I must say when it comes to Dressing,I am very practical,utilitarian,..for example I wouldn't wear heels,if one thinks about it,wearing High Heels (female or male or Fem-male) is insane,there is no practical reason whats so ever, to ever to wear them, very good example of a "Cultural Dogma"
Depending on the constructionist perspective, social construction may be the outcome of human choices rather than of immutable laws of nature. Here, then, lies the core issue over which social scientists diverge. Are human ideas and conceptions generated more on subjective criteria than on objective realities? Debates have raged in the social sciences along the divide of science versus objective truth. In the social construction of reality, the question has often been asked: To what extent is our claim to knowledge supported by reality? In other words, to what extent is this claim a social construct? Some writers believe that to the extent that knowledge is aligned with reality, it approximates objective truth, anything less represents a social construct. According to this thinking, even morality is a social construct. However, others believe that all knowledge is social construction.
Though "Garters and Thigh highs" are not really practical,I do love wearing them..heres some I'd like to wear
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I have a problem with this question - because it is actually two very different questions. What do you think of men who wear dresses? and What to you think of men who dress as women?
If I asked what do you think of women who wear trousers you would think it odd to even ask the question but a hundred years ago that was exactly the kind of question people were asking when some women who objected to wearing the incredibly heavy women's clothes of the time started wearing trousers. Partly as a result of the second world war and partly as a result of the second wave feminist movement of the late sixties early seventies, women have thrown off the shackles of restrictive fashion and are now able to wear pretty much anything they want without comment.
Men on the other hand lack the courage to break free from the shackles of masculinity. It is changing - though few men, even younger men have the courage to wear anything that look like a skirt or dress, despite the fact that those who do look amazing. I spoke at a Fashion College a couple of years ago where some students were running a project to design skirts for men but had a huge challenge getting male students at the college to wear a skirt around the college.
So any man who wants to wear more feminine clothes faces a real challenge. If they wear the clothes as a man they will attract a lot of very negative attention - they will be laughed at and ridiculed; they will be perceived as gay and may even be physically assaulted. The only way to wear feminine clothes safely is to "pass" as a woman. Only if they look like a woman will they blend in and avoid the risks.
It is very sad that men have to impersonate women in order to express their more feminine side in safety. Only a small proportion of men who are transgender actually undergo gender reassignment. Many more would like to but for a host of social reasons, their height, loss of hair, family attitudes, jobs etc, have decided that that they cannot face the potential ridicule and rejection so resign themselves to occasional cross dressing. Others are happy to just cross dress.
There are huge numbers of gay men who love to wear feminine clothes, and because they no longer fear being perceived as gay, are happy to push the boundaries of male fashion. And there are a grown number of straight men who are sufficiently comfortable with themselves that they are prepared to risk being perceived as gay. Mick Jagger often wore a dress as did David Bowie.
When asked why are you wearing womens clothes, Eddie Izzard famously once said, "they're not women's clothes, their mine."
When you consider the pressure on men to be seen as masculine, its not surprising is it that the highest rates of suicide are amongst men. Just showing us who they really are, men face the greatest of all areas, fear of ridicule, losing face, humiliation. Its the primary weapon of the bully and its the reason why so many young gay and trans people (around 50%) attempt suicide.
So what do women think of men who wear dresses and dress as women in their daily life? I think they are the most courageous of all men, leading a revolution that will eventually free all men from the shackles of masculinity and allow them to truly be themselves.
I'm gonna be completely honest:
As a human animal, when I see something or someone that is completely unfamiliar to me, I will either: be very curious or very frightened. These are instinctual for me.
So when I see a cross dresser I will either want to know everything about them and ask them a bunch of questions, no matter how offensive or inappropriate these questions are; or want to run like hell and hope they don't chase after me.
With cross dressers, in the past, I've had both reactions, even though I neither questioned nor ran. I'm not proud of it, and as I got older and more educated, I've learned to smother these feelings, because I know they're people, and just because they dress unconventionally for their gender that doesn't mean they're wild beasts from another dimension.
If I see a cross dresser today, I'll think, "Oh, a cross dresser," and move on.
Not all women think alike so this varies from person to person. I'm only giving opinions based on my experiences.
Some women (including me) enjoy watching men wear women's clothes and acting like women. Maybe partly because it's fun. Having sex with a crossdresser is quite enjoyable as they're usually submissive and would listen to whatever you say. They'd even love to get pegged which is again fun. Some crossdressers really associate themselves with womanhood and all it's aspects and hence are quite considerate towards us.