posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 02:34 PM
Im so torn over things like these days. I really dont believe that anything should be done NOW with the child. I am completely on board with the idea
that a child is born with their own preferences hardwired. I didnt previously, but over the last decade or so.. I truly believe this is the case. Im
NOT even pretending that the CNN article has enough information to make any decisions concerning the child and the idea of it being child abuse. Just
on the issue with the bathrooms, the parents need to get a grip. In the real world, not everyone will cater to the childs gender identification.
Theyre starting the kid out thinking everyone has to cater to him.. when in reality, right or wrong.. its not going to happen in real life. Its
setting the kid up for more severe issues down the road. If they are doing anything harmful that we can take from the article, its that. If the boy
has a penis, he should go to the boys bathroom. A bathroom is marked for SEX... the external gender ( penis or vagina) and not the act or the
chromosones, or internal identity.
The boy's physical sex is male, he can go to the male's bathroom. He even has special urinals for his penis to
pee in.. which he does have.. its an organ that facilitates a bodily funciton in this case.
Weird obsession with genitals we have though. who's
got what and how they decide to use what they have. The toilet is for bodily functions.. not social issues, sexual activity ( unless youre in an
airplane I guess) and the understanding of the function of THAT ROOM seems to be an issue for these parents! I htink in school, the room is for
elimination of waste through the external genitalia. Voila.. penis pees in a boys bathroom.
From a few comments on this thread... I had to add : being raised culturally different than the majority of Americans.. I dont see the application of
what dolls you use or these weird gender signal rules we have. I am MANY times mistaken for a male online. WIth my previous account on ATS, I used
gender neutral avatars and I was continually mistaken for male. In Chat... many think Im male..and its amusing when Im flirted with by women who think
Im male! In person... very feminine heterosexual female. I didnt play with dolls... I didnt like "typical" female things. The obsession with gender
and dolls and al of this is pretty ridiculous to me. What toy you play with as a child has nothing to do with gender identity. What someone else
assumes you are due their OWN preconceived ideas has nothing to do with someone else's gender identity. The clothing you wear really has noting to do
with your gender identity. Its not an external or molded by someone else.. your gender idenity is YOURS. Your physical genitalia has nothing to truly
do with our internal identities. One day we will let people decide who they are themselves and realize, we have no business tell others who and what
they are internally by external things we interpret ourselves.
Strip 2 male people down with no external ornamental or cultural clues to give you an idea what their internal identity is. All you see is a body with
genetalia that is of the same external sex. YOU can not tell by outside observation as to what the individual internal identity is without your
cultural or social clues. One isnt holding a doll, or dressed in culturally male clothing. Only the person themselves know what is actually inside.
Stop putting folks in pigeon holes and things will be a lot more sensible.
TO his parents... give the kid some time for Gods sake before pushing ANY identity. Let him decide and mold himself without YOUR interpretation of his
external clues and pigeon holing HIS identity to mold what YOUR perceptions are.