Third son.

Rebecca wrote…

I normally wear just jeans and a shirt, but two things are always consistent, and they fit both as symbols and as clothes. My boots and my hat. One was my mom’s, the other was my dad’s… until they got fed up with me constantly taking them and just said ‘here, keep it.’ It sort of fits into my background too. My dad predicted that he would get a girl with mom’s looks, his personality.

He called it perfectly. So I like to think of myself as, yes, a girl, but hey, I’m my father’s child and I’m his third son too.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on June 13th, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “Third son.”

  1. WebAnna

    Great post! I recently examined gender roles in the news room as I started to move to a reporter position from being behind the camera. Becoming 'feminized' is difficult when you always wanted to be a boy… would love your thoughts on the post:


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