Gender Matters

Gist of the conversation:

Zoey: Zoey is a good boy.

Me: You are a girl. Zoey is a good girl.

Zoey: No, boy mama.

Me: You are a girl janoo. Mama is a girl. Shaheen apa is a girl. Girls have long hair and they wear Earrings. Baba is a boy. Sulaiman is a boy. Nana abu is a boy. Boys have short hair and they dont wear earrings.

Zoey: Ok. Baba, boy?

Me: Yes, baba is a boy.

Zoey: Confused. But baba earrings. and points to her ears

Me: Confused. Yes thats right. But he’s still a boy! Some boys wear earrings!

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