(A recent picture of me)
Several of my friends were outraged at the comment made about me, (My aunt went as far as saying: "What kind of a moron is he?") And I explained to them that children are honest, sometimes brutally honest. They don't have the filters that adults have and therefor they will say whatever happens to be on their minds. Most adults wouldn't go up to an androgynous person and ask: "Are you a boy or a girl?" But a young child would. I'm sure that if the child was a little bit older and had to ability to read my rather long name (my younger brother called me Kaela until he was five because of the length of my name) he would have been able to deduce that I am female. He wasn't trying to be rude. He was just trying to figure something out in the only way he knew how. By asking a question that few adults would dare to ask.