Gender Police and the Boy Scout
Why do you sit like a girl?
“Why do you sit like a girl?”
I’m at a picnic table, tying knots for a merit badge test. We’re in the Sierra Nevadas, on a hiking trip with my Boy Scout troop. I’m probably 10 or 11.
I look up. “Huh?”
Three of the older guys from the troop loom over the other side of the table. I squint…