This is what I see, when I step out of my dorm. It’s clear that I am going to be snowbound on campus.
Have ya ever notice the sexism that exist when it comes to what men and women wear. For example, have you ever notice how Men and women react when it comes to wearing Ugg Boots or Bearpaw boots. Such how men react to other men wearing ugg boots and Bearpaw boots vs how women react to other women & men wearing ugg boots and Bearpaw boots. It seems to me that their is sexism and internalized sexist attitudes about what men and women should and shouldn’t be wearing.
In my case, I wear Bearpaw boots, which are similar to what women wear and similar to UGG boots. Now when women saw me wearing them, they were very accepting and very cool about me rocking in my Bearpaw boots. Where as Men, when they saw me in my Bearpaw boots, they thought I was being weird or being Gay. It seems to me, that Men have sexist views of men wearing Bearpaws or UGG boots. It also seems that Men in America have a hard time accepting the fact that UGG boots and Bearpaw boots are made for both genders. Which is why I think Men are slow to keep pace with changes in society.
I think that Men have a harder time accepting men wearing UGG boots or Bearpaw boots. I wear Bearpaw boots because being that I live in New England and it get’s very cold in the winter time and boots such as Bearpaw and UGG’s are required to keep your feet warm in the winter time. Heck, I don’t want to wake up to cold feet in the morning or walk around in cold feet. That’s why I think men who complain about men wearing uggs or Bearpaw are sexist and they Men simply can’t comprehend the history that Uggs were made originally made for Men as well as Women.
I am back in college after a semester break. I’m now at Eastern Connecticut State University. So far the college is ok and it’s smaller than what I am use to in a medium college. I like the closeness and the fact that everyone knows you by name and not by a number. It’s a liberal arts college in the same way as Connecticut College, Middlebury college, Evergreen State college. The one thing I like about this college is that they don’t have fraternities or sororities. Which is a good thing and something I am outright against despise of so much.
One thing I like about my college is that they have Gender Neutral housing and I am one of the first students to live in Gender Neutral housing. I was fortunate enough to have gender neutral housing because being born with an Intersex condition, I would not be comfortable with living either the men and women. Which is why I have my own apartment and it’s designated as gender neutral housing. Originally they were not going to give me gender neutral housing but because of my Hearing disability and my Intersex condition, I was give gender neutral housing and became the First student at Eastern Connecticut state University to have Gender Neutral Housing. I am fortunate enough because of my hearing disability and my Intersex condition. Which because being born intersex and deaf in one ear, I am protected under the American’s with Disability Act law in America.
So far, I am finding my own niche on campus and I am finding my own place as well. I am making some friends and even part of a campus LGBT group because they are the ones that worked hard for Gender Neutral Housing and because of them, I am part of their group. As far as for me, this college has ways of getting me to graduate on time and even work towards getting my Masters in Nursing and working as a Nurse Practitioner.
So I do like Eastern so far and it’s a pretty small campus that let’s me grow as a person and not be suffocated by peer pressure to be part of something or some group. I get to be me and who I am as a person and a human being. It also let’s me be comfortable in my own skin and my own self as well.
Summer has arrived here in New England and it’s that time of the year when people are outside during the New England summer. You have kids going off to Summer camp. People going out to the beaches in New England such as heading off to Cape Cod National Seashore. People out fishing and swimming in the lakes, rivers and streams. It’s summer in New England when you have people out to the beach or fishing for that largemouth bass, Catfish or even Panfish. It’s New England when people are having cook outs, barbeques and even out for a trip to a minor league baseball game or even to a 4th of July party. Summer in New England is the best time of the year to hang out and have fun in the outdoors. It’s the best time to relax and have fun as well.
I look forward to more swimming out in the lake, pond and stream. Even more times to go out skinny-dipping as well. Even in between, get some time to go Fishing and catch some bass, catfish or even panfish. This summer, I’m going to be busy working, to save up some money for the fall semester back at college. Though during the summer, I look forward to travel more and looking towards meeting new people and even spend more time outdoors. One thing I am trying to do during the summer, is try to go a nudist resort for a weekend during the summer. Just to spend me time for the summer before I head back to college in the fall semester. I want to have the most memorable summer before I go back to college in the Fall semester.