Monday, February 4, 2013


My host mom says I need to stop wearing summer clothes in the winter.  I just love my skirts too much to give them up until May.  Anyway, weather appropriate is objective.  

Speaking of objective  this weekend the guys in the program sent out a call for help; they wanted some of the girls to go shopping with them and tell them what to wear.  Someone made a comment about feeling bad for dragging us through guys' stores, where there was nothing to interest us; I had been contemplating buying a sweater there as he said it.  I have a not-so-secret love for guys' clothes.  I think gender roles for clothing are even more fluid than for humans.  Or at least they ought to be.  (Also, I might still go back and get that sweater.)

What do you think?  Would you ever wear "guys' clothes"?

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  1. I would for the fact that they don't show curves. Some days I just don't want every micro-curve exposed for others' scrutiny. Especially on days that bloating occurs. Guys have it so much easier.

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  2. Men's sweaters, hoodies, et cetera are always so much more comfortable, and I don't understand why. I hoard my brothers when he lets me borrow them.

    I think it's really interesting, because a girl can get away with wearing what would be considered men's clothes, but the most a guy can get away with is maybe skinny jeans of women's clothes, if they can fit into them. And even then, it's considered effeminate, while girls wearing men's clothes are considered along the lines of tomboys.

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    1. True story, at least in america. Here there're guys walking around in paisley scarves and all sorts of crazy pants. It's so dumb. I don't want to be a tomboy, I want to be a comfortable person.

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