Gender dictates how we see children in the most fundamental ways - everything from the toys, books and clothes moms and dads buy, to the proms, weddings and other milestones they imagine. While girls and boys attend school together, they are conditioned to separation in bathrooms, locker rooms, gym classes, sports teams, even sections of the cafeteria. These social conventions operate on a pair of assumptions: that there is always certainty about who is a girl and who a boy; and that every girl and every boy will look and feel and act the part.
This is a well-researched and well-written article that combines the human-side of transgender identities, parenting and children along with the medical research, literature and experts in the field. Although I don’t agree with the work that Kenneth Zucker conducts with children, I see the author is doing what a good journalists should do and that is bringing in different views into a piece. I’ve read A LOT of stories/articles on this topic and I am now placing this one near the top of my list for content and sources.
Uniquely Human | The Science of Gender - ‘I Boy’: A family’s challenge to understand gender
….sex is a vast, infinitely malleable continuum…