I was watching our local 5 o’ clock news, happy that the weather forecast for the rest of the week is supposed to be pleasant, glad that abusive teachers are getting cracked down on, sad that people are still dying. Right before the commercial break the anchor said “Stay tuned. Coming up, the story of an eight year old boy who has chosen to be a girl”. My jaw dropped.
Yup. It’s true. An eight year old boy has decided that he wants to be a girl. I saw the story on the news. I kept pinching myself in hopes I was just having a bad dream… but I knew I wasn’t dreaming. This boy has chosen to be a girl and is being encouraged by his parents. He is no longer the son of his mother and father. He is now their daughter. They call him “her” and asked the local Catholic school if he could attend as a girl. Thank God they were told “HELL NO”! Although I’m sure there will eventually be a legal case over the situation and likely, someday soon, prepubescent transgenders will have these rights.
Please don’t get me wrong… I agree that anyone has the right to choose how to live his or her life, regardless of my beliefs and whether or not I think they are making a bad choice, because I myself have made plenty of bad choices and I choose to do what I want to do regardless of what other people think… but I’m an adult now, and when I made the wrong choices as a child I was punished and taught to learn from my mistake… or if I wanted to do something I wasn’t quite old enough to do I had to wait a few more years until I was 4" taller so I could ride the big kid rides at the state fair.
Now I’m not going to rant and riot about how I believe this child should undergo serious therapy, or at least needs to have an adult with a fully developed frontal lobe sit down and explain to HIM that HE is NOT a girl and nothing HE can do and nothing HE chooses to believe will make HIM a girl. Look down your pants, kid… you got testicles and a penis? You’re a boy. Do you have a vagina and ovaries? No? Tough luck, son. Maybe you’ll have the right stuff in another life. I don’t care what you feel like you are on the inside… 'cause what you’ve physically got on the outside and what you physically lack on the inside is what makes you a man or a woman.
I could go on about all the things I believe are wrong with this situation (and transgenders in general) but I don’t want to offend anyone (anymore than I may have already… or will) and what you choose to do is all up to you. However, I will say this… no matter what a transgendered person does to be the opposite sex they were born as, they will ALWAYS and FOREVER be a male if they were born a male or a female if they were born a female (that pregnant man that was all over the media not so long ago was absolute BULLSHIT… you’re not foolin’ me 'cause I know for a fact that men don’t have fallopian tubes)!
What I want to discuss is this… is it okay that this boy be allowed to make this decision at such a young age? Should this child be raised like the boy HE is or should HE be treated like the girl HE wants to be? Is it a good thing that HIS parents are encouraging their son’s desire to be a girl? Would it be wrong for HIS parents to tell their son "you’re a boy and nothing can be done to make you a natural girl and need to accept the cards you’ve been dealt and live your life as a boy "? Would it be mentally and emotionally damaging for HIS parents to teach HIM that HE is NOT a girl? If HIS parents didn’t allow their son to be a girl should HE be taken from them and put with a family who would allow such a foolish brat to have HIS way and live life as an eight year old transgender?
If HE were my child, I wouldn’t love HIM any less, I wouldn’t treat HIM any differently… but I would NEVER accept HIM as a HER. HE would always be my son and I would neither consider HIM nor believe HIM to be my daughter for any reason, nor would I EVER call HIM a HER! If my son still wanted to be a woman when he turned 18, I wouldn’t stop him from making that decision as a legal adult… but as long as he lived under my roof and was under 18 I would raise him as a boy. I don’t care how much he hated the GI-Joes and footballs and Tonka trunks he received as Christmas and birthday gifts… there is NO way I would give into his foolishness and get him a pink tutu and Barbie dolls (although I did play with Barbies when I was a child, it was only when my cousin Jennifer came over… and I used my 12" GI-Joe figure to kick Ken’s flamboyant plastic ass when he walked in on Joe and Barbie makin’ out in her hot tub).
I do not believe that this child should be allowed or encouraged to make this kind of decision at such a young age. I believe this child should be told “If you want to be a girl then that’s your choice… when you’re a legal adult… until then you better get used to going pee-pee standing up”. I mean seriously… if this boy is allowed to make this kind of decision at such a young and foolish age, then fuck it and just go the whole nine. Take him to a plastic surgeon and let him get his pecker cut in half and have it made into a mangina. Then take the kid out for a drink, buy him a pack of cigarettes and let him smoke 'em, and then rent him a few pornos (gay or hetero, let him choose).