Um...Are You a Guy or a Girl?7:34 PM
I don't have any book reviews for you today, although quite a few are coming up on my schedule. But I do have something that's been on my mind recently and it's kept pestering me so I decided to tell you all about it. ;)
I will start with this-- There's a reason that guys and girls are pretty much always immediately differentiated between.
They look different and that's a fact. So, it annoys me quite a lot when I read books where the main character is a beautiful girl, something comes up so that she has to disguise herself as a boy, and then nobody can tell that she's a girl.
Please. That's extremely unrealistic. Long hair is not the only thing that makes a girl look feminine (that would be very scary), okay?
Here are some real world examples of this phenomenon (*cough* sarcasm):
Having short haircuts does not make these women look like guys. I'm pretty sure it still wouldn't make them look like guys if they didn't have make up on.
There are some pretty girls that might be able to get by as very dubious guys. But in most cases, it's not an option. I know I wouldn't be able to pass as a guy (besides the obvious height thing...). And that's another thing.
If the face didn't tip off those oblivious people who thought the girl was a guy, then their height might be a tiny bit suspicious. I mean, do you see any eighteen year old guys that are five foot three? Never. And if ever, it's extremely rare.
Also guys' hands are usually way bigger and (usually) thicker than girls' hands. Girls' hands have a tendency to be more slender and smaller.
In the end, it's not realistic for a beautiful/pretty girl to be able to become a guy with just a few snips of the scissors.