But some parents, particularly mothers, seem to be whole-heartedly embracing the idea that their children are fully capable of deciding what sex they are — and some even encourage such behavior, as evidenced by recent news stories.
In June, the Today Show ran a story about a nine-year-old boy who believes he is a girl. His mother can be seen mouthing her son’s words as he answered the reporter’s questions as if she knew what he was going to say ahead of time.
The child’s mother, Beth Clawson, told CBS News in July that her young child has supposedly taken an interest in politics and even wrote a letter to Indiana lawmakers about a bill that would bar boys from playing girls’ sports.
“She’s listened to every single thing that the senators and representatives have said about her – positive and negative,” Clawson said, essentially admitting that she exposes her child to transgender politics. “She’s tougher than we are, I think.”
Another story went viral last week, showing a mother and grandma helping a four-year-old child hold a “gender reveal” at the Vancouver Pride Parade in Canada.