As a child.

Someone wrote…

As a child, I was led to believe that being a girl meant that you had to like dolls, dresses, hair, and pink. I didn’t like any of these things, so I figured I was not a girl. If I was not a girl, I had to be a boy. Now I know that not fitting into a socially constructed “girly” mold does not diminish my identity as a woman.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on July 20th, 2014 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice 2 comments »

2 Responses to “As a child.”

  1. german dude

    I don`t want to offend, I am just interested and sometimes get stuck at this point, where I don`t know what man/woman is, if not constructed. So I have a question:

    What makes you identify as a woman? How do you define woman then, if not by adapting/leaving out the socially constructed things?

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  2. Joe

    I totally understand your feelings. I tend to have more “masculine” interests as well but I am a woman. I am happy with who I am and I am not particularly interested in whether people see me as less of a woman because I wear baggy clothes, don’t know beans about make up, and my choice of companionship tends to lean toward creepy sort of animals lol

    People are lucky to find a woman like me ^_^ lol

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