Clothing and gender

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Re-reading some old comments I was reminded of how what is regarded as male or female garb depends on time and place.

In many countries men walk around in what really is the same thing as dresses. In Suva I saw a bunch of teenage schoolboys in their school uniform skirts. And what about the cute little skirts Greek guard soldiers wear?

If I remember correctly Romans despised Britons as barbarians for wearing bifurcated garments on their lower body.

Later in history men like Louis XIV and George Washingon proudly paraded their silk stockings. Louis was not sparing in his use of cosmetics and perfume either.

And so on and on ...

So if people object to how you are dressed remember that you just might be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Otherwise it would perfectly ordinary and unremarkable.

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