Much of the panic women experience when men start to wear their styles of clothing comes from a fear of being obsolete, unneeded and unprotected. For all of feminism’s bluster, most women still choose partners who are capable of protecting them when they are vulnerable. For instance, they want men who won’t hide behind them when danger is present. (Guy who once hid behind me when faced with a German Shepherd, I’m looking at you, you pathetic specimen of humanity.)
I haven’t finally lost it and gone off the deep end. I meant to write that title. There’s a battle afoot in the midst of the fashion revolution and it is an internal one which is slowing the process of the whole movement down.
So we’re back here again, in a situation where I’ve written something which tells men who wear women’s clothing to stop hiding mutely in dark corners and a few men reply to me telling me I don’t understand how horrible it is to be a man who wears women’s clothing and how their family’s lives would be ruined by the public revelation.
Wearing a dress when you’re a man is always something of a daring proposition. How will you be received by those around you? I believe it very much depends on several factors, including where you live, what you’re hoping to achieve with your look and how you carry yourself. I also believe that it is quite possible for a man to wear a dress and look incredibly good doing it.
Does every man wearing a dress want to be a woman? No. Does every man who yearns for panties also harbor a secret desire to slip into a long evening gown, wig, high heels and gloves and call himself Contessa Stacy? No. Sometimes a man just wants to wear a dress. No more and no less.
Power is a fascinating subject, at least in my opinion. There are so many different types of power including political power, physical power and inner power. Of the three, I think inner power is probably the most lauded and yet also the least utilized in the modern world. Inner power isn’t about affirmations, following the ‘law of attraction’, or investing in a package of purifying protons to cleanse your aura.
Two of my favorite subjects combined in one clip of awesome. Lady Gaga, who its impossible not to like simply because she’s so damn good at what she does, is emerging as a fashion leader so ahead of the curve that some people get lost just trying to comprehend her outfits.
I wrote a hub about petticoats, and men wearing petticoats, but you know what I didn’t have? Any pictures of men wearing petticoats. That left a gap in authenticity in my hub, after all, if I claim that men sometimes wear petticoats, but offer no pictures, how do you know that I am telling the truth, after all, the Second Law of the Internet clearly states: Pics or it didn’t happen.
Recently one of my readers left a comment on a hub saying that it was all very well and good for women to fight for equality, after all, they started at the bottom so they had nowhere to go but up, therefore they had nothing to lose. Men, on the other hand, are apparently at the top of the food chain and so have something to lose. I thought this was an interesting point and I have pondered deeply before penning this response
Very few people know this, but the Apocalypse won’t just be all about plagues and famine and tsunamis and other cheerless events. No. The majority of suffering is destined to be caused by fashion, or rather, the lack thereof.
Just as some people claim that Swine Flu and AIDS are signs that the biblical Apocalypse is nigh. (Because the evolution of viruses should always be attributed to a vengeful invisible man in the sky where possible.) I maintain that the bubble skirt is one sign of the fashion Apocalypse.
You laughed when we said that men should be able to wear the same sort of clothes as women. You scoffed, saying men were too clunky to wear skirts and other forms of feminine attire. You thought the fashion landscape you were born into somehow reflected ultimate reality. You were wrong, so wrong, and skirts for men are now bubbling onto the catwalks of the fashion world.
This is a follow up to the wildly popular and fiercely debated ‘Why It’s A Big Deal When Men Wear Women’s Clothes In Public’, and a rebuttal to some of the more ignorant comments there which claimed that men shouldn’t wear women’s clothing not because they don’t have the right to, but because they don’t look good in it.
The sheer arrogance and indeed, shallowness of these claims aside, this is one of those times where fire can be fought with fire, for the claim that men do not look good in women’s clothing is simply false