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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

We are all girls for a while...aren't we?

I had heard stories that all babies start in the womb as females and then after 8 weeks they either stay female or grow a penis (thus becoming a male...if you hadn't already figured that out). I was happy to find out that this isn't entirely the case because it just seems weird to think that for a while I was a chick. The reality of it is, that the sex is determined immediately when the sperm fertilizes the egg, the baby is either XY (male) or XX (female). There is, however, a period of about 6 weeks where the sex organs are neither male nor female, they are just non-specific. After thinking about all of this, I figured that all babies are really girls for a while anyway. You see, even if you are a boy, there was the period of the first few years of your life when your mother dressed you in all sorts of "cute little outfits" and pranced you around showing you off to everyone. The moms try to play this off by picking out these so-called baby boy colors like blues and greens. But if you think about it, they are really rather sissy because they are light blues and greens. To top it all off there is usually some picture of a clown, giraffe, elephant, or some other "precious little creature." So you see, we are all a bit girly for the first little while. It is just reassuring to know that our sex organs aren't non-specific for too long!!

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