Boy dressed as girl for halloween story

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If a girl can be a Storm Trooper from Star Wars, then why ever not? Which is utter bollocks. I wanted to dress my sun up as a ballerina as a 2 year old. He was wearing his sister's fairy tutu and was just so danged cute that I couldn't pass it up. Alas, I was overruled by certain other members of my family who are a little more than uptight about that sort of thing.

Hell, if women can wear pants, why can't men wear dresses? Jesus wore a dress. Spartacus wore a dress. Wong Fei Hong wore a dress. Just sayin'. I swear I have photographic evidence of him dressed in a tutu.

People need to wear whatever makes them feel fabulous. Fig leaves for everyone! Trying to come up with a constructive comment about society's gender hangups makes my head hurt this early in the morning, but I do wish we could let children alone to enjoy their creative ideas without being judgmental. It is very upsetting that the sisters were the ones who teased him so much that the whole costume changed. That stage of development is interesting. Two-year-olds can typically identify their own gender and that of othersbut they generally think their gender could change.

My kid used to talk about being a man when she grew up — which we didn't think meant anything ificant because she also talked about wanting to be a dinosaur when she grew up. My middle daughter did that, too! She would constantly say "when I'm a boy I explained a few times that she would not turn into a boy, but that girls can do the same things boys do if they want, but I don't think she believed me. She's ten, now, and I asked her if she remembers that.

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She laughed and said she doesn't. I have two boys. I've never understood why cross gender costumes are a one way street. Okay for girls, not for boys. For children, it seems it's about the fun of being what you see a lot but are not yourself.

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It's just pretend, which is always fun. I remember reading this nice post about a mom making a dress for her son't birthday gift. The other is Cup of Jo. Very, very different slices of life, but also so similar in the kind, wise, and joyful way Peter, Amanda and Jo approach their blogging.

Delighted to see that the blog appreciation overlap is shared. Amanda is an amazing parent and sets a great example even for those quite a bit further along in the family raising project, like me. The reason girls and women can dress up as men is that maleness is respected in our culture. It's upward mobility. But for a male to dress as female is to move down the privilege gradient. It's "degrading. This is such a hard question. It's also a good way to bring up the topic with other parents and try to make them aware.

That's how acceptance and change begins. If we just keep sweeping it under the rug nothing will ever change. I agree. Nobody wants their child to suffer from other people's prejudices, but at the same time, if you want your child to grow up in a world where people of all genders and sexualities are respected Boys and girls were both dressed in skirts in centuries. What is the matter with us that we are so hooked on naming gender? No one in the media paid a bit of attention in the s when the only magazines aimed at children had ONLY male characters.

Boys can wear skirts and girls can wear pants, and if it makes us happy, whose business is is? I think it's interesting that the language itself has such different connotations for boys and girls who play outside the traditional gender 'boxes'. To my mind 'tomboy' is a far more neutral term than 'sissy'. Does anyone else Boy dressed as girl for halloween story that way? Maybe we should start calling those boys 'tomgirls' or something? Simply put, 'tomboy' isn't an insult while 'sissy' is.

I don't think there's a way to say it without being negative. It's sad, really, that we have such an amazing language but it's still so gender-specific. Right on in your analysis, Jen. But: it's not the language so much as the culture behind it that skews dudewards. We value maleness more than femaleness. Therefore, our language--and bullying patterns--reflect that.

Grandmas are awfully great, so I can see why you would want to be one!

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Ohmygoodness, yes indeed! That line took me back to childhood and all the grandmothers I've known and loved. Adorable, Mr. I've been following MPB for several months now and this post is my favorite, to date. I am even commenting, see? I would worry about how cruel other children can be, but that being said, I would let him wear whatever he wanted to. I asked my son what his opinion was and he said "It's Halloween, why does it matter if they want to dress like girls?

If boys dress like vampires or zombies does that mean they wake up the next morning undead? Boys and girls should be able to wear what they want, even when it's not Halloween. I don't care what my friends wear as long as they're nice to me and like playing computer games. It doesn't make any sense to me, either-- if a little boy wants to wear a dress at Halloween or any day, for that matter, then let him.

And it's so ubiquitous that you can't go anywhere in the world without hearing it. When it happens at work, I always point it out, and the men always look at me like I'm crazy. Nothing like hearing that what you are is the worst thing in Boy dressed as girl for halloween story world. When I read your post, I immediately thought that it was a feminist issue as well. Because if people don't accept that a boy is girly, it's probably because they consider girls as somewhat inferior, to begin with.

When my son was in nursery school, the girls told him that pink was a girl's color. Even at the age of 3 he had a strong rebellious side, he decided pink was the best color ever! He rocked a lovely pair of obnoxious pink snow boots that year and loudly declared to anyone who would listen that pink was his favorite color. He is now ten and still not afraid to wear any color he wants and has long hair to boot. My brother's baby blanket was pink, owing to the fact that my mother's uncle misunderstood my grandmother when she called to tell him about my brother's birth - he thought she said the baby's name was Stephanie.

My brother's name is Stefan. So a package arrived with a baby gift of a pink blanket and a pink and white baby sweater. I was allowed to have the sweater for baby dolls but my brother had that blanket well into his 20's and didn't care who knew he had a pink blankie.

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For centuries, white was the accepted color for baby's clothing, just for practicality: it can be bleached. Colors came into vogue only in the first decades of the 20th century. Smithsonian Magazine quotes a trade publication as saying, " The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls.

The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl. The balance didn't tip in favor of pink for girls until the s. Some say, as a result of pink's use in Nazi concentration camps to identify homosexuals an inverted pink triangle meant you were a homosexual; superimposed on a yellow triangle to form a Star of David, it meant you were a homosexual Jew.

I'm a little dubious about that connection, but there you are. Thank you for your comment about "tolerance. The music teacher at the school where I taught 6th grade actually got three boys Boy dressed as girl for halloween story play Cinderella and the stepsisters for the spring concert.

They were hilarious In this social experiment the girl also gets negative responses when she wants to dress like a boy for Halloween. I think it's often in more subtle ways. Being called a tom boy may not be an insult but young girls still get plenty of crap for it. When I was around 10 I went through a phase of dressing like a boy and lots of my classmates said mean things to me.

I remember thinking that if I dressed like a boy the boys would like me more and then kind of backfired because the boy I had a crush on asked me if I was a lesbian. When I finally figured out dressing like a boy was not getting me anywhere and I asked my mom to take me shopping for Boy dressed as girl for halloween story clothes I got teased for switching styles. I'd always understood that the original point of dressing up at Halloween was to prevent the evil spirits from finding you. It seems that changing your apparent gender would be an obvious and appropriate step in accomplishing that goal.

Both of my boys loved dressing up in girls costumes when they were little, my husband was slightly concerned when our first did it but was quickly reassured that this was normal! I also had them wearing kilts for potty training, it definitely cut down on the washing.

Now that they are older they wouldn't be caught dead in a dress, or so I thought but I was surprised recently when I took them and their male cousins aged 10 - 13 to a museum. In one of the rooms was some dressing up based on the eighteenth century. Clearly cross dressing still appeals so long as their mates from school don't find out! Our neighbor's son used to c. According to him, it was because girl's clothes are more "fun" than boy's clothes, in the sense that they are more colorful and have more options and more choices of fabric than boy's clothes.

He was right, of course :D At any rate, that ended right quick once he started school. These days, he's all soccer, baseball and lacrosse. I'm not sure that sartorial choices made at age 2 necessarily reflect gender orientation. Not sure how much grief a 2-year old boy in a dress will get from his peers I suspect not muchbut his parents might well get grief from other parents. At that age, I'd probably let the kid wear what he wants bearing in mind that his older sister's teasing might well influence his final choice.

I might give big sister a talking-to about living and letting live as well. As they get older, and speaking as one who got a lot of grief as for being different, that one might want to make them understand though they'll certainly get it from their peersthat stepping outside the bounds of convention is not without consequences in that a lot of grief is likely to ensue.

As Meryn Cadell writes in her classic The Sweater : Now if the sweater has, like, reindeer on it or is a funny color like yellow I'm sorry, you can't get away with a sweater like that Look for brown or grey or blue Anything other than that and you know you're dealing with someone who's different And different is not what you're looking for You're looking for those teenage, alpine-ski, chiseled-features and that sort of blank look that passes for deep thought or at least the notion that someone's home You're looking for the boy of your dreams who is the same boy in the dreams of all your friends.

My uncle came out of the womb screaming pink. As a toddler it was silk, tulle, and anything that sparkles. As he grew up he hid that side of him. However, everyone knew that if they left anything silky or lacy laying around when he came to visit it would disappear. Everyone knew he dressed up like a lady, they never saw him as one because he would sneak out at night to visit "special" clubs that were discreetly hidden away in the 's. Everyone in the family loved and accepted him as long as it was never spoken of. My family have no problem with who dresses up in what or what your sexuality is.

So in my family it has never been an issue. Historically, MEN have been the brightly dressed gender, as males are in many species in nature.

Boy dressed as girl for halloween story

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