I took Ben to acting class this morning, and this week, the enlightened dad's wife was there.
I told her how cute her little boy had been playing dress-up with the yellow braids and whatnot. She said, "Yes, I heard about that."
Then I said how great it was that her husband hadn't quashed the boy's fun with oppressive gender norms. (Okay, I'm paraphrasing.)
She said, "He wasn't always like that!" Apparently she's put in years of effort, training him not to tell his sweet little boys to man up. Hah!