Fairly recently, my father and I had been talking about how my daughter’s hair was growing out so that it curled at her neck (making it look kind of like a mullet). He made a comment about how he couldn’t wait for it to get longer so she would “stop looking like a boy.”
Upon further reflection, I got really irritated by that comment. I know that deep down my dad didn’t mean anything (or at least not much) by it. But he said it. Because he was raised to believe that boys and girls are basically different species.
Whereas I believe…
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