Men Who Wear Panties, Are You A Deviant?
This follows on as a thought from my previous article about men who wear lingerie and then get caught in public wearing the stuff. Now, a great deal of my focus in these articles has been on promoting awareness and acceptance of men who wear women's clothing, especially self acceptance on the part of men who have the desire to engage in this past time, if one can call it that. There's nothing worse than feeling a loathing towards a part of oneself that seems so very fundamental.
Of course, there is another side to this coin, and that is the men who wear lingerie or other items of women's clothing, but don't want acceptance. They wear women's clothing in order to deviate from the norms of society. If men suddenly started wearing skirts as part of their every day attire, then these deviants would have to find something even more outrageous to wear.
Please note that I use the term 'deviant' with affection and without the negative connotations which could be attached to it.
The other day I wrote an article called 'Why Men Will Always Wear Panties,' it basically followed the premise that society is made up of a large group of so called 'normals' and also populated by not insignificant numbers of outliers. The argument I make there is itself an argument for deviants and deviations. Socially and biologically we rely on those who deviate from the norm to innovate, to mutate and to evolve. If it weren't for deviants we'd still be bubbling around in sludge.
So then, if you happen to have been born with a deviant personality, one that thrives on creating controversy, one that always seeks the new and the different, one who is bored to tears by the norm and by the status quo, seek comfort in the fact that you are essential for our cultural survival. The path of the deviant is not an easy one, not every deviation is a success, certainly biologically speaking, most deviations are unsuccessful. But every now and again, some brilliant odd bright spark does something so wonderful that the norm itself is changed.
For the moment, men who wear lingerie and other items of womens clothing walk a line, in some senses they may be described as deviants, in other ways they are the heralds of a new potential norm. Whether that norm becomes established or not depends on how well it works in modern society. Is it a beneficial fashion adaptation? Only time will tell.
What we can know for certain is that if the movement is successful, in a few decades a new generation of outliers will be pushing the boundaries in ever more extraordinary ways.