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by Ralph
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: A Contrarian View of Miss-identification
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: A Contrarian View of Miss-identification

I have a very heavy beard, so I don't remember ever being "ma'am"ed - until recently when I was in a restaurant and the server approached me from behind. I had on gender-neutral clothing (t-shirt and jeans) and my shoulder-length hair held back with a black scrunchie. I was already turning to respon...
by Ralph
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: shondalanda / A Modest Proposal: Wear Whatever the Hell You Want
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: shondalanda / A Modest Proposal: Wear Whatever the Hell You Want

Did you see some of the links referenced in the "Wear whatever" article? Pretty discouraging, like this one that mocks women for wearing puffy coats that are more comfortable/functional than fashionable: https://newrepublic.com/article/140551/caterpillar-coat If I could find a knee-length (or longer...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: What do you wear on your legs with skirts
Replies: 208
Views: 19243

Re: What do you wear on your legs with skirts

Wait... we're supposed to shave/wax when we wear hosiery? I've been doing it all wrong! I did go through a phase in my 20's when I shaved my legs on a regular basis, mostly for the shock effect on my girlfriend, but I quickly grew tired of the effort. My body hair tends to grow at an alarming rate, ...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Favourite shoes
Replies: 89
Views: 11018

Re: Favourite shoes

Counter to all you heel-loving blokes I'm coming back to my favourite topic of flats. Last year I wrote about my experiments with various ballet flats, from the flimsy but comfortable Walmart spandex slipper to the soft, scrunchy leather (also Walmart) to the sturdier leather of the Luoka brand I fo...
by Ralph
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Bride gets to grips with skirt-wearing man
Replies: 44
Views: 1054

Re: Bride gets to grips with skirt-wearing man

The funny/sad/best part of this is that my first reaction upon clicking the article was, "I WANT THAT DRESS!" :)
by Ralph
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably
Replies: 168
Views: 7423

Re: Nice article that mentions Skirtcafe favorably

Now I have to wonder, is the brain difference the cause of the gender dysphoria or is the gender dysphoria the cause of the brain difference? That is to say, if I believe down to my innermost core that I am a dachshund, that I was meant to be a dachshund, that I need surgery to make my body image ma...
by Ralph
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: men in business skirt
Replies: 49
Views: 3946

Re: men in business skirt

I have been wearing racerback tank tops and cami's in the summertime to stay cool, pair it with a nice a-line skirt and I'm cool and comfortable all summer long. I like to wear a nylon tank top one-piece swimsuit on really hot days because it absorbs the sweat. One summer I was out doing yardwork a...
by Ralph
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Interesting article
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Interesting article

I'm glad I saw this discussion before wasting my time reading the article. Sounds horrible!
by Ralph
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Féminine outfit but not skirt
Replies: 46
Views: 1885

Re: Féminine outfit but not skirt

I have a problem with the term "feminine" What does it mean, and what are it's connotations? I'm not looking for answers here, more trying to clarify my own thinking and intentions. Well, you're in a group of (primarily) men. When we hear a problem or a rhetorical question, we are hardwired to solv...
by Ralph
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender
Replies: 179
Views: 4589

Re: Custody battle in Texas over 7-year-old transgender

This is obviously a hot-button issue for you, David, so I'll try not to throw oil on the fire. First off, anecdotal evidence vs. scientific evidence. Absolutely, numerous cultures around the world recognize more than the two binary genders. A plurality, however, does not prove scientific fact. Numer...
by Ralph
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: hybrid style
Replies: 12
Views: 1490

Re: hybrid style

Some are tolerable, and some will stretch to fit your feet better only if you put up with the pain of getting from here to there -- which, it turns out, I am willing to do in some cases (even though I always thought women insane for tolerating it). To that end, at least, I have a solution. The soft...
by Ralph
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: men in a skirt or dress
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: men in a skirt or dress

The fashion runway has always been about extremes to make an outrageous statement for attention rather than things ordinary people would actually wear. Wake me up when there's an article about men who are non-celebrity, non-models wearing skirts and dresses out in the real world (there have been a f...
by Ralph
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: I wore a man-skirts WSJ
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: I wore a man-skirts WSJ

The tagline quote at the end of the article made me smile, because the subtitle of my blog is "Are you MAN enough for a skirt?"
[Insert shameless self-promotion here]
by Ralph
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Féminine outfit but not skirt
Replies: 46
Views: 1885

Re: Féminine outfit but not skirt

All womens clothes are tailored big-time. I am a regular size - and (at the risk of being in trouble) - I have breasts - and I still am either too big or too small for half the tops !!! A big part of the problem is lack of standardization. What does "Large" or "extra-large" or "2X" even mean? Not o...
by Ralph
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Favourite shoes
Replies: 89
Views: 11018

Re: Favourite shoes

nzfreestyler wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:05 am
I just got these today !
Oh wow, my toes cramped up just looking at that picture! So... very... pointy...