For as long as men and women have been wearing clothes, men have been finding excuses to dress up like women. There's always a reason: "I'm only doing this for our annual charity revue." "My wife just needs somebody to wear the thing while she takes it in." "We need this apartment and they only take women." "I'm not into this; it's just that all my stuff's in the wash." "Doctor's orders!"
So while I'll fight like hell for all-male Morehouse College's right to enforce its "Appropriate Attire Policy," I'm skeptical that this is something any institution can control. According to this CNN story, courtesy of Drudge, the school's new dress code includes some restrictions I wholly applaud, including a ban on wearing hats indoors and pajamas in public. It also prohibits cross dressing.
According to a school official, of the school's 2,700 students, only a handful -- all of them homer-sexuals -- are going drag. "We are talking about five students who are living a gay lifestyle that is leading them to dress a way we do not expect in Morehouse men," says vice president for Student Services William Bynum.
Morehouse is a private school, and it goes without saying that there are countless other colleges for men with a real commitment to fabulousness. Bynum says the campus gay organization voiced no objection to the policy, and presumably living with 2,700 young hunks is enough of a schmaltz barrel that giving up black taffeta is a small price to pay.
Still, it must be noted that the policy is against nature. Men want to dress up like women. You can pass all the rules you want, but men will find a way.
Related: Jesse Walker puts on a boa and stilettos to infiltrate Sweden's secret all-woman stronghold.