Wore a dress to school and out to eat. The purpose was to get people talking about it. The amount of times I had to hear adults telling the middle schools that it was okay for a man to wear a dress was inspiring. One teacher made me take it off but other teachers fought for me to put it back on. I would like to think that at least one child went home that day with a new outlook on the idea. At the very least, I have introduced a couple hundred kids to an idea they have not experienced in the real world. One step at a time.
Moreover, it was a learning experience me as well. My friend in picture (on the left), his sister (taking the picture), and I went out to dinner and then bowling after in my dress. Everyone stared and laughed and made jokes. When bowling, the man in the lane next to us, in the middle if his game, went up and asked to change lanes because he could not bowl next to me. It was a look into another lifestyle. A chance to feel what they feel every day. You know what? I rather enjoyed wearing a dress. There is no reason anyone should face such resistance to wear what they want for whatever the reason.
Please, spread love and not hate.
I just noticed how many notes this post has gotten and it is the most I’ve ever received on a post of my own. I am very happy to see it.
I am saddened this only has so many notes. Help pass this along.
Women can wear men’s clothes because it’s not shameful to be a man, but the second a man puts on women’s clothes, he is open to ridicule and harassment, just as women are open to ridicule and harassment every day. Even people who say they are open minded or feminist or accepting of all different kinds of people are uncomfortable with this.