Skip to comments.What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress?
Posted on 08/09/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT by wolfman23601
The night before Susan and Rob allowed their son to go to preschool in a dress, they sent an e-mail to parents of his classmates. Alex, they wrote, has been gender-fluid for as long as we can remember, and at the moment he is equally passionate about and identified with soccer players and princesses, superheroes and ballerinas (not to mention lava and unicorns, dinosaurs and glitter rainbows). They explained that Alex had recently become inconsolable about his parents ban on wearing dresses beyond dress-up time. After consulting their pediatrician, a psychologist and parents of other gender-nonconforming children, they concluded that the important thing was to teach him not to be ashamed of who he feels he is. Thus, the purple-pink-and-yellow-striped dress he would be wearing that next morning. For good measure, their e-mail included a link to information on gender-variant children.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
And yet after all this, they think they are doing right by their children by giving them no boundaries?
Or a kilt?
Does the kid like to hum Broadway show tunes? Does he collect Sher albums?
Godless and empty is no way to go through life.
I mean “Cher”.
A kilt is not a dress.
Can he/she/it identity real Prada from fake?
A kilt is not a dress.
the important thing was to teach him not to be ashamed of who he feels he is.
what strikes me as most odd... is the hypocrisy.
the liberals applaud a boy who feels feminine,
and wants to wear a dress...
WOMEN, are told if they wear dresses and skirts,
they are being virtual sex slaves,
instead of proud independent modern liberated women...
(who MUST wear pants only, to prove this!)
The parents are abusing this boy and should be charged with child abuse and go to prison, the child needs to be institutionalized and held until he is reprogrammed to be a normal male.
“Gender-fluid?” Hell no. He’s a boy. God made him a boy. He has a Y chromosome and a penis. Put him in boy’s clothes and quit trying to make him into something he isn’t.
” But the parents of boys in that middle space argue that gender is a spectrum rather than two opposing categories, neither of which any real man or woman precisely fits. “
Um no, you dillusional quacks, other than those very rare biological situations where someone literally is genetically different than their sexual organs, its a damned BINARY thing.. YOu are a boy or a girl, PERIOD.. don’t believe me? Look at your child nude, unless they are clinically diagnosed with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrom they are the gender you see between their legs.
Translation: "We've been confusing the sh*t out of him and he's clueless about appropriate dress and he wants to pretend he's his Mommy and we encourage that. Now you have to, too."
was just going to say that, nobody messes with a guy in a kilt!
I actually knew a kid like this once. He was a neighbor of ours’ in Richardson, TX. His older brother was a very good athlete and all boy. Little Drew, for some reason was just different—much to the consternation of his parents.
He was a good looking, well mannered kid. His only problem was that from the time he was a toddler, he wanted “girlie” things—play dishes, dolls, and the like.
At first, the parents humored him, thinking he would grow out of it. As he grew older, though, his “feminine” side became more apparent, in spite of what the parents did.
IOW, this little boy grew up to be quite flamming.
The point is, having watched this, I think the condition is something you’re born with.
I suspect the children have the desire to wear dresses because one or both of the supposed adults in their lives treats them better, as special, while they are in the dress.
While not a ‘dress’ it IS a skirt - deal with it. haha....
“has been gender-fluid for as long as we can remember,”
Helloooo? He’s what 4? 5?
There's your first problem. Dress time happened once a year around my house: Halloween.
What on earth is "gender-fluid"? Dang, every time I think I'm getting caught up someone invents a new term. I give up. /s
I’d home school my son until he was old enough to understand the living hell he was going to endure by dressing this way.
On the other hand, I have seen perfectly normal, straight boys in high school become flaming homosexuals with the voice and all basically overnight.
Enough with these President Obama stories ;-)
"......faster than you can say 'Jack Robinson'"
“Many parents and clinicians now reject corrective therapy, making this the first generation to allow boys to openly play and dress (to varying degrees) in ways previously restricted to girls to exist in what one psychologist called that middle space between traditional boyhood and traditional girlhood.”
Reparative therapy never works on a child who strongly shows gender variance long before puberty. If they can’t be steered away from the behavior, they probably have some crossed wiring and are actually transgender.
However, parents giving into this apparent transgenderism is purely abusive. They need to gently raise the child in the norm of the birth-sex and allow the child to start making permanent gender decisions when they’re an adult.
The risk of unhappiness and, in extreme cases, suicide is far too high when parents and psychologists allow the physical maturing of the body and mind to be interfered with.
As for any doctor that goes along with that nonsense, it’s professional misconduct and they should lose their license.
My sentiments exactly.
Whatever happened to parenting?
I was gonna say that but you beat me to it.
Sickening times we live in, when perversion of nature is “normal” and nature itself is considered perversion.
>> Put him in boys clothes and quit trying to make him into something he isnt.<<
The parents should be prosecuted for child abuse.
I’ve worn mine in some of the roughest places you can imagine.
Never had a problem. Not one!
If he wants to look like a fool, let him. Then when he hits 12 and attempts suicide because he’s been mocked his whole life, he’ll have only his whackjob parents to blame.
It could have been because he inherited the mental issues of his mother, or it could have been because his mother confused the poor kid.
Palidin2 wrote: “or a kilt?”
Men who wear kilts have pride in what is under them. They know what it means, what it’s for, where it goes and how it works. That is what gives them pride in being the real men that they are. They certainly haven’t lost their “muchness” even to this day.
American men are allowing themselves to be effectively marginalized and nuetered by a sick society.
Yeah, well, skirt.
His parents should be slapped, seriously, the kid is going INTO preschool, how does he even OWN a dress? How do parents get to the point of saying something like, “you know what hon, I think it’s time to buy our SON a dress!”?
Seems like they WANT the boy confused. These “parents” should be charged with harming a minor. We need to pray for this little one.
Odds are that the parents aren’t perfectly clear about what they are either. You can’t expect to raise normal kids when you’re sending them mixed messages about anything.
“gender fluid”... “dress-up time”...
WTF is going on in America, these days/years/decades?
There is nothing wrong with wanting to wear appropriate clothing, including for boys a kilt in Scotland a few generations ago, or dress-like male robes in some cultures. There is a huge problem with rejecting reality, for example a boy feeling an overpowering need to dress in girl clothes because they are not boy clothes. What kind of parent gives in to the magical thinking that dressing like a freak will allow their six y/o to be more comfortable with himself, despite the inevitability of freakishness becoming the center of his social identity? If one of my children had wanted to be a puppy (yep, one did), or anything else inappropriate, I would have gently guided them to more suitable outlets immediately. It’s not hard if you’re willing to accept that an adult is better equipped to make adult decisions than a toddler is. [Note: I can see why so many liberals are unsure whether they are more mature than their children.]
He’s President; he can wear whatever be wants to wear.
I knew a kid when I was growing up that was the exact same way. His brothers were very masculine but he just liked being a girl. His family structure was as normal as it gets, so I don’t think that was a factor. I lost touch with the family when the boy was 7 or 8, so I have no idea how he turned out.
The “parents”? Are we to assme the the “father” is male and the mother “female” in this household?
what’s really scary are the comments from the NYT readers.
You had me at dinosaurs and glitter rainsbows.
At first, the parents humored him, thinking he would grow out of it. As he grew older, though, his feminine side became more apparent, in spite of what the parents did.
IOW, this little boy grew up to be quite flamming.
The point is, having watched this, I think the condition is something youre born with.
Born with? I see you get your talking points directly from leftists.
There is no gay gene. There are no gay children.
How does a little boy (yes, a boy) know what clothes and other things are gender-identifying, unless his parents teach him that?
“The point is, having watched this, I think the condition is something youre born with”
Sometimes it’s the coping strategy developed by a child after a trauma, but since the late 60’s biologists have had a fairly good grip on why it sometimes happens in mammals at large. It’s very easily and consistently replicated in the lab.
The template for mammalian brains is female. If estrogen is introduced into the womb prior to a males fetal testes being mature enough to start producing androgens, the estrogen will in one degree or another inhibit the brain’s ability to recognize the androgens. Subsequently, the masculine structures of the brain tend to be under-developed. Once born, that semi-female brain will conflict with the male body.
It’s pretty sad, really.
Amerikilts had pics of Eagles players in kilts. Utilikilts has great galleries too as well ad fantastic mock u mercials. I prefer amerikilt but the utilikilt workman is FANTASTIC!
I think it’s sad, too. I think most of us are a bit embarrassed around “flaming” gays, and those who want special rights because they are gay. Otherwise, we can live and let live.
I’m not a person who discusses her sexuality in what was once known as “ polite company.” Some things are just a bit too intimate and personal to discuss at large, IMHO.