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[–] Elle 45 points

One of her comments, about the 4 yo:

"He was, honestly, the one I thought was trans from about age 3 because he loves wearing his sister's shirts that they've outgrown, will choose to put on a dress, plays with girl toys. Who knows. Could also be because he's the only boy under 10 with 2 big sisters so there's a lot of girl toys. He even packed around a baby doll for the longest time."

There is so much wrong with this I don't even know where to start. There just HAD to be a tRaNs kid, didn't it? I won't even address the sexism of "girl toys"...

It couldn't possibly be that he loves his sisters and so their shirts are special to him and he's proud to wear them, right? Heck, my son still wears some of MY old t-shirts as sleepshirts. And he looks ADORABLE in them. They have kitties and penguins and bunnies on them. What's not to like?

Conversely, I wore a ton of my brother's old clothes until I hit puberty. Some of it was because hand me downs are free, and some of it was because who DOESN'T want a monitor lizard shirt?

RIGHT?! Now that I think of it, I wore a lot of my Dad's old t-shirts as sleep shirts too. I would even steal his comfy giant sweatshirts and wear them when I was in college. I also bought t-shirts from the boys section often because that was the only place I could find Spiderman and Pokemon shirts.

All of this is just so ridiculous. The stereotypes drive me mad.