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Battleground Panties: Hark The Silent War

Updated on October 22, 2009

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...

Make your mark, soldier! (Leave a comment so I knows you were here...)

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      lover of men in panties 

      9 years ago

      As a woman I must tell you that I love the fact that my husband share my love of lingerie as I do. It makes the experience that much more enjoyable.

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      10 years ago

      I've got my panties on right now. Boxers are okay I mean I still wear them but panties are way better. The variety of styles, fabrics and patterns to choose from is just far superior to mens underwear. Thank you Hope for your openmindedness about men wearing panties.

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      10 years ago

      I've been wearing full time for about ten years now. I served in the Military and wore panties under my uniforms (when possible obviously). Society has evolved so much - women's rights, gay marriage, interracial relationships & marraige - so why can't they accept us men who would rather have our genitals rubbing on some glorious satin, smooth silk, or ultrasoft cotton?

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      10 years ago

      Here,here!! judge a person by who they are not just what they wear, i LOVE wearing my panties 24/7, and by the way at there is a poll about men wearing panties, to my complete shock almost 75% of men who answered either do wear or have worn panties!! we are making progress

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      Hope Alexander 

      10 years ago

      Hi Lynn,

      It's perhaps not such a strange coincidence we should write similar hubs on the same day - I've written over a 100 of these things ;) Great to see another voice in the wilderness on this one... welcome and happy hubbing!

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      10 years ago

      Hello Hope, I agree with you. As a woman I'm very openminded, in fact my husband does wear panties 24/7..

      It's kind of funny that both you and I wrote a hub same day and along the same lines. Great minds.

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      10 years ago

      Hi Hope with you on our side with your fantastic hub we can only hope that the rest of the neanderthals will read these hubs and get educated to the fact that men can also enjoy the things that woman wear without being scorned by the so called society that are themselves just a bunch of bigots. I am personally a great fan of Eddie Izzard who openly wears his ladies clothing and telling everyone the he is a heterosexual cross dresser and loves it. Keep up the good work and power to you girl.

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      10 years ago

      Most amusing... No fear of that, I ain't gonna stop....

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      10 years ago

      Hear Hear!

      I absolutely agree with you. I have often been jealous of all those women wearing male attire to work, with soft lingerie underneath it. Dito the fact that they have the choice of wearing pants, or a skirt and any heigth of heels under their shoes. It sure is time to claim the very same rights for us men.

      I have also been jealous of all those grils of about seventeen wearing very short skirts, and tight tops over their blossoming fronts. It is indeed high time for us older men to claim that right as well. Also the fact that those seventeen year olds don't have to work yet for their income, it's a bloody shame that we can't join them anymore. It has to change!

      So, form now on: I, and with me all other middleaged men, claim the right to wear very short skirts, very high heels and very tight tops over my blossoming figure to school instead of having to go to work in dreary drab.

      I have made my point. Follow me to the barricades!

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      10 years ago from Central Coast NSW Australia

      Hi Hope

      What you say is true in that women fought a consistnt fight for the right they have for not only equality but the to wear a modified version of mens clothing.

      As much as i get the freedom in parts to wear what underwear i want, ( and lets face it, what i wear under my clothes is only my business) many men are not fortunate. Society has drawn this line in the sand that has placed much importance on gender assignment via clothing. Any man that wishes to go out side the norm is labled wierd or gay.

      Lingerie lends itself to a simple pleasure that everone should be able to enjoy regardless of gender. If it feels good, wear it, should be a creedo to live by.

      Unfortuneatly this is not to be. Men have been trying to push the envelope on many things, pantyhose, Panties, Bras and Skirts. I wish we gould get more from pushing an envelope aside from a nasty paper cut. I'm facing the prospect of another bitchingly hot summer in long pants and women will be in cool short skirts and dresses. It just don't seem fair.

      Guys, Do what Hope says and hopefully we may catch a fashion break. Just don't your breath. I don't know CPR but i am wearing panties.


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