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If I Were A Boy Essay

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"O God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other."
--Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Serenity Prayer"
“Well after all I would steel feel like a woman,” I thought after trying to imagine myself inside of males body. I could imagine myself having fluffy carpet all over my chest, and I would definitely hate it. I would probably try to shave it, but no; hairy chests are proof of masculinity so I would just leave it there since I could. Unfortunately it would not be only my chest, but pretty much 90% of my body I can see covered with dark and tick bushes. Guessing ...view middle of the document...

I would enjoy women company and would surround myself with the prettiest ones. I would be able to change my jobs like dirty socks, and I would probably be payed just enough to park fast mustang into my garage. I would be promoted until I would become the director or at least the chief of department. I would involve into politics and be highly appreciated as a politician. Nobody would pay any attention to me because men are accustomed to being almost completely anonymous going about their daily routine, but young women, even relatively plain ones, get looked at all the time. After all, I would be socially accepted and respected for being men; or at least just for looking like one.
However, all these thoughts sounded unrealistic to me since I was still a female trapped in mens body. I already grown into heterosexual woman and was raised to be feminine, thus associating myself physically to man was very difficult. I would not be ready to give up who I was and to be looked and treated in a different ways just because of my physical appearance. I realized I would feel uncomfortable in mens body lacking the usual attention from opposite sex. I would not be identified as heterosexual anymore, but as homosexual just because I would look like men and find other men attractive at the same time. I would be trapped inside the body I do not want, and I would not have enough freedom to express myself, freedom to speak out, and freedom to chose. I would not be able to express my femininity inside of mens body because being men and acting feminine is “too gay”. I would be called something I was not, and I would feel bad for something I actually was. My assigned sexuality would cause homophobic behaviors within my culture. According to my religious and my cultural beliefs homosexuality is perceived as a sin where I would have to deal with constant rejections and humiliations. Islam as a whole is very strict when it comes to sexuality and sexual orientations, thus being identified as homosexual I would have to deal with great consequences such as loosing my reputation and respect within my society. My sexuality would also influence my career development. As homosexual I would be more exposed to physical violence and verbal assaults since being different means being unacceptable. Other cultures and religions would also judge my sexual orientation and preferences. The whole procedure of living as heterosexual female trapped in males body and thus being considered homosexual would significantly influence my emotional life as I would not be able to fit myself into this style of living. I would not be able to give up my sexuality and gender identity in order to feel accepted and respected by others. After all, I would want to live normal life regardless my orientations, or the way others see me.
As a matter of fact, we are not aware of how many people in this world are actually trapped inside of the bodies they do not want to own. We are not aware of how many...

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