This is a really interesting story. I don’t know what I think of gender dysphoria: I tend to think that if we didn’t make such a huge deal over gender roles most of it would probably disappear. But all I can say is that this is an interesting case. Not sure if we can draw any general conclusions from it though

Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog

Marie, who is profoundly deaf, came to live with us at the age of 7 years old.  At first she appeared to be your typical “tom boy”, but then she began to exhibit symptoms of being something more…symptoms of being an actual boy.  Quite simply, she TOLD me she was a boy.  She would only wear boy clothes, (including boy’s underwear.)  She refused to use the Ladies Rest Room so we found the family and unisex restrooms if she had to go to the bathroom in public.  She begged me to let her get her hair cut short, but her birth mother’s rights had not yet been terminated and she would not give permission for Marie to get a haircut, so Marie would pull it up in a pony tail on top of her head and wear a baseball cap everywhere.  She looked like a boy and she acted like…

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  1. Thank you for sharing Marie’s story.

    The main conclusion we can make is that parents should be accepting of their children as they are and as they present themselves. Of course, also, the “world” should be more accepting, but we can start with the parents….

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