Monday, July 11, 2016
A lesson in how not to be a parent
Any parent who thinks their prepubescent child should choose its gender if it doesn't match its biology has some incredibly messed up ideas.
Sex drives are determined by hormones that don't kick in until puberty. Brain scans have demonstrated that make and female brains are different, just as there are many anatomical, physical and behavioral differences between males and females. The differences between males and females exist in every species where sexual reproduction occurs. It is not merely a result of "socialization" no matter how much a Gender Studies professor at OISE would like you to believe it is. If your 5 year old boy wants to be a girl, it's probably because it was raised in a dysfunctional family where a boy choosing to be a girl was rewarded and encouraged with additional attention and approval.
Once a person reaches adulthood and finds that they are happier living the gender to which they were not born, that's a choice they are entitled to make. But kids simply aren't equipped with the mental or physical maturity necessary to make that kind of choice.
I pity the children in this story, especially when in the future they have to contend with the way their parents raised them: