A-dressing a double-standard

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    David
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    Why does our society think that all males who like to wear women’s clothes are homosexual when women can wear men’s clothes and are not seen as a lesbian?

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    Name : David, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Lesbian, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Christian, Age : 45, City : Orlando, State : FL Country : United States, Education level : 2 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    michael
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    In our patriarchal society, it is considered “natural” for a woman to aspire to be more like a man, whereas it is considered “unnatural” for a man to want to take on the “inferior” traits of a woman. This is true for the same reason why girls who play with trucks aren’t frowned upon as much as boys who play with Barbies. Silly system, isn’t it?

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    Name : michael, Gender : M, Sexual Orientation : Gay, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Atheist, Age : 19, City : Savannah, State : GA Country : United States, Occupation : Student, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Lower middle class, 
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    Rob S.
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    I guess fashion regards male clothes as more unisex. A British comedian called ‘Eddie Izard’ has been doing shows in the states, trying to gain recagnition there. He wears female make up etc, to get that point accross.

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    Name : Rob S., Gender : M, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Christian, Age : 26, City : Poole, State : NA Country : United Kingdom, 
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    Meredith21810
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    I believe it’s much more difficult for a woman to pass as male than for a man to pass as female. True, a woman has fewer biological obstacles to overcome, but she can wear pants and ties all day long and not be seen as anything but a woman in pants and a tie. I wish I had the answer to your question. Unfortunately, I don’t know why society is silly that way, either.

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    Name : Meredith21810, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Lesbian, Race : White/Caucasian, Religion : Unitarian Universalist, Age : 19, City : Washington, State : DC Country : United States, Occupation : IT Technician, Education level : 2 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    Craig31904
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    It isn’t just clothing. It’s OK for a girl to be a tomboy, but not OK for a boy to be a ‘sissy.’ I think most of it comes from our unconscious view that women are inferior to men. Men get paid more for the same jobs, are more commonly elected into offices and are watched more in sports. We claim that all the world’s evils were started by either Eve or Pandora. Karen Finley said in one of her pieces, ‘If you want to insult a woman, call her an animal – a dog, a pig, a cow. If you want to insult a man, call him a woman.’

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    Name : Craig31904, Gender : M, Age : 37, City : Minneapolis, State : MN Country : United States, 
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    RESPONSE30157
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    IN THE Holy Scriptures a person’s approved standing before God is represented under the figure of clothing. (Rev. 7:9, 13, 14 Spiritual wakefulness, then, is required if God’s great day is to find us arrayed with a genuine Christian personality, unspotted by the world’s actions, attitudes and ways. Since the Scriptures refer to clothing as representing the very important matter of an approved standing before God, does it not logically follow that his servants should also give attention to what they wear in the way of literal clothing? The Most High took specific interest in the clothing of his servants. The regulations given to the Israelites required that they “make for themselves fringed edges upon the skirts of their garments” and that “they must put a blue string above the fringed edge of the skirt.” (Num. 15:38) Also, “no garb of an able-bodied man should be put upon a woman, neither should an able-bodied man wear the mantle of a woman; for anybody doing these things is something detestable to GOD.”—Deut. 22:5.The distinctive garments set the Israelites apart from other peoples and served as a continual reminder that they should obey GOD’s commands. (Num. 15:40) As to the prohibition about a person’s wearing clothing specifically designed for the opposite sex, this preserved the natural distinction between the sexes. The customary thing is for men to want to look like men, and for women to want to look like women. A violation of this internal sense as respects attire could have led to homosexuality. So God’s law served as a safeguard against deception and possible immorality. Christians, of course, are not under the Mosaic law with its precise rules about dress. Rather than specific regulations, a sense of what is fitting, as well as love for others, should move them to dress in a way that appeals to the good conscience of fellow humans. (Compare 1 Corinthians 10:23, 24; 2 Corinthians 4:1, 2.) Yes, their balanced thinking and love will prevent genuine Christians from allowing personal choice to take precedence despite the unpleasant or undesirable effects their attire may have on others. At no time should their clothing call into question their claim to be servants of God.

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    Name : RESPONSE30157, City : AUSTIN, State : TX Country : United States, 
    #24849

    Melinda
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    mostly out of fear and it threatens many males manhood. the misconception that men who dress up in women’s clothes do so to ‘trick’ or mislead men to be attracted to the man who is dressed in women’s clothes. to give them a rationalization and denial for why they are turned on or attracted to the image of the women they see by blaming the man wearing the women’s clothes instead of seeing it as his own impluse or response.

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    Name : Melinda, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Asian, Religion : Baptist, City : Houston, State : TX Country : United States, Occupation : fashion model/designer, Education level : 2 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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