And He Learned

I don’t reblog very often but this is such an important message so eloquently put that it needs to be shared far and wide.

Rethink the Rant

When he noticed the naked little girl at the beach didn’t look quite like he did and asked why, they answered his questions in simple phrases painted in black and white, pink and blue, and tradition. And he learned that boys and girls were different.

When one of the neighbor kids painted his nails, they got angry. That wasn’t something boys did. And he learned that there were different rules for boys and girls, and that breaking those made people upset.

When he was handed down a pink bike from his cousin, they replaced it with a blue one, because they didn’t want him to be mocked for having a “girly” bike. And he learned that being girly was something to be mocked.

When he cried, they told him to be a man. And he learned that crying, and being not a man, was something less.

When he was being picked…

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3 comments on “And He Learned

  1. Hi, I am well in fact it has been because I have been enjoying myself so much have not posted lol have had a few birthdays plus a couple of charity events to attend then photos to process etc so life has been very hectic but after this weekend it all calms down again after my daughters 21st. 😀 I have missed keeping in touch with every one other than random tweets so looking forward relaxing and normality lol
    Huge hugs

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