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by TheRod
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Encounters of the silly kind
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: Encounters of the silly kind

I walk the dog a couple of times a day, always in a skirt or kilt. Often get into conversions about the dog or kilt, rarely the skirt though.
by TheRod
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: school uniforms
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: school uniforms

Another article in The Guardian about school uniforms here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/10/the-tyranny-of-the-schoolgirl-skirt-still-haunts-me Refreshingly, it doesn't raise the usual red herrings about sexuality. It concludes with: I have no real axe to grind with school skir...
by TheRod
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: The Guardian - More men should wear skirts
Replies: 23
Views: 1978

Re: The Guardian - More men should wear skirts

It is clear from many comments on this site that many men feel very limited in their clothing choices. They fear censure from society, both from men and women. This behaviour is self limiting.
by TheRod
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: The Guardian - More men should wear skirts
Replies: 23
Views: 1978

Re: The Guardian - More men should wear skirts

This a good article because it doesn't posit a precondition of trans/gay for a man to wear a skirt or dress. Rather it shows that such garments should be in the normal range of clothing for men, regardless of their sexual identity.
by TheRod
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: 'Lad in a Frock'
Replies: 14
Views: 2153

Re: 'Lad in a Frock'

Frock is used fairly often in Australian newspapers, less so in everyday speech.
by TheRod
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Oscar Runway
Replies: 20
Views: 1941

Re: Oscar Runway

Amusing reaction from Glenn Close here:
https://twitter.com/thervt/status/11000 ... ryngula%2F
by TheRod
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 49
Views: 6704

Re: Introduction

Dillon, agreed.
by TheRod
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: A New One - School Skirt Bans!
Replies: 43
Views: 4114

Re: A New One - School Skirt Bans!

Stu, I think this thread is getting widely off topic. When I look at the data (yours and other sources) I see quite different numbers. For instance, femicides by partners in Australia is a serious sociological problem, and it is a least an order of magnitude greater than female deaths by lightning (...
by TheRod
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: A New One - School Skirt Bans!
Replies: 43
Views: 4114

Re: A New One - School Skirt Bans!

Stu, If you want evidence from Australia about how the victims of serious violence between partners are overwhelming female look at https://www.ourwatch.org.au/understanding-violence/facts-and-figures and http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/challenging-the-mra-claim-of-a-domestic-violence-co...
by TheRod
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: A New One - School Skirt Bans!
Replies: 43
Views: 4114

Re: A New One - School Skirt Bans!

Stu, I don't agree with you analysis of western society, both past and present, and I can see we are far apart on this. All the women I know well enough say they have had to endure many oafish men who try to control them and oppress their ambitions, not to mention physically assault them. I came acr...
by TheRod
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: A New One - School Skirt Bans!
Replies: 43
Views: 4114

Re: A New One - School Skirt Bans!

Stu,
Do you think the western world is not a patriarchy? How would you describe the social structure? Perhaps confining women to skirts for hundreds of years was just egalitarianism, or was it a meritocracy then?

Rod
by TheRod
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: A New One - School Skirt Bans!
Replies: 43
Views: 4114

Re: A New One - School Skirt Bans!

One of the comments on the first article was: MarkB35 Challenging the patriarchy is often a thankless task. At my school I decided to make a stand : the shirt , tie and trousers went in the bin and I arrived one Monday morning in a skirt and blouse. The sniggering didn't bother me at all but I recei...
by TheRod
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: A New One - School Skirt Bans!
Replies: 43
Views: 4114

Re: A New One - School Skirt Bans!

Couple of recent Guardian articles on this. The first one says 'Let everybody wear them': https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/03/ban-skirts-in-school-gender-stereotypes https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/02/banning-school-skirts-uniform-misogyny-upskirting-sexualisation...
by TheRod
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: MIS are the outcast.
Replies: 20
Views: 2228

Re: MIS are the outcast.

Never had a bad comment in Perth or WA either. Lots of curious glances and smiles, and quite a few words of approval, mostly from women. A few days ago I got a high five from a teenage boy while I was riding my bike in a kilt. Of course there are always the questions from small children, asking thei...