Looks like a good article. Giving kids any sort of medication to change their sex should be considered child abuse. If at 18 they want to destroy their bodies then so be it. I’m not sure exactly what you are asking, but if someone wants to be a transgender as an adult then so be it. I don’t plan on calling you a he when you’re obviously a she, but I also think you can live your life however you want to. I don’t think letting men play in women’s sports is a good idea of how to cope with this issue, or campaigning around the fact that men can have abortions too.
I know this isn't technically a political topic, but I'm pretty sure we're kidding ourselves if we don't think it'll end up there.
Any chance we can have a serious discussion on this topic? It's one that has left me asking unanswered questions for a few years, and I'd really like to know if there's someone here who is, or is close to, someone who lives as transgendered.
Ran across this article yesterday:
I agree with most of the article, but I still have thoughts on what we do about those who don't get the biologically-defined sex reinforcement or who do end up with the warped view of sexual identity as kids (even as a result of parents trying to enforce gender roles).
What do we make of the link between biological sex and gender identity? Is there a link? If there is, is it necessarily so? If it isn't, then what is it based on, if not on culturally enforced gender roles?
I've been mulling this over for quite some time now that I have a child. It's not constantly top-of-mind, but I do wonder about it.
Does anyone here have any real insight into some of the above? I'd love to hear any input on the matter before this becomes an echo chamber of disapproval and hostility toward it.