So much face palm, do not know where to start.
I love how CNN starts defining 'transgender' statistics as possibly being 1 in 30, 000 and 1 in 1000. Transgender is an umbrella term for a lot of
different types of persons including people with intersex conditions, crossdressers (including temporary ones), people who look a bit butch or
feminine etc etc etc .... The term they're looking for is transsexual.
Then I love how they don't reference their statistics because it would be pretty impossible to do so given you can present in a transgendered way by
wearing a fake beard and a dress at the same time. Go to university, study, get a degree so you can report for CNN and not bother referencing ever
Originally posted by chrome413
My thoughts here are:
1) Is this psycological abuse by the parents?
If the parents are doing it unintentionally then it is no different from teaching an incorrect religion. Except, if I said teaching religion was child
abuse I would be beaten to death with a giant stick.
If the parents are intentionally politically using their children ... yes, but I find that very hard to believe.
2) A 4 year old does not possess the mental maturity to be able to choose his gender.
I don't believe that has happened yet in this case, and I don't believe doctors or parents from the article are doing so? I did not watch the video
but there was no reference to hormone treatment or surgery.
The child is just being a child unless people have amazing evidence to the contrary. Most transsexual people show evidence early in life. Many parents
try to 'fix' it. Acting early on it is no greater sin than trying to stop it.
3) Perhaps the mother has pressured the child into believing he is transgender?
The child is
transgender. CNN should have said transsexual.Even then, who knows, but again see above. There won't be any irreversible (or
usually shouldn't be) until teens.
4) Should the school system be forced to let the child use the girls bathroom/ locker rooms?
On one hand, I don't think it's anyone's business. So much obsession with toilets when they are places for pooping and peeing, not gender debates.
That said parents do worry ...
But the alternative is explaining the situation to the child's class mates which would result in 'omgs GBLT agenda is being shoved down our throats
again!' Perhaps if we tell some children they will all come to school cross dressing? Like how all the children want wheel chairs and crutches when a
child is handicapped? Slightly sarcastic but still ...
Point is you can't win. Some people can't admit it but they don't actually want an answer ... they just want it to go away because they think it is
wrong (often with zero actual research). Even if trans persons were okay with being described as handicapped I don't think people would be okay with
5) What are the ramifications for the rest of society?
There shouldn't be any if we just get on with life. Go to toilet, do pee, use toilet cubicles for what toilet is actually for.
End of the day is the usual answer. .. there is no answer to this.
Usual points for the record:
- If you are going to post that gender is 100% chromosome related, I suggest do not post go and research instead
- If you are going to post if you have a pee pee you're a man, I suggest do not post go and research instead