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- September 1, 2012 at 8:03 am #343917
German Father Wears Women's Clothing In Show Of Solidarity With His Cross-Dressing Five-Year-Old Son
-The little boy became embarrassed after being teased at nursery
-Nils Pickert says he wants to be a role model for the five-year-old
When a five-year-old boy began wearing skirts and dresses, he was often mocked or stared at by schoolmates and strangers.
So his father decided there was only one solution – to start cross-dressing too, as a show of support.
The family live in a small, traditional town in southern Germany, but Nils Pickert claims his radical decision has given his son confidence in his choice.
Long skirts with elasticated waistbands 'suit me quite well anyway', Mr Pickert told German feminist magazine Emma, according to a translation by Tumblr user steegeschnoeber.
The pair used to live in the well-to-do borough of Kreuzberg in cosmopolitan Berlin, where there was little or no reaction to Mr Pickert's son wearing dresses.
The issue would simply spark debate among parents, he said, over whether allowing it was 'wise or ridiculous'. For open-minded Mr Pickert, it was never even a question.
He would sometimes dress in a skirt or dress himself, during mild weather.
When they moved to a 'very traditional, very religious' little town, however, Mr Pickert's son became too embarrassed to wear women's clothing to nursery school – and asked his father if he would dress up again.
'I didn’t want to talk my son into not wearing dresses and skirts,' said Mr Pickert. 'I had only one option left: To broaden my shoulders for my little buddy and dress in a skirt myself.
'After all, you can’t expect a child at pre-school age to have the same ability to assert themselves as an adult completely without role model. And so I became that role model.'
'To this very day I’m thankful for that woman who stared at us on the street until she ran face-first into a street light. My son was roaring with laughter, and the next day he fished out a dress from the depth of his wardrobe. At first only for the weekend. Later also for nursery school.'
Mr Pickert says his son's choice is now a subject of conversation for the whole town – and he feels proud of his own role in that.
He calls himself 'part of the minority that makes a fool of themselves from time to time, out of conviction.'
He added: 'What’s the little guy doing now? He’s painting his fingernails. He thinks it looks pretty on my nails, too.
'He’s simply smiling, when other boys (and it’s nearly always boys) want to make fun of him and says: "You only don’t dare to wear skirts and dresses because your dads don’t dare to either." That’s how broad his own shoulders have become by now. And all thanks to daddy in a skirt.'
This is another potential trend. Once it starts with one man it could slowly spread to others who will let their sons do this. It is how these things start. It is even more worrying that it can take place in conservative regions of Germany.September 1, 2012 at 8:08 am #394034
I don't see how it's different from wearing a kilt. Women can wear pants, but men can't wear skirts?September 1, 2012 at 8:10 am #394035
AnonymousQuote:I don't see how it's different from wearing a kilt. Women can wear pants, but men can't wear skirts?
A kilt is not a skirt. It is a male dress, even if it resembles a skirt. This man is wearing something deliberately to embrace femininity and encourage his son in such a path as well.September 1, 2012 at 8:33 am #394036
This is the extreme point of marasmus :-XSeptember 1, 2012 at 9:24 am #394037
AnonymousQuote:A kilt is not a skirt. It is a male dress, even if it resembles a skirt. This man is wearing something deliberately to embrace femininity and encourage his son in such a path as well.
Well, I don't want to get all hippie on you, but there are many things considered feminine that men do, but is still manly. Women and men, both do feminine and masculine things. It's unnatural to be completely masculine or completely feminine.September 1, 2012 at 10:25 am #394038
One bit of evidence that Western Europe is going straight to hell. While they are being flooded by brown and yellow trash from 3rd world, they are dressing up their little boys as girls and then as support, dressing themselves up in such way! :-X I have no more words for such degeneration!September 1, 2012 at 10:31 am #394039
AnonymousQuote:It's unnatural to be completely masculine or completely feminine.
So waste majority of people on earth are unnatural? That man is seriously ill so as his child.September 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm #394040
Kids usually grow out of it, wonder if daddy will.
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