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Gender Neutral Clothing

I would like to see a world where anyone could just wear what they pleased without fear or teasing. Skirts and dresses really aren't a female item from history. They were mens during the roman and greek empires.Also the Scots wear kilts a form of a skirt today. Males wore them everyday way back when. So I ask this, why did we allow females to take them away from us in the first place? Was it fear or did we not feel that they were for us? From what I have learned about the human body, males really would be better suited for skirts and dresses. So why did we label pants for males and skirts for females. It has to be reversed or shared for obvious reasons. The reason why males need skirts and dresses now is for genital health. Air circulation cannot be made while wearing pants, which in turn, makes your gentials hotter and you can have rashes and chaffing because of the fabric rubbing on the innermost thighs during the day. Also when your wearing pants or shorts, your genitals are going in one direction or another and are being squeezed while working all day outside in the heat. Tight fitting clothing was never meant for males. Wearing a skirt or dress will eliminate that problem virtually over night. Back then, males didn't have the problems that they are having now. Jeans and thick slacks are the problem. If we were to have clothing that has no gender attached to it then these very important issues would be gone. Who can honestly say skirts and dresses are female to begin with? History shows that males wore them back before 1939. So I ask this, why don't we as males just get rid of our gender specific clothing and be comfortable like we are supposed to be? Look at Chris Whiehead, he is doing what he feels is right for his comfort. Nothing more, noting less and he still is himself too. All he did was get away from pants, from which he will not want to wear anymore.
andreaneejustinfield andreaneejustinfield 41-45, T 5 Responses May 15, 2011

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I've gone through being a female, genderqueer, and now I gave up completely having a gender. I am trying to find what is best for a human to wear, regardless of how people pin things into one thing or the other or the other. I'm going to go on this journey with my head held high, my shoulders back and relaxed, and ignore gender like the social construct it is. Boxers and skirts seem like a potent combination. I don't want to bind my breasts, nor do I want to wear bras.
I adore when guys wear skirts. Not only is it awesome, does it look good, but it's also a great break from rigidity to something more natural and paradoxically different. Guys look great in blouses and pastels, and I can't believe people shun them for that!
The more people wear everything they fancy, the better.

I am different in that I like very much...LOVE...gender differences and gender specific clothes. Don't get me wrong..It is OKAY to want to be feminine or for a boy to want to be a girl! I want to see a world where IT IS OKAY for a man to wear a dress because it is okay to be female!

If I wear long hair or ear rings or a pretty blouse, I want to called feminine! I want people to think I am womanly! FEMALE IS GOOD!

Who decides what is feminine and what is masculine? If you woke up tomorrow and found yourself in a society where orange facepaint and bald heads were considered feminine, I doubt you'd jump to make yourself look "feminine." How about wearing what makes you feel good and what looks good to you? I'd like to be in a society that allows that for everyone.

Amen!

I am a manly man who wears dresses & skirts without any desire to look or act feminine. Anyone who thinks that I am womanly has very poor eyesight.

Let me shout this out one more time!



If those in positions of domination, power, and control over us and our lives were to abandon female specific clothing and males could dress exactly as females, then clothin would no longer identify one's gender as being weaker that the other gender by virtue of what one wears.



Women / girls. are identified visually by what they wear! That's largely why women chose to make trousers and business suits their clothing of choice, believing that if they wear "pant's then they suddenly become equall with males cus males wear only pants.



If men and boys want to wear dresses and skirts then dresses and skirts must not be visually associated with being what females wear, therefore making them less than males, in example, sissies!



For this to happen, women have to return fulltime to wearing skirts and dresses while working side by side with men. SORRY! WON'T HAPPEN CUS WOMEN WON'T RUN THE RISKS of not appearing "males"!

Many men are terrified of women in skirts. Others are angry because our society allows women to wear skirts, but not men, and may tend not to want to be around women in the workplace who are wearing skirts. Then, there are those men who are turned on by skirts, thus distracted from their duties while on the job. I fail to see how turning the clock back half a century somehow will help to foster gender equality. Want to bet that a man showing up for work in a skirt would generate a pink slip within the first hour? No, I think we need to find a better solution. I certainly don't believe yours would work.

Gender equality is achieved only when anyone can choose the garment to be worn without prejudice. FYI, our society does allow men to wear skirts since I do every day.

I agree with Melodie13. You will not change gender by wearing a piece of clothing.

It is true that to tag this garment this and another that is silly. Do skirts or dresses come with a vagina, or pants a penis. Will you miraculously change to the opposite gender. I do not believe that is possible.