It's true that you don't really know someone until you've walked in their shoes. Or heels. Despite my natural inclination toward femininity, I never realized numerous things about women and their lives until I started putting on dresses and high heels. Things you take for granted, like your posture in heels, the confining nature of tight clothes, and the joys and headaches of makeup are alien to most men.
I've found the process both rewarding and insightful. For example, when I showed you my favorite male shirt earlier this week and clever commentors dared me to wear it the way a woman would, I did -- and learned interesting things while having a great deal of fun.
I want to reverse that process and offer you the same opportunity. Here's my challenge. Dress up as a man. Yes, a man! You don't have to go outside if you're scared but put on men's clothes to see what they feel like. You'll be surprised at how much you'll grasp, intuitively and emotionally. It will be a major growth experience for you.
There are no rules. If you have a bf or hubby, raid their closet. If not, try a blazer and pants. If you have enthusiasm, pick up real men's clothes at a thrift store for $3.
I know most people aren't as adventurous as I am, but I promise you that you'll find the experience incredible. You will feel different. People will react to you different. And imagine the comments on your blog!
You can wear makeup if you wish but keep it neutral. Pull your hair back or hide it under a hat. Wear flats, preferably lace-ups that are big and clunky. Don't worry about style -- few men do.
There's no time limit on the challenge. I'll post a link to anyone brave enough to participate. Go, go, go! Use your imagination and have some fun. Here's an example of what you could look like...