Skip to comments.Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
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 shouldnt 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 citys 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 campaigns 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, Well 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 Moinetand the boys who participatedshould be applauded for their efforts to show solidarity and raise awareness for the discrimination faced by women, the response uncovered another form of social discriminationthe intolerance of men wearing skirtsand 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 clothingsomething that is now a staple of the female wardrobe. So why is it so unusualand readily criticized--for the reverse to occur; for men to embrace womenswear?(continued)
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You will have a long wait, my friend...
I’ll be kilt before I wear a skirt!
Like the expansion of the universe, insanity is accelerating.
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.
Only True Men Wear Kilts Laddy!
And True Women Too!
Donald, Where’s Your Trousers?
Gender roles and norms now equal sexism. SMH
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.
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.
In a generation or so, the boys will be wearing djellabahs and the girls (who won’t go to school) will be wearing abayas.
“Vive la difference!” Pepe Le Pew
Skirts - for men who have misplaced their testicles.
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.
Only “skirt” I wanna see on a man is a kilt...Joe you still have that pic?
I would love to escape this nightmare
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.
OK. But don't hold your breath waiting.
Not sure which is worse. Men in a “skirt” or men wearing make up which is totally weird as well.
hmmm...it would certainly be easier at the urinal...
Sure and free tampons for all.
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.
I think I have some Scottish ancestry but I don’t think I would feel right in a kilt either.
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.
...a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing....
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.
Common sense should not be optional!
What if they called them kilts?
Kilts, according to Robert Heinlein, are more practical than pants. It’s easier to conceal weapons in kilts.
The Celts have had ‘em for a long time; they call them kilts.
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 >
If I remember correctly, pants were invented to protect the legs during horseback riding.
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.
Probably. I think people wore tunics before pants, or before breeches and codpieces.
My very thoughts.
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