Another article about clothing and gender discrimination.

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Another article about clothing and gender discrimination.

Postby Gordon » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:15 am

Same thing, again. But the more the better, It'll get people thinking at least.

Opinion piece about the dichotomy between clothing of men and women.
In the end he says: " Men have been conditioned to accept our positions and rarely complain about it, but the time has come for us to fight for our right to be comfortable. I think I’ll start shopping for kilts and see how acceptable these are in the office. Nowhere in our employee manual does it say that men can’t wear skirts."

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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby Uncle Al » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:17 am

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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby denimini » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:07 am

That is interesting. May be women are used to having to be strong and demand their rights to get anywhere in a male dominated society and thus can wear what ever they like now. Men have not had to do this and are at a loss to buck the system.
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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby wsherman » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:10 pm

Did you catch the one comment, so far? I hope he does follow up with an artical about his experiance if he wears a kilt to work. I get very tired of the "I can do what I want but you have to conform", attitude! :(

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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby Charlie » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:12 pm

Thought I'd post a comment to counter the first comment. Its subject to moderation so might not appear:
"I absolutely agree with everything you say. I’ve long wondered why men have to sweat in jackets and pants with or without the hated necktie while women stay cool and comfortable in floaty dresses and sandals. You, like me are fifteen years into the twenty-first century; others are still stuck in the nineteenth century with its Dickensian attitudes. By the way – I’m a man and I often wear skirts – they’re much more comfortable than pants!"
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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby wsherman » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:22 pm

I tried to leave a comment but for some reason it did not post. ?!?!

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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby Couya » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:24 pm

From the article :
"Men have been conditioned to accept our positions and rarely complain about it, but the time has come for us to fight for our right to be comfortable."


Some of us have not waited for the time to come. Nor did I ever have to fight for my right to wear a skirt; I just did it!

"I think I’ll start shopping for kilts and see how acceptable these are in the office. Nowhere in our employee manual does it say that men can’t wear skirts."


It was not necessary to write such a requirement into the manual, since it never occurred to any of the men that a skirt might be more comfortable. But let the author turn up in the kilt he mentioned; it won't take them long to amend the manual.

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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby dillon » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:30 pm

I posted this comment, but am not confident it will pass moderation, so I thought I would share it here:

"I can’t think of any article of clothing more absurd than the necktie. The freedom women have with their clothing choices reflects two things. First, that men think fashion shouldn’t matter if you have a Y chromosome, because they regard clothing not as comfort or expression, but as a uniform, and, second, that men are too chickens–t to step outside the box, and are totally petrified by the thought of being different from any other man in any imaginable way. Right on for men’s skirts!"
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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby crfriend » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:37 pm

Well, there's plenty of commentary on that editorial now, including from some of our own here.

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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby wsherman » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:22 pm

I have just posted a comment on the article above and it is being reviewed. I hope that the comments so far posted will generate a healthy dialog on the viabilty of mens unbifurcated garments.

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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby JohnH » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:00 pm

dillon wrote:I can’t think of any article of clothing more absurd than the necktie.


A tie makes it hell to shove bra straps toward the neck when they start slipping off the shoulders. Maybe that's a major reason women don't wear ties. And I am glad I don't have to wear a tie for that very reason.

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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby TheSkirtedMan » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:39 pm

A good find LGG.

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Re: Another article about clothing and gender discrimination

Postby dillon » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:13 pm

JohnH wrote:
dillon wrote:I can’t think of any article of clothing more absurd than the necktie.


A tie makes it hell to shove bra straps toward the neck when they start slipping off the shoulders. Maybe that's a major reason women don't wear ties. And I am glad I don't have to wear a tie for that very reason.

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