Dresses and pants

Women wear dresses. Men wear pants. Unless when they don’t.

This is a good example of how patterns form, become the norm and then support preconceived ideas, becoming a reference point to judge against.

Women wearing pants is now accepted, nobody argues about it, compared to how it was in the past. Men wearing dresses on the other hand is something seen as strange in the western part of the world. There is probably a way to track where this all started and is probably a fun anthropological journey.

But this is all made up. We create ideas, we adopt them. They then become a Procust’s bed, a measure for the world. It healthy to remember this, to evade assumption, to challenge what’s being considered.


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