Contexts sociology for the public. My experiences of closeted womanhood helped me understand just how pervasive gender norms are, and just how devastating they can be when they are converted into toxic behaviors. And closeted womanhood is still womanhood all the same—I never had a male experience. I disagree. I was uncomfortable with myself both as I was a girl and as I was expected to be a boy and eventually a man.
Kelly Hogaboom, Flickr.
There were other, both more overt and more subtle exertions of masculinity in my school years. Home Departments Blog About Search. Kelly Hogaboom, Flickr. I disagree.
Other boys taught me, mostly by hurling them at me, the words gayfaggotand pussy.