Battleground Panties: Hark The Silent War
Pretending to be a bush won't help this time...
The lingerie aisles of our malls and minds are increasingly becoming a battleground for true equality. Skirmishes along the borderlines of propriety are becoming more common. Lingerie trading to the male sector has become bolder and more evident over time.
Women fought for their rights to (WARNING: REALLY LONG RUN ON SENTENCE COMING UP AND NO EDITOR NAZI TO STOP ME, MWA HA!) be an active force in society, to work alongside men for equal pay (we're still working on that one), to be allowed to perform the same jobs, to enlist in the military and to defend their country, to vote for governments, to no longer be regarded as a chattel when married, to be in charge of their reproductive rights (though these are under threat in some supposedly civilized regions of the world), and so much more.
Just two generations ago, it was unthinkable that a woman should be an independent creature with a career, shaping her own destiny. Now undoubtedly there has been some backlash as the pendulum swung too far in one direction and all women became lesbians. (Okay, that didn't happen, but I like to irrationally fear monger as much as the next lady).
However whilst women were fighting for their right to be equal, men kind of just sat back, scratched their crotches and wondered what was for dinner. In some respects women are now more equal than men. A woman can be a CEO of a company and she can go home and cry because her hormones are out of whack and she's cramping like crazy, or just because she feels like it.. A man can be CEO of a company and he is allowed to cry only upon the death of a close family member, and even then he better man up pretty quick and go fishing or shoot something. (I'm recklessly playing with stereotypes again, but I think you get the gist of what I mean here.)
The one area where men do seem to be slowly waking up and demanding their right to be truly equal is in the lingerie department. (Not physically in the lingerie department, we don't have panty wearing men picketing the panty racks at major department stores just yet.) Men who wear lingerie generally seem to start off young with a desire to wear lingerie, and a guilty realization that what they want is 'wrong' for arbitrary weird reasons that make no real sense. Some men give up on the idea, but others find it too tantalizing to leave alone and pursue their lingerie wearing dreams. Those men often become frustrated as they realize that wearing lingerie affects their ability to find a romantic partner, and if their proclivity becomes known, may even affect the way they are treated in society.
Is that fair? No. Is it right? No. Can the same women who demand to be able to wear a power suit to the office turn around and tell a man what he can and cannot clothe his body with without being soul sucking shrewish minions of a society gone mad? No, I say no!
Keep taking your panty clad butts to the battle ground gentlemen, and eventually you will succeed. For this is a battle of attrition, of winning minds. Of showing men and women alike the joys of the freedom to choose silk and satin over hard cotton. This is an inevitable victory waiting to happen, and those traveling under the lace banner will surely one day be able to express themselves without fear of retribution, or mockery, or even a batted eyelid.
All you have to do is keep wearing those panties...