A lesbian couple in San Francisco, California has recently decided to give hormone blockers to their adopted son. Why? Because he decided at the age of three years old that he feels like a girl even though he has the biology of a little boy. Because his gender is sort of up in the air right now, the couple felt that the hormone blockers would give him more time to decide what he wants to be when he grows up—a girl or a boy.
This case is sad on a number of levels. This puts flesh and bones on modern, radical gender theory. A bedrock assumption of that theory is that gender is not something determined by biology, but by a variety of psychological and sociological factors. Gender is something you learn, not something you are.
Most people grow up with a kind of certainty about their gender, and it is in most cases determined by biology. But for many people, the old assumptions no longer hold. It is clear that these two women want to follow wherever this little boy’s whims lead him. This is horrible parenting. This little boy is in crisis, and he needs direction, not indulgence. Moreover, he does not need the adults around him to give him hormone blockers to mute the masculine characteristics that he is about to grow into. I think this is a cruel form of medical experimentation on a child.
Could you have imagined even ten years ago that we would be having conversations like this one? This is gender confusion run amuck. If you had any doubts that ideas have consequences, this ought to put that misconception to bed for good.