But there is another thing about this that annoys me. The part where the school apparently equates the ideal of a woman wearing at tux as dressing in drag. Seriously? Isn't a tux basically a suit jacket and pants? And don't women wear jackets and pants every day in this country? Are we really THAT narrow minded as a society?
Give me a break! Women have been rocking tuxedos since the tuxedo began. Thier suggestion that a woman in pants and a jacket is wearing drag is ridiculous beyond all reason! This is a small point when you consider the much bigger issue at play here - I am praying that Constance McMillan gets to attend her senior prom with the date of her choice in the attire of her choice. And as a mom, I am thrilled that her parents support her in what she is going through here.
But in the meantime, I give you....Women in Tuxedos:
Film Legend Marlene Dietritch
America's Sweetheart, Meg Ryan
"Not that innocent" Britney Spears
Not sure who she is, but she rocks it...
And perhaps the most famous use of tux on a woman in modern times...What a Feelin...Jennifer Beals