She also happens to be smart and funny and was raised in a family of athletes. Her father was a Division I college athlete, and her older brother just finished up a Division III college career. Her other two siblings excelled on the soccer field. In high school, I was the second-highest scorer on my field-hockey team.

Aaaand, that’s where I stopped reading. That tells me all I need to know about this family and why they transed their son.

Yep. Told me everything I needed to know. They're most probably raising a quiet, bookish and/or effeminate son and he didn't fit into the family.

She's a terrible athlete. She can't overhand serve. She gets bored on defense. She doesn't like to put her face in the water to swim.

Yeah, no way that boy is going to be able to compete with other boys so they want to level the playing field for him, whether he is interested in sports or not. Why parents just can't appreciate their kids for who they are and leave them to grow up without interference is beyond me.

[–] Eava 34 points

It doesn't sound like he can compete with the girls either. More importantly, it doesn't sound like he really cares or wants to.

But lots of other boys are "terrible athletes" like this kid. By this woman's "logic," any and all boys who are crap at sports should be able to horn in on the girls' category.

She doesn't like to put her face in the water to swim.

Is it just me or is this abnormal for a high schooler? That's what happens with 5 year olds.

I actually stopped at "my daughter is bad at sports but she's still not allowed to play on girl's sports teams." Of All the misogynistic bullshit I've seen lately that's one of the worst

I came from a family like this and got none of the athletic genes that literally everyone else in my family has. It is fucking really annoying when you're the only one who isn't interested in sports.

Anyway, these parents can fuck right off. He can play with his male peers or he can sit in the bleachers, end of story

I'm curious about the family's political/religious leanings. It seems like there are a few kids from conservative families whose parents trans them because they're GNC, Kai Shappley for example.

[–] Luckystar 10 points Edited

I think more than a few. There was that conservative Christian dad from Missouri who gave a big speech about his genderspecial child where he was literally just straight up like "I tried very hard to enforce strict gender roles on my son but it didn't work, he insisted on playing with girl's toys[sic], thank god we are going to sterilize and castrate him to fix this abberation, please clap".

I was absolutely flabbergasted when I saw blue state so called "liberal" "progressive" friends share that speech as if it was something inspiring. It's actually horrifying, a grown ass man who's so insecure about his toddler son not being a GI Joe doll that he goes to such ridiculous lengths to "correct" his child's body to match his own regressive stereotypes.

Yep. They're just more open about their homophobic motives for transing their kids. What I've noticed is that a lot of seemingly "nice", liberal, tolerant parents also seem deeply uncomfortable with the idea of having a GNC kid. I don't think Susie Green or Jeanette Jennings were particularly religious, but they couldn't deal with having a little boy who liked dolls and dresses.