One of the things I remembered as a child was a comment my dad once made about me: "I always wanted a son - looks like I got my wish."
For some reason, I've been thinking about that recently and wondering what set of characteristics I had that would lead him to give me an honorary pair of balls.
As a girl, feisty would be an understatement for what I was. I as a pretty gawky young girl - all gangly, skinny and really awkward but a hell of a fighter.
Onetime a guy called me an "ugly jew" with his friends standing nearby. He was much taller than I was but I punched him in the stomach *really* hard. It got messy. For my efforts, I got a cracked lip and a bruise on my face but I earned that pair of balls (and a suspension! Life is soooo unfair).
A boy by society's standards is independent, promiscuous and strong. A girl is not. There is no higher honor that a man can pay a woman than to say "she's got a pair". That's so sad. By society's standards, I'm a boy. I'm independent, I REALLY like sex, and I consider myself a bad ass wannabee.
BUT, I don't aspire to be a man. I like being a woman, thank you very much and last time I checked, I don't have a pair. Really. But don't mess with me honey, I got a mean fist (and I'm learning to kick-box).