One thing I don't understand is the whole Rejoice in Being Woman movement. I see it everywhere, with friends and online. I don't tend to focus on myself as a woman first. Regular readers know I tend to gravitate toward guythink anyway. I like cars with big tires, cussing, drinking beer, giant sweatshirts. I even have an appreciation for hot chicks. (Sometimes I'm jealous. Sometimes I'm just all: Wow. Not really sexual. Just Wow. It's an aesthetic thing, I think, and I think that way about guys too...why am I explaining it like there's something wrong with it?) I also like to shop. (Shopping, yummmmmy.) And shoes. I dig shoes. (The flipflop and motorcycle boot kind, primarily, but I like fancy kinds too.)
But back to the woman thing, I actually think I forget sometimes that I'm a girl and that there are Major Differences that everyone else is focused on all the time. I like friends with whom it doesn't really matter, too. I think it's why I like hanging with this guy so much, and some of my face friends.
It's not that gender doesn't occur to me first like with everyone else. (I think I want to write a story where the reader never knows if it's about a boy or a girl. I'm sure it's been done, but it would be fun to play with.) It's just that gender doesn't really cloud my judgment.
Okay. Or maybe it does. But I just don't go around gravitating toward women or lamenting sexual discrimination or getting all nuts cuz I have no sisters or any of it. I used to wonder if I should want to be a boy instead of a girl. And I'd think, No, I'm a girl and I'm cool with it. I have a sneaking suspicion that I'd feel the same way about being a boy, if I were a boy.
I guess I just try to Rejoice in Being Human.