The boy in the blue tutu

Stromberg, Lisen
March 1999
Mothering;Mar/Apr99, Issue 93, p57
Defends the cross-dressing habit of the author's three-and-a-half-year-old son. Author's attempts to explain to others that cross-dressing is a normal part of childhood; Society's tolerance of little girls who act and dress as tomboys; Contraction of sex-role stereotypes for young boys; Author's admission that she is sometimes embarrassed by her son's behavior.


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