So I read this article, basically about a child who was born a boy, but is transgender and dresses and acts like a girl. The kid is 6 years old now, and goes to public school. The school has banned the child from using the girls bathroom, and has given the child the option of using the bathroom in the nurses area or the teachers bathroom. The parents are upset about this and feel the child should be able to use the girls bathroom. Supposedly, this child at age 4 asked his/her mother when they were going to go to the doctor and fix her. ( I just don't see this happening, how does a 4 year old even know they can be "fixed"). Anyway, how would you feel about this? Having a transgender child use the bathroom with other children not really in the same gender? (Not only in elementary, but in middle or high school as well)
Here is the link: sorry I don't know how to make it a clicky....
Personally, I am not exactly sure where I stand with this, on one side I feel for the child, however I also see how it could make so many more people uncomfortable especially once the kids start going thru puberty. I think the school is trying to make reasonable accommodations for the child, and the parents are just trying to stir something up without taking into account how this will affect other students now and later on.
Now I don't have any experience with having to deal with a transgender child, or when they are aware they don't want to be a girl/boy, however I think 18 months old is to young for a child to know what sex they are, I also think a 4 year old would not know they could be "fixed" by a doctor either, unless they have been coached and taught that information.
Your thoughts........Answer Question
Answer by jerseydiva at 10:37 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:42 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
so if this child walks into a girl's restroom, the other little girls are going to freak out and feel uncomfortable? the child is 6 years old. its not like he wants to go in there and look at all the other vaginas for crying out loud.
Answer by tnm786 at 10:43 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:43 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
Answer by fiatpax at 10:45 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
Answer by tnm786 at 10:46 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
and if this woman walked into the males room, what do you think would really happen? Espeically once the men see she has a penis?
Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:47 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
Answer by PandaGwen at 10:51 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
Answer by fiatpax at 10:51 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:58 AM on Feb. 28, 2013
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