Skirt Cafe is an on-line community dedicated to exploring, promoting and advocating skirts and kilts as a fashion choice for men, formerly known as men in skirts. We do this in the context of men's fashion freedom --- an expansion of choices beyond those commonly available for men to include kilts, skirts and other garments. We recognize a diversity of styles our members feel comfortable wearing, and do not exclude any potential choices. Continuing dialog on gender is encouraged in the context of fashion freedom for men. See here for more details.
Barefoot Joe wrote:...we end up in their crossdresser box. Or worse...
Barefoot Joe wrote:I'm not sure if it's really that simple. Sure you can state that you don't belong in the crossdresser labeled box, but unfortunately all the other people have their very own boxes and because they use societies rules for it, we end up in their crossdresser box.
You're not alone in that opinion.http://redqueencoder.com/wp-content/upl ... Izzard.jpgmoonshadow wrote:My skirts, belong to ME. I am a man. Thus they are not "women's skirts", they do not belong to the female gender. They belonged to the store who sold them, until I purchased them, then they became my skirt, thus I am wearing a MAN'S SKIRT.... because I AM A MAN.
I agree that Women have more freedom in this regard, for the most part, but I don't feel any of it is simple.moonshadow wrote:There is none, aside from the fact that in western society, women simply have more social freedom than men do. It's just that simple.
Quite a bit of truth in that. I will say, that there are changes happening, much more in some parts of the world than in others. It will be a muti-generation thing, though. So many attitudes are far too embedded, we are often completely unaware because it is the very air we breathe. I feel that wearing skirts and dresses and anything else like that is us doing our part to make some of the changes needed. I feel fortunate that I live in a country that is further along that path than many others, and work for a company that is further along than most in this country.Ralph wrote:Barefoot Joe wrote:
I fear that our struggle will be much more difficult than the struggle women went through to be allowed to wear trousers, and here's why: For all our advances in gender equality, underneath the veneer of politeness society still regards women as weaker, inferior. (you know, I'm really getting sick of what society dictates is proper). When a woman dresses in clothes traditionally associated with men, she is perceived as improving her condition, rising up to the higher status of maleness. But when a man dresses in clothes traditionally associated with women, he is perceived as degrading himself to a lower social status. A man who would voluntarily want to be less than a man? Preposterous!
partlyscot wrote:I went looking for this specific interview question/answer, and found it on a blog, alongside this comment.
Caultron wrote:Does liking to wear skirts and actually doing so make me a crossdresser?
Maybe or maybe not, depending on one's definition.
But either way, so what? My world is the same.
Cross-dressing is the act of wearing items of clothing and other accoutrements commonly associated with the opposite sex within a particular society.
dillon wrote:...There isnt much about this that's black and white, and it's mostly shades of grey. The main point is that whatever we wear for whatever reasons, it hurts no one...
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