Saturday, December 04, 2010

When boys dress like girls

A NY Times columnist writes:
When a 5-year-old Kansas City boy decided he wanted to be Daphne from the Scooby-Doo cartoon series for Halloween, his mom bought him the costume. While the boy’s friends liked the pink velvet dress and orange wig costume, some of the mothers at his school expressed disapproval.
The mom posted a ridiculous picture of the poor kid with the caption my son is gay. The mom seems to subscribe to a gay gene theory.
But on the same CNN program, a clinical psychologist, Dr. Jeff Gardere, accused the mom of “outing” her son by posting the photo on the Internet. “With all due respect, whether your child is gay or straight, I think you kind of outed him by putting him in the blog,” Dr. Gardere said.

The mother responded that her son has not been “outed,” because nobody knows the child’s sexual orientation. “First of all, he’s 5 years old,” she said on the program. “He’s made no sexual conscious choice — which I don’t believe it is (a choice) — but he’s made no overtures either way at the age of 5. I feel that people are reading into it in a negative way.”
As far as I know, there is no proof that a sexual orientation is determined by age 5. Nearly all human behaviors are known to be a complex combination of nature and nuture. The mom has been brainwashed into some nonsense opinions. Her views are the logical consequences of silly propaganda from psychologists and others. She argues that the girly costume was the boy's choice, that the boy has made no choice, and that no choice is possible. So why all the arguments about choice?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When my son was very little, he wanted to be tall like me so he wore my high heels. He loved to put on colorful things. Kids love something colorful because the colors attract them.
When my son got bigger, he saw his boy friends wore blue, his girl friends wore pink. My son learned the code that blue was for boys and pink was for girls. He refused to wear pink but he wanted to earn money to buy a pink car for me.
Society thinking also influenced on the kids. If we called Pink was for boys, blue was for girls, that doesn't mean boys start being gay for using different color than people around them.