Clothes

bulldyke's picture

It really bothers me that we classify clothes as either boy or girl. I wear 'girl' jeans, but they're not girly. Does that make them boy jeans? I wear t-shirts that aren't male or female. Does that make them androgenous? I wish the world would stop labling everything. If a girl wears a shirt, then it should be a girl shirt. If a boy wears the same shirt, it should be a boy shirt. I don't like that everything has to be catagorized.

I go to the store and find things that are comfortable. I wear 'boy' shorts, cause they're baggy, and they don't make cargo shorts for girls. Which is stupid. Why do we girls have to cross the aisle to get cargo shorts? That makes no sense!

Most of the time I just wear jeans/shorts and a t-shirt. Or a dress shirt with the sleeves ripped out. But sometimes I like to wear a skirt (three times in the last year). Or a tight shirt that shows off my curves a bit.
It throws people for a loop. They're like "wait, you can't wear girly clothes." And I'm like "why the hell not?" Because I'm a dyke and I'm butch? The clothes I wear shouldn't define me. I should define my clothes.

My favorite quote: "I can't help looking like a dyke. I put on a dress and people say 'Who's the dyke in the dress?'" I can't remember who said that. But it's true! No matter the clothes I wear, I'm still going to be a dyke. Jeans are just more comfortable. And you can't really run in a skirt.
But people don't see that. All they see is that a girl is wearing a 'boy' shirt. They see a girl wearing clothes that weren't designed to show off her body.

I'm planning on going to senior prom with my girlfriend next year (she'll be a senior, I won't). She wants to wear a dress, and hell, I might too! Cept they're so damn expensive. I might just rent a tux. Or find something else. The clothes I wear shouldn't define me. Even if I wear a 'boys' outfit, I'll still be a girl. I don't wear it because I want to be a boy, like the general public thinks, I just want to be comfortable. And be a girl in a different way.

There used to be crossdressers in every society around the world; they stood out, but they weren't thought of badly. In most Native American tribes there was a woman who hunted with the men, or a man who wove with the women. It was the way it was. It didn't mean that they were transgendered, just that they were their own gender in a different way.

Anyway, that's my spiel for the night.

Bulldyke, and damn proud

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jeff's picture

Err...

I think they are cut differently, which is the main reason for the differentiation. I know when I shopped at GAP differently, and was checking out the new Product (RED) stuff, I picked up a shirt in the men's department and was like, 'this seems more like a women's cut T-shirt' and it was. Beyond that, I don't think anyone cares which things you wear. I think girls' clothes accentuate the female form better, of course, and like 96 percent of people tend to want to highlight their bodies with their wardrobe choices.

Hey, they don't make Capri pants for boys, either. I feel your pain! :-)

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Toph's picture

Yeah, I get what you're

Yeah, I get what you're saying. The only difference is I hate female clothing. Sure, they're really pretty, but it just doesn't look to well on me. And it's so uncomfortable. Girls clothes are made to show off the body, which is not for me. It's always clingy no matter how big of a size you get. There's no loose fitting girl clothes that'll match the boys clothes. Boys clothes are better in my opinion.

gaynow's picture

Meh, sometimes I like

Meh, sometimes I like "women's" clothes, sometimes I just want to wear soccer shorts and a tee-shirt and be fucking left alone. But I agree iwth Jeff, a big reason for the catigorization is that you probably would never see a guy walking around in a V-neck.

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bulldyke's picture

I beg to differ. I know at

I beg to differ. I know at least three guys who wear V-necks. And yes, they're all gay. That doesn't mean they're not guys.

Bulldyke
"I can't help looking like a dyke. I put on a dress and people say 'Who's the dyke in the dress?'"

gaynow's picture

Ooh. Okay, I don't know any

Ooh. Okay, I don't know any guys who do... I feel very limited right now XD but, for the most part, in most of society (suck though it may), you won't see very many guys wearing V-necks.

Megan: "Cheers are supposed to be simple, make people feel good."
Graham: "Cheers make girls do stupid cartwheels. Orgasms make people feel good."
-But I'm a Cheerleader