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Boys like girls..or do they? February 16, 2010

Filed under: Gender & Sexuality — writing4english @ 12:37 AM

There used to be just boy and girl. The little boys played with their Hot Wheels and the little girls played with their barbies. But that’s when we were young and naive. Now, we’re older and there is more than just the 2 genders. There are boys, girls, hemaphrodites, gays, lesbians, boys that were girls, girls that were boys, and so on. For the people that aren’t just the generic boy or girl, life is a bit harder and it shouldn’t be. They are people just like everyone else. So why should it matter if a boy likes another boy? We already have built up assumptions about genders before we really even thought about what gender is (Silverman 428). Society is so set on the ordinary that anything outside of it, is shunned.  Americans tend to be polarized between social and religious conservatives and liberals/progressives (http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_sex.htm). Religion is a huge factor when it comes to homosexuality especially. Religions belive that only the opposite gender is moral and should be married. I personally believe that you can’t help who you’re in love with. And if you love someone of the same sex, then you should be able to be married to them. I had a good friend in high school that changed from a girl to a guy during our senior year. People made fun of him saying he was a lesbian. They talked behind his back saying some pretty rude comments. And honestly, it bothered the crap out of me because people didn’t know the facts. He was born with both parts and the parents had to pick. Unfortunately, they picked the wrong one. But to me, whether he was Katelyn or Eric, he was still the same person, and that’s really all that matters.

Alexandria Vintevoghel


3 Responses to “Boys like girls..or do they?”

  1. Wow, that is crazy to know someone who had to go through that. I was never a fan of people getting picked on in high school! I wish there was a way to stop it all. It makes me nervous to think of having kids and sending them to school these days.

    Kristen D.

  2. I knew someone that went through that, I think it would be a very hard thing to stick to and actually follow through with your feelings. I actually think it is good that someone has that strong of will to do that. I dont think it matters “gay” or “straight” people are who they are and that title doesnt change how good of a person or how bad of a person you truly are.

    E. Campbell

  3. Wonderful post on several levels, Alexandria. Clever title. We NEED to talk about what it means to be intersexed in society, hopefully you can share a little more about your experiences when we do that.

    ~Jenna G.

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