Now I'm not a crossdresser myself (I'm a gentleman so the furthest I will go are a pair of tights and silk gloves that reach my elbows), but something that has bugged me for a while is why the ladies can casually wear what is considered as male clothing without criticism, while men aren't allowed to wear female clothing at all without frowns and crying Native Americans D:
K, it's just wrong dude. I mean, I tolerate it and all, but you asked so I'm going to answer...despite the nasty comments I'll get and the downvotes and everything else.
Like, do you really need to ask, really? Hate to answer a question with another question but how in the hell does doing such things inspire you to think "Gee, I wonder why people think this is strange?".
PLEASE REMEMBER, I am not looking to start a war here...just trying to understand where you're head's at when you put girl's clothes on.
Women used to be criticized for it too. I remember my granny talking about it when I was a kid, she used to wear pants as a young girl and all the old ladies in her town were saying things like: "She has no shame!" or "what is the world coming too? "... LOL. It has just become acceptable since then.
I think people look down on men who show feminine traits in general, so wearing women's clothes is a part of that mindset. I have no problem with it. It's just clothes. Some men look good in dresses.
It's different. I don't care if a guy cross dresses, it makes me curious though. I always wonder why, when, where'd he get those clothes (for guys in places where it's less tolerated), is he a model, is he gay, does he like girls, does he want to be a girl, is he doing it for fun, why are his legs so nice? etc
I think it's because girls can cross dress casually and guys can't. A feminine wardrobe is usually more complicated than a masculine one. Plus, girls do a lot more with hair and makeup than guys do. This causes crossdressing girls to wear no makeup and crossdressing guys to wear way too much to hide their masculinity.
First of all crossdressing is simply wearing something generally accepted as something the opposite gender would wear. Yes it is more accepted for girls to crossdress but it is becoming more accepted for men. I think in 10 years it won’t nearly be as bid of a deal as it is today.
Females fought for equal rights, and part of their campaign at one point was wearing male clothing, which they were looked down on for, but after the women's rights movement, it started becoming a sort of trend for females to wear men clothing. Men never really had to really fight for rights equal to women, since they already had more rights, but due to that men wearing female clothing stayed as a negative thing.
In my opinion, people can wear what they want (in places where appropriate) despite gender. I mean, I've even seen some guys who look better in certain "female" clothing than any female I've seen wearing the same.