I was standing in line at the line standing store, and this lady in front of me had these 2 little rambunctious kids (btw super proud of myself for spelling rambunctious correctly on the first shot) that were being little rambunctious kids. They were a boy and a girl, and I’m not good at ages but I’d say they were about 3 to 4. For whatever reason the boy started crying, and the mom was like “You’re a girl.” and he was like “No I’m not! I’m a boy!” and she was like “No, you’re a girl.” and he was like “I’m a boy!” and she was like “You’re crying like a girl so you must be a girl.” And I was just watching like holy shit, this is exactly how people become fucked up. It’s like I’m witnessing the genesis of these two individuals deeply ingrained issues. It’s terrible for the boy to learn that having emotions is a feminine quality and something to be ashamed of, and just as terrible for the girl to see “you’re a girl” be used to shame a boy, as if what she is is inherently inferior. I can only hope that they unlearn that shit later down the line.
I feel like everywhere I look people are just being super shitty parents turning their kids into eventually shitty adults most likely. It deeply worries me.
ALRIGHT GOOD TALK! I LOVE YOU!