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What’s So Bad About a Boy Who Wants to Wear a Dress?
NY Slimes ^ | 8/9/12 | RUTH PADAWER

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.

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"The impassioned author of that blog, Pink Is for Boys, is careful to conceal her son’s identity, as were the other parents interviewed for this article. As much as these parents want to nurture and defend what makes their children unique and happy, they also fear it will expose their sons to rejection. Some have switched schools, changed churches and even moved to try to shield their children."

And yet after all this, they think they are doing right by their children by giving them no boundaries?

1 posted on 08/09/2012 11:32:07 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

Or a kilt?


2 posted on 08/09/2012 11:34:39 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: wolfman23601

Does the kid like to hum Broadway show tunes? Does he collect Sher albums?


3 posted on 08/09/2012 11:37:13 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: wolfman23601

Godless and empty is no way to go through life.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 11:37:13 AM PDT by marron
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To: wolfman23601
Disappointment Pictures, Images and Photos
5 posted on 08/09/2012 11:37:15 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Signalman

I mean “Cher”.


6 posted on 08/09/2012 11:38:02 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Paladin2

A kilt is not a dress.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 11:40:39 AM PDT by roylene (Salvation the great Gift of Grace.)
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To: Signalman

Can he/she/it identity real Prada from fake?


8 posted on 08/09/2012 11:40:56 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Paladin2

A kilt is not a dress.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 11:41:03 AM PDT by roylene (Salvation the great Gift of Grace.)
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To: wolfman23601; All

“the important thing was to teach him not to be ashamed of who he feels he is.”
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what strikes me as most odd... is the hypocrisy.
the liberals applaud a boy who feels feminine,
and wants to wear a dress...
yet,
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!)


10 posted on 08/09/2012 11:41:24 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: wolfman23601

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.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: wolfman23601

“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.

}:-)4


12 posted on 08/09/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: wolfman23601

” 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.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 11:41:43 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: wolfman23601
has been gender-fluid

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."

14 posted on 08/09/2012 11:42:22 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Paladin2

was just going to say that, nobody messes with a guy in a kilt!


15 posted on 08/09/2012 11:42:46 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: wolfman23601

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.


16 posted on 08/09/2012 11:43:55 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: wolfman23601

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.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 11:44:15 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: roylene

While not a ‘dress’ it IS a skirt - deal with it. haha....


18 posted on 08/09/2012 11:44:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: wolfman23601

““has been gender-fluid for as long as we can remember,”

Helloooo? He’s what 4? 5?


19 posted on 08/09/2012 11:45:01 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Moose4
They explained that Alex had recently become inconsolable about his parents’ ban on wearing dresses beyond dress-up time

There's your first problem. Dress time happened once a year around my house: Halloween.

20 posted on 08/09/2012 11:45:12 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: wolfman23601
Alex, they wrote, “has been gender-fluid for as long as we can remember..."

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

21 posted on 08/09/2012 11:45:18 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: wolfman23601

22 posted on 08/09/2012 11:45:38 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: wolfman23601

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.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 11:46:01 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: basil

On the other hand, I have seen perfectly normal, straight boys in high school become flaming homosexuals with the voice and all basically overnight.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601; windcliff

Enough with these President Obama stories ;-)


25 posted on 08/09/2012 11:50:27 AM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: wolfman23601

"......faster than you can say 'Jack Robinson'"

26 posted on 08/09/2012 11:52:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: wolfman23601

“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.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Moose4

My sentiments exactly.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 11:53:13 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: wolfman23601

Whatever happened to parenting?


29 posted on 08/09/2012 11:54:12 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Elendur

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.


30 posted on 08/09/2012 11:54:13 AM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Moose4

>> Put him in boy’s clothes and quit trying to make him into something he isn’t.<<

The parents should be prosecuted for child abuse.


31 posted on 08/09/2012 11:54:38 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: Docbarleypop

I’ve worn mine in some of the roughest places you can imagine.

Never had a problem. Not one!


32 posted on 08/09/2012 11:55:10 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: wolfman23601

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.


33 posted on 08/09/2012 11:55:10 AM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: wolfman23601
Ernest Hemingway’s mother dressed him in girl's clothes when he was little. He went on to be troubled all of his life and finally he committed suicide.

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.

34 posted on 08/09/2012 11:55:59 AM PDT by Family Guy (A society's first line of defense is not the law but customs, traditions and moral values. -Williams)
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To: Paladin2

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.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 11:58:17 AM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: roylene

Yeah, well, skirt.


36 posted on 08/09/2012 11:59:13 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: wolfman23601

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.


37 posted on 08/09/2012 11:59:34 AM PDT by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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To: wolfman23601

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.


38 posted on 08/09/2012 11:59:48 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ken in texas; nuconvert; Moose4; Tanniker Smith

“gender fluid”... “dress-up time”...

WTF is going on in America, these days/years/decades?


39 posted on 08/09/2012 11:59:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: wolfman23601

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.]


40 posted on 08/09/2012 12:00:12 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: wolfman23601

He’s President; he can wear whatever be wants to wear.


41 posted on 08/09/2012 12:01:37 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: basil

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.


42 posted on 08/09/2012 12:01:41 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: wolfman23601

The “parents”? Are we to assme the the “father” is male and the mother “female” in this household?


43 posted on 08/09/2012 12:02:07 PM PDT by allendale
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To: wolfman23601

what’s really scary are the comments from the NYT readers.


44 posted on 08/09/2012 12:02:37 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: wolfman23601

You had me at dinosaurs and glitter rainsbows.


45 posted on 08/09/2012 12:04:47 PM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: basil

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.

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Born with? I see you get your talking points directly from leftists.

There is no gay gene. There are no gay children.


46 posted on 08/09/2012 12:07:51 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Moose4

How does a little boy (yes, a boy) know what clothes and other things are gender-identifying, unless his parents teach him that?


47 posted on 08/09/2012 12:08:19 PM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: basil

“The point is, having watched this, I think the condition is something you’re 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.


48 posted on 08/09/2012 12:09:34 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Gaffer
Wrong! It's a skirt if you are wearing undergarments. FWIW check out utilikilts

Or amerikilts

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!

49 posted on 08/09/2012 12:10:33 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

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.


50 posted on 08/09/2012 12:16:39 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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