Monday, May 23, 2016
I spent a fair amount of time in the second grade flailing the boys with my umbrella, earning the title umbrella kid. I was pretty mad about being a girl--boys got to do everything... I was the 1950s. Thelma said “if you kiss your elbow you will become a boy.” I tried and failed miserably. Now, I have actually met someone who is flexible enough to kiss his elbow. Thelma’s fantasy was just another of her misconceived notions. My actor friend assured me he has never changed sex after kissing his elbow.
Transgender had not even been invented in 1956.