Gender equality. Should men wear skirts? What do you think?

Gender equality. Should men wear skirts? What do you think?
Ignacio Zara

Gender equality. Men and skirts. A student campaign supported by French Government has caused a great disturbance in France.

Gender equality. Should men wear skirts? What do you think?

Man in skirt with sheep. Photo attribution Jes on Flickr


Tomorrow, students from 27 institutes of Nantes, in northwestern France, will be dressed in skirts to raise awareness about sexism.

Various associations and political parties have shown their rejection of this initiative.

For example, the group Manif Pour Tous, known for his strong opposition to gay marriage, disagreed with the initiative and held a rally attended by about 200 people at the Nantes Institute of Clemenceau.

“All discrimination should be combated, but we can not accept anything,” said the president of the group, Ludovine de la Rochere, who asked the Minister of Education of France, Benoît Hamon, to annul the initiative.

And you? What do you think? Should men wear skirts? How about gender equality?

Here, some inspirational quotes:

Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt. Shirley Chisholm.

I know what I’m doing even when I’m wearing a pencil skirt. Shakira.

You should have seen me in my Catholic school girl skirt with my knees knocking together. Jodi Lyn O’Keefe.

Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn’t allowed in a photo because I wasn’t wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport. Billie Jean King.

The sneaker heels thing is a myth. They were saying, ‘They’re like sneakers.’ No, they’re like heels is what they’re like. That’s like saying a denim skirt is like jeans. It’s not. Anna Kendrick.

I had a great grandmother who believed in so many strange superstitions. She used to tell the future from the things that catch on to the hem of your skirt when you’ve been sewing, and different colored threads would mean different things… Of course, all that influenced me quite a lot as a child. Joanne Harris.

Gender equality is very necessary!

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  • Charles

    All through history when anyone attempts to be peacefully different, people react with “a great disturbance.” Never is any call made for people to bring their reactions under control and practice tolerance. Instead, it’s “if you don’t make yourself a mirror image of us, we will persecute you.” Rome exiled men in pants in AD393. The Greek army has men in skirts in 2014. Women were banned from wearing pants till after the World War 2 factory work. France owes a big debt to the world. France was where Joan of Arc was burned alive—for wearing pants. France is where “The Great Masculine Renunciation” of fancy clothes happened during the evil Reign of Terror. Pants, originating as a garment for horsemen—are a plague on men the world over, and the French have much guilt as a nation for the denial of choice to men. Unless people are free to determine what they will wear, they are not in full control of their affairs. We are still treating men as a social underclass. It is the absence of choice that confers inferiority.

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