My Little G.I. Joe
In this year of 2015, there has been so much education distributed among media outlets regarding gender. Many of us have learned that gender is more unique and not as black and white as we once thought. We have an understanding, thanks to stars like Bruce Jenner and Laverne Cox, that some people feel like the opposite sex inside so they make the outside match the inside. I personally just learned that every person who is inside their mama- is firstly a female, but then at some point they either become a male, stay female or become a hermaphrodite (I believe this is the term for displaying both female and male organs). Anyway, this is why men have nipples like women!
I read this story the other day about this clothing company having a line in the works that is gender neutral. That means that the whole pink for girls and blue for boys theory is out the window. I think that’s cool especially if you are shopping for an expecting Mother that has not revealed the sex of her baby. Trying to find some outfit or blankey that’s ‘in between’ the 2 colors is always a challenge. Also, kids who actually get to make decisions of what they get to wear, may not want those obvious pink dresses or blue pants. Maybe these new age clothing lines will have pink pants and blue dresses instead! See what I mean?
For me and my fellow millennials- most of us probably lost out on opportunities like the ones that youth have today. Now, everyone can feel more comfortable or supported if they decide to cross the gender boundaries that have been implemented into society.
After gathering all of this information, I started questioning myself recently. Who would I have naturally become if media, society or people hadn’t pushed me in the direction of their agendas? What if YOU were able to make all of your own decisions from childhood without being swayed by others along the way? What if I was robbed the opportunity to play with G.I. Joes, because I was told that Barbie dolls are ‘for me’ instead? What if I hadn’t watched those My Little Pony commercials with happy girls having a blast- would I still want to play with MLPs? What if you grew up listening to NOT the FM radio/mainstream music, and listened to eclectic music like Classical or Instrumental? Would your brain not be as clogged up with s*it like lyrics that were full of silly messages? What if I hadn’t been told I was a girl, and that I was supposed to do ‘girly’ things?
What would it be like to discover what you really loved with zero influence from media, society or people? Who would you be now? What kind of person would you have become? If you can think back to when you were a kid, what would you have altered if you weren’t distracted by the agenda that someone else made for you?
If you think about it hard enough and sift through the b.s. that gallivanted through your life, you may be able to shed the illusions of what you thought you were, and come out of the sticky cocoon as a real and true butterfly- YOU.