Being Female Or Acting Female Essays

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As a Female…

When does one come to the realization that the person everyone else sees is not the way you see yourself? When does one come to the realization that the person everyone else sees IS the way you see yourself?

As a Child…
Growing up, I never really thought about being female or acting female. I just was, and I was okay with that. I liked to shop in the girl section at Target because everything was Pink and Sparkly, because the world around me taught me that pink was a “girl” color, and “blue” was for boys. I liked to twirl around in dresses because pants were seen as too “masculine.” I thought boys were gross and full of cooties. I felt like, as a girl, I had to separated from the boys because somehow they would “ruin” my “purity”. I recall being in Kindergarten, and a teacher stopping me from playing Tag with boys because that was “too dangerous for a little girl to be doing” and that I should “play House inside.” I was weird because I preferred riding in a red mustang kiddy-car instead of my pink Barbie jeep. I didn’t need my parents to dictate what was for girls and what was for guys because TV and old-fashioned teachers did the job for her. Growing up, I didn’t think about being female, but the world outside me certainly did.

As a Youth…
In the media, mothers are always portrayed as being homemakers, staying home to watch the kids, do the cooking and cleaning, and of course look good doing all that. Fathers, however, are expected to be the backbone, work…

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