I love my mum, but she does have some strange ideas. I’m a young woman who’s been with her male partner for four years and wears women’s clothes, I’m hardly very ‘manly’ or anything else she’d consider disappointing. I’d love to read people’s comments here and possibly show them to her.
On holiday and staying with my mother in my hometown, we went out for a walk with my sister and stopped at a pub on the way home for a bite to eat.
Ordering drinks, I asked for a pint of the local real ale, and was told by my mum “You should have a half pint. No daughter of mine drinks from a pint glass.” I questioned this, and she told me “Ladies shouldn’t drink from pint glasses.” She bought me a half.
Asking for my sister’s opinion at the table, we found that not only did she agree, but compared it to the way that women “Just shouldn’t smoke.” My mother agreed.
When pointing out quietly that I found it strange that there were things I should and shouldn’t because I “don’t have a penis,” my mother looked around to see if anyone had heard me utter that word, and told me that I shouldn’t say things like that, because I was a woman.
Also, when my mother visited me in the city, we were sitting on a train and I sat with my legs slightly open. Not so that you could see up my skirt or anything, as I had a very long dress on, (a dress worn, in fact, to please her, as she likes me to wear dresses). She told me to close my legs, because I was a woman.
So I should have known I can’t drink pints, say ‘dirty’ words, sit without crossing my legs or smoke. Guess it’s MFIF.
Real-ale lover, London