Thursday, November 18, 2004

Double Standard

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There was a time, not so long ago in our history, when our society's dress code required that women wear dresses. Only men could wear pants. I sometimes wonder how those frontier women managed to do all that work in those long, uncomfortable skirts. Thankfully, times have changed and now we can wear pants, shorts, etc., but the dress code for men is still proscribed, although Brad Pitt believes that men will eventually wear skirts.

Mel Gibson wore a skirt in Braveheart, Russell Crowe wore one in Gladiator, heck, even that dude who played Shaka Zulu wore one. Now, Reuters reports that Brad Pitt believes that men may start wearing skirts in general:
'Actor Brad Pitt said Sunday that fashion-conscious men may be wearing Greek-style skirts soon after his big-budget film about the Trojan War opens this week.

''... Men will be wearing skirts by next summer. That's my prediction and proclamation,' he said with a laugh. 'The film answers to both genders. We were going for realism and Greeks wore skirts all the time then.''
Men won't be wearing skirts any time soon if the homophobes in the red states can stop it.

A homecoming tradition in which boys dress like girls and vice versa in a tiny Texas school district won't be held Wednesday after a parent complained about what she regarded as the event's homosexual overtones.

As a substitute for 'TWIRP Day,' the two schools, an elementary and high school, decided to hold 'Camo Day' with black boots and Army camouflage to be worn by everyone who wants to participate.

One parent said:
'It's like experimenting with drugs. You just keep playing with it and it becomes customary. ... If it's OK to dress like a girl today, then why is it not OK in the future?'

Why, indeed?