Another school has been thrown into chaos with the surprise announcement that a 9-year-old boy will henceforth be a girl.
Under circumstances all but identical to a previous case involving a 12-year-old boy, a 9-year-old boy at a UK primary school suddenly returned to school at the start of the new term as a “girl,” in the vain hopes that nobody would notice.
The school, together with the boy’s parents, decided to sidestep any tricky explanations and simply lie to children and tell them the boy had been replaced by a similar girl, which unsurprisingly did not fool the children at all.
Parents were stuck trying to work out what happened and how to explain matters:
“My son came home from school and asked why one of his friends had become a girl. I thought he was joking, but he kept asking – that’s when alarm bells began ringing.
The pupil’s classmates were told he had left and that a new girl would be starting in his place this term.
We have had to deal with the fall-out from all this. It’s not a situation I or other parents are comfortable with and we’ve not been given any help from the school about how to handle it.
My son is too young to really understand the significance of what’s happening. It’s hard to explain to him.
He doesn’t understand the differences between girls’ and boys’ bodies yet. I’m terrified he’ll ask me if he can become a girl as well.”
The boy will apparently be sharing toilet facilities with female pupils, a situation sure to create further interesting situations when he reaches puberty.
“Doctors” and the boy’s parents apparently decided that his wishes to become a girl should be indulged. A source at the school reports that “the boy had always been rather feminine.”
A “gender counselor,” whose trade revolves around promoting sex-changes, is unsurprisingly supportive:
“People should not be surprised that a child so young has these feelings. What is more of a surprise is that the child has been able to express them openly, and that because of changes in society those around the child have been so supportive.”
However, an actual organisation of transvestites and transsexuals doubts the wisdom of this:
“This child is vulnerable to bullying and teasing. They and their family have been seriously misadvised. It is hard enough for an adult to change gender.”
Although the boy is doubtless on the fast track to a sex-change operation and hormonal treatment in order to turn him into something approximating a female, he must wait until he is legally an adult before any actual operation may take place.
Via The Sun.