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Good, wearing a skirt should not "turn you into a girl"
Bad, it is appropriation of female traditions
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Bad (other)
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I know a man (cis and straight, he never had any doubts about his gender and orientation) that owns several skirts. He often wears them around the house - because it's comfy and stylish, not because of some weird fetish. The skirts were sewn to his measure from a fabric he chose.

He now plans to start wearing them outside the house, i.e in public. Is it a good thing from a feminist point of view in your opinion?

I know a man (cis and straight, he never had any doubts about his gender and orientation) that owns several skirts. He often wears them around the house - because it's comfy and stylish, not because of some weird fetish. The skirts were sewn to his measure from a fabric he chose. He now plans to start wearing them outside the house, i.e in public. Is it a good thing from a feminist point of view in your opinion?

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Same. The concept is good and I am favourable in theory, but lately it seems like no man actually wears skirts just because that piece of clothing is something they like in the same way I might like a hat or a couple of gloves, they all have further motives, that can go from gender identity, to be praised for their "braveness" in being GNC, to fetish. And if it' s a fetish, I don' t want to participate.

Exactly. Man in a kilt - fine. Love Scots kilts. Man in a dress (especially since dresses are not made to fit men) no, forget it, it sets off alarm bells. It’s all very well to say clothing isn’t gendered. That’s the ideal, it shouldn’t be, but in our society (and probably most if not all societies through history) it does carry messages about your sex and about sex roles, like it or not - and when men wear women’s clothing it usually says something very nasty about their sexual fantasies, and definitely about their attitude to women.

Edit for typo.