Is there a difference between a boy who dresses up everyday as a princess then one who dresses up every day as a pirate?
We can all recall the princess boy, and the reaction he got here:
when i was on the bus to work today i read this article:
Whilst the author intended that article to satirize other issues it reminded me of the princess boy.
I cant imagine a sensible parent allowing their child to grow up exclusively wearing any type of fancy dress costume, be it pirate, batman, cowboy or any other. In fact I am not sure the parents of princess boy would have treated his desire to dress permanently as a pirate the same way as they treated his desire to dress as a princess.
If it is the case that some people will only tolerate children permanently dressing in costumes designed for the other gender, this is in fact an act of discrimination. The fact that this comes under the guise of people trying to be liberal, accepting and non discriminating only makes it worse.