It really bothers me that we classify clothes as either boy or girl. I wear 'girl' jeans, but they're not girly. Does that make them boy jeans? I wear t-shirts that aren't male or female. Does that make them androgenous? I wish the world would stop labling everything. If a girl wears a shirt, then it should be a girl shirt. If a boy wears the same shirt, it should be a boy shirt. I don't like that everything has to be catagorized.
I go to the store and find things that are comfortable. I wear 'boy' shorts, cause they're baggy, and they don't make cargo shorts for girls. Which is stupid. Why do we girls have to cross the aisle to get cargo shorts? That makes no sense!
Most of the time I just wear jeans/shorts and a t-shirt. Or a dress shirt with the sleeves ripped out. But sometimes I like to wear a skirt (three times in the last year). Or a tight shirt that shows off my curves a bit.
It throws people for a loop. They're like "wait, you can't wear girly clothes." And I'm like "why the hell not?" Because I'm a dyke and I'm butch? The clothes I wear shouldn't define me. I should define my clothes.
My favorite quote: "I can't help looking like a dyke. I put on a dress and people say 'Who's the dyke in the dress?'" I can't remember who said that. But it's true! No matter the clothes I wear, I'm still going to be a dyke. Jeans are just more comfortable. And you can't really run in a skirt.
But people don't see that. All they see is that a girl is wearing a 'boy' shirt. They see a girl wearing clothes that weren't designed to show off her body.
I'm planning on going to senior prom with my girlfriend next year (she'll be a senior, I won't). She wants to wear a dress, and hell, I might too! Cept they're so damn expensive. I might just rent a tux. Or find something else. The clothes I wear shouldn't define me. Even if I wear a 'boys' outfit, I'll still be a girl. I don't wear it because I want to be a boy, like the general public thinks, I just want to be comfortable. And be a girl in a different way.
There used to be crossdressers in every society around the world; they stood out, but they weren't thought of badly. In most Native American tribes there was a woman who hunted with the men, or a man who wove with the women. It was the way it was. It didn't mean that they were transgendered, just that they were their own gender in a different way.
Anyway, that's my spiel for the night.
Bulldyke, and damn proud