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I have zero desire to wear clothes like this and absolutely love that he’s doing this.
2021-04-30 10:48:21

Mark Bryan is a 62-year-old heterosexual, cisgender robotics engineer from Berlin who 5 years ago started wearing stilettos and skirts to work simply because he likes to dress like that. He thinks that clothes should not have gender.



@Hank G ☑️ But no #programmingsocks?

Anyway, I love that Pleroma is becoming mainstream.

Roland Häder doesn't like this.

Pleroma? How does that fit in here...?
@Adam @Hank G ☑️ It's the project's caricature image of itself that anyone involved in Pleroma development will turn out to be a crossdresser or transperson (because some are), which is only made funnier when fans of other projects accuse Pleroma of not being inclusive.
Ah, OK, I hadn't yet picked up on that, must've missed some hints along the way. I do find it odd some of the weird criticisms Pleroma does get.
@Claes Wallin 🇸🇪🇭🇰 @Adam @Hank G ☑️ Let's keep a free/libre software free of politics and sexualities. That would be much better for all of us. 😀
@Hank G ☑️ I'm calling that man a cross-dresser. I have here a Thai/harem trouser and that one is fine for heterosexual men as it is unisex (can be worn by any gender).
@Roland Häder I don't think that's an apt expression for it. His outfit is really some hybrid of traditional female clothes/style below waist and male clothes/style above. Either way I'd say it's fine regardless. It is interesting that women wearing slacks went from taboo to acceptable in the second-half of the 20th century but men wearing skirts is taboo (but kilts are okay). Also ironic that men wearing heels is considered taboo when heels were invented for men in the 1700s but now considered out of bounds for them.

Roland Häder doesn't like this.

@Hank G ☑️ @Roland Häder The history of the masculinity/femininity of the color pink is another example.

Either way, any clothing is "fine for heterosexual men".

And he certainly has the legs for high heels and a miniskirt! (yes, instant contradiction of my own stance)
@Hank G ☑️ Maybe so. I still won't wear any of those cloths even when women say "it is okay to wear" to me. I see them as feminine cloths.
@Roland Häder I have zero desire to wear any of that either. I don't even get in on the kilt thing when friends want to wear it either. It's not my personal preference. I don't need to want to wear it myself for me to like the fact we are expanding horizons on things like this for those who do though.
@Hank G ☑️ Yes, I know you won't. 😀 There is a phrase here: "Mode macht Leute.", and it translates to "Fashion makes people". That's why I want to avoid (can live happily without them!) these types of cloths, as they look "gay-ish", at least here in Germany.
@Roland Häder Being a gay guy I don't mind "looking gayish" per se. It's more I'm a slobbish computer geek lol
Thai/harem trouser
What a bizarre term! This is new to me... (I live in Asia).

Here in Thailand people call this something like "Trousers for (Western) Tourists" 😂.

@Andy H3 @Hank G ☑️ I know these trousers look a bit odd, they come from shops for Goa-/Psychedelic-Trance music.
Brilliant outfit!! 🎉 Nice to see, but his podiatrist may not approve of the choice of footwear.
@Andy H3 @Hank G ☑️ I thought that "feet" was pretty good footwear as long as you don't do things outside the original parameters, like run marathons or walk on paved roads with gravel and the occasional broken glass?
@Andy H3 @Hank G ☑️ Oh! "smart nesting" fools me again, I should turn it off. Sorry for the confusion.
@Claes Wallin ???? I am not a doctor but I think for most people heels, especially such high ones, are generally non-ergonomic. Speaking as someone that traditional dress shoes with a slight heel lift straining after awhile I don't envy people who feel they need to wear those to feel stylish. I'm always paranoid I'm going to watch someone twist their ankle too.
Conclusions: High-heeled shoes were shown to be associated with hallux valgus, musculoskeletal pain and first-party injury. No conclusive evidence regarding OA [osteoarthritis] and second-party injury was found. Societal and clinical relevance of these findings is discussed. Concern is expressed about the expectation to wear high-heeled shoes in some work and social situations and access by children.

Barnish, MS and, Barnish, J. (2016) High-heeled shoes and musculoskeletal injuries: a narrative systematic review, BMJ Open. 6(e010053). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010053
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Whether particular fashion items are “feminine” or “masculine” or neutral is culturally specific.
@Andrew Pam Exactly! It's something that changes over time within a culture too.