The Power Of The Feminine | Petticoats For Men
Pretty Petticoats For Men
Pretty petticoats, the type that flounce and bounce when the wearer spins are something of a garment gone by (unless you happen to be an avid dancer,) but there's a sector of society not ready to let them go gently into the quiet fashion night just yet, and that sector is mostly made up of men.
Gasp in shock and horror if you will, but this is but one representation of the growing male appreciation of femininity. Perhaps as women, we sometimes take our femininity and the raw power associated with it for granted. We grow up privileged in the world, preferred in times of danger. Think of the old catch cry. 'Women and children first!' Men grow up knowing that they will one day become the disposable chaps left out of that sentiment.
Masculinity comes with indisputable advantages, when I was a girl I wanted to be a boy because it seemed like they could have more fun. They could climb tall trees without anyone flipping out, they could stay out late, they were inexplicably trusted with heavy machinery. However in the world at large, as an adult, there are distinct advantages to being female I wouldn't give up for the world. But, like many women, I can't claim to use even a skerrick of the power that comes with being feminine. I could wear low cut tops, paint my face, totter about in high heels and bat my lashes for what I want. I could sashay about the place in sultry attire, bending those around me to my will. I don't generally play those games, but regardless I'll probably get pushed into a lifeboat first should I be on a sinking ship for no reason other than the fact that I have a couple of X chromosomes.
So its no wonder that some men admire femininity in all its forms. It's no wonder most fashion designers are men, able to free their minds and appreciate femininity and prettiness beyond what is currently fashionable, unlike some women who unfortunately simply follow trends and sneer down their noses at those unable or unwilling to toe the latest fashion line. (Am I giving women too hard a time? Perhaps, and there are those reprobates such as myself who are a little more fashion liberated, but most fascist clothing hardliners are women, so I address them quite often. Sue me. Actually don't.)
You won't see many women wearing these petticoats any time soon, but you may just see a few chaps. Ladies, even if you don't understand, even if you can't be bothered expending the brain power to understand, at least try to withhold judgment. For on the other side of the fence, the grassy fields you take for granted are truly green.
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