Whether it’s dressing in a fairy tutu to go trick or treating with your daughter or playing football in pink, if you don’t want to participle it is said that you can’t just have a little fun or that you are not secure in your masculinity
Part of why this form of virtue signaling flies especially well with conservatives is that it scratches the chivalrous itch. In the chivalrous worldview a man being humiliated to appease the cruel whims of a woman is the ultimate in masculine virtue. That conservatives are doing the heavy lifting for social justice warriors and corrupting our youth in the process is a small price to pay.
And make no mistake, this isn’t innocent chivalrous fun. When I was looking for the Swedish book referenced in my last post I came across a 2017 article about young UK schoolboys wearing dresses in Gay Star News titled Here’s to the brave boys who decided to wear a dress to school for World Book Day
While most boys may have popped for Harry Potter or Captain America, a few kids decided to give a well earned kick to gender norms and go as The Boy In The Dress.
The story, written by comedian David Walliams, is a beloved children’s tale about a young guy that loves cross-dressing and football and is not afraid to be himself.