Monday, June 8, 2009

Equality gap

I was in the Gap yesterday (please don't judge -their jeans are the only ones that fit me!) and noticed an interesting sign at the till:



SALE!
20% off all women's summer dresses!

I pointed it out to the sales clerk, and asked him if they sold any men's dresses.

"Sadly not!" he laughed.

And it made me think: if the Gap ever starts selling dresses for men, it will be a proud day for equality.

Yeah, yeah, I know - such small niche markets probably won't be represented in my local mall any time soon, if ever. It would be nice though.

I bet the internet has done wonders for cross-dressing men - I remember seeing those shops in the red light districts of Newcastle*, Glasgow and Vancouver and thinking that it wasn't fair that some people had to do their shopping in the scuzziest areas of town rather than in clean, bright malls and pleasant pedestrian areas.

Yay, internet! (Hugs MacTavish)

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*comment from drunk, naive, 18-year-old friend as we queued up for the next-door club on student night, lo these many moons ago: "wow, those are really, really big shoes! Who would ever want stilettoes in that size?!"

7 comments:

  1. Apparently, cross-dressing is primarily a form of stress relief by escaping into a different role.

    I wonder what Western women (in business suits) could escape into? Actually, I do have my pink girly outfit that, now that I think of it, I do wear in a similar kind of way! :)

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  2. Um. In Glasgow the "skirts" weren't for cross-dressers.

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  3. Steffi, if that's true, it might explain the popularity of Hallowe'en!

    Bob, gonnae come here an say tha', pal?

    Stilettoes are not really traditional with the kilt though.

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  6. ... if the Gap ever starts selling dresses for men ...

    Isn't that what a seamstress is for?

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  7. quite possibly, I've never asked one!

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