I’m a female, which all of you should know by now. I did play with barbies when I was a little girl and I loved playing dress up. As I grew up I began to play with the boys. I went through the whole tom boy stage. I wore baggy clothes, my hair in a pony tail, and never ever wanted to take a bath. I loved hanging out with the boys and being different than all of the other girls. Now that I look back on this I always thought I went through this awkward stage because I wanted to be different than my twin sister, but really a lot of girls do it. I never viewed this as strange or anything in that nature, I just seen it as normal. What I don’t understand about society is if a boy were to go through a stage where he loved getting dolled up and acting like a girl, more than likely his parents would become worried. Why? Who cares? “The damage done to the personality of a homosexual man because of continuing societal attitudes, easily explains why numerous gay men seek psychological counseling” (http://www.amazon.com/Being-Homosexual-Gay-Their-Development/dp/0374528217). I think that everyone has the right to explore all aspects of life even if it is from the other sex’s point of view. Being curious or being different doesn’t make you weird. If it does make you weird then 99.9% of the population would be labeled as weird. A lot of people hide the way they want to express themselves because it is different and they know they would be treated different because of it. In The World Is a Text it explains how popular culture effects the way we view one another. There are preconceptions about gender that come from billboards, television, and other types of media that persuade us to think what is normal and what is not. If someone breaks these ideas or stereotypes we view it as abnormal and/or strange (Silverman and Rader 430). People should be comfortable acting the way they want and we should not judge them solely on this.