A prince.

Marion wrote…

Today I was trying to explain to my mum the concept that a man can be a princess. Finally she said “In my day that wouldn’t be possible, but … I’m glad?” which is fairly satisfactory.

Then I said “A man can be a princess, and I can be a prince!”

To which my mum replied, “You ARE a prince.” It was a little thing, but no doubt it’ll continue to make me feel warm and glowy inside for days. I think she’s starting to get it.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on April 5th, 2010 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 7 comments »

7 Responses to “A prince.”

  1. Lanthir

    …Have you ever seen Shoujo Kakumei Utena?


  2. Lanthir

    Oh, and also, hooray for your mom!


  3. Aran

    This is making me very warm and glowy. I am happy for you.


  4. Rasthe

    Ha, Lanthir, that’s exactly the show I thought of reading this!

    I’ve actually thought about saying something along those lines before, esp. to my Aunt who is STILL trying to make me be her “little princess” Family, what can ya do? :)


  5. Lilybean

    Will I get lynched for gender-stereotype-reinforcement if I say I waved my arms and went SQUEEE in a high-pitched voice?



  6. Myllox

    I wish my mom was that accepting. I came out to her about being bisexual last month, but she still doesn’t believe me or believe that ‘bisexual’ actually exists!


  7. ray22

    wow that just made me smile…im on the same road as well


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