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One great advantage of the dance is the aid it gives in correcting defects of deportment. It is a most effective cure for shyness and self-distrust in public. It is a valuable antidote to awkwardness and hesitancy. It develops self-possession and an easy, competent carriage. And it accomplishes these benefits without expense to natural modesty, for modesty of deportment is one of the prime requirements of the ball room.
--Henry Ford
Down with dress codes
October 08, 2002

We'd never see anything like this in MWSD, where hard-core, gender-based clothing is not only preferred, but required at most events.

Here's a page from Switzerland, detailing the advantages (for men) of skirts over pants. And here's an article about a girl who won the right to wear pants under her graduation gown (the school had a dress code that specified that girls had to wear dresses under the gown). Apparently, this is not an uncommon issue; here's an NCLR article about a 2002 Florida case.

How about a Stamp Out Stupid Dress Codes web ring? Looks like it doesn't exist any more, though; too bad! Also too bad many of the links at the No Tie Zone are broken.



Here's a good square dance club name: Stormy-Dyke-Dancers. Almost worth a trip to Germany!



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