ANSWERS: 70
  • Yes- freedom of expression is something I believe very much in.
  • Yes, they should, particularly since things like Gender Identity Disorder show up very early in childhood, but it might be discouraged by teachers or parents as kids tend to be cruel on account of their ignorance.
  • Yes, after all, girls are allowed to come to school in jeans and polo shirts, which only a few decades ago was widely considered "Dressing like boys". Of course, there's a distinct line between allowing them to attend in more modest female dress, and having boys come in wearing say... Pink flowered dresses, or other garb that would be considered inappropriate for a school setting even if a girl wore it. Although I seriously doubt if many young boys would have the courage to go to school dressed in that manner, even if they were more comfortable that way and truly wanted to, because let's face it, in most schools these days, a guy in a skirt is quite likely to get the pink flowery sh*t beaten out of him.
  • Why not? Girls dress and look like boys.
  • Girls can dress like boys in school, so why can't it be the other way? Besides, this rule gets really messy when dealing with someone who is transgender. If a child who was mtf wanted to go to school wearing the appropriate clothing for her gender, that would be considered by many "a boy dressing like a girl". I think it's rude to force an mtf girl to dress like a boy in school when all the other girls are allowed to wear the clothing that fits their gender identities. It's also rude to force boys to dress like boys when girls are allowed to dress as either gender.
  • yes i think that they should be able to. i would have loved it if my school let me dress as a girl when i went to it but at the time it was not in the dress code but i later after getting out got the school to open the dress code. and i hope that any boy that wants to be that way can in what ever there area of school is in. it fits who and what they are and that is the most impotent thing of all. even in schools.
  • What is all this talk about gender identity? I am a 58 year old heterosexual man who grew up with younger sisters. It was during this time that I learned to appreciate skirts and dresses. They are comfortable! I never have had a GENDER IDENTITY issue! So, because our society is so uptight about a man even remotly resembling anything feminine, they are automatically chastised. Do you uptight people realize that only 200 years ago ALL men were wearing some sort of unbifrucated garments? I choose to be comfortable and I am confident in my masculinity to wear a dress or skirt in public. I do not in any way try to look efeminant. If someone gives me a hard time about it, I just politely say... "if you have a problem with it, then you have issues I am not qualified to discuss with you." And I leave it at that. And if you REALLY look at it, considering the male anatomy, men should be wearing skirts or dresses and women, pants. Don't expect every other person to fit into the box you've created for yourself. It is NOT always about sexual identity!
  • yes boys should be allowed to dress as girls. it should be limited however to dresses and skirts at knee lenght or longer primarily because of the male anatomy.
  • Sure why not. Free will to be gay.
  • OK let them,as long as they can handle getting teir ass' whiped on a daily basis because that is what is going to happen.i am not condoning the violence,let's be honest here.that is how kids think,anything that is different is threatning.
  • if girls can dress like boys, then why not?
  • sure. As long as they are there getting an education, I don't see why not. I don't know why they would want to because they would get a lot of teasing.
  • I think they can dress however tthey want if its reasonable. Like if a biy was wearing a skirt that would be a little distracting.
  • If a boy wants to dress like a girl ; that should be HIS decesion .... However; skirt and dresses should not be above the knees ... And blouses / sweaters should be above the breast line as with girls .. I think if girls can dress like guys ... why not ?
  • Technically, they should be able to wear anything that meets the dress code. In reality what will probably happen is the school will say no on the grounds that it will be disruptive to the rest of the students. The "rule" of disruption is the basis of most of the rest of the rules in a school. I would like to say they should have the right to dress as they want but it just wouldn't work.
  • Only if Obama permits it in each of the military branches as well!
  • Not yet. It would be too painful.
  • That is what equality means, the right to be treated the same under the law if you are male/female, gay/bi/straight, red/white/blue/black/yellow/other, old/young, pretty/lumpy, democrican/republicrat. So I don't see why the boys can't wear skirts/dresses to school or anywhere without persecution. And one more thing just because you want to wear skirts doesn't mean you have G.I.D., there are a whole crab pot full of disorders(as the quacks have called them) of straight men wanting to emulate women in their dressing habits because they LOVE them so much, our culture also glorifies the female form and style as beautiful and the same things male as ugly or deformed in public. Have you looked at a fashion magazine lately? Or is that too "faggy" for you? The real question you should be asking is "why does it bother me so much to see a boy/man happy dressing how he feels comfortable? Is my sexuality really so fragile that i must destroy that which I wouldn't choose?"
  • lol yeah and go through a lifetime of bullying?
  • Yes. Probably wouldn't play out to well on the school grounds though.
  • Yes, but it shouldn't be anything too immature. NO short skirts or anything like that.
  • I would say that this Is a free country and the boys could dress anyway they want. As long as the boys aren't hurting anybody then It's fine. Let the boy choose his own decisions and hopefully the boy doesn't get beat-up by the school bully.
  • Most certainly. There is nothing wrong with dressing in a way that makes you feel comfortable. I really hate double standards. I can't comprehend why it is okay for women to wear men's clothes but not the other way around. Moreover, why the fuck does anyone care what other people wear?
  • I would say no unless they are really able to pass as girls. I wish we lived in a world that understood diversity better, but we do not. The teasing effeminate boys must endure is horrendous.
  • Of course, they should be allowed. If they want to go dressed like women let them, thats called liberty of expression and it helps building character and finding yourself. So all those kids out there that want to do something like this DO IT!, never stop doing it just because you think the OTHERS will make fun of you. BE YOURSELF :D
  • Only if we get to follow them home and smack their parents.
  • Yes, and anyone who would consider prohibiting them from wearing clothes traditionally associated with girls is a dipshit. Girls can wear guy's clothes, guys can wear girl's clothes, and that's the way it should be.
  • yes unless theres an established dress code the students parents agreed to that applies to all students
  • They can dress however they want unless it's against the school dress code.
  • Yes, but they should be prepared for the potential of ridicule and even violence from those who do not understand. School is a place to learn but some of the lessons can be tough on both sides of a situation like this. In the end, if the child has the confidence and maturity to handle their decision, than they should absolutely dress in the way they feel most comfortable.
  • Of course. Clothing is one of the first things young people use to express themselves, and trans-gendered folk need to learn to express themselves just like anyone else.
  • Yes. Can everyone just get over the fact that yes, people are different, share different views, like different things, live different lives. If someone's actions aren't intruding your personal space/well being then you need to sit down, try opening your mind for once, and really evaluate your life and decide if being close-minded is really in your and everyone else's best interest. Thanks for listening and have a nice day :)
  • ... depends, if the school has a strict uniform dress code, then absolutely not ... if the school has a wear what you want dress code, then yes, if that is what you want to wear, then do so ... just be also prepared to hear the opinions of others to be expressed ...
  • Yes and No. In schools with no uniform... yes. In schools with a standard uniform... no. The idea of the uniform is to ensure that no one is singled out or harassed for anything as trifling as clothing. If they allow a boy to dress as a girl, then they lose that advantage. Hope this helps.
  • If girls can wear shorts in school then I see no reason why boys shouldn't be allowed to wear skirts. Not everyone would agree with it but it's just because of the gender stereotypes...skirt = girls, etc. To change the stereotypes someone has to go against them so yes, boys, if you want to dress like a girl then go for it! Damn, it's just clothes.
  • Yes, boys should be allowed to dress like girls in school if they want to. In this day and age, sure, it might be distracting for some students. But a girl wearing pants in the sixties would've been strange and distracting as well. Does anyone here think that women should not have dressed "like guys" at that time because it was distracting? I should hope not. When girls did start dressing "like guys", our society eventually accepted this and it is now considered normal, as it should. It was another small step towards a more open-minded and accepting society. This is the same thing.
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  • yeah.....
  • Technically yes. Practically no. *As a society we are not quite there yet as far as acceptance goes.
  • Yes. They most certainly should be allowed to. However, whether it is a good idea to do so or not isn't simple. The world is unsafe for people who are brave enough to express themselves, and it is never cowardly to protect yourself.
  • The question posed is a little unclear to me. Is it that boys want to LOOK like girls in school? Or is it that they want to be able to wear skirts and dresses if they choose to do so? In regard to the latter, I believe they shaould be allowed to and the schools should stop discriminating by sending them home to change because they are "disrupting" the school. Give them about 90 days and nobody's gonna look twice! I know, because I've tried it! (in the workplace)Men have been wearing unbifrucated garments since the dawn of time. Just because society's tastes, et al. have changed doesn't mean that males should be put in a tight box. Females can wear anything and men should be allowed the same expression of self, whether others are comfortable with it or not. If you are a guy that wants to wear a skirt/dress, then take the plunge and do it. The first step is ALWAYS scarry. If you're afraid of what "others" think, then it probably isn't gonna work for you. Good luck and please share your experience with us.
  • no, there has to be limits. let the boys dress in dresses after school and on their own. causes too many problems if its done at school.
  • Only if you're cute looking. Otherwise, get a leash and collar!!
  • YES! of course they should! i love to dress ike a girl! its fun and ifeel comfortable dressing like one to! i think every guy that wants to dress like a woman deserves to dress like one if they want! I would love to go to school in a skirt! men deserve to dress like woman just like how woman dress like men some times... so we deserve the same right! and i like woman to and thats not a lie either so yes straight men can dress like woman and still like woman.
  • I think this is up to the parents.
  • Why allow either gender to blur the gender distinctions? Why allow boys to be effeminate? Is there something wrong with boys being masculine? Society does a disservice to the identities of children to even entertain the thought of letting them cross-dress. Never mind being ostracized, they become sexually confused. Gender is key to one's identity. When a person starts to tamper with that, he or she becomes confused about reality. There is no satisfaction in being something that one is not. Teach children to honor what God made them by teaching them to honor their genders. Gender identity is a gift (i.e., something given) by God. Cross-dress, transgenderism, and the like are all repudiations of the identity that is given to the person by God. Be the gender that you were born and the corresponding role!
  • Absolutely!
  • no....
  • As far as I know you can't be kicked out of school for dressing like the other gender so long as your outfit isn't slutty or something. When I was in high school two boys wore dresses/skirt top combos and they couldn't legally be kicked out. I agree with that. I think people should be able to dress the way they want.
  • Yes all should freely express themselves for whom they believe they are
  • At some point in time, hopefully sooner rather than later, this question will be moot. Rules distinguishing by gender that serve no function other than to perpetuate historical practices and ignorance will go by the wayside. Any of you who wish to promote and retain gender restrictions in clothing choices are welcome to start your own private educational institutions.
  • Why not? Girls are allowed to dress like boys at school. A young man at a high school(not sure where) was suspended from school because he refused to take off his eyeshadow/eyeliner.
  • of course all should be free to dress how ever they wish with regard to gender dress. equal works 2 ways evenly by having the choice. I've seen / heard many answers say no because they'd get beat up or teased . the real point is ... that is not an acceptable way for anyone to respond to how anyone dresses, further if any bullies do respond that way THEY need immediate sanctions , intercepting, taught manners, straightening out, detention , expelled ,sued, for there improper actions of disruption and infringing the persons rights to dress as they see fit. there is no excuse to be attacking others or allowing any one to be-little others. its time that this is fully dealt with with actionable laws to protect all. you have a personal choice. So make it. stop worrying so much what others chose to wear. if you have a dress code fine, allow any gender specific type items be a choice with out regard to gender, just as girls typically now have the freedom to do. all deserve unfettered choice .. . no one is making guys wear dresses just as no one made girls wear jeans. merely let choice seek its own place with out any harassment. in the end i think most will learn to be more understanding and accepting of others views. also it likely will stop guys from going and making crude passes and remarks to whom they just think might be girls, after all that's why i think girls stopped looking like girls in the first place.
  • of course all should be free to dress how ever they wish with regard to gender dress. equal works 2 ways evenly by having the choice. I've seen / heard many answers say no because they'd get beat up or teased . the real point is ... that is not an acceptable way for anyone to respond to how anyone dresses, further if any bullies do respond that way THEY need immediate sanctions , intercepting, taught manners, straightening out, detention , expelled ,sued, for there improper actions of disruption and infringing the persons rights to dress as they see fit. there is no excuse to be attacking others or allowing any one to be-little others. its time that this is fully dealt with with actionable laws to protect all. you have a personal choice. So make it. stop worrying so much what others chose to wear. if you have a dress code fine, allow any gender specific type items be a choice with out regard to gender, just as girls typically now have the freedom to do. all deserve unfettered choice .. . no one is making guys wear dresses just as no one made girls wear jeans. merely let choice seek its own place with out any harassment. in the end i think most will learn to be more understanding and accepting of others views. also it likely will stop guys from going and making crude passes and remarks to whom they just think might be girls, after all that's why i think girls stopped looking like girls in the first place.
  • Just depends on the owner of the school. Though if that is the goverment then you can protest or homeschool..............nothing is guranteed to be exactly the way you want it to be. that was your choice to go agianst the dress code but it doesn't bother me
  • I think that everyone should be allowed to dress the way they are happy with. I would personally prefer to dress as a lady than as a male as I am more feminine than masculine.
  • Yes. I believe in freedom of expression
  • I ask a follow up question, look in alternative lifestyles. This is just to let you people know that boys have won the right to wear skirts in at least two states. A boy won at Hasbrouck High School in New Jersey and a boy can wear either skirts or dresses in Jackson, Missouri. I think if more boys would STAND-UP and push for more COMFORTABLE clothing like they have done in Japan (see japan fashion mags.) maybe we could get on with more important issues in the world, like energy, weapons reduction etc etc......
  • Yes and no, if a boy want to dress as a girl to school there should be no way stopping him, but if his sexual orientation is straight, then he shouldn't. but then again he could if he wore a kilt also known as a "man's skirt" in scotland, united Kingdom.
  • Ha, uuh No.
  • Yes. Same rules applying though: no short skirts and no cleavage showing:).
  • Yes I think they should, but they should also be warned that other kids will bully them for it. Kids can be vicious.
  • if thats what they want then no one should be stopping them... nothing wrong with that
  • Why not? Girls dress like boys. +5
  • Its all about the rule of disruption. ANYTHING that is disruptive in school should not be and usually isn't allowed. Males wearing dresses would be disruptive, period. Given time, it would be no worse than mobile phones in class.

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