It’s so funny.

Someone wrote…

I think it’s so funny how people think I get offended when I’m mistaken for a boy.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on May 1st, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 12 comments »

12 Responses to “It’s so funny.”

  1. Overand

    I remember being mistaken for a girl when I was about 14, and I was mortified. Now, I wish I could pull that off.


    --Z-- replied:

    Yeah, me too. Because of an extremely long hairstyle when I was younger, I used to get mistaken for a girl, and then the person would usually do a double take and apologize. At the time, it used to offend me more that people would associate hair length with gender, although now I do miss it as well.


  2. Rory_Z

    Likewise! I've had people think I was a guy especially when I was in high school and it never upset me compared to some of my friends who would flip out if someone thought they were the opposite gender.
    Nowadays I get all giddy if someone thinks I'm a guy. .. which doesn't happen much I think.


  3. Chavery

    Yeah, people are always so apologetic when they call me "sir" or something, but I really don't mind at all. In fact, it makes me incredibly happy. Silly people.


  4. Bee



  5. wing

    Yup. People mistaken me for a girl totally makes my day. <3


  6. Jayse

    haha I love this. Totally captures my view on the subject.

    and I have to agree with Rory_Z and Chavery, it still makes me excited when people think I'm a boy.


  7. Robyn

    I love getting mistaken for a guy, I don't know why :)


  8. Steffi

    haha, I couldn't agree more. I was just talking about this the other day with my friend; it is funny.


  9. beardless

    I prefer people mistaking me as a boy than auto-assuming me as a girl. I like people double-taking – it means they will think. But it doesn't really amuse me as such.


  10. Dykesicle

    I LIKE being a genderfuck. If I were wanting to avoid the mistaken gender thing, I'd have long hair and wear skirts and dresses. I've never really gotten an apology, I just think I walk away leaving them wondering still.


  11. Elliott

    when i was a teenager, i got mistaken for a boy a lot. I started crossdressing deliberately to provoke this. Gender wasn't a concept that i understood or thought applied to me… Now i'm a trans man :-) I'd prefer not to be mistaken for a girl but don't hate it enough to cease my genderfuck style. I wear plenty of jewelry, now got 8 rings on my left hand, and i still have one lock of my waist-length hair plaited and obvious next to my otherwise male-intended hair cut :-)


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