Likely Female Supporter of Male Skirt/Dress Wearers

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Likely Female Supporter of Male Skirt/Dress Wearers

Post by Departed Member » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:20 pm

Another story of a mom who supports her male children who break the rock hard gender mould, and a very likely supporter of men wearing skirts/dresses:

http://www.parentdish.co.uk/kids/boys-will-be-girly/

I liked these two bits the best:

"My eldest son eventually gave up his ballet classes when the teasing from his football mad classmates got too much, although the way the little girls in his dance group ostracised him didn't help.

Not one of them would offer to dance with him, after all what was a boy doing in a ballet class? So it's not just other boys who make their less-than-macho peers feel small, girls are just quick to judge a boy whose fancy footwork is on the dance floor rather than the football pitch."

". Of course girls should be allowed to play with trucks, soldiers and dinosaurs if they choose, but shouldn't it work both ways? Shouldn't we fight for our sons' right to play with beads, prams and fairy dresses if that's what they like?"

This is exactly what we here are fight for, not just for men, not just for women, not just for trasngenders, etc. It's for everyone. Either we fight for everyone's rights or for none at all, because, as Thomas Paine put it best when he wrote: "He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."

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Re: Likely Female Supporter of Male Skirt/Dress Wearers

Post by crfriend » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:47 pm

This:
Potbelly MacKraken wrote:[...] Either we fight for everyone's rights or for none at all, because, as Thomas Paine put it best when he wrote: "He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
puts it perfectly.

Thanks for that Potbelly.

Of course it's been long forgotten -- with help -- so it's not surprising at all that we're in the situation we're in.
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