“Why do you want to look like a man?” – Shamelessly Unladylike Speaks Truth about Gender and Being a Woman.

Dead Wild Roses

The stuff you can find on tumblr these days.  I applaud the trenchant analysis of gender and what being a woman (performing femininity) is like in much of western society.

“Why do you want to look like a man?”

I wear clothing from the men’s section of the clothing store. My leg hairs are longer than most of the hair in my head. I never wear any makeup, no matter if I’m going out to buy bread in the morning or if I’m going to a party. People often call me “sir”. Others hurl slurs at me, sometimes calling me a “dyke”, sometimes calling me a “faggot”, both showing their disapproval of my physical presentation. I see little kids asking their mothers, in whispers, if I am a boy or a girl. And people ask me all the time, why do I want to look like a man?

The answer…

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