Having a son is interesting in many ways. One of the most frequent jokes people say to me is that my three-year-old son might grow up to be gay. They say that without meaning that my son has shown any tendency _ some of the people who say that have never even met my son.
Some say that since I am a single mother, my son will copy me and want to be a woman when he grows up. They just assume that since there are so many gay men today, I should watch out for my little boy, although if I ask them how I can "watch out", they just say ridiculous things like teaching him to fight or taking him to boxing classes.
While discussing school options with a distant relative the other day, I mentioned an all-boys school that I thought would be a good choice for my son, location-wise. He sneered: "Have you ever seen the students there? Half of them are gay! Do you want your only son to be gay?"
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