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Post Reply Why can girls dress like guys but guys cant dress like girls?
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Posted 12/2/12
Because.

society sucks.

I think it's absolutely fine for guys to be feminine if they can and know they can pull it off.
I don't see anything wrong with it really.
If we're allowed to waltz around in their clothes, they have all the freedom to do the same.
It's just that it's judged harshly.
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Posted 12/3/12 , edited 12/3/12
I think there's this societal attitude that females are like children. And just like we indulge children and think it's cute when they play "dress up" and put on different types of clothes that aren't associated with kids, likewise, girls/women can be indulged to dress up like males.

But having a guy dress like a woman is perceived as "going backwards," like an adult dressing as if they were a child.
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Posted 12/3/12
At least we're at the point now where guys can act and dress somewhat feminine. In a few decades we'll probably be at a point where anyone can wear anything and act any way they want without being judged.
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Posted 12/3/12
i dont think it matters what gender you are, as long as you feel compfy wear the clothes you're wearing.
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Posted 12/3/12
My sister's high school has a cross dresser, and he more than accepted, he is well liked and even popular. He has been in all the musicals, and is on their cheer squad. This is a school of over 2000 students. I don't think it's as frowned upon as most people think any more.
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Posted 12/3/12
Unless its Hayate no one wants to see a guy in a skirt. End of discussion.
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Posted 12/3/12
Societal pressure for men to retain their prized masculine roles and not lower themselves to the weaker feminine roles. It's not just with clothing, it's also in many other aspects of life. For example who wants the head of the family to be wearing a pretty pink dress? Things are starting to change but it tends to be that roles with more feminine connotations (homemaker) are viewed to have much less value that roles with masculine connotations (breadwinner).

There's also this notion that women's clothes are meant to be tight, revealing or attractive, designed to showcase a women's beauty. It seems the idea of clothes that perform their basic function, are comfortable and cover you up is not seen as very "feminine"? All I hear is mini skirts and bikinis and who wants to see a man's hairy legs or his bits sticking out? But then again who wants to see an "unattractive" woman's hairy legs and her bits sticking out? The assumption seems to be that women dress up for the pleasure of men and to showcase their beauty and if a men dresses similarly then who is he trying to attract? Why ruin the image of how beautiful a woman would look in that? You'll find that women that are deemed as unattractive are also not seen as worthy of wearing many of the "feminine" type of clothing that are viewed as gross on men. It's like, how can you wear something like that, looking like that and offend our idea of what a beautiful woman should look like?

So attractiveness can sometimes seem to be valued more in women that men and this can be seen in the millions of products, advice and practices aimed at enhancing feminine beauty compared to masculine beauty. It's no surprise that this also translates into clothing and fashion with more clothes being created to suite women, to enhance their looks, to showcase them etc...

There's a huge variety in women's fashion ranging from clothes that stick to conventional ideas of femininity to clothes that challenge them, to clothes that are basic, comfortable and functional and clothes that adopt more conventional ideas of masculinity. Society seems to put so much importance on a women's ability to express herself in her outer appearance and basically you are judged according to how you choose to do this.

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Posted 12/4/12
You can dress up as a girl...
I'll just laugh at you...
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Posted 12/4/12
Because it's gross and hard to look at
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Posted 12/4/12 , edited 12/4/12
look on my face book.... I have lots of guys who dress up like girls.... and some of them are hotter than girls themselves i know some of my girlfriends are very jealous of my transgender friends... the best part is if you looked at my friend list on facebook.. you wouldn't be able to tell the difference...lol

Just saying... a lot of them had plastic surgery so you couldn't tell.
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Posted 12/4/12
It probably has to do with societal standards/ social expectations. I think that goes both way though. There are plenty of girls that get made fun of for dressing like guys.
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I agree about society's expectations because we conform to what society is and hardly ever oppose to it. So if some dude dresses up as a girl...it's kind of rare to see anyways nowadays so people feel a bit uncomfortable and there judgements are based on how society is.
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Posted 12/4/12
Crossdressing =/= homosexual

Trans* =/= homosexual

I swear to god most of the people in this thread are retarded
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Posted 12/4/12

joy_peace45 wrote:


CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:

would your really want to see wear a skirt with hairy legs and a thong??


I have to agree with you there.

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This and the fact that girls wear guy clothes cause it's a fashion. So unless you wanna wear really uncomfortable women's underwear where your nads are being pressure or stress, by all means go for it. It's a free world we live in OP
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