Once he was at a party and another boy was harassing him, telling my son that he wasn't a boy because his hair was long. Every single adult we passed that morning—from the fellow Christian parents are pre-school drop-off, to the complete strangers in our very liberal city—commented on his dress. The whole event was sad and traumatizing for me on so many levels. I say do what you like, but the irony here over the controversy is that until the second half of the 20th century, Pink was a masculine color and boys wore dresses until 6 or 7. I was going to reblog it here because I know a lot of you feel the WTF feeling when it comes to this gender bending leads to gayness nonsense, but you beat me to it! I am showing them how to talk about feelings. Obviously this is only an answer that covers one particular group of people, but they're a mighty big group that has a lot of sway in the cultural conversation.
Kids like rules and routines and dislike ambiguity because the world is big and confusing and they want to know where they stand.
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I always love your wisdom and perspective, Bronwyn. It's a great ad, and it's so sad that it's being blown up as some kind of societal threat. Children learn from bonding and immiation. I am helping them express their larger than life personalities. Years ago when my little cousins were toddlers a boy and a girlmy mom their aunt stayed at home to watch them. Progressive Christine Hallquist could be the nation's 1st transgender governor.