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by crfriend
Sat Dec 03, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: NY Post: Clothing brands’ push for gender inclusive clothing ripped as ‘marketing ploy,’ ‘confusing to children’
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: NY Post: Clothing brands’ push for gender inclusive clothing ripped as ‘marketing ploy,’ ‘confusing to children’

Here's where I fight myself on a daily basis: The only exception I have is I don't really want masculine of feminine clothes - I don't want my gender/sex to play a role in what I wear. I want to mix things up. Men don't have that kind of freedom nowadays to expirement, though it is loosening up. I ...
by crfriend
Sat Dec 03, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: NY Post: Clothing brands’ push for gender inclusive clothing ripped as ‘marketing ploy,’ ‘confusing to children’
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: NY Post: Clothing brands’ push for gender inclusive clothing ripped as ‘marketing ploy,’ ‘confusing to children’

..man, go on somewhere with that. Is that what it means to be a "man"?... a chicken sh!t? If that's what it means to be a "man", I'm ashamed. People need to get salty. Dang, somebody swallowed a hornet! Season to taste! Seriously, the brass ring is ours for the taking if we can work up the courage ...
by crfriend
Sat Dec 03, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: NY Post: Clothing brands’ push for gender inclusive clothing ripped as ‘marketing ploy,’ ‘confusing to children’
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: NY Post: Clothing brands’ push for gender inclusive clothing ripped as ‘marketing ploy,’ ‘confusing to children’

[... P]erhaps you could explain, using as many syllables as you like, why you think degendering clothing shops doesn't break down stereotypes. I'm going to take a cut at this one and it has nothing to do with the female of the species. Quite on the contrary: it's the male of the species that is one...
by crfriend
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: Scarves
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Scarves

Heh. I have an absolutely exquisite silk scarf with beaded peacocks on it that I'm afraid to wear simply because it's so beautiful. Perhaps I need to screw up the courage to do so! (And not lose it, because it weighs practically nothing.)
by crfriend
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?
Replies: 188
Views: 27719

Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Grok wrote:
Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:33 pm
I recall a post by a member...a woman commented that he displayed as much skill with skirts as any woman. Which, at this point, may be more than most women, at least compared to younger women.
It is quite possible that was my late ex- commenting. I cannot say for sure, however.
by crfriend
Fri Dec 02, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?
Replies: 188
Views: 27719

Re: Skirt Wearing by Women Increasing?

Concievably, a woman might learn skirtmanship from a man. That may be closer than we think as young women abandon skirts in general for dungarees and "leggings"; some have mothers that never wore skirts, and thus cannot pass the knowledge down. This is most visible with high-school girls who are li...
by crfriend
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: The Guardian Nigeria: Masculinity And The Skirt Wave
Replies: 36
Views: 654

Re: The Guardian Nigeria: Masculinity And The Skirt Wave

Capitalism is built around making optimal use of scarce resources and if they're not scarce, making them scarce. Thus we have an ever-tightening spiral which will eventually implode. Pure -- or even laissez-faire -- capitalism is simply not sustainable because of its predatory nature. That's why pr...
by crfriend
Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: The Sunday Times: David Hockney shows men the art of snappy dressing
Replies: 16
Views: 292

Re: The Sunday Times: David Hockney shows men the art of snappy dressing

STEVIE wrote:
Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:23 pm
Some Japanese traditional menswear is frankly stunning in terms of design and colour.
Pity that the influence could not be reversed.
Hell, yeah!
by crfriend
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: On family and spouses "negative" reactions, emotion
Replies: 66
Views: 1056

Re: On family and spouses "negative" reactions, emotion

- just an attempt to get some sense of what our family members, who object to our skirt wearing, might be subconsciously thinking. They aren't thinking, they are feeling what the media stories scare them into feeling .  That's the problem. The above likely comes closer to what I was going to write ...
by crfriend
Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: On family and spouses "negative" reactions, emotion
Replies: 66
Views: 1056

Re: On family and spouses "negative" reactions, emotion

These terms are fringe groups. ...the 10% (or less) who get 90% (or more) of the media attention. Indeed, and the ones who make 90% of the noise and put 90% of the people's teeth on edge. Ideally, we'd be able to ignore them in the same way as we attempt to ignore the toddler throwing a temper-tant...
by crfriend
Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Guys in Skirts Fundraiser
Replies: 42
Views: 825

Re: Guys in Skirts Fundraiser

Two cups of coffee.
by crfriend
Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are WE, MIS, teachers?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Are WE, MIS, teachers?

Good teachers make others open their eyes and see all the possibilities. Carl, I particularly like the wisdom quote. My personal style when I'm trying to teach or, better, mentor someone, is to gently guide them into the vicinity of where the solution is and allow them to find it. I've done this ti...
by crfriend
Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: On family and spouses "negative" reactions, emotion
Replies: 66
Views: 1056

Re: On family and spouses "negative" reactions, emotion

I can't speak for everyone, but as for me, I've never knowingly taken another woman's skirt. I've always purchased mine fair and square. Love the humor! I’m sure we are all taking this way too seriously. We ain’t stealing anything. A skirt is just an article of clothing. That might be "open to ques...
by crfriend
Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Changes at the Cafe
Topic: Did something suddenly change?
Replies: 28
Views: 257

Re: Did something suddenly change?

And even if phpBB went the way of the dodo, I presume there are other forum systems that could be installed and migrated to. Yes, that has been done in the distant past. Originally, Skirt Cafe was a direct descendent of Tom's Cafe (as in we got the backing database) to "found" Skirt Cafe. Tom's was...
by crfriend
Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:46 am
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: On family and spouses "negative" reactions, emotion
Replies: 66
Views: 1056

Re: On family and spouses "negative" reactions, emotion

I realize after I wrote what I wrote it kind of contradicted my original point, hrmmm. This is a tough one to unpack but it feels like we are closer for certain objections. I wish we could tap the minds of women, but it feels like those who object to their men wearing skirts would also not be keen ...