Even if I wanted to.

Joey wrote…

My high school has a mandatory uniform code: black bottoms, white collared shirts. We can’t afford new clothing, even at thrift store prices, so I’m wearing my sister’s old hand-me-downs. I only have skirts and female tops, but I identify as male. This makes me both happy and sad, which I am still trying to understand. Happy I don’t have to contend with the gendernorm harassment of my peers, deeply sad that I can’t feel comfortable in my own clothing, even if I wanted to.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on December 2nd, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 4 comments »

4 Responses to “Even if I wanted to.”

  1. pythos

    Ah uniforms. In my opinion the best way to kill of individual presentation.

    At my school it did not stop the class based ridicule that it is supposed to stop. I got picked on for my hair, my freckles, my bike, shoes, back back. Anything the little monsters could pick on.

    I wish they could get a load of me now. Ha!!!


  2. Idgie

    It is unevolved human nature to drive out anything different. Typical herd animal reaction. Pity them, but stay out of their way. Wear your own underwear!


  3. Joey

    I’ve since aquired a small hodgepodge of mens clothing that are uniform appropriate. When people jeer at me, I tell them they can suck my dick.


  4. Kian

    Salvation Army and other thrift stores are your friend. Don’t worry about other people freaking them out while you’re shopping, they’ve seen it all.


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