up" for it
Women started wearing men's clothes en masse during the 1920s I believe. I think they believed that by dressing like men, they'd be treated like men, ie, the right to vote. I also think this may have been even more popularized during World War Two. All the men went off to war and women were pressurized to make up the work difference. Kind of difficult to look beautiful and wear dresses while working in a factory. Women had reasons to dress like men in history, but there has been no reason for men to dress like women. Not yet anyways :)