If my son came home in a tutu and said he was a girl, I honestly wouldn’t care. For two reasons.
First, Stanleys are always the best at everything they do, and if a boy of mine wants to be a girl then he’s going to be the prettiest little princess in the whole damn school.
Second, I’d know it was just a fad. Next week he’ll believe he’s a choo-choo train. Children have no sense of time: they think how you feel now is how you’ll feel forever. Adults know everything comes and goes. This is one of the things that make us adults and them children – and it’s why we are the ones in charge.
So why do adults, including politicians, teachers and even clergymen, keep endorsing the gender fluid fantasies of children? Because they’ve forgotten what it means to be a mature human being.
We need to distinguish between two phenomena here. One is grownup trans people who after many years have concluded that...