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Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men




Schoolboys in France stirred up gender norms when they eschewed pants last week. But men in skirts shouldn’t be a provocative sight…it should be a choice as normal as women in pants.

Last Friday, male students and teachers in Nantes, France launched a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing. The 'Ce que soulève la jupe' (or ‘Lift the Skirt’) movement encouraged boys across 27 of the northwest city’s schools to sport skirts to class instead of trousers.

“We noticed that in a lot of high schools in our region, there are lots of cases of sexism and discrimination, so we thought we should do something to change that, and so we came up with the idea,” the campaign’s organizer, Arthur Moinet, told EuroNews.

Conservative citizens, however, called the skirt-wearing boys “scandalous.” Olivier Vial, president of the conservative UNI party spoke out, saying, “We’ll do any old nonsense in the name of equality…This move is inspired by the Day of the Skirt, whose original aim was to allow women to express their femininity in environments where it was often difficult. But this is just denying feminine and masculine identity.”

While Moinet—and the boys who participated—should be applauded for their efforts to show solidarity and raise awareness for the discrimination faced by women, the response uncovered another form of social discrimination—t


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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 07:02:09 AM »
I just post em........ :laugh:
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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 07:22:00 AM »
It makes sense. This way, the French can run away faster the next time they are invaded.

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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 07:34:27 AM »
It makes sense. This way, the French can run away faster the next time they are invaded.

....or when they urinate out of fear, it would be not so much of a 'problem'.   LOL!
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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014, 08:04:49 AM »
I just post em........ :laugh:

Are you sure about that? If we checked your closet what would we find? Hmm?
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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 09:15:11 AM »
When a man wears it, it's not a skirt. It's a kilt.
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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014, 09:35:19 AM »
I just post em........ :laugh:


Are you sure about that? If we checked your closet what would we find? Hmm?


Funny you should mention that AC - from another thread - DC was clearly ahead of his time in fashion trends!

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 09:53:43 AM »

Hey!   They told me it was Halloween!  LOL!


....didn't realize just how 'poor' we were back then.    :laugh:
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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2014, 10:06:51 AM »
Do sarongs count? Usually wear one of those around the house if we have company.
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2014, 10:16:39 AM »
Hey!   They told me it was Halloween!  LOL!


....didn't realize just how 'poor' we were back then.    :laugh:

Don't think of it as "poor" - think of it as 'fashion-forward'!

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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2014, 10:18:55 AM »
Do sarongs count? Usually wear one of those around the house if we have company.

Yes, I believe that sarongs do count.  It's nice that you dress up for company.   :whistle:

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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2014, 10:41:04 AM »
Yes, I believe that sarongs do count.  It's nice that you dress up for company.   :whistle:

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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2014, 05:43:32 PM »
It makes sense. This way, the French can run away faster the next time they are invaded.



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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2014, 06:31:47 PM »
Do sarongs count? Usually wear one of those around the house if we have company.
Nothin' sarong with that!
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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2014, 06:59:36 PM »
I just post em........ :laugh:

Now don't skirt the issue.  :laugh:

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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2014, 08:36:12 PM »
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Re: Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2014, 09:27:21 PM »
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Last Friday, male students and teachers in Nantes, France launched a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing. The 'Ce que soulève la jupe' (or ‘Lift the Skirt’) movement encouraged boys across 27 of the northwest city’s schools to sport skirts to class instead of trousers.


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