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so how do you feel about this? tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
27th Feb '13

So I came across this article this morning and was curious as to what your thoughts are about it. I'm kind of torn about it. On one hand I'm all for equality and all that jazz but since it affects other school kids I can see why it would concern other parents and confuse kids.



http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/27/us/colorado-transgender-girl-school/index.html?c=homepage-t&page=0



Hopefully the link works. I'm on my phone.



** crap idk why this posted here. It was meant for D&D. Stupid phone!!

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
27th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting supa~~fly:</b>" http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/27/us/colorado-transgender-girl-school/index.html?c=homepage-t&page=0 for other mobile/tab users. "</blockquote>




Thank you!!! I suck at this lol

kitermom 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 740 posts
27th Feb '13

It doesn't affect the other kids. She's a girl and that's that. I would pull my kid out of a school that discrimated against transgender kids. No way am I teaching them to judge others that young in life.



My kids have a transgender cousin and they have no clue that she was born a boy (she is 7)

Addi&Aria'smama Due January 23 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 6080 posts
27th Feb '13

This might sound mean but I wouldn't be comfortable with a boy using the female restroom whether he identifies as a boy or not. He still has male sex organs and therefore should be in a male bathroom. How does his passport say female? That seems odd. He is not a female. He is still a male until he completes the process.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting kitermom:" It doesn't affect the other kids. She's a girl and that's that. I would pull my kid out of a school that ... [snip!] ... judge others that young in life. My kids have a transgender cousin and they have no clue that she was born a boy (she is 7)"


I agree with all of this. How sad

kitermom 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 740 posts
27th Feb '13

Also if we teach our children about genitals and that they aren't a huge deal there shouldn't be a problem. People make way too big of a deal over a couple of body parts which in turn gives curiosity.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Addi's Momma:" This might sound mean but I wouldn't be comfortable with a boy using the female restroom whether he identifies ... [snip!] ... How does his passport say female? That seems odd. He is not a female. He is still a male until he completes the process."


So just because she has different genitalia, she isn't equal?

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
27th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kitermom:</b>" Also if we teach our children about genitals and that they aren't a huge deal there shouldn't be a problem. People make way too big of a deal over a couple of body parts which in turn gives curiosity."</blockquote>




I agree with you, but we live in a world where people over sexualize everything. I do however see the confusion it can cause for younger kids because I'm sure most parents haven't explained things like that to their children. If I was 6 or 7 and saw what I believed was a girl with boy parts I would of been shocked and like wtf. I'm really on the fence with this one though.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
27th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Addi's Momma:</b>" This might sound mean but I wouldn't be comfortable with a boy using the female restroom whether he identifies ... [snip!] ... How does his passport say female? That seems odd. He is not a female. He is still a male until he completes the process."</blockquote>




I wondered about the passport thing as well. I thought you had to go through this long process and therapy and whatnot to be able to change it?

Addi&Aria'smama Due January 23 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 6080 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" So just because she has different genitalia, she isn't equal?"

I didn't say she wasn't equal but legally she is still a boy. So what happens in puberty and he is using the female bathroom. That will be a huge difference than the other females. Drugs are expensive and usually aren't covered by insurance so what will happen then. You really think teenage girls will be comfortable sharing a bathroom with a boy.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19214 posts
27th Feb '13

Here's my thing. In girls' restrooms, we have all stalls. There are no urinals. So it's not as if these girls are just going to walk in on her whipping her p***s out to pee. I think it's absolutely ridiculous that she isn't being treated equally. She's in elementary school. FIRST GRADE. She isn't sexually motivated in any way. I think the school is being ridiculous with this.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" <blockquote><b>Quoting kitermom:</b>" Also if we teach our children about genitals ... [snip!] ... what I believed was a girl with boy parts I would of been shocked and like wtf. I'm really on the fence with this one though."

But why would anyone else ever see her parts? They have stalls.

Addi&Aria'smama Due January 23 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 6080 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" <blockquote><b>Quoting Addi's Momma:</b>" This might sound mean but I wouldn't be comfortable ... [snip!] ... the passport thing as well. I thought you had to go through this long process and therapy and whatnot to be able to change it?"


I am sure there is. Also how is a 6-7 year old emotionally and mentally mature enough to decide this? Did he decide to be a girl or did he like dolls and dresses and his parents told him he was in the wrong body?

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Addi's Momma:" I didn't say she wasn't equal but legally she is still a boy. So what happens in puberty and he is using ... [snip!] ... by insurance so what will happen then. You really think teenage girls will be comfortable sharing a bathroom with a boy."


I would have no problem with it. She identifies as a girl, and that's it. You have probably shared a public bathroom with a transexual at least once in your lifetime, and you survived. I have, and I'm not scarred for life because I peed next to someone with a p***s.