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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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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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Used to be fine with it. Trans shit ruined it for me. Because I feel like it's a gateway drug. By which I mean that nowadays, we have been so trained to fawn over trans women that a man in a skirt will get so much praise, he's liable to get hooked on it.

I want to say, "good, wear whatever you want you're still man", but knowing what I know about men, I would be extremely skeptical that any men were dressing that way without it being related ot a fetish, and that would mean they were violating the consent of everyone they come into contact with by forcing them to view their fetish. I just don't think the current crop of males are capable of divorcing things they associate with women from the non-stop rape on tape they're mainlining. If it weren't for that, and a skirt was really just a skirt, then I wouldn't give a crap.

I'd also like to say that a man will look unremarkable (good, neutral, whatever) in a skirt cut for a man, but when men try to wear actual women's clothes, they almost always look like shit, and it's uncomfortable to look at even if I don't know what their motivations are. It goes beyond being poorly dressed.

To assume that a skirt is an inherently female article of clothing is to reinforce gender norms. In other places around the world it is not uncommon for a man to wear garments without sewn legs

It’s good because gender nonconforming behaviour hurts trans ideology hard. Trans people hate extremely GNC “cis” people, because they makes the difference between “transwoman” and “man in skirt” disappear. Trans ideology is reliant on society upholding gender roles, they want man = masculine person, woman = feminine person.

It's ok, better than pressuring women to wear skirts and dresses.

In the current social climate, I would trust a man wearing a skirt less. It's like seeing an old man wearing a bright red baseball cap from twenty feet away. I'm going to suspect certain negative things about this person and avoid.

[–] VeggieAnnie 2 points Edited

I don't know if this is a "feminist" point of view, but I would warn my friend that if he goes out like that some people ARE going to assume he has a fetish. I know I would, because I have learned enough about AGP by now. If we were living a post-kink-embracing era, this would be cool for him...but we don't live in that era. We live in the Celebrate AGP's era. So a lot of women like me would see him in the grocery and think, "gross, fetishist."

edit: small typo

Thank you, this is precisely the kind of feedback I was looking for :)

Women wear skirts for only a few reasons. Cool in the summer cos of the flow of air/breezes. But the other reasons are all about sex-role stereotypes. Women may feel they look good, or look better, in terms of physical attractiveness in skirts. And skirts are designated "womens wear". The last two reasons are really all about pleasing men - sexually and submissively in terms of social norms.

For men, wearing a skirt in the summer to stay cool may be realistic. But it also makes it easier for a dude to more successfully expose his genitals in public to only one woman, as someone mentioned.

But men may also wear skirts for the other two reasons, to adopt the trappings and external symbols of "womanhood", which is essentially doing it as a fetish.

Having said that, I wish all men would wear skirts and dresses. Male "trans" have said they don't like when normie men wear skirts/dresses because that takes away one of the things they can do (the way they dress) to show that they are "women". So I wish all men would wear skirts or all women would wear pants - to take away the fetishization of dressing "like a woman".

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