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I am a girl but I like to wear clothes like boys

Question: I am a girl, but I like to wear clothes like boys, but in my surroundings every one says you are a girl why are you wearing clothes like boys. So, that is my issue that why can't I it's my choice.  Teentalker , 13-year-old

Dear Teentalker,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your concerns.

It is unfortunate and hurts a great deal when people pass judgment based on the clothing you choose to wear. If you wish to wear clothes that boys usually do, that is a choice you have made based on what makes you feel comfortable.

However, in traditional societies, gender roles tend to be defined, wherein girls are expected to be very feminine, wear makeup, use perfume, wear pink dresses, skirts and blouses whereas boys usually wear T-shirt, jeans and trousers and get involved in activities that required them to be physically active a.....

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