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(Some Blog)   School bans high school student from wearing a kilt to prom stating that men should dress like men. You know, unlike that sissy Sean Connery   (markisutherland.wordpress.com) divider line 326
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2012-03-27 03:14:19 PM
Och! Don't piss off the Scots!

They're just afraid he'll wear the appropriate undergarments.
 
2012-03-27 03:15:56 PM
On one hand, the school is being dumb.

On the other hand, the blog writer is apparently much easier to offend that they claim.

On the third hand, people sure are weird about kilts in the US.

Conclusion: First World Problem
 
2012-03-27 03:17:17 PM
Hot men in kilts thread!

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2012-03-27 03:20:25 PM
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2012-03-27 03:22:01 PM
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2012-03-27 03:23:09 PM
manolobig.com

oops. forgot their kilts
 
2012-03-27 03:23:29 PM
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2012-03-27 03:23:46 PM
Oh, and did I mention, when the school told Mr. Carruba he could not wear his kilt, they said, they "want to teach the men to dress like men." I don't take offense easily, but this one insults me, the Scottish community here in St. Louis and an entire nation back across the Pond.

Didn't they just admit they're discriminating based on gender?
 
2012-03-27 03:24:32 PM
Hot girls in kilts thread!

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2012-03-27 03:24:45 PM
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/whew! I'm gonna take a nap now
 
2012-03-27 03:28:19 PM
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2012-03-27 03:29:35 PM
The reason given is pretty much BS, but there's probably a standard dress code for these types of events and all of the kids need to meet the requirements. Having a standard dress code is a good idea so that the event maintains the kind of formality of the typical prom. Without a dress code, people may dress in all sorts of bizarre ways, which is counterproductive to the experience.

I don't think a kilt falls into the bizarre category, but rather just doesn't fit the dress code.

I fully expect that if the kid gets denied by the school board, the next story we'll be hearing about is a lawsuit.
 
2012-03-27 03:30:01 PM
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2012-03-27 03:30:51 PM
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2012-03-27 03:31:21 PM
I find the whole argument that a kilt is masculine and not a skirt oddly annoying. It seems to kind of accept the claim that men need to dress as men as valid and then simply focus on what is or is not something for a man. The insistence on "dressing like a man" is based on the idea that it's demeaning or degrading for a man to be dressed as a women because of the underlying belief that it is degrading or demeaning to be a woman. Kilts are generally considered to be masculine clothing, but since I wear a solid black kilt (a few different models of Utilikilts) without a tartan it is often mistaken for a skirt. Most people realize it's a kilt when I mention it to them, but a rare few insist it's still a skirt and seem almost upset when I don't care. Heck, if I found a skirt that fit me, had reasonable pockets, and looked good I'd be comfortable wearing that. But there's this crazy and hugely popular notion that it's wrong for a man to wear clothing that's traditionally considered to be women's clothing. And I don't like that.
 
2012-03-27 03:31:40 PM
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2012-03-27 03:35:23 PM
This can only be settled by a caber toss.
 
2012-03-27 03:36:23 PM
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2012-03-27 03:38:09 PM
Hey, you got your sexism in my cultural insensitivity!
 
2012-03-27 03:41:34 PM
Here's ye kilt, ye Nancies!
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2012-03-27 03:45:34 PM
What Scots really look like:

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: )
 
2012-03-27 03:50:48 PM
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2012-03-27 03:56:08 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: On one hand, the school is being dumb.

On the other hand, the blog writer is apparently much easier to offend that they claim.

On the third gripping hand, people sure are weird about kilts in the US.

Conclusion: First World Problem



FTFY
 
2012-03-27 04:08:09 PM
Evenbiggerknickers

Hot men in kilts thread!


Oh hell yea!
 
2012-03-27 04:09:44 PM
All of you forgot the coolest one of all:

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2012-03-27 04:20:58 PM
It's not because men are supposed to dress like men.

It's because the school's mascot is the Shivering Sheep, and it'll be at the prom too and the school doesn't want any hanky panky.
 
2012-03-27 04:23:33 PM
Blah blah ACLU lawsuit blah.
 
2012-03-27 04:31:29 PM
Thia is an outrage.
 
2012-03-27 04:34:37 PM
I'll be in my bunk.
 
2012-03-27 04:51:40 PM

The_Sponge: All of you forgot the coolest one of all:

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No they didn't.
 
2012-03-27 05:06:23 PM
Yay, manskirt!
 
2012-03-27 05:38:58 PM

TheOmni: I find the whole argument that a kilt is masculine and not a skirt oddly annoying. It seems to kind of accept the claim that men need to dress as men as valid and then simply focus on what is or is not something for a man. The insistence on "dressing like a man" is based on the idea that it's demeaning or degrading for a man to be dressed as a women because of the underlying belief that it is degrading or demeaning to be a woman. Kilts are generally considered to be masculine clothing, but since I wear a solid black kilt (a few different models of Utilikilts) without a tartan it is often mistaken for a skirt. Most people realize it's a kilt when I mention it to them, but a rare few insist it's still a skirt and seem almost upset when I don't care. Heck, if I found a skirt that fit me, had reasonable pockets, and looked good I'd be comfortable wearing that. But there's this crazy and hugely popular notion that it's wrong for a man to wear clothing that's traditionally considered to be women's clothing. And I don't like that.


You didn't happen to be a truck driver a couple of years ago? Myself and a riding buddy were running sports bikes on the roads of Tenn. and stopped off at a truck stop and saw a rather big young dude hop out of a semi wearing a kilt. I thought to myself... if anyone could pull off wearing a kilt in redneck land Tenn. it would be this guy. I know I wouldn't say a damn thing on the negative side about it. He handed us a card for Uilikilts and I checked it out. I almost bought one too, I just didn't think it go over well at work and I damn sure wouldn't wear one riding a Yamaha R1.
Plus my old man legs would just look gross.
 
2012-03-27 05:56:26 PM
A kilt? what is this the 90's? I thought we were over kilts now
 
2012-03-27 05:57:43 PM
oh and...
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2012-03-27 05:57:56 PM
Y'know, if he can pull off a kilt (not literally, I'm sure stripping is out of the question), more power to him. Traditional Scottish garb? Awesome! Just so long as he leaves his sgian-dubh at home...
 
2012-03-27 05:58:23 PM
I have plenty of occasions to wear my kilt, but it's the TSA moments I really savor.

I promise I'm not the underwear bomber. Go ahead and check.

/Yes, I really do this
//If it's going to be uncomfortable for me, it's going to be uncomfortable for them.
/Slashies always opt out.
 
2012-03-27 05:58:34 PM
don't know where ye been, lad, but i can see ye won first place
 
2012-03-27 05:58:45 PM
I have a black kilt that I've attached chains and vinyl straps to. I wear it pretty much only when I goth myself out for a night in Madison or Chicago. It has never been mistaken for a skirt in my hearing.
 
2012-03-27 06:00:11 PM
No true Scotsman would stand for this.
 
2012-03-27 06:00:30 PM

Canton: Y'know, if he can pull off a kilt (not literally, I'm sure stripping is out of the question), more power to him. Traditional Scottish garb? Awesome! Just so long as he leaves his sgian-dubh at home...


Deal's off, sassenach.
 
2012-03-27 06:03:11 PM
Why won't they let me go topless? They're discriminating against African culture!
 
2012-03-27 06:03:59 PM
hubby wears kilts... My family HATES him for it.
 
2012-03-27 06:04:26 PM
YAYAY! KILT THREAD! That school should be burned to the ground for discouraging lads in kilts.
 
2012-03-27 06:04:47 PM
More importantly, why do the Scottish get a monopoly on kilt-like clothing? I'd love to wear one, for various reasons, but being a German-Italian in a kilt makes me feel like a poser.

/the kid should just go with it on anyway. If they really won't let him in, he can just give them a big finger and take his date somewhere less bigoted.
 
2012-03-27 06:05:46 PM

Sybarite: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: On one hand, the school is being dumb.

On the other hand, the blog writer is apparently much easier to offend that they claim.

On the third gripping hand, people sure are weird about kilts in the US.

Conclusion: First World Problem


FTFY


Don't do that. That is a book that is best forgotten despite how awesome the first one was.
 
2012-03-27 06:06:49 PM
Merriam-Webster says: kilt n 1: a knee-length pleated skirt usu. of tartan worn by men in Scotland and by Scottish regiments in the British armies 2: a garment that resembles a Scottish kilt

Yes, a kilt is a skirt, there's no denying that, but it's a specific type o' skirt some men wear.

NTTAWWT.
 
2012-03-27 06:06:53 PM
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\please don't wear this to prom
 
2012-03-27 06:09:24 PM
There's a young man that regularly wears a kilt to my son's school's winter dance. He looks good in it and I think he knows it.
 
2012-03-27 06:09:46 PM

TheOmni: I find the whole argument that a kilt is masculine and not a skirt oddly annoying. It seems to kind of accept the claim that men need to dress as men as valid and then simply focus on what is or is not something for a man. The insistence on "dressing like a man" is based on the idea that it's demeaning or degrading for a man to be dressed as a women because of the underlying belief that it is degrading or demeaning to be a woman. Kilts are generally considered to be masculine clothing, but since I wear a solid black kilt (a few different models of Utilikilts) without a tartan it is often mistaken for a skirt. Most people realize it's a kilt when I mention it to them, but a rare few insist it's still a skirt and seem almost upset when I don't care. Heck, if I found a skirt that fit me, had reasonable pockets, and looked good I'd be comfortable wearing that. But there's this crazy and hugely popular notion that it's wrong for a man to wear clothing that's traditionally considered to be women's clothing. And I don't like that.


Pics please! Also a big Thank You! to Evenbiggerknickers: for all the lovely pics
 
2012-03-27 06:10:29 PM
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