Nine years old. The moment of "truth" came when the Boston Globe published an article on its front page about identical twin boys, "one of whom had identified as transgender and was now living fully as a girl." Her son saw it and "It was at that moment that Jessie was born, moved in and has since made herself comfortable in my house." Shortly thereafter, "Jessie" got pierced ears and announced "herself" at school by showing up at Pajama Day in pink polka-dot pajamas.
The Globe story was headlined "Led by the child who simply knew. The twin boys were identical in every way but one. Wyatt was a girl to the core, and now lives as one, with the help of a brave, loving family and a path-breaking doctor's care."
The Globe promoted the "Children's Hospital Gender Management Services Clinic," which employs hormone therapies to halt puberty in "transgender children, blocking the development of secondary sexual characteristics -- a beard, say, or breasts -- that can make the eventual transition to the other gender more difficult, painful, and costly." The "girl" twin, Wyatt, now 14 and calling himself "Nicole," said the next step is mutilation -- "to undergo surgery to get a physical female body that matches up to my image of myself."
It's so Orwellian that libertines promote you should find "who you really are" by rejecting exactly "who you really are."
At the Huffington Post, Ross reported that her son has received "total acceptance" in his imagined gender and she is "grateful that Jessie's social transition, thus far, has been as seamless as we ever could have hoped for. She has that sparkle in her eye and a new confidence which is the envy of many an adult."
Bill O'Reilly dared to strike a blow for traditionalism -- and simple rational thought -- on Fox News, not buying this "The Emperor Has Girl Clothes" attitude that's demanded of everyone. He said "Glee" could cause imitators: "They might go out and experiment with this stuff." For this obvious point, he was roundly booed.
Judge Jeannine Pirro replied incredulously to O'Reilly, "You're not saying it's contagious." It's not a medical metaphor. It's the usual Hollywood metaphor. They demand no one show someone glamorously smoking a cigarette because it promotes an unhealthy lifestyle. But it's truly a progressive moment of "truth" to show someone universally applauded for glamorously rejecting his or her own gender.
What's left out, with a fear of a viewpoint becoming "contagious"? Anyone who disagrees.