Even with my chin length hair kids mock me for having 'girl hair' -- as if there's something inherently offensive about being a girl. So much has evolved with gender identity since I was a kid but I fear men and boys are being left behind in our liberation of behavior from gender.
Or at least they're not afraid to. I'd tried to grow mine many times, but the detractors always got the best of me. I'm also a gay man, and by far the worst comments are from my peers. I've heard "you'd be hot if you cut your hair" too many times.