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What has straight men panicking right now? Fear of the #SwitchItUpChallenge

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Forget dumping buckets of cold water over your head, or other online stunts you may have been tempted to take part in. What homophobes and transphobes are talking about now is the #SwitchItUpChallenge.

https://twitter.com/balleralert/status/811450125893726209

Here’s all that it requires:

  1. A straight couple.
  2. Gender-specific clothing.
  3. A snapshot.
  4. Social media.

Oh, and although same-sex couples are welcome to take part and those who have look, as Dan Avery pointed out in NewNowNext, adorable…

https://twitter.com/NhaleMyTweetz/status/811384108937056256

This is really a straight ally thing.

It seems that while these couples clearly had fun taking the challenge…

There are men who have threatened to unfollow and/or block any man they know who willingly poses for a picture wearing their lady’s outfit.

And then there are those dudes who claim this is “promoting homosexuality,” an  immediately equate the challenge with anal sex. Because homophobia.

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Women can be homophobes and transphobic, too, of course.

But not everyone feels this way; thank goodness for women who understand that posing for a picture wearing a skirt doesn’t mean you’re queer (well, unless you really are transgender, and if so, welcome!).

https://twitter.com/T3rr0nwilliams/status/811245288660860929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

And kudos to the single ladies who proved they don’t need a man to switch it up!

Watch this video a British couple made, calling it the “dress up challenge,” below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_59siaL7_0&feature=youtu.be

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