Monday, April 27, 2015
30 Days - Day 16
Lady brains, what are they?
No, I'm not being funny. Lately, many a news story is filled with parents pumping their under ten children (mainly boy children if my stats serve me correctly) with female hormones. Their kids tell them that inside they are girls, you see. So parents rush to reassign sexual identity and suppress the testosterone.
And what is the male child's perception of "girl?" Pink? Flounces? Sparkles? Giggles?
This was all brought to mind by Bruce Jenner, 65, now transitioning to "woman". Tossing his hair and salivating over a black lace dress. He feels like a "woman" too. Has anyone asked him what does that mean? "Feeling like a woman" I mean?
I couldn't tell you what feeling like a woman is. And I was born one. With all the parts. Same as I couldn't tell you what feeling like a man is. All I can tell you about is my lived experience as a woman which differs greatly from that of a male - because of being categorized as "female" early in life and thus denied the advantages of my brothers - but that would take another blog post to extrapolate. Or three.
So why this crushing compulsion in humans to sort other humans into gender boxes? From the moment of birth - "It's a ___"
Why can't little boys wear dresses if they want to and play with their dollies, if they want to?
Why are we injecting hormones into children and chopping off/suppressing their sexuality when they may just want to explore out of normal childish curiosity?
Has this whole human race experiment run its course when Bruce Jenner gets 2 hours with Diane Sawyer in prime time and the devastation in Nepal is ignored?