My first thought after reading this was 'why are or would a child be treated/educated differently because of their sex, in school'?? The immediate second thought that followed was 'if this same girl and her mother declared her a lesbian, would she still be given a "support worker" to ensure her lesbianism was being properly upheld by her teacher and fellow student body'??
The mother claims she well knew her daughter was truly a boy because by age three her daughter refused to wear dresses and tried cutting her hair short, including the girl later telling the mother she was a "boy". Ignorant simplistic Gender Straight Jacketed thinking that would have millions upon millions of girls past, present and future deemed boys, including myself!
The teacher of this girl apparently declined to treat the girl like a boy-again, this in itself makes ZERO sense and if this particular teacher is treating the girls and boys in her class differently she should be fired outright!-but I digress-the miffed mother took her
I cannot even begin to imagine the utter confusion this insanity would be causing the other children in class, especially the other girls. Girls whose little worlds are further circumscribed by their sex while this particular girl's world is widened to the unlimited world boys live in, simply because this girl's mother deems her behavior male and insists everyone else does as well. NOT because any of these girls should have their worlds constricted, BUT the price for a world of possibilities shouldnt be dependent upon their/their parents calling them boys!
The mother also stated “I’ve neither encouraged or discouraged it, I’m just going with it. I just want her happy and confident with who she is”, she added. It is clear from this article and other articles on this girl that the mother has done nothing BUT encourage her daughter's confusion, beginning with planting the idea that her daughter is a boy based on shit like hair length and pants! The mother screams of lezbophobia. I would bet my very fucking life neither this woman nor the NHS has done anything to investigate this child's possible lesbianism anymore than they explained to her she didnt have to be a "boy" to be herself. No they instead explained and encouraged the exact opposite, that in order to be herself she MUST be a boy!
Last from the article: "In October The Times newspaper reported that the number of children wanting a sex change in 2012 saw an increase of 50 per cent compared to the previous year".
As has been sadly predicted here far too many times and for too many years. Numbers which have also been predicted to sky rocket post publication of the DSM V, have and continue sky rocketing.