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Old 07-29-2016, 11:30 PM
 
Location: New England
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And I guess it depends on where you live. I see plenty of guys strolling down the street shirtless, and with their pants sagging and showing off their underwear during the day.

Men are allowed to be hairy as gorillas. Women however are expected to spend tons of time, pain, and money shaving everything but their head, despite being born with body hair, just as men are. Let a woman go outside wearing a skirt and having not shaved her legs. Many are gonna find that nasty. Nobody gives a flying fig about a man's legs being hairy.

Like stated, women don't have to shave. And men are free to wear skirts. But neither is exactly popular these days lol You can still do them however.
I wish you'd filled out your profile, so it would be clear which region of the country (or which country!) you're seeing these shirtless guys in. It's not common in my neighborhood.

You're right that women are expected to shave body hair, but that only applies if they show the areas of the body where the hair grows. They have the option of long pants/skirts/leggings, and tops with sleeves, and then who'd know? For men, most of the time, covering up is the only option. It is true that in informal circumstances, men can wear shorts (as I said, longer than women's shorts) without shaving, but the female body is welcome just about anywhere, any time. I wonder if when we guys start wearing skirts, shaven legs will be expected as part of the look; it would be logical.

It's funny how you sometimes hear complaints that women are expected to shave body hair, but it's never connected with the obvious fact everywhere in summer, that women wear fewer clothes.
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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You weren't around in the '70's? OMG, check out the basketball uniforms and the runners. There were some serious hot pants on guys back then.
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:44 AM
 
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omg eww! i hope not
I always found it interesting that this is the way most women feel about a man wearing anything that leaves any part of the leg above the knee bare. Up until about 25 years ago, short shorts were the norm for men and until the Hip Hop, Grunge, and Skater movements of the late 80s and early 90s, nobody had a problem with it. I don't remember skirts being fashionable though and I don't think they ever will. While women are pretty much free to wear any style of clothing they want, it is still very much taboo for a man to wear clothing that is thought of as female.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:10 PM
 
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I see men wearing suits in the summer, and I don't know how they do it. It looks inhumane to me.

Men should adopt togas for office attire in the summer. I think that's reasonable.
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:11 AM
 
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I wonder if men were discussing such topics during the women's suffrage movement? "Why would a woman want to work? Or vote? Why would a woman want to wear pants? It's the end if the human race, gentlemen. If we allow all this to happen surely all women will become lesbians and the human race will die out for sure!"
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:16 AM
 
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no, let's move forward, not backwards, let's just get rid of the most uncomfortable piece of clothing ever created.
You're not wearing the right ones apparently
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Brusssels
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I see men wearing suits in the summer, and I don't know how they do it. It looks inhumane to me.

Men should adopt togas for office attire in the summer. I think that's reasonable.
It is completely inhumane! And yes, we are all secretly jealous of the ladies in the office who get to wear sleeveless tops and short skirts in the summer (the equivalent of us wearing shorts and a tank top...aka beachwear).
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:27 AM
 
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I doubt it will become unisex however more people will be open to men wearing skirts. I doubt it'll ever become huge, probably more of a generational thing, and doubtful it'll be allowed in a workplace environment. I have nothing against them, where whatever you want just don't push it on me, but guys have been wearing pants for hundreds of years.
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:22 AM
 
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I have seen men wearing these kilt like things. They aren't kilts but they are supposed to be like kilts. This was very rare but I didn't care. Traditional kilts for ceremonial rites are fine. That is a cultural thing.

I wouldn't care if men wore skirts or kilts or sarongs but I don't think it is going to take off as a fashion trend. Men like to wear jeans and a T-shirt. Women like that too, so I think the Jeans and T-shirt fashion is going to stick around and the skirt fashion is not. It just isn't practical.

What kind of shoes would men wear with their skirts? That was always the problem with skirt wearing.
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:47 AM
 
Location: London U.K.
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Men are allowed to go right outside with no shirt on in hot weather. Women are not. Where's the quality for that?

Women CAN go out shirtless/topless, but wisely they don't.
I for one would have difficulty averting my eyes, and I think that you meant equality, not quality, although if the boobs were not enormous, but shapely, I'd probably consider them as quality in the mini-second before I DID avert my eyes.
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