Why do I smell bullshit. Probably because people hated women when Franklin D. Roosevelt was that age.
Nope, this is totally true. Until right around that time, male and female toddlers would usually dress identically. Also, blue was considered a feminine color, and pink masculine.
Another fun gender fact: The words “girl” and “boy” weren’t used very commonly until the early 19th century to denote gender. Until the mid-1700s, “girl” just meant a child. IIRC, male children were called “hay girls” and female children were called (lol) “gay girls”. Boy was a pejorative, dominating word used to address stablehands or servants, who were usually male.
^ All true. Learned that in my history class a semester or two ago. It’s really interesting, actually.
FDR was actually a girl the first 6 years of his life until he came down with polio.