Should it be considered acceptable for men to carry purses?

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11 Mar 2016, 6:19 am

I don't carry a purse, but don't see anything wrong with men carrying purses. They are convenient for carrying extra stuff.



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11 Mar 2016, 9:19 am

Practically speaking, a rucksack or computer bag is more efficient and effective for "carrying extra stuff" than any purse.

Purses are mostly fashion statements. Women want to be fashionable. :: Women carry purses.

Backpacks are mostly practical items. Men want to be practical. :: Men carry backpacks.


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11 Mar 2016, 9:25 am

I wouldn't be caught dead with a purse.


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11 Mar 2016, 1:01 pm

Use a small backpack if you have extra stuff to carry.

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A bigger one if your loadout is going to include a laptop.

A guy carrying a purse is a magnet for ridicule or worse.


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12 Mar 2016, 2:51 am

It's totally acceptable in some of the gay places I go from time to time. :lol: Seriously.. I mean, it would look a bit out of place if my drag queen friends were carrying backpacks slung over their shoulders. :P


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12 Mar 2016, 3:26 am

Drag queens don't sling their backpacks over their shoulder; their backpacks have *wings*!

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Apparently the costume structure that 'wings' (actual bird like or stylistic) attach to is called ...a "backpack".

I should've put that in the "I learned something new today" thread.


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12 Mar 2016, 5:22 am

The oldest known purse was found with Ötzi the Iceman.
purse aka bourse, sack, money bag, and scrotum.
http://www.beyond-the-pale.org.uk/zAvaritia.htm
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27 Apr 2016, 7:28 am

Why does anyone carry a purse rather than a back-pack or shoulder bag in the first place? To me the idea of carrying around a bag in my hand seems like a bad idea, for one I would likely forget it or lose it somewhere. Also the other sorts of bags leave your hands free whereas purses you have to carry or if it has a shoulder strap sort of hold onto it or adjust it every time it gets close to falling off.



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27 Apr 2016, 8:27 am

If you have a penis, you don't need a purse.

Carry the man bags such as a small backpack, fanny pack.



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27 Apr 2016, 9:25 am

no, no way. it's my purse, any man who wears purse is freak


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27 Apr 2016, 9:35 am

Who cares? carry what you want


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27 Apr 2016, 1:24 pm

I'm totally pro dudes carrying purses ! ! If I was AMAB I would totally carry a purse regardless of what anyone said xD



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27 Apr 2016, 2:26 pm

traven wrote:
The oldest known purse was found with Ötzi the Iceman.
purse aka bourse, sack, money bag, and scrotum.
http://www.beyond-the-pale.org.uk/zAvaritia.htm
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See now, THAT's how you market a carry bag to men.

"Wallet, keys, Axe spray, condoms...keep all your manliness in your Scrotum (tm)"


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27 Apr 2016, 2:33 pm

I've carried a bag for years, they're very practical and hold modern items like iPads very easily. Currently I have a rather nice canvas tote bag.

Personally I don't care whether it's viewed as acceptable or not.


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27 Apr 2016, 2:42 pm

I think it should be obvious to people that any male who carries a purse is gay. It's such an obvious indication. People should know that carrying, touching, being near, looking at or thinking about a purse causes a man to fall out of love with and want to divorce his wife and marry another man within a millisecond.



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27 Apr 2016, 4:15 pm

Catlover5 wrote:
I think it should be obvious to people that any male who carries a purse is gay. It's such an obvious indication. People should know that carrying, touching, being near, looking at or thinking about a purse causes a man to fall out of love with and want to divorce his wife and marry another man within a millisecond.



Wonderful irony.


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