This is, of course, a circular argument based on the thinking:Men shouldn't wear skirts because skirts are female garments and males should only wear male garments - otherwise they are .... (whatever)
So, we can then challenge the basic premise of WHY don't males wear skirts and the only answer that emerges is basically that it defies tradition - in our modern western culture. Or, in other words, skirts are unfashionable for men - so unfashionable that wearing them is seen as the wearer associating himself with a member of the group that do routinely wear them - females.males don't wear skirts because males don't wear skirts
I successfully challenged this idea on an online debate recently. My interlocutor came out with the circular argument I described - males don't wear skirts because they don't. "OK", I said, "You like drinking beer, right" Yes. Suppose it became so unfashionable for males to drink beer, that the beverage became regarded as a female-only beverage and, as such, consuming it was seen as an expression of femininity. Would you (a) conform and cease drinking beer? Or (b) challenge the taboo and drink what you like - i.e. beer? That seemed to be a clinching argument that stumped him.
Does anyone have any similar arguments to share?