(Closed) Ever been mistaken for a boy?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I haven’t ever personally but growing up my best friend was always very “boyish”.  She was always out playing tackle football with the boys, and whenever we played “house” as little kids she was always the dog…lol.  I remember when she was about 16 or 17 she was looking at colleges on a tour, and she went to go to the bathroom, and someone stopped her and said “uh that’s the women’s room…the men’s is around the corner.”  She was absolutely mortified! 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Gardens of the World

Yup. I had really short hair until I was about six. One day, when we lived in Indonesia, I came out of the house wearing a pink dress, and one of the guys who helped my dad with the language saw me and laughed so hard….because up until then he thought I was a boy (okay, so I guess I wore shorts a lot and was tomboyish but still). Anyway, it bothered me so much that I refused to wear a dress again until I was 12 😛

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I haven’t, at least not that I remember!

Sunday, my best friend brought her one month old daughter out for breakfast with us.  Her daughter looks very much like a girl, wearing a pink bow and pink and zebra print dress.  TWO people asked “boy or girl?”

LOL!

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have not–but my fiance was mistaken for a “lady” when he had longer hair (it wasn’t that long, it was just shaggy looking, not clean cut)

We walked up to the MAC counter and I know the lady working there probably glanced up for a quarter of a second, but she shouted out “HEY LADIES”… my fiance is a man’s man…he’s very into guy stuff, looking buff (at least back then) and carrying himself like he is the top dog (he only did that one to impress me). So for him to hear that…he got so red. 

But the person working there, looked up again after she said that and didn’t correct herself!

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

By adults since I was an older teen: no.

By young children: yes, but it’s clear that they don’t really get the distinction yet.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yep, several times. When I was 15-18 I had a Pixie cut.

It was really confusing because I have been busty since I was 11 and by 15 I was a D cup. But I was being called “sir” or “son”.

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

This is a picture of me. I’m been very brave posting this but I get called ‘sir’ all the time in shops etc. Its so bad now that I won’t go out 🙁

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I’m so upset, I really don’t know what to do or think about the way I look anymore. 

Post # 24
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Newbee

Wow! I am shocked, as there really isn’t anything masculine about your face or hair! You look ‘all girl’ (pretty one at that) to me! Some women do have more masculine features, so that combined with a short hair style can = confusion for some folks. I’m sorry you feel down about your looks. If you want to leave no doubt in the minds of people, maybe earrings and light makeup? I still think you are great looking natural tho-

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

allikim415:  do you really think that? Do you really think I look ‘all girl’? X

Post # 27
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Newbee

jeturner198431:   And p.s., my brutally honest 5 yr old just agreed and said “she has pretty smile!”

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

Yes!

When I was 9 years old, I went trick or treating as a hippie. I walked up to my neighbors door and he said, “are you a boy dressed up as a girl?” My friends still tease me about that lol

More recently, I was out shopping with Darling Husband. A little girl walked by and asked her mom, “is that a boy or girl?” The mother was super embarrassed but I just smiled and walked quickly away. That one especially hurt because I wasn’t wearing any makeup and have gained some weight 🙁

Post # 29
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

allikim415:  Thank you so much.  That really means alot. Thank you. x

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

mrshmc1204:  I’ve had that as well, you’re not alone, but it hurts doesn t it x

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