I'm not a transvestite or a Scotsman. However, as a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, I've often worn medieval costumes that include skirts. Actually, men's clothes from the 14th century resemble robes or short dresses, but they both have skirt-type coverings for the legs and not pant legs. I've found that they're a lot more comfortable than pants--and as long as the skirt isn't excessively long and narrow, you don't lose any functionality (although you do have to remember the maxim Dress like a man, sit like a lady. If I could get away with it, I'd happily wear kilts or other wide knee-length skirts all the time. For the time being, though, I'll just have to take advantage of my opportunities to dress in costume.

Yes, let us remember that gender is a social construct, a costume, an act, in an of itself. Up until the 1960s, the wearing of trousers by females was tantamount to heresy, but by the 1990s had become banal. Were sufficient numbers of men to wear skirts, it would soon become just another non-issue.

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