i can’t get over the transgender kids episode on the tyra show last night. apparently, the topic have already been aired a few months back, but last night was the only time i get to watch the entire episode.
at first it was just curiosity, but then after like five minutes, i found myself totally engrossed and a bit freaked out about the whole thing. transgender kids. frankly, i never heard about it. i know about such things happenning to adults, but kids….omg!
Merriam-Webster defines transgender as a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that differs from the ones that corresponds to the person’s sex at birth. quite a stark diffrence from being gay. some experts on transgenderism claims that this “abnormality” is biological, rather than physhological. i really don’t know. i believe, there is much too explore and discuss about.
what bothers me (and probably other mothers too) is the alarming reports that kids as young as 5 are already transgenders. sad, scary, but true. i feel for mother experiencing this dilema. it’s good that there are groups that supports the cause. surely more than a mother’s love is needed to deal and understand everything.
i admit, i was a bit disturbed by what i saw, but i am none the less grateful that my eyes were opened to something important, timely and pressing.