Originally posted at There Are So Many Things Wrong With This
De Beauvoir wrote on becoming a woman. She’s right in the sense that none of us are born with a sense of being male or female, we are born human beings.
I was born an infant female of the sexually dimorphic species we like to call humans. Gender wasn’t a big thing in my life. Though I had two older brothers, it didn’t cross my mind at that age that there might be any expectations of my biology. I didn’t know because no one told me, and nobody seemed all that bothered at first. I was raised around a child who was gender nonconforming to a degree that these days would certainly get him marched straight down to the gender clinic, but us kids thought little of it and certainly never questioned, belittled or made fun of his preferences. He was our friend and playmate and the adults never turned a hair when he wore his favourite frilly pink dress, so why would we?
Nearly half a century later he is a well-adjusted gay adult – and like the rest of us kids, doesn’t even remember wanting to be a girl.
… so yeah.. I remember NOT wanting to be a girl, though.