Gender Identity Disorder diagnosis at age 6?!!!!! You must be kidding! I know a
little girl who refused to come unless she was called Jimmy. She insisted on
wearing only pants and cowboy boots. The family thought it was because her
brother, one and a half years younger was very sickly and therefore got all the
attention. It did not take too long before she outgrew it, but if I recall
correctly it persisted for a couple of years. Our society is much
too fast to diagnose a "disorder" without really looking to learn the
true cause of behavior because it is just another excuse to medicate someone.
Get them at an early age and you can medicate them for a lifetime! Unfortunately
due to the very damaging effects of such medications that lifetime is cut much
It's a bathroom for petes sake. Personally I don't see what the big
deal is. It's not like the toilets are shaped any differently.
There are many places in the states that have uni-sex bathrooms and it seems not
to be a problem.Why are you making this such a big issue for a little kid.
Where have all the educated people gone?
@crhis b So I think you should look up Erik Eriksons stages of development
and see which age group operates at a concert operational level (black and
white thinking), which seems to be your baseline of reasoning.
Sex is a biological attribute determined by genetics (X and Y chromosomes) and
anatomy. Gender is entirely a social construct determined by culture,
tradition, law, and so on. As such, gender is malleable and contextual.
Medical technology has made it possible to modify anatomy and make it less
biological and more cultural.Kudos to this child's parents for
supporting her in the face of prejudice.
nice to see the arm chair human behavior experts hard at work this morning.
Is putting this child's name and picture in the paper helping? Why
can't the issue be discussed by interviewing the family, without making an
object of the child? Six is very young for the parents to make this permanent
This child is suffering from a serious disorder and needs understanding. Perhaps
the best situation for him/her is homeschooling until the parents and medical
and psychological specialists determine what the best options are.
This reminded me of a similar case in Boston involving twins:Jonas
and Wyatt Maines were born identical twins, but from the start each had a
distinct personality.‘Wyattneeds hair accessories, clothes,
shoes . . . likes to wear bikinis, high heels, mini-skirts.’Jonas was all boy. He loved Spiderman, action figures, pirates, and swords.Wyatt favored pink tutus and beads. At 4, he insisted on a Barbie
birthday cake and had a thing for mermaids. On Halloween, Jonas was Buzz
Lightyear. Wyatt wanted to be a princess; his mother compromised on a prince
costume.When Wyatt was 4, he asked his mother: “When do I get
to be a girl?’’ His parents had no idea what was going
on. They had barely heard the term “transgender.’’ Baffled,
they tried to deflect Wyatt’s girlish impulses by buying him action
figures like his brother’s and steering him toward Cub Scouts, soccer, and
baseball.(The Boston Globe, 2011)
Chris B I can't believe I'm going to say it but here it
is. I completely agree with you!
Can't blame Coy for wanting to be a girl. Boy toys and clothes are so
boring. But then, I never had brothers and am mom to only daughters.Did the parents try steering him (and unless they get rid of that pesky Y
chromosome, "him" is what he is!) toward gender-neutral styles and
activities? Boys and girls can both enjoy sports, arts and crafts, board and
video games, adult modeling (playing kitchen or workshop, etc.), music
performance, pet-raising, gardening, etc. Why do kids have to be pushed toward
one stereotype or the other?
And if My daughter doesnt want a boy in the restroom with her?Tough
A dog is a dogA rock is a rockA piano is a pianoNow lets have a testA man is a what?A) a whaleB)
a manC) a light bulbD) a houseAnswer: a man is a man
A boy is a boyA boy in a dress is a boy in a dress. A
man that asks a doctor to remove his organs is a man who has asked to have his
organ removedThis kid is a boy. Boys use boys restroomsOr should we start letting anyone who says they are a woman into female
bathrooms?Should any man who says he is a woman be allowed in female
I hope they are also having this child undergo therapy.