114: Clothing Restrictions

OK, not a fair representation of the real person, if she thought I was crazy for taking all the girly stuff when I didn't know the gender of my future progeny, she never said anything. However, I'm always struck by how girls get to wear pants and plaid button downs and baseball shirts and boys aren't allowed to wear dresses or soft, bright colors or kittens. I girl wearing man's clothes is seen as strong, Girl Power, destined for greatness etc. provided she's not getting the "tom boy" label whereas a boy wearing Woman's clothes is not seen as aspirational, but someone who is destined to get beaten up in school. It's just wrong.