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    ^He pronks, too! Magic Poriferan's Avatar
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    Default I'm a man. Not a woman.

    "Excuse me, ummm.... ...sir"
    That's what an employee said to me when he came to take my bags at a book store. Why? Because he thought I was a woman at first. :rolli:

    I've lived a life of being mistaken for a female.
    It was more severe when I was a child, when the genders are harder to tell apart. My really long hair an taste for flip-flops confused a lot of people, I think.
    The experience has been an awkward one for me, but I think an enlightening one as well. My unusual lack of gender discrimination might come from it.

    I had boys blush and get tongue tied around me(I was actaully a "pretty girl" too!!!).
    I had old guys look me up and down! Seriously creepy!
    And when I was beginning my teens years, I looked like a girl of about a few years older, which actually resulted in some guy about seventeen asking me for a date. Some of the longest couple of seconds in my life.

    It's really amazing how much the world changes with your apparent gender.
    People respond so differently to you. I think it really taught me some things.
    And to this day, I still get momentary gender errors, and I'm not sure why.
    Is it just the hair? The eye lashes? Is it the way I move?
    I was even taken for a girl when I had short hair once, around fourteen.

    For some reason, I felt like talking about that.
    I suppose some of the rest of you all must have had experiences like mine.
    How were they?
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    I actually know a girl who looks a LOT like you. Enough to be creepy. I think it's the eyes....

    I haven't experienced anything like that, though. I'm manly only in manner.

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    I've never even seen you, and I thought you were a girl, don't ask why I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post
    I've never even seen you, and I thought you were a girl, don't ask why I don't know.
    Someone playing an online game said that, too.
    I asked why, and they said that I just talked like one.

    Weird...
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    The only thing I can come up with is... maybe you have a slightly feminine appearance or "aura"?

    I can say that the only reason I see for that online is that you seem fairly cautious, meticulous, and attentive in the way you approach things. Being kind of self-critical probably doesn't help either.

    Does it bother you that much, though? To be mistaken for a girl?

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    Boyish? Effete? Try something unmistakably male, like growing a fu manchu.

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    It doesn't bother me much, I'm just perplexed.

    Now, I would be bothered if I got some kind of clear signal that effeminacy makes me less attractive to women.
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    Unfortunately, it is very difficult to tell the difference between a man and a woman.

    The only way we'll settle this is to try and pass a law that legalizes public nudity.

    Until that happens, and I highly doubt it ever will, I will refer to everyone not as "he" or "she," but "it."

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    It is in part a gentleness of manner and speech? Even online there's a certain hesitation and passiveness that comes across, which is easy to mistake for demureness, mayhaps. Your photo also looks androgynous, you could be a pretty girl, as much as a pretty boy.

    If you're sporting long hair, long eye-lashes and a slim frame with a hip-swaying walk, you'd probably get some headed your way from males then.

    How'd you turn down (presumably) the date?

    Nopes. Never been mistaken for anything but female, even though growing up I never wore skirts/dresses and had short hair.

    Edit: And I'd guess you'd have a certain appeal to a possibly large circle of girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aelan View Post
    If you're sporting long hair, long eye-lashes and a slim frame with a hip-swaying walk, you'd probably get some headed your way from males then.
    Hah. I assure you that I don't sway my hips, but the rest is actually true.
    Also, the clothes I wear often just make me look thin, obscuring the amount of muscles I have.

    Quote Originally Posted by aelan View Post
    How'd you turn down (presumably) the date?
    Well, I decided not to tell him the truth. I felt uncomfortable with that idea.
    I was actually at a lake(not unclothed at the moment, so he was none the wiser), and I basically just said "I'm sorry, but I really just can't", and left it at that. Now that I'm fully remembering the next part, I'm really shaking my head.
    As I was walking away, somewhat of a distance, the guy rather unseriously exlaimed "I love you!" in an attempt to get me to pay more attention.
    Naturally, this made me move a hell of a lot faster.
    What dweeb!
    I decided to leave very shortly after that. At home, I told my mom to cut my hair on the same day. So for a little while, I had short hair.

    Quote Originally Posted by aelan View Post
    Edit: And I'd guess you'd have a certain appeal to a possibly large circle of girls.
    It's weird to be an embodied fetish.
    Go to sleep, iguana.


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