Boys vs. Lolitas
Because really, boy styles take just as much money, dedication, and attention to detail as girl styles (so they aren't "easy"), but because lolita is so much more popular in Japan, and everything gets all distorted and things go missing on the way overseas, we don't have as much to go by. And while I've noticed that boy style are showing significant development in both countries, it is still growing at a much slower rate than lolita.
I think another major reason overseas Lolitas don't count the boy styles is because they really aren't Lolita in any way shape or form. But, they are missing a crucial fact. This fashion scene is called Gothic AND Lolita. In Japan, most of the boystyles (and just about all the aristocrat styles) that have evolved around Lolita are considered Gothic.
Anyway, if you can relate, feel free to comment. For a while recently, I've been oogling over pretty gothic and classic lolita dresses and dying to buy one...so that I could wear it to a meetup and convince everyone that I AM indeed as cool as the Lolitas. DAMMIT. Glad I caught myself before that could take place.
And now, I just received a massive shipment of VK and jrock albums that I shall now indulge in. WOOHOO! (Man, still a jrock fan at 22 :x)