In class.

Someone wrote…

Today in class I was chatting to some girls, and my recently cut short hair (which had formerly been halfway down my back) sparked a conversation on when one of the other girls had had short hair. She told us she’d been mistaken for a boy, and had been told to go into the men’s room at one point. She found this embarrassing; how much I’d love for it to happen to me is precisely why I cut my hair off in the first place.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

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

Category: your voice 3 comments »

3 Responses to “In class.”

  1. Nine

    Hell yeah. The few times I’ve been mistaken for a boy, I’ve been thrilled. But often when I’ve gleefully reported it to friends, they’ve gone “But you don’t look like a boy!”, as if that’s the response I wanted to hear.


  2. Anonymous

    Wow, this is mine! *little happy dance*


  3. Anonymous

    I get called sir a lot in the colder months when i cover up my flat chest with “boy” clothes, and I love it. People get noticeably embarrassed when I start to speak, and say “Oh my gosh I’m so sorry, ma’am!” I don’t understand why they’re so sorry.

    And . . . I cut my hair in 3rd grade and everyone was like, who’s the new boy in class? It was unbelievable how many kids didn’t recognize me.


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