OK. I admit it. I’m struggling a bit. Let me explain.
A couple days ago I read an article written for “The Good Men Project” entitled, “Please Stop Calling My Child ‘Little Man’.” The article is written by a lesbian woman (is that redundant? I think it is) who is married with a child; what we would traditionally call a boy. One of the points (and what I took to be the main point) she made was that while he is statistically and biologically a boy based on things like boy parts, he’s not a man yet and while statistically, he is likely to grow to be a man, we should not put unneeded pressures such as that on a child. She worded it far better and I’m sure that she’s put far more thought into it than I have since reading the article.