Crossdressing Men In Dresses
I have a terrible confession to make. After the old pope had died, and whilst the new pope was being chosen, there was a great deal of footage about of the Catholic hierarchy wandering about the place. Now, (as is no doubt obvious) I'm not a Catholic myself, and though I have seen priests in robes before, for some reason the cut of the black cardinal's cassock seemed particularly alluring. For all intents and purposes the thing is a dress. Its long, flowing, and loose. It's also socially acceptable because monks, priests, cardinals, and popes have been wearing these robes for centuries, and because they used to torture and kill you if you disagreed with them over even the smallest detail.
Nowadays non religious men wearing dresses generally have a much harder time of things, unless they are lovable movie characters trying to get their kids back, as in the case of the infamous Mrs Doubtfire. Strangely enough, men who wear dresses are referred to as cross dressers, whereas ladies who wear jeans are known as mom, sister, teacher, friend, prime minister, etc. I don't know what women's rights campaigners did to beat society into submission on that score, but I take my hat off to them (the jaunty top hat that I can wear without fear of recrimination because I am a lady, and we abide by no rules of clothing.)
I am tempted to suggest that the reason men are so reluctant to question women's clothing choices stems from an ancient fear of the daemons of PMS which can be unleashed should a man indicate anything but total satisfaction with his lady's outfit, but that would be sexist, plus there's no such thing as PMS really, sometimes a woman just needs to howl and pillage and raze small villages to the ground then cry hysterically in the aftermath.
Some of my faithful readers/hatahs (haters with extra stereotypical ghetto inflection) might be despairing at this point. 'What now Hope!?', they cry, 'first it was the panties, and we allowed that, then it was the bras, and we let it slide, now men in dresses, what's next, a goat in a wedding gown?'
Actually, yes. (My Google-fu would not let you down now, oh hysterical ones.)
I'm Hope Alexander, and I approve the message of men wearing dresses if they want to. I do know a few conservatve men who would deny that they had any desire to wear womens clothes at all, that is until they are well filled with the daemon liquor, at which point no lady's closet is safe. Let's help save their livers and the torn linings of dresses which just don't fit them by helping them to accept that its okay for a man to wear a dress.
And if you still don't think wearing a dress is manly? Tell it to this guy....