A great post about important topic! Like the age old question: “Who is the man and who is the woman in the relationship?” A question often asked of same gender couples. Some ask humorously. Some ask seriously. But it is perhaps the most illustrative example of gender role conformity at its worst.”
Society had it all worked out in advance for me. All the time growing up, the message though implicit was loud and clear. Any of my future romantic endeavours would concern the male kind, because I’m female. This presented difficulties when I came to realise that I liked girls, and not boys. I couldn’t fulfil my gender role as was set for me. I fell short of society’s expectation and this came at a price. I thought I was “different” on foot of this. I felt I couldn’t be who I was, who I am, who I’ve always been. But I didn’t know any better at the time.
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