Kids get it.

Someone wrote…

Kids get it. When a child asks me if I’m a boy or a girl, I say “I’m biologically female, but I feel like a boy. I feel like I’ve been born in the wrong body.” They say “Oh, okay,” and run off to play. They don’t care what I am. They just like it when I play with them. I wish adults could be more like that.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on July 24th, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 5 comments »

5 Responses to “Kids get it.”

  1. rip

    And the adults say to the deviant ones: “Think about the children! You will confuse them!”


  2. --Z--

    I think this is probably that to most kids, they encounter new and strange things every day, and for the most part those things are just interesting knowledge to absorb. The idea that you can be physically the "wrong" gender, or like to switch your gender, is, I think, no more strange than the idea of gender in general.

    My youngest sister's concepts of gender, up until about age 6, were very flexible. She based it entirely on hair length, and was so confused that I could be physically a boy, and yet still have long hair. She referred to me as her sister, and I generally liked it that way, even if I was in the middle of repressing my own feelings on gender identity.


  3. Andy

    That sort of sounds similar to Andrea Gibson's poem "Swingset"… It actually points out the same thing you did.


  4. Nia

    I thought the same thing Andy


  5. Gabriel Grom

    I love how kids understand so much and accept such differences. I know many say 'they don't know any better yet' , but I don't think so. I think the real reason is that indoctrination ha not taken its root yet.


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