America, 2015: Where a kid can’t bite a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun, but his parents can suppress his puberty with drugs because he likes dolls.
Erica Maison, a mother of five from Detroit, surprised her transgender daughter Corey with her first dose of hormones — something the 14-year-old had been waiting over two years to receive…
Erica told BuzzFeed News that Corey was always feminine, even from the time she was very young. “She loved to dress in high heels and dresses. In public she wore boy clothes — I just assumed she might be gay.”
When Corey was in the fifth grade she was bullied so badly her mother made the decision to pull her out of public school and begin homeschooling. It wasn’t until Corey was 11 years old that the mother-daughter duo came across a video of transgender YouTuber Jazz Jennings and everything suddenly clicked. “She said, ‘Mom, I’m just like her, I AM a girl.'”
Now. First things first, because I’m the realest: I don’t doubt this mother’s love for her child. And there’s nothing wrong with a little boy being feminine. If that’s who he is, that’s who he is.
But he’s only fourteen years old. And if he doesn’t look that old in the video, that’s because he’s been given a puberty-suppressing implant.
Am I a “transphobe” for being taken aback by this? I guess I am anyway, so I may as well continue. It seems like a really bad idea to mess with millions of years of evolution and pump your prepubescent son full of powerful hormone-suppressing drugs because you saw a YouTube video. Sure, you’ll get glowing notices from BuzzFeed and the like, but is that worth purposely stunting your child’s growth?
Say what you want about Bruce Jenner, and I have, but at least he was well past the age of consent when he decided to make his “transition.” Doing this to a little kid just seems misguided.
He is genetically male. That’s just science.
But hey, if we check back in 10-15 years with Corey (or whatever his or her name is by then) and he or she is just fine, good for him or her. Maybe this risk will pay off. But it is a risk.
Maybe he’s just gay? I thought that was a good thing these days. Oh, sorry: “She.” (Xe?)
End quote from Corey’s mom: “We all just want to be loved and accepted by others, and that is all I want for my daughter, to be loved and accepted for who she is inside.” And apparently, you can’t do that without filling “her” insides with tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of drugs whose long-term effects we don’t really know yet.
How many children have had their identities denied b/c their parents failed to get a radioactive spider to bite them? @jtLOL
— Starless (@starless941) October 1, 2015
I knew I was Batman, but I couldn't get my parents to go down that alley. https://t.co/BtKOWBiQwo
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) October 1, 2015