In many ways gender construction begins very early in life, often even before a child is born. Many parents tend to design the space around their child in ways that indicate gender belonging. Whether or not we agree with the notion that pink is for girls and blue is for boys (it did not used to be that way), we are likely to follow “accepted” norms and performances of gender, which are further built upon with the use of toys, clothes, and other items for young children and infants.
Many people think that there is something very interesting about twins. Two people that (if identical) look very much alike, sometimes display similar behaviors and are often said to share a very strong connection. As twins, we receive much attention for looking alike. We understand that it can be interesting when encountering identical twins. Comments, stares, and conversations are therefore common, which we are quite used to whenever we are together. What is becoming rather obvious and irritating about being a twin, however, is the fact that twins (especially so twin women) are highly sexualized. This sexualization, we believe, is rooted in media depictions of twins, as well as the common belief that men often want to engage in sex with two women at the same time. It appears to be a major victory for men to engage in sex with sisters, friends, and foremost identical twin women.