C.J. is Thankful For…..

Yesterday was Thanksgiving, a day for celebrating the blessings of the past year and the things we are thankful for.  Among many other things, I’m thankful for this blog and my supportive readers.   I asked C.J. what he was thankful for and here are his top five answers:

  • I’m thankful for my family.
  • I’m thankful for clothes.  I like clothes.
  • I’m thankful for toilets so I don’t have to poop on the floor.
  • I’m thankful for stop signs so our cars don’t crash.
  • I’m thankful for American fags.  (Come to find out, he meant American flags.)

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Quick request, if you read Raising My Rainbow and are part of a gender studies program, can you please email me at raisingmyrainbow@gmail.com or leave a comment below letting me know where you study or which school you are affiliated with.  It’s just for my knowledge.  I’m just interested.  Promise.  Thanks so much!


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29 Responses to C.J. is Thankful For…..

  1. Cosette says:

    I’m in a gender class at Union College. Great blog =)

  2. Keri says:

    I’m a Women’s and Gender Studies major at the University of Missouri.

  3. Lilith says:

    Just got sent this link by a friend. I do an MSc in Gender Research (specialising is sexuality and sex/gender education) at LSE in the UK.
    What a lovely blog! 😀

  4. lizlayton says:

    I have just now found this blog, and am so proud, as a fellow Orange County native…you rock

  5. smartiebabie says:

    I’ve worked with many children over the years, and have only come accross a few instances of gender non-conformity. My husbands to be cousins are two examples. His uncle has two children, one girl and one boy – and both of them bahave more as the other gender. The girl is what you would call a typical tom boy – except she goes past the normal tom boy type behaviour, not only is she into football (soccer), but she has her hair cut really short, and refuses to wear girls clothes. I’ve never seen her in a dress, and she has been this way for many years.

    This form of gender non-comformity is widely accepted, which is why it upsets me when people are so less accepting of a boy for acts in typically girly ways.

    The boy (the tom-boys mentioned above younger brother) used to play with handsbags and dolls and was much more intouch with his feelings and enjoyed dancing, As he has got older these habbits have lessened (he is now 9) but I think this is due to the way people re-acted towards him carrying a handbag as opposed to him not wanting to anymore.

    I know it is hard for parents who have one child who doesn’t fit in to the norm, but having two must be tricky indeed.

    I think it is fantastic that you have accepted your son as the way he is. He will be so grateful to you when he is older, whether he turns out to be gay or not, he will know you love him for exactly who he is and aren’t afraid of other people’s reactions as long as he is happy.

    Love your blog – and have recommended it to friends.

  6. The Hook says:

    ■”I’m thankful for toilets so I don’t have to poop on the floor.”
    When is C.J. getting his own blog?

  7. Marissa says:

    First off, love your blog! (Always have, always will!)
    I am an undergraduate Psychology major (aiming to get my PhD in behavioral analysis so that I can work with autistic children) and a gender studies minor at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR.

  8. rainbowhoya says:

    I am a psychology major at Georgetown University interested primarily in gender, media and sexuality. I have shown your blog around our dept.

  9. Allison says:

    I am an undergraduate studying Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon. I love your blog and recently referenced it in an essay for my Transgender Issues class. I admire you and your family so much.

  10. I’m always thankful for the American fags too.

  11. Gil says:

    I’m a gender studies major at University of Massachusetts Amherst 🙂

  12. R says:

    I’m minoring in WGSS at Macalester College. I love your blog!

  13. jazz says:

    I’m a Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies undergrad at Yale (introduced to your blog by another WGSS major friend here.
    Love your blog 🙂

  14. Elizabeth Rix says:

    Hi, I just wanted to say that I think that you are amazing. I’m not a mom or even a real adult (I’m in college). But I hope that when I am a mom I am half as amazing a you with your children. Thank you

  15. Mark says:

    I am an MA psychotherapist, Adler Grad School specializing in issues relating to gender and culture. Not pro-feminist or pro-masculine either. I’m pro-humanist. Just trying to understand double standards and how and help people feel the best about themselves and be confident in being themselves.

  16. TaylorBoi says:

    I’m a pre-T/pre-Op FTM studying Sociology and Women’s/Gender Studies at NMSU.

  17. Eric says:

    I am an undergraduate at SUNY Binghamton considering a career (or at least side-career) in academic feminism/gender studies/cultural analysis. I am involved in our gender programs here.

  18. raybehkuh says:

    I am in the WGS program at the University of South Florida. I love your blog!

  19. Gloria says:

    I love your blog, I am an undergrad from University of Toronto.

  20. Vic Anne says:

    Oh, C.J. is so adorable! I would say the toilet one is the cutest. Happy Thanksgiving, C.J.’s mom!

  21. Amber says:

    I’m focusing my English major in gender studies at NKU (Northern KY University). I think I was linked from queerty.

  22. I graduated with an English major with a focus on Gender and Diversity Studies from Xavier University in Cinci. I started reading your blog when I was finishing my undergrad.

  23. jvoor says:

    I am not sure where I linked to your blog. I think through a comment you left on one of the other blogs I read by parents with transgender or gender non-conforming children. I am a phd student in Women’s Studies at the University of MD.

  24. Christy says:

    I am thankful for you and all others with open, loving hearts.

  25. coke says:

    i hope the Lord, spread all the best wishes to C J and to you, her mother…people like you will make the world more KINDY place to live, thanks for that….

  26. Tommy says:

    We’re thankful for you and C.J., you bring joy to our home.

  27. Crysi says:

    I was introduced to your website last spring in my WGS class at the University of Oregon. I’ve since graduated & I love your blog.

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