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thinking about the time in 6th grade when my teacher was lecturing me on using "he/him" and "man" as default for people in general when writing properly (as opposed to singular they or "his or her"). So, cheeky fuck that I was, the next time i had a written assignment I wrote something like "A child going through puberty may find his voice deepening or breasts growing out. He may have his first period or increased erections..."

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