Gendered Baby

“He’s so handsome!” “What’s his name?” “How old is your little guy?”

People are constantly assuming that Avery is a boy. Yesterday alone FOUR separate people called her a boy. I don’t mind that people can’t tell she’s a girl (because babies aren’t naturally gendered and they aren’t looking under her diaper), but I mind the assumption. I mind people thinking they can assign a gender to my baby based on the blue sweater she’s wearing, or the brown leather shoes, or the grey pants, or whatever clothing item in ANY COLOUR OTHER THAN PINK.

3 thoughts on “Gendered Baby

  1. Ugh, I know the feeling. Everyone always thought J was a boy when she was smaller – and still do, sometimes/often. It doesn’t bother me that they are misgendering her, but it does bother me that they think that anyone not dressed all in pink and glitter is a boy. I think I am actually more irked when she is wearing clothes coded as ‘girl’ clothes and people do the whole “what a pretty girl you are” thing…

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