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Unformatted text preview: I was never interested in sports, I didn’t like trucks or
action figures, and I was more in tuned with my emotions than most boys were during my
childhood years. I gravitated towards other interests, such as music and art. I also had a strong
appreciation for the beauty in things. So the types of people that I socialized with elementary
school were mostly girls because they did share my interests. But to many people during this
time, a little boy socializing mainly with girls was rather questionable. I came across people who labeled me as gay and had this preconceived notion of me as a “nontraditional” kid who is
completely detached from his sense of masculinity. Despite these assumptions, I still continued
to embrace my personality and identity. I mean, shouldn’t we all embrace our individuality? Why
is it wrong to not subscribe to gender stereotypes? Breaking the mold of gender, social barriers is
rather transcendent in my opinion. But gender roles still continue to influence the way we carry...
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- Fall '13