Buzz Cut Grandma

Someone wrote…

I’m trying not to let it bother me, but when I tell my grandma about my buzz cut, and the first thing she says is “Like a boy?,” it does kind of bug me just a little bit. It also makes me hesitant to send any pictures or go see her.

(I’ve gotten used to responding with, “Yep — just like cousin Jimmy!” But seriously, yeah, it’s hard. ~SD)

What are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on January 9th, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 4 comments »

4 Responses to “Buzz Cut Grandma”

  1. Anonymous

    I get the “you look like you just got out of jail” comment


  2. genderkid

    I hear you. My grandmother always tells me my hair looked so nice when it was long.

    Once, we were talking about a male cousin of mine. She said he probably had a girlfriend; “or a boyfriend,” I added. “Uh-huh –she said–. Say, why don’t you wear skirts? Or earrings?” Subtle.


  3. Tualha

    “No, grandma, like a dyke!” (evil grin)


  4. Britni

    Genderkid: My grandma says the same thing every time I cut my hair off! “Are you going to grow it out again? It looks so nice when it is long!”


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