My DD had cancer and is growing her hair back, and she looks a lot like a boy currently. She frequently gets mistaken for a boy. I am probably a bit sensitive to it so yes, I am VERY quick to correct people (politely of course). It always amazes me how she can be wearing quite girly clothes, but still gets called a boy....it's so obviously because of her hair. It kind of annoys me that society is so inflexible when it comes to hair length in little children. I've discovered that hair length absolutely defines gender here.
Edit: this is her
Last edited by Hollywood; 21-09-2016 at 22:55.
My 2 year old boy has medium length wavy/curly hair and often people will think he's a girl. My 7 year old boy just had a hair cut but before that it was shoulder length and he too got the girl comments. It doesn't bother me but I don't like when people say "he looks like a girl you need to cut his hair"
Every single day on multiple occasions. DS2 has very long hair (mid back length) it's always up in a man bun. He is dressed in a very typical masculine way but that doesn't matter. Long hair just seems to mean girl in this country.
I don't care and will correct depending on the situation. If it's a very brief interaction - many comment on his hair because it is a stunning auburn - I usually smile and ignore. If it's a longer interaction, a checkout or something I correct them.
Like a pp said it does however **** me off when people argue with me like seriously respond with things like 'are you serious?' 'But she looks like a girl!' 'No really she's not!' Etc... then I'm usually a little short with people because well yeah I think I know what gender my child is!
Noone has ever mistaken any of our 3 boys for girls. They are all blonde short haired boys that wear boy clothes. They couldn't be any more boyish. If someone did think any were girls I would be pretty cheesed and ask them what was wrong with them to think that.
I posted this photo on Facebook and had someone comment "oh lovely photo of Mum and daughter" I think I am cheesed more because he is my childhood neighbour and a Facebook friend that knows my youngest is a boy! So I change my answer yes it does annoy me lol
My girls never had any hair as babies and took ages for it to grow and even with dresses they still got called boys.
Here's my youngest @ 18months old
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Last edited by BigRedV; 24-09-2016 at 20:26.
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