Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Below the Belt Raises the Question: Will you be a good parent?

Over at Below the Belt, some really great ideas were raised about parenting gender-variant kids.  It's something I think about a lot, particularly because I want to raise children.
"Raising children in this world is a battle when you start to see things from this angle. Most parents don’t realize what they’re in for until they have a gender-variant kid, because they effectively are pointed at and called on by parents, teachers, and the rest to provide an answer about how they feel about their kid’s actions on a daily basis: Oh, are you sending him to soccer practice with my boys? Does your daughter want to come over and play house with my girls? Look at him playing with all those girls – he’s going to be a heartbreaker!"
Go read the rest.

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I'm a young trans person living between two states, trying to make ends meet, both intellectually and monetarily.