Finding Freedom For Men In Panties
Freedom. As a society we're big on freedom, huge even. Freedom is the word we call upon when we want to inspire courage. Freedom is the word we call upon when we want to stir emotional response. For the West, personal freedom is everything. Or is it?
The freedom which we're all such big fans of evaporates when our preconceived notions are challenged. As Westerners, we'll fight for a woman's right to vote. We'll fight for a foreign nation's right to democracy. We'll fight for our right to party. But we won't fight for men's rights to wear panties because that notion strikes us as odd at best and plain out wrong at worst.
True freedom isn't limited by what is currently accepted by a majority of society. True freedom is the right to do whatever one pleases. True freedom is an illusion because in order for us to maintain a cohesive and well balanced society, we must put limits on behavior. We must curb one person's 'freedom' to hurt another. If we do not do this, we end up with anarchy and suffering for all.
Instinctively, humans understand that there must be limits to personal freedom if society is to function. I believe that we instinctively behave in ways that will promote a healthy society. For instance, most people will behave kindly towards children, even those who are not their own. Pregnant women often experience the bizzare breaking down of usual barriers of propriety when they are obviously pregnant. Strangers come up to greet them and chat to them, some may even rub their stomachs. Intimate questions about the pregnancy and its surrounding circumstances are par for the course. Because those women contain soceity's next generation, we value them, on some level they become the property of society. Most societies offer discounts for senior citizens as another means of supporting the weaker members of the group. These things all feel instinctively right and we don't usually question them too much.
However because we don't fully understand those instinctive drives, they can often be missapplied. Men who wear women's clothing may appear to society at large to be a dangerous abberation. After all, men are normally built bigger and stronger than women. To our primitive brains, they play a valuable role in protecting the group. If a man puts on women's things, he may be in some sense declaring that he rejects this role. I think this is why some women and men react in a strongly negative fashion to the idea of men wearing lingerie. It is perceived as a threat to group cohesion and therefore, survival.
Of course, in the modern world this reaction is misplaced. Not only are men who wear lingerie fully capable of being men in every sense of the word, even if they weren't, our safety and survival is not threatened by these men. To find freedom for men who wear women's clothing we need to step beyond the primitive brain.
Men in lingerie are not a threat. They are wonderful, loving, contributing members of society compelled to seek out all facets of their beings rather than settling for the one role destined for them with the allocation of a Y chromosome. As evolved humans, we are capable of understasnding this and building a new model for society, one which is not based on the simple need to sirvive, but which is focused instead on the joy of living.