Monday, January 9, 2012

Odd Girl Out

Here is a long-simmering question I have. When you are the odd gender out in your family, does it make you identify more or less with your gender of birth? To be clear.....

I am the only girl in my little family. There are days when I realize I have toured a steam train repair yard, ridden on a train, dug for fossils, and generally dug in the dirt with my "boys." On these days I may be heard to wail "I see no pink!" I feel so un-feminine and yet so ultra-feminine at the same time.

My question..... If you are the gender of minority (the only "boy" surrounded by "girls" or the only "girl" surrounded by boys) do you feel the same conflict?

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