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    Men take to the streets of New York to demand freedom to wear skirts

    Canadian Press Sunday, February 08, 2004

    NEW YORK (AP) - About 100 men in minis, midis and even tutus took to the streets of Manhattan to call for an end to the tyranny of trousers.

    "We're not transvestites, homosexuals or cross-dressers," David Johnson told the New York Times for Sunday editions. "We don't want you to call us Jean or Sally. We're men - men who want the right to wear a skirt."

    Johnson, a retired teacher from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and the other pants opposers walked several blocks from the Guggenheim Museum to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they visited an exhibit called Bravehearts: Men in Skirts. Their presence attracted confused looks from a few fellow visitors.

    Ingemar Johnsson, 39, came from Sweden to join the march Saturday. He told the Times that men in Europe often wore skirts and pantaloons until the time of the French Revolution, when pants became the expected masculine attire. Others pointed out that Scottish men have donned kilts for centuries.

    "The male bird is always the pretty one, not the female," another participant, 27-year-old Chris Taylor, told the Times. "Why can't the male human being dress with style and colour?"

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    In the words of Mike Myers on Saturday Night Live

    "stop calling it a skirt...it's a kilt damit"
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    I gotta be honest with ya, there are some days when the freedom of a skirt/kilt type garment might be pretty damn convenient. I'm just wondering how well it would ride bunched up under my bunkers!
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    Originally posted by gordoffemt
    I'm just wondering how well it would ride bunched up under my bunkers!
    You mean you don't go COMMANDO under your gear
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