You bring up an excellent point, Debbie T, one every parent of a transgender/gender dysphoric child asks themselves many times in the course of their child's young life- what if they are wrong? What if the child's feelings "change midstream", I think you mockingly put it. What then? The situation must be carefully weighed by many professionals through the years. That and living with the child and watching how their mind works, constantly analyzing to pick up the smallest of clues in order to discredit your child. But once you take that giant step to respond to the pain your child is in, accept this is what you as a parent must do, you begin a terrifying and excruciating journey with that child. Not for sissies, for sure. To listen to you all, I'd think it was easy and doting to give in to that. Not so! Aside from the confusion and pain of actually being born with this, they must face the world of people like you who speak without knowing about that pain. I can't blame you. I am Dena's (in the article) mom, and that child is my grandchild. I fear what life in this cynical world will do to the mind of that beautiful child, but I stand behind her 100%. Read. Temper your thoughts to allow a little kindness in those thoughts. It isn't easy, believe me, though I appreciate your comment, really.
https://havifrommojavi.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/the-state-of-the-transgender-union/ If you want the truth, read that. Breitbart has zero credibility....it's nothing but 'nother anti-LGBT rant site.
Great link Ken. What happens when their "feelings" change midstream, so to speak?
Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme, by Paul McHugh
Very warm, AZ/DC. Very warm !!
"You better not state your opinions if they don't match mine."
Sorry folks but we have Constitutional Rights which you will not violate.
Beautifully written. What a wonderful grandmother you are.
I wish you and your ENTIRE family only love and respect.
I am Dena's mom. I am the grandma of the child of whom she speaks. I am from the generations of people who sucked it up, sent our pregnant daughters off to birth when she wasn't "properly" married (my sister, who ended her life). I'm from a time when SHAME was the most favorite word a parent could feel or utter. WHY? Are we so small-minded that our pea-brains can't encompass anything that doesn't please us? Hasn't enough misery and shame been felt and blood spilled to cause us to pause and think and change with the times? How many had that uncle/aunt or brother/sister who didn't quite fit in the skin they were given? Isn't it sad we haven't evolved and realized we're all in the same boat if not the same skin? I don't care what gender, color, political bent or whatever my grandchildren may be. As long as they love me and call me gramma, I'll fear for them, but I'll love them even more for their differences. The enemy is anyone who dares think their opinion means anything more than just being one opinion. The semantics could then be worked out in a loving fashion that keeps everyone safe. We should teach our children that there are many differences among us, but many more likenesses than could ever be simply put- many pitfalls, and many smooth, well-paved roads, and then let them live and choose as is their right to do. We are from yesterday, and our opinions have maimed and killed many in our day. It's their turn. Give everyone an even playing field, parents, and then turn them loose to (hopefully) do much better than we did. Personally, I hope my prodigy will all find their niche as we all must do. Hopefully, there won't be a shortage of niches, where the "Stepford society" can function as well as all the rest, in peace. The world is large, the minds are small. Expand.
Dear What, Again?
Think about what you just wrote...
I assume you are referring to Michelle Obama's diet initiative. It's a suggestion. Have you no sense of nuance? No one tells us what to eat except corporate entities such as McDonalds, and other franchises. You are welcome and encouraged to eat anything you like. Do you want a gallon big slurpy, but cannot find one in gallon size, just by 2 1/2 gallon. Want to smoke, vape, do medical weed, drink alcohol, do so. Eat a Sonoran dog wrapped in bacon, go vegan, veggie, pescatarian, I see no one from the government stopping me. I welcome regulation insuring what I eat is safe, fresh, and not riddled with toxins.
No government entity has told me where to pee. In fact they are saying pee where you identify. I can still pee where I have been peeing, no pressure other than that from my bladder. How about government involvement in a woman's right to choose, I'll bet you don't mind that kind of involvement. Now wash your hands after peeing....only a suggestion, not a government mandate.
How does a six year old come to the conclusion they were born the wrong gender in the first place? At that age children are more or less gender ambiguous and shouldn't know what a trans person is. Did the mother just want a daughter and raised her son as such, putting these thoughts in their head? Considering how anti-male some feminists can be, I could believe it.
Wow! I just discovered the perfect couple.
A match made in heaven.
Wrong Again and Joellen Simply.
Congratulations on your combined ignorance.
Used to be democrats did not want to be called liberals. Liberals did not want to called socialists. And socialists did not want to be called communists.
They are what they are. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Liberals have brought us a government so intrusive we're told what to eat, where to pee and that our very breath is destroying the planet.
Do a bit of reading on the topic. Young people, children know. They know before their parents, or often while their parents are in denial. This is not a choice. Who, even a child would want to bring to themselves the hate, resentment, social bias, teasing, bullying, and gender racism visible in these laws, letters, and ignorant blowhards? People thought for some time that homosexuality was a choice. Who would choose a lifestyle that the uneducated and desensitized populace discriminates upon?
Really, bathroom issues are basic, why do we care where people poop as long as they do so discretely, and wash their hands after.
Yea, a 6-year old has the mental capacity to decide they are not really a boy, the sex they were born and will remain for the rest of their natural life, but that they are a girl, which they can never be.
Parts changes do not change ones sex.
Mom, seek help for your son.
The truth is something the Forest Service has never wanted and never will. The truth is what gets people like these two guys blackballed for ever. The State knew they could count on the FS and there was no agency better to cover this mess up . They have lots of experience at it. Marsh wasn't the only one out there. There's still many more. Tragedy 19 men killed senselessly? YES, but the biggest tragedy is these corrupt agencies burying the truth. Where do they find these people?
Joe, How about this.
I'm a conservative Republican.. one of the few that hasn't gone Batschit Crazy like the rest of the party, and WILL probably vote for a democrat this November, because this party has nothing left to offer America, including leadership and governship.
I just happened to mention that article, but there are many other stories out there about the problems being caused, not by the transgenders, who have been around for over twenty years in anoniimity, but by modern day thugs.
Democrat, Liberal economic Failure.. Bubba Joe, our economy is still holding up the world economy, While two terms of a Republican Administration tanked the damned thing.
You might want to revisit some of your beliefs. You're falling in line with some of the most backwards states in our country, that subsist off Government handouts to keep from bankrupting...oh.. They're all Republican States... WTF do you think about that?
YOU WANT HELP ALL ANYONE NEEDS TO DO IS ASK , CAN YOU HELP ME?
GO TO LA FRONTERA 0N BROADWAY, THE SECOND STOP # 8 EAST BOUND.IF YOU ARE READY TO
MAKE THE CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE , THE PEOPLE THERE ARE CARING AND UNDERSTANDING AND
WILL ASSIST YOU AND GIVE YOU SNACKS IF AVAILABLE.
I WAS HOMELESS FOR OVER 15YRS AND GOT EVERYTHING INCLUDING MEDICAL CARE AT EL RIO
ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE BUILDING , IT'S ALL RIGHT THERE. 7 M0S LATER AND NOW I HAVE
A NICE PLACE TO LIVE AND BENEFITS AND MEDS TO HELP ME LIVE. DON'T WAIT GET MOVING TO
THE BEST YOU THAT YOU CAN BE. YOU DESERVE A GOOD LIFE , EVERYONE DOES . SMILE
Trans-Gender Pitaniello identity lost or whatever, Chicago is last place to look for as an example. The Democrats machine claims to worry about Black Lives while more a killed there and kept in poverty than anywhere else. Their school system is a farce, no education going on in the same neighborhoods and you focus on transgender crime?
Perhaps you are from those Dem union dominated schools because your logic is incomprehensible as is the rationale and implementation of Democratic social engineering amid security and economic failure!!
I didn't mind buying newspapers (when Tucson still had two papers) from homeless people who were selling them on the medians in the city limits before it became illegal. What I mind today are the homeless who pester people at stop lights for cash. I asked one homeless man "how he did" that day. "Great!" He said. "I got over $150.oo in cash!" PLEASE stop giving homeless people cash! Most use it to feed drug and drinking addiction. If you want to help, try what I do: give out $5.oo to $10.oo gift cards to fast food restaurants. Not only can they get into a restaurant to eat, but they'll be allowed to clean up a bit in the bathroom. One man told me the cards were "better than cash" because of that.
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