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Centaurs and Mermaids

Discussion of fashion elements and looks that are traditionally considered somewhat "femme" but are presented in a masculine context. This is NOT about transvestism or crossdressing.

Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby Daryl » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:39 am

It occurred to me that there is something about the top-bottom division that is ingrained into our eyeballs or visual cortex or whatever, and that this is why I can wear a fairly femme skirt and a fairly masc top and not experience or cause all that much cognitive dissonance. The waist seems to be a dividing line in more than a mechanical way. It even works well for two of the most successful mythological critters, the centaur and the mermaid. (Not to offend any fauns but you guys have pointy ears and horns too.)

Of course Ganesh and Hanuman are examples of head-only animal-human mixes, but the head is the part that is not human so they don't really speak to our situation even though they do indicate that the neck could be the other important dividing point. And that seems echoed in women's fashions where from the neck down a woman may dress almost indistinguishably from a man but still cause little to no sense of visual discontinuity if she is far more stereotypically feminine from the neck up.

This is what happens when I stay away too long and muse too much...
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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby weeladdie18 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:55 am

In my book I look at the head and the hairstyle, the shoulders and chest or breast and then the waist and hips . With these areas of
the human form I can visually assess the gender of a human.....as I am a "man in skirts " , if the person in my vision is wearing a skirt
I will probably immediately look at the head and the hairstyle.....
I have chosen to wear my hair in a traditional male short hairstyle......this does show me to be a " man in a skirt "
If I chose to wear a wig with my " man in a skirt " outfit , I consider it is extremely difficult for a "man in a skirt " to wear a wig which
makes him appear as a female.

With regard to the introductory post to this thread ; a mermaid is usually shown with bare breasts and long flowing hair....

I hope I am on the correct track with this post as I am assuming the originator of this thread was intending to clarify gender by
observations above or below the human waist.............. ...............weeladdie
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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby weeladdie18 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:05 am

As an aside ; it is worth noting that the suggestion that the Fearsome Viking Warriors who invaded the British Isles
wore horns on their helmets is no more that a myth....As far as I can remember ,
historians have failed to find any evidence that these raiders wore horns on their steel helmets......

The purpose of this conclusion is to clarify that we may be confusing any evidence regarding myth and legend
if there is no firm evidence these creatures ever existed.

If a historian found my posts in a hundred years time ,It might be difficult to prove that I ever existed as a " man in a skirt ".
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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby Sinned » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:51 am

WL, a centaur is simply the body of a horse and the upper part of a man, torso, head and arms. No indication of horns. Usually armed with bow and arrows.
I believe in offering every assistance short of actual help but then mainly just want to be left to be myself in all my difference and uniqueness.
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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby skirtingtheissue » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:52 am

When I heard about skirting, I jumped in with both feet!
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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby Caultron » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:15 am

Courage, conviction, nerve, verve, dash, panache, guts, nuts, balls, gall, élan, stones, whatever. Get some and get skirted.

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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby Sinned » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:39 am

I've never met a centaur, full stop.
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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby Mark as in Mark » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:15 am

Daryl,

I think I understand your post. The thread here kinda got side tracked here with all the myth gibberish. In reality, we (most of us here) are split as you mentioned. I personally present myself as female from the waist down. Skirts, high heels, panty hose (stockings, tights, whatever!). While I've tried women's underwear at times, some are just not designed to hold the man parts and thus I stick with men's underwear. I have found several makers of men's thongs (no panty lines :D ) that are quite comfortable.

Upper body is all male. Polo's, button-=down dress shirts, men's jackets and ties. This summer I did wear some sleeveless women's polos, but for most part its all male clothing. My shaved head leaves no doubt that I am male. Except the one time I was in Berlin and ran into a professionally dressed women that had a shaved head but showing a lot of cleavage. :D We just smiled at each other when we passed. I wish we had stopped to talk and to request a picture of us together. But I was trying to catch a plane and she also looked like she was in a hurry. :(


I have in the past worn wig, make-up, breast forms, but not in the last year. Most of time it was because my wife wanted me to be more female on occasions. But she soon realized that I am more comfortable being a man in a skirt than trying to be something I am not.

Head to waist - Male attire
Waist to toes - Female attire

Another quick note. I have change my workout routine at the gym. I have been doing a lot more Glute building so that my backside looks good in a skirt. Maybe a bit vain, but we all want a nice as.... :D
I was told I have balls for wearing skirts! My reply? "That's because balls this big won't fit in pants!"
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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby Caultron » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:49 pm

Courage, conviction, nerve, verve, dash, panache, guts, nuts, balls, gall, élan, stones, whatever. Get some and get skirted.

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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby Caultron » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:38 am

Courage, conviction, nerve, verve, dash, panache, guts, nuts, balls, gall, élan, stones, whatever. Get some and get skirted.

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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

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Re: Centaurs and Mermaids

Postby Grok » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:18 am

Interesting theory-hadn't thought about this before.

Regarding below the waist...an implication would seem to be that the rules about one pipe or two pipes is culturally determined. Or to put it another way, the question of one pipe or two pipes is decided by convention, not neurology.

Nice to have a bit of reason for optimism. :D
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