Ever been mistaken for a boy?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have! When I was younger 12-15ish I only wore baggy clothes and I had short hair. Im not sure what my reasoning was, but it made sense at the time. I was riding bikes with my brother once and a family was coming the other way. The mom said to the children, “watch out, let the boys pass”. I was devastated, but I guess I was sort of asking for it.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

When I was in high school, it would happen fairly often.  I did have a somewhat masculine affect, but I wore enough girls’ things that clearly, I should have been a girl.

That flocked sweater with the rainbow across my (not insignificant) chest?  My purse?  Perhaps my voice?  My girl-shoes?

I got a lot of crap from everyone on the bus (I refused to fit in the cubby they thought I should go in), and one day, this guy walks up to me and says “I didn’t know you were a girl!”  Really?  The seat-name-things say my clearly-a-girl name and my clearly-a-girl friend’s name, and you did not know that I was a girl?  Are you serious?!

Of course, I go away and come back a bit more girly, and all of the people that treated me like crap were “Oh! You’re a girl! Hey! How are you? You remember me, right?  You want to go see a movie/play video games/other-things-you’re-not-interested-in-doing-with-me?”  Ugh.

Now Fiance, he is manly.  Clearly a man.  We went out to dinner one day, and the waitress kept calling him ma’am.  He was in need of a haircut, but his hair is curly and grows out,  not down.   He was not pleased, especially since he corrected her at least twice.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Not lately, but when I was younger, all the time.  I didn’t grow hair (just had a little more than the hair I was born with) until I was 5 or 6, and it didn’t really start to come in until I was probably 9 or 10.  My mom used to dress me in really frilly dresses, and she said people would still say “oh he’s so cute!”

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was never mistaken for a boy when I was younger (having big boobs seemed to help with that). However, I have played men/boys in a few plays. I’m 6 feet tall, and have a fairly wide vocal range, so sometimes I would sometimes get cast in feminine male roles (Angel in Rent, Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray).

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yeah, I was mistaken for a boy in high school.  I was pretty much flat chested and had a pixie cut, but you would think my sparkly make up would give you some indication that I’m a girl!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yea, when I was in about Gr. 2.

I asked my mom to cut my hair like a girl in my class, and she f-d it up, so I had to go get it all cut off REALLY short.

We were walking through a farmers market, and some man came up behind me and said “Hey little boy, what’s that behind your ear” and pulled a quarter out from behind my ear and went to give it to me. I just started crying.

Poor guy. LOL.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I was once too. I was wearing a baseball cap and in a hooded sweatshirt, however I’m rocking a set of 38DD’s. Those are some huge “Moobs” then.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Before I hit 4th grade, I chopped off all my hair because I had lice (from end of 3rd grade) and we couldn’t get ride of it.  So, I used to be one of those kids that helped distribute flouride to the younger kids (did you guys have that program?)  Anyway, I had these 2 little second graders come up to me and they did this whole, “she thinks you’re cute…no, she thinks you’re cute” thing.  I didn’t have the heart to tell them that I was a girl.

I also had a crossing guard think I was a boy.  My nickname could be a girl’s name or a boy’s name and he picked boy. From then on, I went by my full name!  Noe everyone is calling me the nickname again cause that’s what hubby likes to call me.  I’m having flashbacks.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh yes. Junior year of high school. I may have had short hair, but dammit I was wearing makeup and I’m a 34B so I’m not completely boobless here… I hated it. It happened all the time at work.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m a big fan of the pixie cut so a lot of times waitresses call me sir from behind. Once they see my face they always get embarrassed and apologize though.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I have not… but I have big boobs and long hair 🙂 

Funny story though… when I was in law school one of my female classmates liked to style herself pretty masculinely. She was a lesbian and I guess it was kind of what you’d think of as “stereotypical butch” (it kind of pains me to type that but it gets the picture across I think). Super short hair, wore men’s clothes, etc. Our first day of conlaw the teacher calls on her using the seating chart and apparently didn’t look at her (feminine) first name… so he just called out “MR. SMITH— what do you have to say about this?” (except she has a unique last name). She starts cracking up and corrects him “Uhhh actually thats MS. SMITH….” and the teacher turns beet red and starts stammering around…. it was kind of hilarious 🙂 (mostly because she didn’t seem bothered at all by it… but he was just really embarrassed). 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I, like @CorgiTales: have massive ta-tas and long hair, so not in person, but on the phone?  A LOT!

My voice is very rough and gruff.  (Think Demi Moore).  So often if someone is rushing, they say stuff like… “can I put you on hold sir?”  I don’t even bother correcting them anymore.

I’ve always thought there must be a lot of feminine sounding men out there because I certainly do not sound like… Ed McMahon or anything.

 

 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Once, in 7th grade. I had very short hair during that time since I was a swimmer. I was also 5’10” and lanky (still 5″10″ but NOT lanky anymore..darn lol) An older student came up to me and said, “Are you a boy or a girl”? I cried that night. Started growing my hair and it was long by 9th grade. lol

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