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““No, I don’t want to be a girl,” he said, as he checked himself out in his bedroom mirror and posed, Cosmo-style. “I just want to wear girl stuff.” “Why do you want to be a boy and not a girl?” I asked. He looked at me as if I were daft. “Because I want to be who I am!” By way of explanation, he told me about a boy in his third-grade class who is a soccer fanatic. “He comes to school every day in a soccer jersey and sweat pants,” P. J. said, “but that doesn’t make him a professional soccer player.””—NYT-What’s So Bad About a Boy in a Dress?
My Korean teacher is awesome
He was talking about some words that change as you apply them to men/women or something, and he said “so there are only men and women, an—”, then he thought for a moment, and asked “or is there anything besides men and women?” (my jaw must have dropped at that. Most people aren’t even aware of the fact that here are more than two rigidly set genders)
Then, surprisingly, most of the class answered “yes!”. And he continued “so there’s men and women and others, and …”
My Korean teacher is now officially awesome.