Why male ice skaters put on female dresses?

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  1. Lgali profile image57
    Lgaliposted 9 years ago

    Why male ice skaters put on female dresses?

    1. profile image49
      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      They dont, just me at the weekends !

      1. Lgali profile image57
        Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I think i miss the show...LOL

        1. profile image49
          badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Damn nobody wants to watch, what a waste of money my webcam was, twas a pretty dress as well : )

          1. Lgali profile image57
            Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            keep dressing someday sombody will watch you..

      2. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
        GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Oh man, I thought I was the only one going to the drag races. wink

        G|M

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      C. C. Riterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know why. but that reminds me of the first man allowed to examine the pyramids and created modern archeology, he was dressed in a tutu when he did it. haha true story and the Egyptian officials allowed him to do it because they thought he was touched by Allah. LOl

    3. Maddie Ruud profile image76
      Maddie Ruudposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Why not?

      Or, better question yet, why are dresses considered female attire only?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        True...ask David Bowie smile

    4. JakkiB profile image60
      JakkiBposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I wear the female ice skating dresses first and foremost because it's an incredible thrill, nothing I've ever experienced gets adrenaline flowing like going out and blading dressed in one of these awesome outfits. The adrenaline rush lasts for several hours after I've changed into "normal" guy wear no matter how many hours I've been out "dressed up".  Secondly,  they are incredibly comfortable and pretty and because they take more guts to wear than any other outfit a guy can wear. Since childhood I've really liked the look, feel and thrill but it's the response of the girls when I got to be a teenager that was incredible.

  2. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 9 years ago

    All the better for showing their legs of Lgali.

    Let's face it, men like to know they look good too wink

    1. Elynjo profile image60
      Elynjoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you 100%

  3. Anna Marie Bowman profile image90
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 9 years ago

    Sounds like he was touched, all right.  Though, I doubt Allah had anything to do with it.  LOL!!!

    1. Lgali profile image57
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think allah so many other wories then this one

  4. packerpack profile image60
    packerpackposted 9 years ago

    Because it is a sport where speed is involved so body hugging clothes are required and that makes it look like a a girl's clothes.

    1. Lgali profile image57
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      that may be the reason

  5. Lgali profile image57
    Lgaliposted 9 years ago

    is the skating a women sports..?

    1. packerpack profile image60
      packerpackposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't it is. In-fact I can hardly think of any sport that is gender specific

  6. kerryg profile image84
    kerrygposted 9 years ago

    Erm, can you give an example? I've been watching ice skating since I was a toddler and I don't ever remember seeing a male ice skater in women's clothes, except as a joke in comedy routines. (Brasseur and Eisler had a great one in the mid-90's. Other old school skating fans, notice who's in the Related Videos at the same event. *sniffles* The Kiss program was one of my favorites. But then, I don't think G&G ever had a program I didn't love. sad )



    No. There are four major categories of figure skating: men's, women's, pairs, and ice dancing. Men's and women's are both for solo skaters, pairs and ice dancing have a team of one male and one female.

    1. Lgali profile image57
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      thnaks for the info

  7. Klniksta profile image60
    Klnikstaposted 9 years ago

    ya, but i just heard on the news that they are trying to make male figure skating more manly and bring in the hockey crowd

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Elvis Stojko made it more masculine but I notice they are going back to more ballet-like movements.

      Of course, to get the hockey crowd skaters would have to attack each other...

      1. Lgali profile image57
        Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        good to know masculine in skaters

      2. kerryg profile image84
        kerrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        There are lots of gays in ice skating (and ballet), but lots of straight guys too. I don't get why either one of them is considered inherently unmasculine. I mean, look at them!

        How is it unmasculine to look like this?

        http://i40.tinypic.com/fmhwci.jpg

        Or be able to do this to your wife?

        http://i42.tinypic.com/2hh2e5x.gif

    2. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
      GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      More manly? What do you think this is, Canada? wink

  8. Research Analyst profile image81
    Research Analystposted 9 years ago

    Really thats interesting.

  9. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
    GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years ago

    Meh, people too often get sex and gender mixed up.

    Two different things. One is between your legs, the other is created by your culture and society.

    G|M

    1. kerryg profile image84
      kerrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Honestly, I don't think most people even know there is a difference.

  10. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
    GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years ago

    Yup, yup.

    Be born a girl, wear pink and own an EZ Bake Oven

    Be born a boy, play with GI Joes and little cars, and don't ever think about wearing your sister's dress. wink

    G|M

    1. kerryg profile image84
      kerrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Gag me.

      The ironic thing is, I deliberately chose pictures of two heterosexual, cisgendered men but there are still going to be people who think what they're doing is gay, as if grace and athleticism are somehow unmasculine. Personally, I'd take that over a beer drinking, slobby couch potato any day of the week. tongue

  11. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
    GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years ago

    Haha...

    I'm going to be reading through your Hubs. You've piqued my interest. wink

    1. kerryg profile image84
      kerrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Likewise. smile

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    I didn't mean to imply that ballet dancers are not masculine smile I know it takes a lot of strength...as does figure skating. I enjoy watching men's figure skating very much smile

    1. kerryg profile image84
      kerrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I know, it was more a general rant than directed at anyone in particular.

      Though the OP still hasn't answered my question about where s/he's seen male ice skaters prancing around in women's clothes, let alone what the problem would be if they did. *scowls*

    2. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
      GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't take it that way, actually...if you look at ancient times, men were the only ones really allowed to partake in a variety of activities..

      ..I'm sure if the Greeks had sandals then they could have made slippers probably had some prettyboy ballet going on. wink

      G|M

      1. Greek One profile image73
        Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        we did what we had to do to get by

  13. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    Just a couple of days ago I heard that "controversy" about trying to make men's figure skating more "masculine".  Someone being interviewed on the news story said something like, "Why not just give them hockey skates, put them in the rink, and let them beat each other up."  Figure skating has those extra elements of costumes and "show".  I'm fine with figure skating "as is" (but I guess some people think making the guys more "masculine" will make more men want to watch it; I don't happen to think men who don't watch will be any more interested - but what do I know, I guess).

 
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