I clicked on the link about Zara's ungendered lines https://mic.com/articles/141751/two-mon ... .IE0yauN0B
( which turned out to be very drab and colourless male dominated clothing aimed at women - where have we heard that before? ) and I came across the following quotation:
"To see real progress, according to Zackary Drucker, a transgender artist and producer on the TV show Transparent, it's also not just about diversifying what ungendered clothing can be, but who can wear it. It's about thinking of a skirt not as a female clothing item, but as something anyone can wear. And to get to that point, we need to change how we think about clothing — period."
It's just what we have all been saying on the site for a long time - the skirt is not a female item - it is a garment for everyone, young and old ( how many of us here are past the half-way mark ), female and male and genders in between and we need to change our thinking, our perceptions. It's a pity that some of those closest to us cannot make that change.
Drucker herself goes on later in the article to say, "I have a uniform: I wear a button-down shirt and jeans pretty much every day (i.e., not especially coded with gender signifiers)." Where have wee see this uniform before and how often. I see it hundreds of times each day in the store I am employed in, in the high street stores and elsewhere.
Interesting article and a viewpoint that we should all agree with even the bits about the difficulties of advancing the idea of men wearing skirts. As we all know the really difficult hurdle to get over is wearing the skirt out for the first time and the next few times after that especially if you are on your own. A group would be easier but how does that group get together. Here on this site we are pretty much so divergent - from America, Europe to Austalasia. Wow, the challenge is enormous.
I believe in offering every assistance short of actual help but then mainly just want to be left to be myself in all my difference and uniqueness.