Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis have a son. The problem is he wants to be a girl. Coy is six. He has four sisters, and is one of triplets. Clearly, from photos, he is their only son.
My first question is, how does a six year old decide such things? My guess is that he was jealous of his sisters. Speaking from experience, parents love to play dress up with their girls. My daughters certainly got tons of nifty cloths. Boys? Not so much. For boys, the duds are blue jeans and sports shirts. Maybe a Ninja turtles sweatshirt, but never frilly red dresses, or cute pink shoes.
Coy has another issue in that home as well, with four sisters, there are tons of girls toys compared to the ones for boys.
In such an environment, who would want to be a boy?
Lets look at this another way. What if he decided he wanted to be a dog? Is that any crazier? Although we can surgically modify him, and used drugs to make breasts grow, genetically he is still male, and if he wanted to be a dog, he would still genetically be human. Lets just imagine though. So instead of cloths, mom and dad buy him a nice collar. his toys become chew toys, a bright ball to fetch, and a bunny that squeaks. He quits talking, and barks instead. Maybe they have some hormone treatments done so he has a good coat of hair. One day he meets a cute poodle......
What are they going to do?
Here is another scenario. I know a couple who cannot have sons, its genetic. Lets reverse that. Lets say there is a man whose genes prevent daughters from being conceived. He has it, his father, grandfather, great grandfather. To prevent the increase of this mutation, they only ever have one child, and obviously a son. The family has considerable wealth that is passed down generation to generation, and our man is rich. he marries, and they have a son. One day that sons says, I want to be a girl. I want to dress like a girl, wear makeup, live as a girl, and when I become an adult, I want to have a sex change.
If that was you, what would you do? Do you accept it? Knowing that your family ends with him? Do you get him counseling?
The differences between men and women go far beyond plumbing. We think differently, we act differently, we have different emotions. Sure, a strong drug cocktail can suppress some of it, and surgery can make us look mostly like a member of the other sex, but it cannot change us completely. A person who undergoes sexual destructive surgery cannot have children.
None of us are perfect. We all have faults, we all have our dirty secrets. Sexual desire is in our genes. What we desire can be altered by our life experience. I know, I'm a lesbian trapped in a mans body.
We would all agree that there is something wrong with a man who desires to have sex with goats. There is something abnormal about a woman wanting to have sex with a German shepherd. Am I wrong about this? There is right and wrong, there is normal and abnormal.
Sexual desire leads to procreation when done properly. Its not about having a sexual lust for someone of the same sex, nor for sex with an animal, or with a toy.
Lust is when our sexuality jumps the track. We are today told that we should not judge those who want to have lesbian or gay sex. What about the guy who can only get his jollies from children? should that be acceptable? parents of small children should find that objectionable. What about those who want to have sex with a corpse? Sure, the dead person isn't going to object, even if they never come. The neighbors will when the smell gets strong. The same is true of homosexuality, the same is true with this child.
Coy needs counseling. he needs to speak with some one who can find out what is behind his depression when he had to dress like a boy. I fear that they already have him on hormone therapy that will destroy him for life. If not, six more years will be interesting. Especially if he is allowed to continue using the girls bathroom.
This is Coloradical though, nothing sane happens there any more.
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