Wednesday, March 30, 2011Random thoughts
Tonight, I started reflecting on phrases that I got tired of growing up.
Phrase 1: Boys don't play with that. Got that one every time I asked for a toy that was for girls. After a while, I stopped asking because I would not get it. For example, I wanted a mix and bake oven, got a toy gun instead.
Phrase 2: It is just a phase. I usually overheard this one. This was usually my mother explaining my gender dysphoric behavior to one of her friends. But no, it was not a phase just me trying to express my real self.
Phrase 3: Be a little man. I got this every time I either cried or expressed some other unmanly characteristics. This leads to the next phrase.
Phrase 4: Boys don't cry. I got this one almost every time someone picked on me. When I was younger I was an easy crier. Now it is very hard for me to cry and then women wonder why men don't show emotions. : )
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