Boy fights to wear skirt to school

I totally kicked it with the kind of boys that would have worn a skirt to high school. I remember like it was yesterday.
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  1. Posted January 30, 2006 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always found it to be hilarious how people will freak out at a guy who wears a skirt to school. I guess if you’re not rigid enough about enforcing gender roles during these formative years…they might go on and wear skirts in their adult lives? So what?

  2. Nymphalidae
    Posted January 30, 2006 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    My high school boyfriend sometimes wore my dresses. I don’t remember anybody making a big deal out of it.

  3. Posted January 30, 2006 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Has anyone else read The Obnoxious Jerks. Fun, cheesy teen novel from the 80′s about a group of High School friends. They do this at one point, at their school, and get the rule changed to allow shorts. I guess society has advanced since then.

  4. Posted January 30, 2006 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Oops! There should have been a question mark after that first statement. Punctuation is my fickle friend.

  5. racya
    Posted January 30, 2006 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    My Friend Harley was thrown out of highschool for whereing a skirt to class.

  6. Posted January 30, 2006 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I assume the types of people who don’t want men/boys to wear skirts are the same types of people who didn’t want women/girls to wear pants back in the day. I’m glad to see a guy standing up for that right. I would love to see as many guys wearing skirts as women wearing pants!

  7. SonicJMC
    Posted January 29, 2007 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I’d wear a skirt more often if I just had some encouragement. I like my long skirt, but somewhere in my brain is fear of not fitting in, which is sad.
    SonicJMC@witchcast.com
    Send me some encouragement.

  8. Cheerskirt
    Posted January 6, 2008 at 6:35 am | Permalink

    I like wearing cheerleading outfits and cheerleading skirts because they feel so good and are very comfortable.

  9. werechick
    Posted January 6, 2008 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    I’m not a fan of skirts for myself, even though I am female and thus socially encouraged to be. But if men chose to wear them, it’s not in my nature to mock them for it. Rock on.

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