I have tried to avoid getting into the whole feminist thing on this thread, but FWIW, my observation on feminist are, they are varied on their opinions with regards to mens rights. Some feminist are reasonable, some are not. I've listened to some speak that would be first to stand up for a man at a disadvantage just as she would a woman. Then I've also heard some who it seems "women's advancement" is their sole purpose in life, and they are out for nothing else, and then there are some who would exterminate all men if they thought they could get away with it. All three groups may call themselves "feminist". Some are very intelligent and thoughtful, some are mean and dumb as a box of rocks- just like men.
All that being said, it does seem irrelevant to the article. In fact, not to be "that guy", but the article seems to be irrelevant to men who wear skirts. It's just an article (and a short one at that) about girls being allowed to wear trousers or shorts if they choose.
I have noticed one trend though, when it comes to a western establishment making an announcement that "boys will be allowed to wear skirts", it seems to ALWAYS include the trans* tag.
Hence my comment, and my attempt to turn over a new leaf on this matter. If there should be a boy who wants to wear a skirt or dress or whatever. He should just do it. You know? I mean, why do we need to wait for the permission of the "authorities"? No big scene, no spectacle, no politics, no machoism, no feminist, no walk outs, no swapping restrooms, just a boy wearing what he wants. Of course it would be helpful to have his parents blessing because there may be a little friction. The parents likewise should just play it down and not get all political about it if possible.
All a boy has to do is "just do it". Don't take "no" for an answer!
Don't talk about it, don't protest about it, don't make a big spectacle, JUST DO IT. They ask why, he says "'cause I want to".
Any boy who wants to wear what the girls wear doesn't owe anyone sh!t for an explanation!
Nice idea in theory, but there are consequences for rebellion and not all boys will have your strength.
Yes there could be consequences, but such is the cost of freedom. Sometimes you've just got to stand up and take what's rightfully yours! (in this case, the freedom to choose)
Yes it takes strength and courage to stand up for yourself. But don't think I haven't had a few sleepless nights over it. That time back in April 2016 when it came out at my old job, I didn't know where I stood. I had a teenager who still had a year left on school, I had a high rent payment, car payment, not much in savings, and no where to go if things went south... I gambled my job with this. It complicated matters right up until the time I finally left almost two years later, and was a constant source of drama and anxiety. And yes, I've had my share of disputes with family and friends over it, but I never stopped. I stayed out of their precious little stores like they advised me to, I didn't bring it up anymore as was suggested. But you all saw for yourself, I kept right on uploading those photos like clockwork weekend after weekend on flickr, I kept right at making those outings, going places, seeing people, and smiling about it. I didn't take "no" for an answer.
I've dealt with the ugly comments, the sneers, the homophobic slurs, the laughing, being denied housing, avoiding certain businesses, certain areas, so on and so forth.
When they said "I couldn't" I replied "I ain't askin..."
However, let me say, that I don't think I could have come this far without my wife's (Jenn) support. In fact had she had left me at the first onset of trouble I probably would have had no choice but to nix the skirts as a man has to eat first, change the world later.... Such as it would be with a minor boys parents. He needs their blessing. If he has that... he's got this in the bag! To hell with what the school says in that case...