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A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

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A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby Yonkas » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:56 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/12/health/b ... urce=quora

It's nice to see somebody on a mainstream site mention this altogether too obvious double standard. What's really awesome about it is that that author makes no mention of gender preference, or identity. Why, it's almost as if a guy can want to do traditionally girlish things without either being gay, or trans. What a novel idea! :roll:
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Re: A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby Sinned » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:36 pm

Thank you for posting this link as it raises many of the points that we discuss in our threads about wearing clothes because we like them and that gender should have no place. I will try and get MOH to read this article as it may go part way to explaining my position in the scheme of things. She may think that I am just going on about men in skirts again though. I'll leave the article open for the time being. Thanks for posting it as it does remind us that we do have other allies out there who see that wearing a garment just because it is liked for itself is possible without the gender ramifications that surround it. Like most on this site I like wearing a skirt because it is comfortable, suits my style and looks good on me. I also don't want to wear a skirt exclusively but for it to become an essential part of my wardrobe. The fact that it is marketed at women is immaterial. And that goes for all the other so-called women's clothes that I wear. MOH thinks that I am being selfish and uncaring about hers and others feelings in wearing a skirt. Admittedly, I don't care about others' opinions but I do care about hers and her inability to see my point of view which does limit my skirt wearing somewhat. The article is good and does include some hesitancies in what her son is doing but she's right at the end when she says that she should be supporting him and I think that MOH should be supporting me not holding me back.
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Re: A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby SkirtsDad » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:05 am

The article was spot on. It makes so many points that I make to people several times a week when I'm out and a bout. A really important I feel is: "We want our boys to keep being like boys because masculinity is still where the power lies. And we want our girls to be more like boys for the same reason." We probably get more acceptance from women than men, on the whole, because women will mostly value and respect women, which means for them it's not a weakness to wear clothing predominantly worn by women. If anything, I would say that, in my experience, women appreciate and perhaps even admire men wearing skirts as men because we are challenging societal norms.
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Re: A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby moonshadow » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:42 pm

The article explains a lot of what I've been saying for a long time in my travels.

Now if we can just get Fox News to do a story like this.... all men in the southeastern U.S. would be out wearing their skirts the following day! :wink:
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Re: A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby crfriend » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:30 pm

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Re: A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby moonshadow » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:49 pm

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Postby crfriend » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:27 am

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Re: A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby Gusto10 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:43 pm

another article by CNN on lack of gender bounders:
https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/t ... index.html
I take it that in the fox country it would be talking of the devil.
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Re: A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby skirtyscot » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 pm

Seem to me more like an article about how you can deflect criticism by joining a religious elite. Worked for kiddie-fiddling priests too, for a long time.
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Re: A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby skirtyscot » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:03 pm

Am I getting too cynical in my old age?
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Re: A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby crfriend » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:17 am

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Re: A CNN article on our society's lopsided gender standards

Postby skirtyscot » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:36 pm

Oh, good. I was wondering when that would happen.
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