Male Student Wins Fight to Wear Skirt

Male Student Wins Fight to Wear Skirt

There are 229 comments on the Wireservice.wired.com story from Jan 25, 2006, titled Male Student Wins Fight to Wear Skirt. In it, Wireservice.wired.com reports that:

A male high school student can wear a skirt to school after the American Civil Liberties Union reached an agreement with school officials.

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Since: Mar 07

Nashville, TN

#214 May 18, 2007
Rockytopzz wrote:
<quoted text>If a man wants to wear a dress, well that is his buisness, but he should expect to be ridiculed severly on unusual dress behavior.
There are cities where they are more accepted like San Francisco.
I've read where in California there are men who are now wearing makeup to get the young look, and these are from striaght buisness men.
Their wives are getting upset because they are hogging up the mirror in the mornings primping not mentioning using up all her makeup.
What's next, squatting while peeing?
so, have fun making fun of them. I would support your right to do so. I think you could get your ass kicked in if you say it to the wrong person, however. BUt, that will be your choice.
But, enough of this petty crap about making it illegal to wear things.
The "whats next" argument is simply a distortion of the future. IN other words, you are asking the question as if you know what will occur.
It makes no sense. Drop it.

“I am a good ole rebel.”

Since: May 07

Dixieland

#215 May 18, 2007
Stupid waste of time. School uniforms, please. Make everybody wear the exact same thing. Stop bitchin' about the fashion trends and get a damn education.

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#216 May 19, 2007
Arturo Rojas wrote:
I think that when you try to make the land of the free real, there are things that for some narrow-minded don't make any sense, but it's time to fight for any right that means you can't do something (as long as you don't hurt anyone)
So you're saying that once the Mexicans take over the U.S.A. the Mexican men will wear dresses?

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#217 May 19, 2007
GoodOldRebel wrote:
Stupid waste of time. School uniforms, please. Make everybody wear the exact same thing. Stop bitchin' about the fashion trends and get a damn education.
Yeah, but some people would like everybody in school to wear dresses--exact same thing.

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#218 May 19, 2007
E Philly wrote:
<quoted text>
so, have fun making fun of them. I would support your right to do so. I think you could get your ass kicked in if you say it to the wrong person, however. BUt, that will be your choice.
But, enough of this petty crap about making it illegal to wear things.
The "whats next" argument is simply a distortion of the future. IN other words, you are asking the question as if you know what will occur.
It makes no sense. Drop it.
I would probably be laughing so hard at the man in a dress that he would have the advantage of a fast strike with his purse.

“"Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!"”

Since: Sep 06

Thompson's Station, Tn

#219 May 19, 2007
It is better to be Dayton a woman from Eaton than...

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#220 May 19, 2007
E Philly wrote:
people should do more with their lives than care about what men/women are SUPPOSED to be. Isnt it time people minded their own damn business?
Culture war and the gays will lose.
Sure, turn all the males in the U.S.A. into wimps and we're easier to conquer.

“Howdy”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#221 May 19, 2007
E Philly wrote:
people should do more with their lives than care about what men/women are SUPPOSED to be. Isnt it time people minded their own damn business?
And why am I wasting my time talking to a she-male such as you?
You be better off legally if you people would create legislation on the existence of a third species.

The Big Time

“Runs Like a Deere”

Since: Jan 07

Forest Park, GA

#222 May 19, 2007


While shopping in a food store, two nuns happened to pass by the
beer, wine and liquor section. One asked the other if she would like a
beer. The second nun answered that, indeed, it would be very nice to
have one, but that she would feel uncomfortable about purchasing it.

The first nun replied that she would handle that without a problem.
She picked up a six-pack and took it to the cashier. The cashier had
a surprised look so the nun said, "This is for washing our hair."

Without blinking an eye, the cashier reached under the counter and
put a package of pretzel sticks in the bag with the beer saying, "Here,
don't forget the curlers."

Since: Apr 07

Lansdale, PA

#223 May 22, 2007
Rockytopzz wrote:
<quoted text>And why am I wasting my time talking to a she-male such as you?
You be better off legally if you people would create legislation on the existence of a third species.
why are you wasting your time at all on this issue?
your "men are supposed to be like this" attitude is why this kid did what he did. the only thing you should care about is if he wasnt wearing any clothes at all. so stop judging other guys, princess.
Robert M

United States

#224 Jun 8, 2007
Rockytopzz wrote:
<quoted text>I have no problems with the kilt issue but what is going to happen to the student when he gets in the real world after graduation and pulls this stunt in the office or factory?
He'll be crucified, whooooh boy, especially in the plant where I work at.
Pardon me? Let's examine that, shall we? First, the kilt is not a "stunt", it is an article of (very) male clothing. Second, why are you stereotyping this person? Could it possibly be that your own ignorant predudices are asserting themselves? It sure sounds like it. Third, why do you presume to know the hearts of all the employees at your plant? Or were you only speaking of the people you know there who are as ignorant as yourself? And, try to pay attention, discrimination based upon gender is ILLEGAL, not to mention just plain stupid.
Bill R

Yacolt, WA

#225 Jun 8, 2007
phillyeric666 wrote:
<quoted text>
why are you wasting your time at all on this issue?
your "men are supposed to be like this" attitude is why this kid did what he did. the only thing you should care about is if he wasnt wearing any clothes at all. so stop judging other guys, princess.


In truth, a person who would wear a skirt to
school would be extremely disappointed if no
one paid any attention to him. A failed fashion
stunt is a terrible thing ... sort of how a girl
feels if no one tells her her prom dress is
beautiful.

Beyond the "are skirts on guys ok issue" is the
more serious question as to what a person would
hope to achieve by performing the stunt. Get
his name in the paper? A 15 minutes of fame on
some afternoon talk show?

It certainly isn't a desire to be ignored.
Redoran

Lansdowne, PA

#226 Jun 8, 2007
Mexican Hillbilly wrote:
It is better to be Dayton a woman from Eaton than...
hit the road billboy aka mr wet cigar.
Redoran

Lansdowne, PA

#227 Jun 8, 2007
The Big Time wrote:
While shopping in a food store, two nuns happened to pass by the
beer, wine and liquor section. One asked the other if she would like a
beer. The second nun answered that, indeed, it would be very nice to
have one, but that she would feel uncomfortable about purchasing it.
The first nun replied that she would handle that without a problem.
She picked up a six-pack and took it to the cashier. The cashier had
a surprised look so the nun said, "This is for washing our hair."
Without blinking an eye, the cashier reached under the counter and
put a package of pretzel sticks in the bag with the beer saying, "Here,
don't forget the curlers."
hey! u are a yellow nape amazon parrot. got one myself. wow, whut critters. just- watch out for that beak.
Redoran

Lansdowne, PA

#228 Jun 8, 2007
Bill R wrote:
<quoted text>
In truth, a person who would wear a skirt to
school would be extremely disappointed if no
one paid any attention to him. A failed fashion
stunt is a terrible thing ... sort of how a girl
feels if no one tells her her prom dress is
beautiful.
Beyond the "are skirts on guys ok issue" is the
more serious question as to what a person would
hope to achieve by performing the stunt. Get
his name in the paper? A 15 minutes of fame on
some afternoon talk show?
It certainly isn't a desire to be ignored.
hey, who let u outta LA? go back home dude.
ali a

Saint Albans, UK

#229 Jun 13, 2007
thescotlandkiltcompany.co.uk get a nice kilt and show off :)
mara

Troy, MI

#230 Sep 12, 2007
Correct; nobody should judge what you wear. I thnk it is time to change thinking inmono-ways.
A skirt is a garment... everybody can use it.
I can't follow such stupid comments like a man who's wearing a skirt must be gay. Only people which have experiences in that, can say that.
Chris

Sheffield, UK

#231 Dec 19, 2007
I openly wear a mini-skirt every day all day long. Yes, some people ridicule me (mostly men) some admire me (mostly women). What is it that men are afraid of about wrapping a piece of cloth around both legs instead of each leg individually? Most that have actually had the nerve to discuss the subject felt that it detracted from their manliness that they may be asscoiated with weakness - why would any man want to be like a women they often ask. That speaks volumes about men's superior attitude towards women. I can tell you, as a man who wears a skirt in public, it takes more guts than those men have that stand with their mates and snigger or openly laugh and swear obscenities at you.
Chris

Sheffield, UK

#232 Dec 19, 2007
The boy had more guts than all you criticise him and call yourself men. I am a man an openly wear a skirt in public the UK. Yes some ridicule me (mostly men) and some admire my courage (mostly women). When women first started wearing trousers other women ridiculed them but they won through in the end. Sadly I don't think men will ever get over it because they despise female qualities too much. Qualities such as tenderness and empathy.
Chris
andrew

Cincinnati, OH

#233 Jan 15, 2008
i say a man should be able to wear a skirt i mean we wont hurt anyone i mean whats gunna happen is a cop gunna come up and put the guy in jail! no thats the answer no!

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