What’s your favorite color? Favorite sport? Celebrity crush, and why? At first glance these questions are totally open-ended, and maybe that’s why…

What’s your favorite color? Favorite sport? Celebrity crush, and why? At first glance these questions are totally open-ended, and maybe that’s why they seem like such a breeze to answer. Until you dig further. Though there may not be an obvious right or wrong answer based on opinion alone, if a guy even thinks to utter the color pink, or an, I don’t like sports, or a girl any sport heavy in physical contact, gender brings the notion back to the table. Does gender truly define your interests? Should it even be able to? I don’t think it so, but there are so many people that feel that with gender comes your place, and I’m fairly sure that those same people would find fault in the parents’ child rearing. Personally, if a girl wants to get rough, more power to her. If a guy doesn’t, it shouldn’t make him a wuss, or anything else anyone would like to call him. As long as you’re comfortable in your own skin, it shouldn’t matter whether or not you’re a masculine girl, or an effeminate guy. Those are just labels on a box of so much more. Of you. I feel like I got the worst end of the stick when I was growing up, what with all the, Boys don’t do this or thats, or something more offensive. I’m sure I’m not the only one who had to be scolded into taking a role. Throw it out here and now, if you please. Who’s had a hard time growing up with the words masculine or feminine?
– Eric