Characters: Izzy, a recently transitioned girl. Freddie, older brother. Mum.
Scene: the older brother arrives home from school. Sees his sister’s new dress.
Freddie: Oh, I would love to wear that dress! Can I try it on?
Izzy: No! Boys don’t wear dresses!
Freddie: Of course they can! Izzy, boys can wear dresses and girls can wear jeans. They’re just clothes.
Mum stands out of eyesight with proud look on face.
Izzy: No! Girls wear dresses and you’re not a girl!
Mum: Oh come on Izzy, that would be so kind to let Freddie try your dress.
Freddie: Please Izzy?
Izzy: No! You’re not a girl Freddie you can’t wear a dress.
Mum looks on, horrified.
End of scene
I didn’t see that coming! We’ve NEVER stereotyped with clothes, toys, activities. I imagined we’d raise the most liberal children.
It turns out only one is truely liberal and it’s not the one you’d expect! Oh the irony!!