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Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
The Daily Beast ^ | May 22, 2014 | Erin Cunningham

Posted on 05/23/2014 3:51:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Schoolboys in France stirred up gender norms when they eschewed pants last week. But men in skirts shouldn’t be a provocative sight…it should be a choice as normal as women in pants.

Last Friday, male students and teachers in Nantes, France launched a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing. The 'Ce que soulève la jupe' (or ‘Lift the Skirt’) movement encouraged boys across 27 of the northwest city’s schools to sport skirts to class instead of trousers.

“We noticed that in a lot of high schools in our region, there are lots of cases of sexism and discrimination, so we thought we should do something to change that, and so we came up with the idea,” the campaign’s organizer, Arthur Moinet, told EuroNews.

Conservative citizens, however, called the skirt-wearing boys “scandalous.” Olivier Vial, president of the conservative UNI party spoke out, saying, “We’ll do any old nonsense in the name of equality…This move is inspired by the Day of the Skirt, whose original aim was to allow women to express their femininity in environments where it was often difficult. But this is just denying feminine and masculine identity.”

While Moinet—and the boys who participated—should be applauded for their efforts to show solidarity and raise awareness for the discrimination faced by women, the response uncovered another form of social discrimination—the intolerance of men wearing skirts—and short shorts, for that matter. Over a century ago, women pushed gender boundaries by wearing their male peers' pants (gasp!). But today, no one bats an eye as we freely strut around in androgynous clothing—something that is now a staple of the female wardrobe. So why is it so unusual—and readily criticized--for the reverse to occur; for men to embrace womenswear?(continued)

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TOPICS: Education; Society; The Guild; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: clothes; fashion; france; gender; homosexualagenda
Someone ping me when sanity returns.
1 posted on 05/23/2014 3:51:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You will have a long wait, my friend...


2 posted on 05/23/2014 3:56:18 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll be kilt before I wear a skirt!


3 posted on 05/23/2014 4:03:43 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like the expansion of the universe, insanity is accelerating.


4 posted on 05/23/2014 4:14:27 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“We’ll do any old nonsense in the name of equality ...

Right. For example:

This move is inspired by the Day of the Skirt, whose original aim was to allow women to express their femininity in environments where it was often difficult.

So the original "Day" was absurd, the parody is somewhat more absurd, and the author's thesis is just dumb.

5 posted on 05/23/2014 4:15:29 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only True Men Wear Kilts Laddy!

And True Women Too!

6 posted on 05/23/2014 4:19:42 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Donald, Where’s Your Trousers?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2fizeoT22g&feature=kp


7 posted on 05/23/2014 4:21:18 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gender roles and norms now equal sexism. SMH


8 posted on 05/23/2014 4:24:49 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see men wearing skirts as the fashion trend suggestion that shows up the most often every so many years and never catches on. It’s been tried and failed nearly a dozen times in my lifetime that I can remember off the top of my head. I’m sure it’s been attempted more than that but by the time any article could be written about it, the trend would be over.


9 posted on 05/23/2014 4:26:49 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have an 8 yard dress kilt and also a utility kilt with cargo pockets. It’s fine. You better have sturdy legs with bonny knees though. Men with twig legs should avoid kilts and shorts and stick to long pants.


10 posted on 05/23/2014 4:27:53 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In a generation or so, the boys will be wearing djellabahs and the girls (who won’t go to school) will be wearing abayas.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 4:32:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Vive la difference!” Pepe Le Pew


12 posted on 05/23/2014 4:38:58 AM PDT by Bill Russell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Skirts - for men who have misplaced their testicles.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 4:41:09 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I could see the possibility of having to wear skirts, but like the ‘legendary’ kilt wearers, for extreme ‘comfort’, going Commando should be the norm.

So, (as cited by another poster) men with knobby knees, spindly legs and ‘small packages’ need not apply.

I also would imagine that a ‘skirt’ worn by a person sporting a sizable overhang would also look somewhat ridiculous BUT the combination of all 4 would take the pressure of each one individually.


14 posted on 05/23/2014 4:44:03 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until they speak.".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; JoeProBono

Only “skirt” I wanna see on a man is a kilt...Joe you still have that pic?


15 posted on 05/23/2014 4:51:03 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would love to escape this nightmare


16 posted on 05/23/2014 4:51:40 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did they tranlate that right with the word “skirt”?

What about a guy wearing a KILT?

I do not agree with the idea of the students wearing ‘skirts’, however, a ‘kilt’, when viewed by those who are not knowledgeable, might be thought of, as a ‘skirt’.

I would watch the physical correction of that observation, with popcorn.

http://www.utilikilts.com/


17 posted on 05/23/2014 4:53:55 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Someone ping me when sanity returns.

OK. But don't hold your breath waiting.

18 posted on 05/23/2014 4:55:08 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not sure which is worse. Men in a “skirt” or men wearing make up which is totally weird as well.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 4:56:39 AM PDT by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

hmmm...it would certainly be easier at the urinal...


20 posted on 05/23/2014 4:58:16 AM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure and free tampons for all.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 5:06:23 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: sevinufnine
"Not sure which is worse. Men in a “skirt” or men wearing make up which is totally weird as well."

I'm very thankful that in this little part of still-red rural Virginia I never have to worry about being confronted with such appalling sights.

22 posted on 05/23/2014 5:21:00 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: glorgau

I think I have some Scottish ancestry but I don’t think I would feel right in a kilt either.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 5:28:45 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In France, it wouldn’t surprise me to find out that the “boys” donned lacy lingerie to complete the ensemble.

This IS France, after all.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 5:35:47 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing....

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Oh, such bravery! I am betting that the many mohammedans living in France stopped beating their wives for a whole day because of this brave protest.

If this doesn’t work, perhaps they can wage a hashtag assault on the men who are mean to women.


25 posted on 05/23/2014 6:05:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Common sense should not be optional!


26 posted on 05/23/2014 6:19:21 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What if they called them kilts?

Kilts, according to Robert Heinlein, are more practical than pants. It’s easier to conceal weapons in kilts.


27 posted on 05/23/2014 6:21:21 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Celts have had ‘em for a long time; they call them kilts.


28 posted on 05/23/2014 7:09:15 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Tax-chick
...the girls (who won’t go to school) will be wearing abayas.

What do girls need school for, anyway? Their mothers should teach them how to cook, clean and feed the kids. Their husband should teach them how to please him. < /Islam >

29 posted on 05/23/2014 7:13:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Daveinyork

If I remember correctly, pants were invented to protect the legs during horseback riding.


30 posted on 05/23/2014 7:29:01 AM PDT by Michael1977
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Back in the days I was in highschool, there was a ban on shorts, but the superintendent’s daughter always wore short skirts on hot days,

so the guys in the class below me, in protest to the hypocrisy, wore skirts. One day. They got the ban on shorts lifted.


31 posted on 05/23/2014 7:32:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Michael1977

Probably. I think people wore tunics before pants, or before breeches and codpieces.


32 posted on 05/23/2014 7:50:38 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: JimRed

My very thoughts.


33 posted on 05/23/2014 8:03:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (You say I'm insane ... I say you're afraid.)
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To: glorgau
They shouldn't stop at wearing a skirt. If they were truly dedicated to the cause they would stuff a tampon up their ass too. What a bunch of wimps.
34 posted on 05/23/2014 8:16:25 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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