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post #81 of 130
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Originally Posted by TiredX2
Dresses are not inheirantly restrictive--- they are simply restrictive when you "realize" that you are not supposed to ever show your panties.
Yep. Fortunately (??) this has never been an issue for my daughter!
post #82 of 130
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Originally Posted by Greaseball
I remember being told to wear shorts under my dress in grade school when I complained about the boys lifting my skirt...I guess it would be too much trouble for the boys to just NOT touch peoples' clothes!

Wearing shorts didn't stop them at all, though.
I wore a uniform skirt to school for 12 years. In the early grades usually with shorts under. In third grade I finally got fed up with all the skirt lifting and kneed one of the boys squarely in the balls. I was never pestered in that manner again and the fun seemed to go out of the 'game' for most of the boys in my grade.
post #83 of 130
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Originally Posted by TiredX2
that you are not supposed to ever show your panties.

We're not?



Well, that explains the good service I get at the kwik-ee-mart.
post #84 of 130
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
Yep. Fortunately (??) this has never been an issue for my daughter!
Give her time
post #85 of 130
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TiredX2
Give her time
I don't know... today she showed the Amish lady at the outlet grocery store her pretty fairy undies.
post #86 of 130
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Originally Posted by chalupamom
I guess it would depend upon what year it was. If, for example, we time traveled back to, say, 1715 I probably wouldn't allow my daughter to wear pants out since it might be dangerous. Once our time travel vacation was over, though, I'd leave it up to her since, you know, it's like her body and her life and all.
:LOL

and again... :LOL
post #87 of 130
Viola -
I about had a heart attack while reading your post. I have always so enjoyed your posts in the past... Then I saw it was a joke. I can usually see it comming, but you got me good!!!

There's a girl on my sons T ball team who always has on these rediculous bell bottom shorts things... They're HUGE and go well below her knees. It's insane. I feel so sorry for her - that is not a baseball outfit. There was a family of girls at my private school who dressed like that because of their parents religon. They hated it so much. Guess what those girls wear now? Not those things, believe me, and one of them wears nothing but panties to her job
post #88 of 130
To answer the question - I have no girls, but if I did, she'd wear pants or shorts & a HILLARY '05 T shirt every day for the next 3 years. :LOL
post #89 of 130
My daughter wore a dress today! she wears dresses about once a month; i wear them about twice a year. Most of the women she's around wear pants most of the time, so I imagine she will, too...but if she wants to wear dresses, it's fine with me.

However, i don't allow my partner out of the house in pants. Actually, i don't allow him out of the house at all.
post #90 of 130
My daughter loves all clothes....dresses, skirts, shorts, pants, leggins....expecially shorts as we lived in florida for many years.


My favorite bathing suit of hers was one with board shorts. I love her in board shorts and sandals. She's still really cute to me even though she is almost 18!
post #91 of 130
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Originally Posted by TiredX2
Dresses are not inheirantly restrictive--- they are simply restrictive when you "realize" that you are not supposed to ever show your panties.
Thank Goddess Kailey can't read yet! She'd be devestated!
post #92 of 130
Once I was older than a toddler, I wore skirts and dresses for a long time due to being ina religious group (cult?) that required it. After I left the group, I continued to wear long dresses and skirts but out of choice, because I liked them. But ever since I've been working in early childhood ed, I've been wearing mostly pants to work because it's just much easier physically - especially in special education where I have to move a lot, and quickly, and often have to physically help my students. Now on the weekends, I mostly wear dresses and skirts to dress up because I've looked so frumpy during the week. They range from ankle-length to so-short-I-have-to-wear-a-pair-of-bloomers-underneath.
post #93 of 130
Of course I would. I wear pants all the time? Huh? Is this a serious question? My daughters wear mostly pants, but they do own quite a lot of dresses, but they I don't want them wearing skirts and dresses everyday b/c they'll get them dirty, especially my youngest, who is quite the tomboy, and she's only two. :LOL
post #94 of 130
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Originally Posted by PikkuMyy
Once I was older than a toddler, I wore skirts and dresses for a long time due to being ina religious group (cult?) that required it. After I left the group, I continued to wear long dresses and skirts but out of choice, because I liked them. But ever since I've been working in early childhood ed, I've been wearing mostly pants to work because it's just much easier physically - especially in special education where I have to move a lot, and quickly, and often have to physically help my students. Now on the weekends, I mostly wear dresses and skirts to dress up because I've looked so frumpy during the week. They range from ankle-length to so-short-I-have-to-wear-a-pair-of-bloomers-underneath.

Oh I am so there with you. I work with school age children and there is no way I would be caught dead in a skirt or dress. How would you be able to play board games on the floor or baseball during outside play? Gahlly! It's either shorts, capris, or pants for me.
post #95 of 130
Absolutely they wear pants outside the house! It's easier tot run and play and I have boy upskirting phobia's thanks to PS! They wear dresses whent hey want to and on SUndays to church as well.
post #96 of 130
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva
Well, I know some religious groups so this. I had a woman approach me in a supermarket and tell me I should put my daughter in dresses like Hannah in the bible.

I don't know what she meant, and haven't looked it up. Does anyone know?
I don't know the exact location, but there is a line in the Torah/Old Testament that reads "Men shall not wear women's garments and women shall not wear men's garments."

Nowhere does the Bible specify that women wear skirts or that men wear pants, just that men and women shouldn't wear each other's clothes. Also, it specifies "men" and "women", not "boys" and "girls."
post #97 of 130
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Originally Posted by TiredX2
Dresses are not inheirantly restrictive--- they are simply restrictive when you "realize" that you are not supposed to ever show your panties.

My daughter likes to wear her clothes too small so the skirt ends up short and kind of tight. She will now tell me that she wants to wear pants if she knows she will be climbing on the play structure. The dress she wore today was so short that you could see her panties when she bent over. I didn't let her know that as we were already at school.

Lately she has been wearing sandal clogs, so I feel like that is more restrictive to playing, but she has adapted pretty well. I'm impressed as she can have a hard time with shoes and I figured she would not like wearing the clogs.
post #98 of 130
Thanks Ruth, I wonder what the freak she was talking about.

Also what about pants that are MADE for women? Are they mens clothes? And hey not only did women wear dresses or long robes, so did men! What then?
post #99 of 130
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Originally Posted by Ruthla
Nowhere does the Bible specify that women wear skirts or that men wear pants, just that men and women shouldn't wear each other's clothes. Also, it specifies "men" and "women", not "boys" and "girls."

I was known to borrow my father's underwear as a teen when I was desperate. All mine were dirty and my mom didn't want me to bleed on hers. My dad was not happy to have his underwear returned with bloodstains, though.
post #100 of 130
That line from the Torah has been interpreted different ways by different rabbis (and I'm sure by Muslims and Christians as well, I'm just not familiar with any non-Jewish interpretations.)

Some rabbis say that, nowadays, pants are for men and skirts are for women, and don't even allow cullotes for women. Some rabbis say that anything that's made for women- pants, skirt, whatever- is women's clothing and isn't a problem. I assume these same rabbis would have no problem with men wearing kilts but wouldn't want women wearing them.

There's also the interpretation that what matters is how you look in the clothing, not what the tailor had in mind. The prohibition is against men and women cross-dressing with the intention of passing for the opposite gender. By this interpretation, gender-neutral clothing such as jeans and t-shirts aren't a problem.

To the best of my knowledge, borrowing dh's undies isn't a problem because it's not visible to the "public."
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