Three stages of acceptance

Three stages of acceptance

1. Dismay The first stage is complete dismay at something. People are put off by it and don’t know what to think. They may even seem hostile toward it because it’s new and/or different and they feel threatened by it. 2. Mockery The second stage is mockery. At this point the initial shock is gone…

Guyify
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Guyify

“To take something that is socially feminine and attempt to make it more socially acceptable for a male.” I’ve seen this happen in the fashion freestyle movement and even in situations where a regular guy (who is not trying to push boundaries) finds some utility in something feminine and desires to make it more socially…

Nudity

Nudity

We have a very strange position on nudity in general. Clothing is a tool. A form of technology. It has four core utilitarian purposes: 1. Keep us warm during cold times and protect us from the harsh sun. 2. Protect us from the environment. Like rain, tree branches, or rocks we might scrape against. As…

Hypermasculinity

Hypermasculinity

Social norms are a lot like religious beliefs, they are in fact beliefs and are often based on superstition, fear and misunderstanding. They should be challenged and pitted against objective reality. Objective reality is the real world and how it actually exists without human participation. For example, the sun exists and it is what it…

A Common Banner

A Common Banner

I found a website about Freestyle Fashion that was promoting a banner for use on any website as a way to unify all of us in the movement. The site and banner is here: http://freespace.virgin.net/firey.fox/logo.htm Clearly this is an older website. Circa 2000 I would guess. I mean no offense against the creator of the…

Name Change

I give up. I started a blog entry trying to explain the complexity that is the crossdressing world and the little niche that we fall into within it. To be honest it made my head spin so I can only imagine how it would read to friends of mine who are not in any way…

The Front Lines

In many ways casual crossdressing is really on the front lines of fashion freedom. One could consider it a temporary solution to a permanent future trend. A first step if you will. Unlike classic crossdressing which tends to be more fetish, with men dressing in full drag and taking on a female alter ego. Casual…

I’m not gay dude

Probably one of the hardest hurdles we face is our sexuality in the public space. Maybe you are gay or bisexual or straight, it doesn’t matter. That’s a separate issue. A womans sexuality is not called into question when she wears jeans. That’s because most women wear jeans today at some point or another, even…

Fake it or not

It’s hard to find a community of casual crossdressers. Most are traditional crossdressers. They want to be seen as women when they crossdress and thus they get all dolled up in bras, dresses, long wigs, high heels, full make-up, etc. ¬†They even give themselves female names and try to emulate female curves using silicon appliances….

Social Standards – women vs men

While I certainly will not downplay the fact that there are social standards for women in our western world. I can’t get into all of it. This is afterall a site dedicated to casual crossdressing as one issue among many in our society.