Society views women who appropriate masculine symbols as stronger while society views men who appropriate feminine symbols as weaker. How did this come to be?
There were many things wrong with North Carolina’s 2016 H.B.2, but the biggest problem was fixating on sex rather than gender.
Instances of men wearing skirts in non-traditional regions is nothing new, but now the world is starting to take notice.
For the curious and the novice, this how-to guide will tell a man all he needs to know about finding, wearing, and accessorizing skirts. Skirts need not be frilly, froufrou, or feminine, and can indeed be very masculine.
It might be odd for a man to wear a skirt, but why is it taboo? My curiosity with skirts as a gendered construct really began in the wake of North Carolina’s HB2 (“bathroom bill”) debacle, and my pursuit to understand gender issues is ongoing. Many decades ago, gender equality afforded women the right to wear pants, but men never started wearing skirts. There are a lot of reasons for this and a lot of reasons why men should consider adding skirts to their wardrobe.