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Give Pants Back! Women Should Only Wear Skirts And Dresses

Updated on March 23, 2010
See how ridiculous women look in pants!
See how ridiculous women look in pants!

Lately I've been doing e-battle with the forces of bigotry who claim that men should not wear women's clothing. Though I personally don't believe that clothing doesn't come with gender assignation (does cloth even have chromosomes?) I have, at last, found some middle ground, a sort of Israel for the fashion war between men and women.

How about this ladies, if you don't like men wearing women's clothing, how about you give back your shorts and your jeans and your shirts? Because, you know, traditionally, and still in some sectors of society, those aren't womens clothing at all. If you can't handle the idea of a man wearing lingerie and a skirt, then it is only fair that you toss out all those slacks, all those jeans, all those cute little shorts you like wearing so much. They are entirely masculine and to be honest, very immodest, you brazen hussies! What kind of lady shows off her legs like that? Oh, and those boyshort panties you find so very comfortable? No. Back to bloomers for you please! Oh, and make sure you're wearing a petticoat or two under those skirts as well. Only a loose woman doesn't wear a petticoat.

What's that you say? You don't want to give pants back? You don't want to be forced into the dark ages of fashion just because you happen to have two X chromosomes? Well if you don't want to give pants back, how can you sit there and sneer and jeer at the idea of men wearing skirts and lingerie? You do know, of course, that the first women to wear pants were treated in much the same way you're now treating men, right? They were accused of being masculine, of being unattractive, of being lesbians. The women you see today saying that men who want to wear lingerie must be gay, are certainly unattractive, and are definitely wrong are horrid ghostly specters of a sort of bigotry that should have passed us by in the 1920's but is now being reclaimed by modern women who seem to think that they've always had the 'right' to wear pants. Not so, ladies, not so. 

Fortunately way back when women claimed the right to wear pants, women didn't listen to the naysayers who questioned their morality and orientation, and now I can wear jeans whenever I want. They went ahead and wore them anyway and eventually everyone calmed down. But you know what ladies, if we're going to keep our jeans and our slacks and all the rest of it, we can't sit here and hypocritically say that it is wrong for men to wear what is now known as 'women's' clothing. To do so is, quite frankly shameful and a betrayal of the ideals of equality our fore-mothers fought for.

If we get pants and skirts, they get skirts and lingerie.


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      juliejohn6'2"man 7 years ago

      Could Not Agree more with you Hope

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      Rachael Lefler 7 years ago from Illinois

      Yet another shining example of how gay prejudice really is just a small pill that dissolves in logic.

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      kerryg 7 years ago from USA

      Good point, Hope.

      As someone who barely owns a dress or skirt and doesn't like wearing them, I guess I'm lucky that I couldn't care less if a man wants to wear women's clothes. Sometimes, in fact, it's pretty hot! ;)

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      ILoveLingerie 7 years ago

      As always a very nice read and I have nothing to add :)

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      Doug 7 years ago

      Hope you make some great points.

      It’s not just clothes. Women have done a great job expanding their socially accepted roles and activities. For example, every time a woman does something for the first time, that had previously been only done by men, it makes the news, and is hailed as a positive accomplishment, for example, a girl playing on a boys’ (American) football team, or the first female chief of police, etc. Girls are now encouraged to play sports, seek a powerful career, and “be strong.” But only if they want to. It is still perfectly acceptable to be a “girly girl.” Furthermore, a woman can quickly transition from playing or working with the boys, to being soft and feminine, and no one doubts her femininity, in fact it makes her more “hot” to be able to do both, for example race car driver Danaca Patrick.

      When was the last time a boy was encouraged to be more feminine? In America, most kids baseball teams have at least one girl on them, but no girls softball teams have a boy. If a guy wears a dress, one time, other than Halloween or as a gag, he is permanently stripped of his masculinity in the eyes of many, and can never fully recover his status as a man.

      I consider myself the mirror opposite of a tomboy; I am a male who enjoys both traditionally masculine and feminine things. I would love to be able to enjoy shopping with the girls and watching sports with the guys, with the same acceptance that a woman would enjoy. If I could wave a magic wand, no one would see any incongruence if I wore a dress and jewelry, and did up my hair and make up for work, and then threw on a pair of jeans and T shirt to work on my car afterwards.

      I think we are inching our way there. For example, stay at home dads are much more common, and people don’t seem to look down on men who’s wives earn more than they do. As gay rights expand, there is more acceptance of other alternative lifestyles. Transgender boys and girls have been elected prom kings and queens, and my own experience is that most people don’t seem to care much how you dress, within limits.

      Hopefully we’ll achieve fashion freedom sooner rather than later. In the meantime, I will do may part by getting out there in my soft, feminine outfits.

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      _cheryl_ 7 years ago from California

      I agree Hope, it's all a matter of choice. People should mind their own business and not worry about issues such as the man who wants to wear a dress or the lady who wants to name her daughter Bruno...(the name just popped into my head =)?)...We can't control anything else really, except the fact of whether or not what other people do will affect our lives. Interesting hub! =)