Assuming, of course, that the child is on board with being publicly outed as trans, this is just about the cutest way to break the news imaginable:
Kudos, Mom & Dad. Or Mom & Mom, Dad & Dad, or however your wonderful family is comprised.
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With parental support like this there should be no reason Karl should not achieve everything he wants for his life. Bravo.
Adorable! (Though “birth retraction” sounds like what a literal-minded person might think comes before being “born again.”)
Kal clean your room, it’s the least you could do for your parents being all sorts of awesome.
What’s a sprogget?
Sweetheart, sprogget is Australian slang for baby.
Commendable, and hopefully, no bullies saw the post. ALL babies are born sexed randomly, and quite a number are born sexless. What this means is that the fickle gene switch to designate a human male or female, most times only appears in the last few weeks. Ask parents who thought they were having one, but had the other. A number of babies are born without ANY GENDER, and a sex organ shows up a week or more later. Given the fact that we have surpassed evolutionary needs for particular genders, it’s no wonder that the final “switch” doesn’t get flipped, or gets flipped improperly. We cannot fault a random flip on or off of the lights as the gender granite stone. The switch could very easily have been wrong, just like our flu shots don’t contain the flus going around in any given season, it’s a crap shoot. If a human at any time feels the wrong switch has been flipped, then we should take it well more seriously than the flu season.
Seriously? Children born without genitalia is common? Wow – I guess all the thousands of newborns I took care of in my 23 years as a neonatal nurse must have missed that memo. I do agree that sometimes the “switch” is wrong and the wrong gender is assigned but to say children are born without any gender is a blatant lie.
@aundomiel: No ‘gene switch’ appears ‘in the last few weeks’. THat is completely wrong. Gender is decided at fertilisation: either XX(female) or XY (male). Sex organs take longer to develop – but they are there well before the last few weeks. It is a complicated process though, so yes, sometimes it goes wrong. And how exactly have we “surpassed evolutionary needs for genders”? What does that mean exactly? You can’t surpass evolution. Humans are mammals and reproduce sexually. You still need male and female chromosomes to create a new human.
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