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#181 of 183 Old 02-10-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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Yes, because breaking free of gender stereotypes is a brave and liberating act.  More than just being harmless, I see it as a positive thing if it is the boy's own idea.

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FTR, I would never say "you can't wear that" about this kind of issue. I just wouldn't provide a dress for my young son.
Would you even refuse to provide a dress for your young son if he 1) expressed a strong desire to wear one and 2) exhibited emotional distress because he isn't allowed one?

Some people start young in their desire to express who they truely are.


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I personally would have a problem with it. I am one of those people who believe that dresses and pink is for girls.


You may wish to read this.... http://mattyangel.com/2009/10/04/childrens-color-identification/ pink for girls is a modern invention

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