At 3/1/14 02:33 AM, WiiFittoToreinaa wrote:
Geez that sucks, guys do have their limits on things huh? If you were a girl and you're a total tomboy they probably wouldn't care, that what I meant.
Oh, that's true. Mostly because most ladies are free to wear men or women clothing and no one bats an eye. However, if most guys/boys were to do the same thing... everyone acts like it is super horrible even though it usually is not.
At 3/1/14 10:08 AM, Scarface wrote:
I'm no men's rights activist or anything, but this is one area that bothers me. If a woman acts masculine or breaks gender roles, she's independent, and it's to be celebrated (not that I disagree with that), but if a man acts feminine or breaks gender roles, he's weak and to be shamed.
I know right?
"OMG, she's breaking conformity, support her, she's strong willed."
"OMG, he's breaking comformity, shame him, he should only be a guy and nothing more."
Double standards are a bitch...
However, if the guy has never acted masculine or just not fit in as a male, why should people act like it is a bad thing?
Imagine if a guy walked into school wearing a skirt or dress? People would immediately assume he's gay or transgender. Girls walk around wearing clothes that, once upon a time, were designed specifically for men; jeans, combat boots, leather jackets, etc. Fifty or sixty years ago, that would've been a huge problem, but today it's celebrated (which again, I'm glad for). But men, unfortunately, don't live that way yet.
From what I tend to notice, no one really cares what ladies, around where I live, wear unless they look "slutty" then they get shamed for dressing that way. Any other time, no cares are given. I find it funny though, I occasionally wear makeup or a girly shirt and most of my friends are rather accepting of it while other people just ask why I put on makeup. My family doesn't care too much if I have on makeup every once in awhile, they just say "don't let your friends put makeup on you again." Sucks having to be stuck in conformity for now.