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Let the unjustified nastiness begin…
Love this so much. Love the column, excited for the book. Equally excited to learn that Ms. Duron is a a fierce looking b*tch to boot!
I went and read some of the book excerpt (and I’ve read plenty of the blog-posts) and I don’t understand how this child could be described as “gender non-conforming” when he’s doing absolutely everything possible to be “gender-conforming”: pink-colored clothing, lipstick, earings, glittery nail-polish, etc. He’s just a boy trying to live out a “little girl” stereotype – which appears to me to be some kind of contrarianism. There’s nothing genetically encoded in females that makes them want to have long hair, wear dresses, put on make-up, etc. If a boy today is supposed to wear jeans, he wants a skirt, but what if he lived in Scotland or Greece or some other place wear men wear skirts (kilts & foustanellas)? Then would he be begging for trousers? It’s just a child’s (negative) reaction to cultural sterotypes… and good for him.
With as young as the child is, I have to question the whole “My child is…” idea. Your child is 6 years old. Yes he may be any or all of the things you describe, but at 6 years old NO, your child does not have the mental or emotional capacity to understand what those terms mean or whether they accurately describe any aspect of his sense of self.
That makes me feel like the whole thing is somewhat exploitative. What happens if in a few years your child adopts stereotypical male gender roles and continues that role through life? Would he appreciate a book and a blog talking about how he’s mommies special little rainbow, or would he find that a little awkward and perhaps invasive.
Even if he turns out to be as the mother describes, how will he feel as an adult… having his childhood laid out like this without consent? It’s always a slippery slope when we use our children as the subject of any sort of media.
Sounds like another paid ad disguised as a blog entry.
Will it be in the fiction department? It should be – this is all pure ridiculousness.
However, even if this is remotely true, child protective services should be called and that kid should be taken away from this disturbed woman who has chosen to exploit her son for cash.
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