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This makes me so sad

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ghostlyghoulie Tue 15-Nov-16 12:35:50

Ok, so I’m probably opening a can of worms here and will live to regret it but…. I’ve just read a blog that has resonated so much with me that I feel I have to share it. It all makes so much sense to me – why can’t anyone else see this too?

So I know nothing else about this person other than what I’ve read on that page above, but what he/she says about supporting his/her son who is gender non-conforming is so refreshing. His/her son doesn’t say he’s a girl: “He says he’s a boy who only likes girl things and wants to be treated like a girl”. It makes absolutely no sense to me to convince gender non-conforming children that they must be trans. I feel like the whole world has become brain-washed somehow. Am I the only one that can see the Emperor has no clothes? Or is it me? I sincerely do believe that transgenderism (not sure if that’s the right term – sorry if it isn’t – I have no intention of offending anyone here) exists and is right for some, but it is surely not the right thing for every gender non-conforming child.
I'm feeling so sad for children growing up in today's world that they can't just be themselves and instead feel they have to change their bodies to conform to society's limited view of binary gender.

glenthebattleostrich Tue 15-Nov-16 12:41:27

An interesting piece, thanks for posting it. Might be worth reposting it in feminism chat, there are several threads running there.

ghostlyghoulie Tue 15-Nov-16 13:24:41

Thanks Glen - I wasn't sure where best to post it.... will see if I can move it

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