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This Dad's Superhero Cape Is A Skirt
BuzzFeed ^ | Aug 28 2012 | Ray S

Posted on 08/28/2012 2:35:47 PM PDT by scottjewell

Nils Pickert's five-year-old son likes to wear dresses, and Nils was concerned that he was going to grow up without a strong, positive role model. So he did what any mind-bogglingly incredible dad would do: he started wearing skirts himself.

[Translated from the German]:

"My five year old son likes to wear dresses. In Berlin Kreuzberg that alone would be enough to get into conversation with other parents. Is it wise or ridiculous? "Neither one nor the other!“ I still want to shout back at them. But sadly they can’t hear me any more. Because by now I live in a small town in South Germany. Not even a hundred thousand inhabitants, very traditional, very religious. Plainly motherland. Here the partiality of my son are not only a subject for parents, they are a town wide issue. And I did my bit for that to happen...

I didn’t want to talk my son into not wearing dresses and skirts. He didn’t make friends in doing that in Berlin already and after a lot of contemplation I had only one option left: To broaden my shoulders for my little buddy and dress in a skirt myself. After all you can’t expect a child at pre-school age to have the same ability to assert themselves as an adult. Completely without role model. And so I became that role model...

Being all stressed out, because of the moving I forgot to notify the nursery-school teachers to have an eye on my boy not being laughed at because of his fondness of dresses and skirts. Shortly after moving he didn’t dare to go to nursery-school wearing a skirt or a dress any more. And looking at me with big eyes he asked: “Daddy, when are you going to wear a skirt again?”...

To this very day I’m thankful for that women, that stared at us on the street until she ran face first into a street light. My son was roaring with laugher. And the next day he fished out a dress from the depth of his wardrobe. At first only for the weekend. Later also for nursery-school.

And what’s the little guy doing by now? He’s painting his fingernails. He thinks it looks pretty on my nails, too. He’s simply smiling, when other boys (and it’s nearly always boys) want to make fun of him and says: “You only don’t dare to wear skirts and dresses because your dads don’t dare to either.” That’s how broad his own shoulders have become by now. And all thanks to daddy in a skirt.


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Is it me, or is there something amiss here?

I sometimes think men have had their manly instincts just knocked out of them. Sigh.

1 posted on 08/28/2012 2:35:55 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

*Facepalm*


2 posted on 08/28/2012 2:39:01 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: scottjewell

“That’s how broad his own shoulders have become by now. And all thanks to daddy in a skirt.”

I think it ia time for daddy to grow up....time for him to stop “skirting” the issue....


3 posted on 08/28/2012 2:40:17 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: scottjewell
This Dad's Superhero Cape Is A Skirt,

"NO CAPES!"

4 posted on 08/28/2012 2:40:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: scottjewell
Men wearing skirts - do it right or not at all:


5 posted on 08/28/2012 2:40:50 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: scottjewell

"........before you can say 'Jack Robinson'"

6 posted on 08/28/2012 2:42:45 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: scottjewell

stupid Fing bullcrap.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 2:48:18 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

Getting a bit over the top at this point. I’m getting a tad sick of it.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 2:52:07 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Well, one more kid screwed up for life.


9 posted on 08/28/2012 2:54:07 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: scottjewell

What will he do if his kid decides he likes to start fires or shoot heroin?


10 posted on 08/28/2012 2:55:06 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: scottjewell

Das ist nicht gut !!


11 posted on 08/28/2012 2:59:06 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: scottjewell

I can’t wait to see what he does when the kid wants to start shooting dope in his veins.


12 posted on 08/28/2012 2:59:43 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: dead

Yeah, did he ever hear of setting limits? Guess not. He’s just there to be a big overgrown kid himself.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 3:00:07 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The Eastern Front did not do the German gene pool any favors.


14 posted on 08/28/2012 3:00:39 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: scottjewell
. . . To broaden my shoulders for my little buddy and dress in a skirt myself. . . . And so I became that role model...

If you had wanted to do something FOR your son (he is not your little buddy), you would teach him to be a man with a good, strong example. Instead of choosing to be a real role model and shape the life of a little man, you chose to be a cartoon character and make sure he had some very big hurdles to overcome later in life. The dad, and I use that term very loosely, should be locked up for child abuse.

15 posted on 08/28/2012 3:00:43 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: scottjewell

Ah, the ruffle at the bottom certainly sets it off.

Also, notice they’re both barefoot on a public street. Hope the kid doesn’t get a cut and a super bug. But, hey, super bugs have their rights, too!


16 posted on 08/28/2012 3:01:41 PM PDT by bgill
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To: scottjewell

“I sometimes think men have had their manly instincts just knocked out of them.”

Indeed. If you were to follow your manly instincts freely, you’d probably end up dead, in jail, or in a psychiatric hospital nowadays. At the least, you’d probably be unemployed and homeless. So, it’s no wonder to me that manliness seems to be sorely lacking in society at large.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 3:01:55 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: DuncanWaring

"I'm as happy as a little girl."

18 posted on 08/28/2012 3:02:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: scottjewell
Just stole this from another thread:


19 posted on 08/28/2012 3:03:00 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: truth_seeker

You can say that again, and I’m sure his in-laws are saying that.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 3:03:48 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The school bullies will be all over this kid.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 3:04:02 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: scottjewell

“And what’s the little guy doing by now? He’s painting his fingernails. He thinks it looks pretty on my nails, too.”


What happens when he decides to do a little rump ridin?


22 posted on 08/28/2012 3:05:19 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: RatRipper

Right, he has totally missed the point. He is supposed to be setting limits, not going along with every whim this kid has. What if the kid wanted to dress as Hitler? I don’t think the boy needs to be humiliated over the dresses , jut gently guided away from them by a strong, caring Dad, which he obviously doesn’t have.


23 posted on 08/28/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Boogieman

And it seems the feminists have handed men a female-centered agenda which they’re following, to the point of dressing boys as girls.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 3:08:28 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: freedomlover

I’m sure the Dad will join in. It’s obvious he’ll go down any road the kid wants to travel.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 3:10:30 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: dead

Easily the best point on the thread.


26 posted on 08/28/2012 3:14:57 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: scottjewell

So instead of setting an example of how to be a man, he wants to make his son “feeeeeeeeeel” better and decides to dress like a boy who is abviously confused. Nice. Where is this Dad’s dad so he can smack the crap out of him?


27 posted on 08/28/2012 3:15:12 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: scottjewell
how much ya wanna bet it was the other way round??? the kid prolly saw his fruityfather wearing one first
28 posted on 08/28/2012 3:19:09 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: scottjewell

The cultural background in me wants to raise an eyebrow and smirk, but yet the feminist in me says “why is it that WOMAN = BAD” which is essentially what reaction to this is.

No one gets upset when girls dress in pants (which I do all the time; not much of a girlie-woman). Not upset when we get into cars (again, another of my things).

But when boys show any interest in “girl” things - watch out!

I know this won’t be popular, but I just have to say it. As a woman, I’m always a bit offended how “feminine = bad”.

So, I really don’t know what to think of these things. Do men just fear being homo more than women do?

Never mind Scots and Romans and just about every ancient man wore “skirts”. Hell, even in Siam men wore skirts, women wore “pants”.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 3:21:00 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: scottjewell; martin_fierro; mikrofon
Ich bin ein Hemliner.

(Soon to be "Ich bin ein Eyeliner.")

30 posted on 08/28/2012 3:26:30 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Ich bin ein Tagliner.)
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To: scottjewell

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.


31 posted on 08/28/2012 3:27:10 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Get those shoes off and bake some damn cookies!!!

(yes, I’m just kidding)


32 posted on 08/28/2012 3:29:03 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Lera

Then I imagine this kid will be wearing a skirt til the cows come home...


33 posted on 08/28/2012 3:29:21 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Toga, peplum, kilt, sarong, apron, whatever -

Napoleon’s French troops had a name for the kilted Highlanders from whom they fled in terror - THE LADIES FROM HELL.

Real Men Do Wear Skirts - they just don’t call ‘em that.


34 posted on 08/28/2012 3:30:42 PM PDT by Argus
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To: scottjewell

Kreuzberg is the San Francisco of Berlin. Freakishness is in great abundance there.

That said... gee, Dad.. how about showing a little fatherly guidance and encourage some normalcy for your son... idiot.


35 posted on 08/28/2012 3:31:52 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

You wrote:

“So, I really don’t know what to think of these things. Do men just fear being homo more than women do?”

To be concise: Yes. Men also build civilizations, establish law and order, work out philisophy, began the conquest of space.

Women, on the other hand, make us play nice, be polite to everyone, be tolerant (yelch!), make the law about “fairness” rather than “rights”, and exalt the role and rule of feelings and sentiment in society.

I’m just saying...


36 posted on 08/28/2012 3:34:37 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I hear you. It just seems to be a universal law of some type, that girls are simply adding when they do male things, but males are “devolving”. Could it be because every fetus begins as female? thus males fear the backward movement but females feel they are simply adding “the road not taken”? All I can think of.


37 posted on 08/28/2012 3:34:49 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I know this won’t be popular, but I just have to say it. As a woman, I’m always a bit offended how “feminine = bad”.

Feminine doesn't mean bad. It means of or relating to females. As a man, I can affirm that feminine means good -- assuming the person who is feminine is a female.

Now let's reverse it: You're a woman. So what do you think about a "feminine" man? Honest answer.

38 posted on 08/28/2012 3:35:20 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

As a woman, I’m always a bit offended how “feminine = bad”.


Speaking for myself, I don’t think there is anything - repeat - ANYTHING - bad about being feminine. Assuming you are female.

The pants thing, women can get away with, but IMHO a man in a dress in Western culture is, well, not manly.


39 posted on 08/28/2012 3:36:44 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: the OlLine Rebel

By the way, if you have Catholic sympathies as your profile says you might really enjoy the following books by a tremendous woman philosopher:

http://www.amazon.com/Privilege-Being-Woman-Alice-Hildebrand/dp/097061067X

http://www.amazon.com/Man-Woman-A-Divine-Invention/dp/1932589562/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_y


40 posted on 08/28/2012 3:38:16 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Plus as Vladimir asserts, it has been men who have developed laws, religions, technology, built cities, fought wars. If they begin to “go soft” it will end. Whereas females can “play” at these things. If they all go “too male” that becomes bad and dangerous to society also, for obvious reasons.


41 posted on 08/28/2012 3:40:21 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

“I had only one option left:...dress in a skirt myself.”

Yeah...um...this guy might need a punch in the head.


42 posted on 08/28/2012 3:48:28 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: DuncanWaring
Men wearing skirts - do it right or not at all:

Abso-freeking-lutely.

43 posted on 08/28/2012 3:59:35 PM PDT by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I’m a woman, too. I see your point, but my viewpoint is a bit different: Pants are far more comfortable... for everyone. That’s why, imho, this type of behavior seems to be an obsessive compulsion. We girls were expected to wear dresses on certain occasions, and sometimes dresses were fun to wear. But, most girls themselves wear pants every day. Why would a little boy feel the need to wear girlish dresses at all? As a young girl, I played with dolls and did girly things, but we wore dresses only for special occasions (or as uniforms in Catholic school). That is, we wore dresses when we were told to, or expected to, wear them. But, otherwise, we wore pants. I don’t ever remember having the obsession with dresses that, for example, this little boy seems to have.


44 posted on 08/28/2012 4:06:30 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: scottjewell

Why not just tell him “Dresses are for girls, son, and if you don’t like it, t-s-. Life is like that sometimes.”
He can wear dresses when he grows up and buys them himself.
Not every idea that gets stuck in a kid’s head is a good one. It’s probably due to their still being kids and all.


45 posted on 08/28/2012 4:08:01 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Huskrrrr

And pedophiles.


46 posted on 08/28/2012 4:08:54 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: APatientMan

“I had only one option left:...dress in a skirt myself.”

Yeah...um...this guy might need a punch in the head.


And if the kid wanted to eat glass, he would say, “I had only one option left: to eat glass myself.” Brilliant.


47 posted on 08/28/2012 4:11:10 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Tanniker Smith; SandRat; monkapotamus; Jet Jaguar; All

Even Godzilla saying WTF right now LOL!


48 posted on 08/28/2012 4:13:05 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dfwgator

Hey did you hear Mike Myers try get that character into movie didn’t do too well so they put on backburner in Hollyweird

They still working on the script right now


49 posted on 08/28/2012 4:14:22 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Flycatcher

“You’re a woman. So what do you think about a “feminine” man? Honest answer.”

I don’t know for sure. Depends what your definition of “feminine” is. Men who make themselves look nice does not count as “feminine” in my mind, as so many make fun of here. Some are so gone I’d probably assume they’re gay - but sometimes, I’d be wrong!

Actually, you didn’t really reverse anything. Honest answer: what do you think of a “masculine” woman?

Back to the “feminine man” thing - my husband and his co-worker made a great point going on a story of co-w from Home Depot.

Homo men are “beyond women” - they behave in ways even normal women would never do. DH’s friend said if a woman behaved the way some of these homos act, everyone would think she was loony. At best, they act like silly little toddler girls.


50 posted on 08/28/2012 4:39:10 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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