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by Stu
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: A Contrarian View of Miss-identification
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: A Contrarian View of Miss-identification

I am a bit old fashioned in that I prefer only friends and family to use my first name. Strictly speaking, I have a gender neutral title so it doesn't really affect me, especially at work, although I don't worry if people call me plain old "Mr". I went through a very brief period of being mis-gender...
by Stu
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Subtle Makeup
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: Subtle Makeup

My wife bought me some male face moisturiser last year because she said my skin was looking dry. I tried it once, but I didn't like how it felt - or how it smelled. That's about the only time I have had any kind of make-up on since I was about twelve.
by Stu
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Mum lets son wear dress to her wedding
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: Mum lets son wear dress to her wedding

Stu, Why would it bother you?? To me it would depend on what the child wants even if the child is sixteen years old.. I would not be uncomfortable with what ever the child wants and the parents allow. Fred - a boy of seven wanting to wear a bridesmaid's dress is beyond simply a sartorial choice; it...
by Stu
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Mum lets son wear dress to her wedding
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: Mum lets son wear dress to her wedding

Our wedding, our rules. That's precisely my point, Ray. Your rules prevail at your own wedding. You are also a Scot for whom the kilt is an entirely natural garment to wear for an occasion - it is even within the bounds of convention. That doesn't quite compare to dressing up a 7-year-old boy in fu...
by Stu
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Mum lets son wear dress to her wedding
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: Mum lets son wear dress to her wedding

On the likelihood that the child is not your offspring, why should you be perturbed over what a seven year old wears? Secondly, would you not wish to wear your own choice of garb at the same event? We are all about challenging age old gender conventions are we not? With regard to the ceremony and f...
by Stu
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Mum lets son wear dress to her wedding
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: Mum lets son wear dress to her wedding

I think for toddlers, it shouldn't be an issue what they wear and, if it's possible to let them choose to appear as a page or bridesmaid, let them. I think when they reach five or six, their gender identity is becoming established within themselves and also with friends and families. Consequently, I...
by Stu
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Fashion advice (of sorts)
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Fashion advice (of sorts)

Treat it the same as you would treat trousers/pants. Would you tuck a tee-shirt in? I would only do that if I were to wear a sweater over the top.
by Stu
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Equality - IWD -- as it relates to this site
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: Equality - IWD -- as it relates to this site

Yes, we need to "de-gender" clothes. Full stop. I want to see unbifurcated clothing options for males, but I wouldn't go that far. It's not just a matter of size. Some clothes are designed to emphasise either the feminine or masculine body shape, or just the sex of the wearer, and I have no desire ...
by Stu
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Equality - IWD -- as it relates to this site
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: Equality - IWD -- as it relates to this site

Perhaps it’s just semantics, but women routinely raid the men’s aisle, and no one says they crossdress. I think that is gender discrimination against men, that is, when men do the same as women do, but are held to a different standard. So maybe that's an issue for International Men's Day? But, to b...
by Stu
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Equality - IWD -- as it relates to this site
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: Equality - IWD -- as it relates to this site

There is nothing sacrosanct about the perception of skirts or breasts (or ankles in a bygone age) so a change of perception would be an easy way to solve the problem and remove the discrimination. I'm not sure there is a parallel between skirts for men and bare breasts for women. A man wearing a sk...
by Stu
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Equality - IWD -- as it relates to this site
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: Equality - IWD -- as it relates to this site

Really? You are happy that in many workplaces women may wear skirts but skirt-wearing is prohibited for men? I am not happy about this. This sexual discrimination makes me care more about the sexual discrimination against women, which says they may not go without a shirt in the many circumstances w...
by Stu
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Bride gets to grips with skirt-wearing man
Replies: 44
Views: 1055

Re: Bride gets to grips with skirt-wearing man

Have you got an actual source for this citation? Everything I find are online bigotry reservations or hoax-spreading websites. https://www.change.org/p/the-guardian-this-person-promotes-hate-speech-and-should-not-work-for-the-guardian In most of the world men are indeed running the majority of thin...
by Stu
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Equality - IWD -- as it relates to this site
Replies: 50
Views: 943

Re: Equality - IWD -- as it relates to this site

The IWD Goals: ✔️challenge gender norms, No thanks. I am happy with the existing gender norms ✔️empower each other, we are already "empowered". I don't feel disempowered and I don't see what powers I enjoy as a man that my wife lacks. ✔️celebrate diversity, That's just meaningless. ✔️break stereotyp...
by Stu
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Women's March Sunday -- What should a man wear?
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Women's March Sunday -- What should a man wear?

I am a live and let live sort of chap and if people want to have a march, then by all means.

But I'm just not sure why the 51% of the human population who are female would feel the need to have a march on that basis in a modern western country.
by Stu
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Bride gets to grips with skirt-wearing man
Replies: 44
Views: 1055

Re: Bride gets to grips with skirt-wearing man

I have been reading the Guardian for many years too, and it provides a platform for some of the most pernicious, man-hating feminist lunatics with whom we have the misfortune of sharing our society - including the likes of Julie Bindel, Laura Bates and Charlotte Proudman. It's vile. If women were e...