Of course. Well before that, though, I expect most boys are taught how to urinate standing up once they're tall enough to do so; hence, boys' underwear and pants have a fly. Moreover, since it's parents who do the shopping for children's clothing, they're going to decide how 'gender conforming' those clothes are. Clothing manufacturers aren't going to stop making underwear with and without a fly, they're not going to stop making both pants and skirts, etc. and then, as you say, puberty forces the issue at least to some extent.thoreau wrote: ↑27 Feb 2021, 13:42Well, the closer kids get to puberty, the more differentiated their shapes become. Yeah, some kids don't change until late, others early, but the point is that there's a very practical issue here, at least for many older kids. Ban the gender label and the marketers will label the jeans for female figures with pink letters and "girly" fonts.D.A. Ridgely wrote: ↑27 Feb 2021, 13:19 Honestly, on reflection, if the net effect of such a law was that a department store simply stopped separating boys' and girls' clothing into two different store locations and stopped identifying clothing items as specifically for boys or girls, I don't see the big deal. That's not to say I think the state has or should have the power to legislate such a thing; to be clear, it shouldn't.
I confess, btw, that as a young boy I was very confused about, um, the biological differences between boys and girls because all boys pants had a fly front but girls' skirts had zippers on the side or on the back, etc.