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The Importance of Men Wearing Clothes For Men (Can Men In Dresses Make The Whole World Gay?)

Updated on October 16, 2009
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I think this image speaks for all of us...

I recently wrote this hub about why it's a big deal when men wear women's clothing, and it brought several women out of the proverbial woodwork who brought up points which, quite frankly, I had not thought about. My boyfriend and I don't have children you see, we just have two cats, a dog and a bunny, which makes us completely unqualified to speak about anything. Once I engage my uterus for its intended purpose instead of letting it just flop about inside my body like a lazy house guest that just won't help with the dishes, I'm sure I'll see the light, as other ladies have.

You see, for months, nay, years now, I have been trotting about the place saying you should be able to wear whatever you want whether you're a man or a woman. Now I see I was entirely wrong, you should be able to wear what you want if you're a woman, but if you're a man (because being male and having that retarded y chromosome makes you a clunky predatory beast we all need to fear, and for gods sake think of the children,) you should only be able to wear 'male clothes' as determined by women.

Sorry guys, take off those panties and get back into your cotton y fronts. Slip out of any tubular clothing you might be wearing that does not encase each leg individually, and step into some bitubular clothing wraps made out of rough materials such as denim and polyester cotton blend. Only these types of fabric are truly capable of harnessing your manliness and keeping society safe. (Including the children, oh god, why were we never thinking of the children when we were talking about adult attire? Our collective selfishness sickens me.)

It is okay to raise the children with bigoted arbitrary ideas about what is right and wrong in the world. In fact, I strongly encourage it. If we didn't do that, who would lead our extremist religious groups?

But god forbid the children see a man dressing outside his mandated uniform. Imagine what might happen. They might start to get crazy ideas in their heads, like, perhaps clothing doesn't matter as much as the person inside it, and perhaps a person isn't defined by what they are wearing.

Dear god. Encouraging that kind of free thinking could cripple the world within a generation. I'm absolutely certain that widespread instances of men wearing women's clothing could, in fact, turn the entire world gay, by the year 2050.

Did you read that? That's right! Gay! Because wearing women's clothing makes men gay in the same way that wearing these jeans I have on is making me a raving lesbian right now.

Mreow, ladies.


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      8 years ago

      I don't think dresses are for men, skirts on the otherhand are designed for men. They set at the hip just like pants. The only difference is they are open at the bottom. I prefer skirts over pants, especially in warmer months (spring,summer & fall). Picture this; a man/boy in a navy blue pleated skirt, a light blue pullover polo shirt, crew socks and athletic shoes or sandals. He is covering no more than a pair of shorts, but appears more comfortable. So what is wrong with this picture, NOTHING. Most women don't care, or even like to see men in skirts. It is primarily men who through fear or ignorance that object to the apparel. However if it was more acceptable they would wear them (skirts). Did you know that in recent polls 82.7% of men said they would wear a skirt, but less then 40% would even consider wearing a dress. To me a dress is just a skirt with the shirt attached. I can't see any diffence basically.

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      8 years ago from

      I just read something here that says I'm not dressing manly enough because I prefer a skirt over trousers. Oh my, does this mean I have to give up my T-shirt and Hoodie in favor of a naptha smelling broadcloth coat and a stovepipe tophat?? I might do that if I'm pushed hard enough, but I can't bring myself up to giving up my comfy A-line skirt for that torture chamber called a "crotch". pass

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      9 years ago

      Lovely, lovely subject and written very well indeed!

      Frankly, I think our Western society should stop and take a look at men's fashion trends of the past:

      Biblical Times: Men wore robes. Not pants. Robes. JESUS WORE A ROBE.

      Ancient Rome: More robes! And these were fancy and often had gold accessories! And men curled their hair and wore eye makeup because it was considered manly!

      Ancient Egypt: These guys INVENTED eyeliner. Plus, lots of gold bling. Nuff said.

      Any Given Reign of a French Monarch: Powdered wigs, tights, high heels, face powder, beauty marks, corsets, mincing, and that was just the menfolk!

      The Founding Fathers of America: They wore wigs and tights while writing the Declaration of Independence. FACE IT.

      So really...who are we to judge?

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      9 years ago

      A TV show could be made about this topic. A set (an unrelated couple) of a man and woman could be on a TV show, each interviewed separately about how they feel before and after having changed into clothes of the opposite sex.

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      9 years ago

      The matter of whether or not the children are offended depends largely on how early the children have caught on their parents' prejudices.

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      9 years ago

      hi hope men dont nead many difrent shops for clothes as we only get two types to wear either pants or shorts also either slip on shoes or lace ups why have lots of shops for men when they only have the same item's in every one.

      i normaly shop in womens shopes any way so it doesent bother me how many mens shops there are whay have womens shops and mens shops when we could just have clothing shops and anyone could buy anything in any size i must be dreaming. but it would be nice if as men we could chose what we wanted to wear not wear what we are told to.

      and forget the kids there the ones that dont care what we are wearing as long as we dont hurt them they are happy with it.

      ps keep up the good hubs

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      Mary Mac 

      9 years ago from Victoria Australia

      I am not gay and love wearing womens clothes the same way a gal wears mens shirts, sweaters, mens tank tops, his trousers socks and shoes and also his hat, does that make her gay? No it doesen't and nobody gives a fig, so gal get a life!!!!

      I must be a lesbian, I love women all the time think of women all the time and live with one so I must be one.

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      9 years ago

      You go girlfriend, If we would listen to our children more often we could learn a thing or two or a zillion!!! They are not bias, nor do you rarely hear them saying that's just wrong mommy. It is us who has it half a--ed backwards. thanks again for your free thinking.

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      9 years ago

      I love challenging people's perceptions. Children though are the ones that honestly express what they are thinking. Just by having long hair I get children ask me if I'm a man or woman. You can almost see the gears turning.

      I like to think that I open their mind just a little. Just imagine if I was wearing a skirt.

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      9 years ago

      Hope, you don't have to publish this one....

      Girls need to look when they next go shopping - enter your average mall - how many shops are female clothing shops and how many are mens?

      Of the unisex clothing shops, how many have far smaller mens clothing areas than womens? And how often is the mens stuff tucked away in the corner or even up or downstairs?

      And shoes - how check mens shoes out - again, FAR more choice for women, and again, ours are the same boring designs in every shop and often tucked away as if no one really cares as they all know we have no choice but to buy the same boring shoes wherever we go.

      Then, dare I say it, underwear - cotton boxers, cotton whities, cotton jocks, whatever you call them, they're almost always cotton and oh-so-boring. I'll give Elle MacPherson some credit, she makes some nice mens underwear, but where's the nice stretch satin, or again nice spandex like she often uses in her lingerie?

      One could almost argue we live in a rather sexist world of fashion, don't you think? I wear womens jeans, most of my friends know and no one gives a monkeys bottom, in fact I think most of the guys are just jealous of my courage to wear them in the 1st place, they look great (and no they're not like really tight, they just fit well, you wouldn't know if I didn't tell you they are girls jeans!)

      Can you tell I have a bee in my bonnet about this?! :P

      Go hard girl!

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      9 years ago

      People say it's hard being a woman in this world, what with men seeming to get the highest paid jobs etc. No doubt it IS hard for women, and no doubt it balances itself out one way or another.

      One overpowering issue with society however is that men have to be matcho and thuggish if we're to be what's expected of us. But we daren't choose to be relaxed, normal, caring, considerate or the slightest bit effeminate by wearing nice clothes. How dare we enjoy lovely materials next to our rugged, thick skin.

      What a load of TOSH!

      If I was a fashion designer of even male clothes, underwear etc - I would use FAR nicer materials than we get now - spandex -why do we not have spandex woven in mens jeans? We are the ones with balls that have to be squeezed in jeans - should WE have the stretchy ones?! Girls, try driving a car for hours on end with non stretch jeans on with an apple shoved between your legs - you won't like it.

      Cotton jeans, cotton underwear, cotton shirts, cotton this cotton that - we're over it! Satin, silk, spandex, lace, chiffon....... Who the heck wouldn't want to enjoy those?

      Now be nice and share those lovely materials with us nice guys!

      Hope you ROCK!

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      9 years ago

      Brilliant! :)


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