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Post Reply Why can girls dress like guys but guys cant dress like girls?
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creepysalad wrote:

Male clothing looks not gender-specific.

Man clothes don't look ONLY manly.

Female clothes, on the other hand, do.


One of the stupidest things I've ever heard. I feel (and look) as awkward dressed in men's clothing as (most) men would look in mine. They don't fit right, and saying that men's clothing is non gender-specific because you happen to wear them is incredible hubris.

It's "okay" for women to wear male-style clothing because men have power and it's fashionable to mimic the powerful. Similarly, it's "not okay" for men to wear female-style clothing because women are relatively weak and powerless, so mimicking weak and powerless women is somehow degrading to men. It has nothing to do with big hair, make-up, short skirts, stockings clinging to bare legs, or high heels, and here is the proof:
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BearSol wrote:

I submit to you, Eddie Izzard,



Rocking the shit out of this faerie outfit.



swaggin'


mhibicke wrote:


creepysalad wrote:

Male clothing looks not gender-specific.

Man clothes don't look ONLY manly.

Female clothes, on the other hand, do.


One of the stupidest things I've ever heard. I feel (and look) as awkward dressed in men's clothing as (most) men would look in mine. They don't fit right, and saying that men's clothing is non gender-specific because you happen to wear them is incredible hubris.

It's "okay" for women to wear male-style clothing because men have power and it's fashionable to mimic the powerful. Similarly, it's "not okay" for men to wear female-style clothing because women are relatively weak and powerless, so mimicking weak and powerless women is somehow degrading to men. It has nothing to do with big hair, make-up, short skirts, stockings clinging to bare legs, or high heels, and here is the proof:


That's not why I'm saying that.

A tee shirt and jeans are average male clothing.

They are. What else is a part of female clothing? Tee shirts and jeans, tight?

I'm not saying "don't wear female clothes". I'm saying that male clothing isn't MALE clothing.

You're changing my words up. Quit attempting me to seem like a sexist moron.

Wear whatever you want, but male clothes don't look awkward on females.

Because male clothes is mainly just a tee shirt and jeans.

Everyone's average clothing is a tee shirt and jeans.

That last bit confused me, as I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Dennis Rodman dresses like a girl all the time...
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It goes back to the power argument, a girl wearing suit pants and such in a workplace is seen as powerful / independent, meanwhile if a guy rocks up in a skirt or dress then. Well you get the idea.

Also as for the above argument, people pretty much just decide to categorize clothing into feminine or non-feminine that's where the shirt/jeans misunderstanding comes from.
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Because I will be making fun of them.
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Sokolovac wrote:

It goes back to the power argument, a girl wearing suit pants and such in a workplace is seen as powerful / independent, meanwhile if a guy rocks up in a skirt or dress then. Well you get the idea.

Also as for the above argument, people pretty much just decide to categorize clothing into feminine or non-feminine that's where the shirt/jeans misunderstanding comes from.


It isn't that, though.

They look weird. It doesn't fit. Like, literally.

I wouldn't go around wearing a fedora. I can't pull it off. It'd look weird.

I wouldn't going around wearing a tutu because it'd look weird.

Not because "I'd be embarrassed to be seen as a weakling", because I'd be embarrassed to be wearing something that doesn't fit my body type.

That's like saying "If you don't sing alto, you're attempting to bring down alto singers."

No. It is because I can't sing alto. Why should I try?

They're categorized because a certain type of clothing better complements a different gender's body type.

Jeans and tee shirts complement both gender's bodies well, so they're for both genders.

Same with suits. Fancy dresses and fur show power as well, but they don't fit most male's body type.
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creepysalad wrote:

Same with suits. Fancy dresses and fur show power as well, but they don't fit most male's body type.


I agree fully, that is also one of the reasons, most of the clothing doesn't complement a male figure

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I once wore a dress... surprisingly comfortable. Although I wouldn't wear one again, just not the way society works. Of course we can change society because we are a part of society. Any guys want to step up to the plate and wear skirts/dresses, blouses and stockings? Change happens when you people do something. People think it'd be odd, but that's just circumstantial, you've grown up in a different society. It's like if I went to 1920s and showed them my smartphone, they'd all flip shit over it.
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creepysalad wrote:
They look weird. It doesn't fit. Like, literally.

Which is why I said you were being stupid earlier. If women's clothes don't fit on you what makes you think your clothes fit us? And I'd like to point out that if you haven't worn women's clothing (as in clothing that is manufactured to fit a woman's body) since you developed secondary sex characteristics, then you're not speaking with any authority on the subject.
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I don't know if this has been mentioned yet but there are men who wear dresses all the time and no one gives them a second look



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I think besides dresses and i guess victoria's secret, most clothing has evolved to be more gender neutral. Like skinny jeans and smaller tshirts are popular right now, or at least been popular over the last few years. I don't wear skinny jeans because I just don't like how they feel, like how some girls don't like to wear skirts. Just wear whatever you want but don't shove it in people's faces.
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A lot of mens clothes look girly. You can find it all over the place. They even make mens underwear in girly-form. Its all out there. You just got to search for it.
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Ever heard of emo kids?
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I think it's because our society finds femininity in a male outrageous. Which is bullshit. Equal rights applies for this as well.
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