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Best parent: Why?

IMO, anyway. For some reason engaging the kid and finding out the motivation isn’t even on the radar?

[–] Luckystar 4 points Edited

Nothing wrong with that, but I would imagine the reasons aren't that complicated... they like sparkly things. They like Frozen and want to be like Anna or Elsa. Their favorite color is green and this particular dress is green. Etc. There doesn't have to be a complicated reason behind it...

Although nowadays, it can be unsafe to let a kid express themselves in a place like school as they might run into a pedo teacher who wants to try to stop them from reaching puberty or put them on opposite sex hormones.

This exactly. I have a bogstandard tomboy daughter and have had so many people attempt to "validate" her that I no longer let her leave the house without a piece of jewelry or a headband. It's like hanging a string of garlic around her neck before sending her in to vampires.

[–] SakuraBlossoms [OP] she/TWAM 26 points Edited

Wow, that's insanely sexist for people to be acting like your daughter might not be a girl because she's a tomboy. I can't even imagine someone being such an extreme sexist as to think girls can't be tomboys, I doubt even the most conservative people would go that far in the modern day. The misogyny of TRAs truly knows no bounds.

It's like hanging a string of garlic around her neck before sending her in to vampires.

This is the most accurate way it could possibly be described, they are truly predators and that's a smart way to keep your daughter safe from them. It's so sad it has come to this.

I can relate as my middle child was bullied into being transed based on her clothing and her haircut. It had gotten so bad that she didn’t like going to school because she had constantly deal with this. They would act like she is cool only if she is a trans but a nobody if she isn’t. It had messed with her head and heart. Perfect analog about girl jewelry or hair accessories as garlic!!!! That is what I do too with earrings etc.

I have a bogstandard tomboy daughter and have had so many people attempt to "validate" her that I no longer let her leave the house without a piece of jewelry or a headband.

That is so fucking sad...

It is. I hate that it’s come to this. She is on board though, because she hates having people come after her more than she dislikes headbands.

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