A lesbian managed to get a prom cancelled, by asking if she can take a girlfriend along and wear a tuxedo.
I think, generally, this brings out more of an issue besides the stupid homophobic crap. I think it also brings out how fucking stupid gender differences are. However, it also brings across something interesting I've noticed.
I'm not sure if it's relevant to this club or if others believe similar things, but I'm a firm believer of gender neutralisation. I believe that, socially, we're shifting towards gender neutralisation where codes of practice based on our sex will cease to exist over time. Sure, this girl is wanting to wear a tuxedo instead of a dress, but I can honestly see this shit happening more and more. The girls may not be lesbians, they may be bisexual or straight as nails, but they may want to do it. Originally, I thought we were heading to a centre point, but no.
It seems to me that in terms of neutrality, we're heading towards a point that is more in the favour of masculinity. Which, personally, is interesting. Sure, men are getting a little more feminine. There's guys who want to wear make-up, wear skirts (besides Scottish people) and have longer hair, but it seems within about two or three generations, women will essentially be acting like a somewhat feminine guy. They'll have shortish hair, prefer boxers over thongs/pants and wear less make-up. Sure, there will be still size difference in terms of shirts and trousers to accommodate different bodies (generally, larger chest for women for breasts and a lower "split" for men for penises), but in terms of style, there will be little to no difference.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Well, it's hard to judge. It depends how society will take it. They may take it with a sword and want to encourage the gender division which will lead to further gender injustice. On the other hand, they may take it with open arms and we'll become more equal. They will likely bring their own problems and their own benefits, but I much prefer the later for pretty obvious reasons. I believe strongly in equality no matter what.
Personally, I'll have to hand it to the feminists for once in a blue moon for why the lack of a middle point between genders and the preference towards masculinity. We do live in a somewhat patriarchal society, no matter how you boil it. If you look beyond the government and you look at society in general, we do somewhat live in a patriarchal society. Sure, there are matriarchal areas like laws and how men typically have to provide and gain the satisfaction of the woman, in terms of "what says, goes", patriarchy goes all the way. Men were seen as cool when they smoke before women were for example.
It goes on really, but with that recent example, it made me realise that while we are heading to a gender neutralisation, it's in favour of, what we now consider, masculinity instead of a centre point.