Why WAS I…?

Someone wrote…

I am twelve, clearly female though my hair is short. We’re at the local public pool, taking a break to play on the playground during ‘adult swim’. A little girl, no older than five years old, walks up to me and demands to know why I’m “wearing a girl’s bathing suit.” I blush and don’t answer her.

When I tell this story, most people go tend to react by apologizing for the little girl’s ‘mistake’, and I shrug it off because, in part, it happened all the time to me anyway, but also because, at the same time, I’m asking myself that: Why WAS I wearing a girl’s bathing suit?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on May 20th, 2009 at 08:00 am

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