Author Archives: Hope

About Hope

Hope Alexander is an unlikely fashion guru, pseudo philosopher, and lady who likes men who wear lingerie. Some say that Hope Alexander once round housed Chuck Norris. (After he claimed that public health care would have invariably resulted in the Virgin Mary aborting Jesus.) Others say she eats LOL cats on toast for breakfast and that she once scaled Notre Dame holding a freedom fry in one hand and a baguette in the other. It later turned out that the whole stunt had been filmed not a mile from a major road, which caused a major backlash against her popular bounty hunting tv series in which she bailed out ice heads, then tracked them down whilst wearing feathers and beads in her hair. Today, a shadow of her former self, she writes on the Internet.

Does Wearing Women’s Clothing Make You A Cross Dresser?

Let me cut to the chase on this one real quick. No. Especially not if you’re a woman, but also even if you’re a man. At least, to my mind at least, the act of simply wearing clothing designed for women does not make a man a cross dresser. Some men wear skirts and lingerie and other items of women’s clothing for no other reason than the fact that they like them. They are not trying to be feminine, they are not trying to pass as women, they are simply men going about their day in skirts or lingerie or whatever pleases them.

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No Man In Lingerie Is An Island

Since I have begun exploring the themes of gender and dress, I’ve occasionally received feedback from readers who are disappointed at the breadth of the issues these articles cover. ‘I thought this was just for men who liked lingerie’ is the most common of their refrains.

Men who fall into this category get their panties in a knot every time issues like wearing women’s outerwear or gender neutral people arise.

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Neither Male nor Female | The Neutral Gender Has Arrived

Are you male or female? You no longer have to be either, at least in New South Wales Australia, where local government has taken a great leap forward in allowing the option of no gender to be assigned on birth certificates. This allows people born without clear gender, those who ally themselves with neither the masculine or feminine to live as they wish to, neutrally.

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Panty Thieves Are Everywhere

I published a hub about His n’ Her panties just yesterday. It was a hub that suggested men who like lingerie buy two sets when they go shopping, so as to share lingerie with their girlfriends and wives without actually sharing the same lingerie. The idea was to save women the problem of having their husbands and boyfriends stealing their lingerie without their knowledge, a practice which I cannot, in good conscience, lend any support to. (Though I am well aware that it will not stop many of you hardened panty criminals out there.)

But the thieving goes on! Read more…

The Enviable Freedom Of Men Who Wear Women’s Lingerie

man wearing sexy lingerieYou may not be aware of this, but lingerie can breed. One starts of with a reasonable number of bras and panties, but before one knows what is happening, drawers are overflowing with lacy garments, many of which will never be worn. Clearly the problem stems from over breeding in your lingerie drawer. How else could there possibly be so much lingerie? You wouldn’t have deliberately gone out and bought piles of lingerie that you’ve never had the time or inclination to wear, would you?

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Men Wearing Beards And Dresses

One of the hardest things for men who like feminine clothing is the fact that they often have manly traits that make the feminine clothing seem, well, unfeminine. In particular, an abundance of body hair often gets in the way, cluttering up the place and creating a clash of the worlds that some men find problematic.

The best solution, in my limited opinion, is to simply embrace the contrast. There’s nothing like a lovely handlebar mustache above a sweet pink nylon nightgown.

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The Toga: An Acceptable Dress For Men

If a man of a certain (college) age wishes to wear a dress without arousing the suspicions or derision of his peers, he calls for a toga party. After one graduates, Togas must generally be put aside for fancy dress parties and Halloween. However, is there really any reason that men should not recover the old Roman fashions and a little bit of their un-bifurcated fashion glory?

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Black Men Wearing Dresses vs White Men Wearing Dresses

I told you I’d return to this issue, and so I have. Here’s a bit of a breakdown about race, gender issues and men who wear dresses for personal fulfillment or alternatively, to be laughed at.

This article came to be after I watched a video clip of Dave Chapelle talking about a time he refused to wear a dress in a movie. He went on to explain that he felt that Hollywood always tried to put strong black men in dresses for amusement value and that it was, on some level, degrading to black men. “They put every black man in the movies in a dress at some point in his career,” Chapelle says.

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