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Should Society Normalise Men Wearing Dresses/Skirts?
Society should normalise men wearing dresses/skirts
If men aren't allowed to wear dresses/skirts, especially in the workplace, then employers will require employees to conform to gender norms to keep their jobs with laws mandating its acceptance (
Clothes have no gender; they are just pieces of fabric.
People ought to be free to wear what they want without being attacked (outside of the workplace).
This would help transgender people blend in throughout society, allowing them to face less discrimination.
Men would be a lot more comfortable this way.
If anyone is allowed to wear anything, then the concept of gendered clothing would be meaningless. In other words, it promotes gender blindness and not gender equality.
Getting rid of "norms" kills pluralism, individuality, and a source of pleasure by others (for some, in solidarity of others of their gender; and for others, in displaying their personal decision to wear something outside of the norms).
Gendered clothing helps reinforce gender roles. Well defined roles for people based on specific traits is an
effective and efficient
way to organize a society.
This would undo years of cultural and religious traditions that society should honour.
It may negatively affect people's perception of the men in question who elect to wear skirts.
Fashion shouldn't have to change for political reasons.
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