The conservative reality of it all.

March 5, 2014


Originally posted on whoiscis:

When I was a very little boy I wore dresses, fake nails, make-up (if I could get away with it.) and played with barbies instead of G.I. Joes. My favorite things to watch were “Sleeping Beauty” and “Thumbelina”. I knew what all the other boys were into, and none of it appealed to me. I didn’t want to be rough, I didn’t want to go outside, I didn’t want to get dirty, their dolls were boring and they acted gross.

My ultra-conservative family was concerned, while this wasn’t outright apparent to a child of that age,but when my “girl” cartoons starting suddenly disappearing, when I could hear one parent expressing disapproval to another over what toy was brought home, when more encouragement was mounted on me to do boy things, to be everything I didn’t want to be I knew something was up. One morning, I woke up very early…

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2 Comments on “The conservative reality of it all.”

  1. Greg A Says:

    Yes. I’m glad this person found what seems to be a healthy self-awareness without surgery. Nonetheless, all forms of queer-bashing (including yours, Cathy) just serve to reinforce the conservative concept of gender roles that you are decrying here. By showing people that hate will be the inevitable response to any role they adopt, you are making it harder for them to make reasonalbe decisions. You cause what you hate, Cathy.


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