I usually dont post this stuff on this tumblr, but this is just overwhelmingly sad. This little girl is going to be locked up in a psych ward just for identifying as transgendered. The US is in a sad state of affairs but some things can still make you feel lucky to be american, this is one of them. At least we aren’t hospitalizing gay and trans people.
Perhaps it’s conspicuous that to date few journals have dwelled on the current ethical drama currently undergoing in Berlin, Germany involving an eleven year old child who was born a boy but whom in their own words wishes to re assert themselves as a female. Something that they have felt since they can remember, according to one report earlier this year. That though now may be wishful thinking in the face of a recent court decision that in essence seeks to mandate that the child be placed in institutional care and one suspects have their sense of self ‘normalized.’
The above link is a petition to stop this child from being put into an institute until she conforms to gender=sex ideals. If you want to read more on this article, there are two stories. Original and Updated. This child’s petition only has 10K signatures. Come on people, lets get involved. No trans child should have to be snatched from a supportive mother and locked away in a padded cell until they conform.