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Kelly Mahoney Stone Butch Blues English 132 From an early age, Jess knows that she does not fit in with the people around her. She was always asked, “Are you a boy or a girl?” because she looked sexually ambiguous and was a tomboy. Throughout her whole life, Jess was forced to fit the mold of a “normal” girl. Starting in elementary school, she was ridiculed by her teacher for having the name Jess. In front of the whole class she says, “That’s not a girl’s name”. Another time she is questioned about her gender is by a pack of kids from her neighborhood. They would taunt her daily, forcing her to solitude. One particularly traumatizing experience was when the “Scabbie gang” pulled down her pants, then locked her in a coal bin for hours. Jess’s parents were especially strict about forcing Jess to act and dress like a girl. She was no longer allowed to wear her favorite outfit, a Roy Rogers costume. Jess’s
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