When you’re a kid, you change your mind about a lot of things. One day the opposite sex has cooties, the next you’re an eight-year-old with a crush on the exact sex you were grossed out by. You go from liking dinosaurs or princesses to something else the next day or week. The point is, as kids grow up, they change their minds. A lot.

And that’s okay. It’s part of life. The more you learn, the more the way you see the world or the life around you changes. However, what kids should not be able to change, is their gender. 

When I was growing up I had female friends that were tomboys. They liked dinosaurs instead of princesses and enjoyed sports. That didn’t mean, however, that they wished they were a boy. All that it meant was that girls didn’t have to be confined to one stigma. This was perfectly normal. But not once did my tomboy girlfriends’ parents think that maybe their children wanted to change gender, then give them that chance.

The fact that Biden is saying that kids should be able to be transgender is not only appalling and sick, it is incredibly dangerous. 

Adults that transition are one thing- there’s a reason you have to be a certain age to get these surgeries. There’s a reason you have to be a certain age to get tattoos and piercings. The people that perform these surgeries and body alterations want to make sure the person they’re working on is old enough to make reasonable, sound decisions, then handle the result of those decisions for the rest of their life. 

All personal feelings aside regarding whether transitioning is okay for adults or not, we’re talking about children here. They have no idea if they want to change genders. They see shows on Nickelodeon and Disney channel that push an agenda on kids way too early in their lives. When they grow up, if they decide they want to become a different gender, that’s a decision they’ll make. However, it’s one they should make when they fully understand what that entails.

When kids shows put transgender characters in their programs they don’t explain the hormone treatments, surgeries, complications, problems, and mental struggles that those kids go through. As with any major surgery or bodily change, there are a whole host of things to be considered. If a child isn’t old enough to understand algebra or chemistry, they aren’t old enough to make permanent decisions regarding changing their body. 

Biden made his comment about kids transitioning when a woman at a town hall said that Trump was “stripping her child of her rights,” according to The Daily Wire. 

Of course, Biden, who panders to anyone and anything by suckering up and telling them what they want to hear, responded that kids should certainly be able to decide what they want to be.

“The idea that an 8-year-old child or a 10-year-old child decides, ‘you know I decided I want to be transgender, that’s what I think I’d like to be, it would make my life a lot easier,’ there should be zero discrimination,” Biden said. “And what’s happening is, too many transgender women of color are being murdered, they’re being murdered,” The Daily Wire reports.

The thing is, Biden, sometimes life would be easier if we made certain decisions, sure. But those decisions only make life easier in the moment. If a  child that’s experiencing conflicting emotions becomes transgender, their life is not going to be easier. Their issues are not going to go away. And that identity crisis they felt in the moment is certainly not going to get better when they have to start taking hormone treatments. 

Chocolate is my go-to when I’m stressed, but it doesn’t take away the responsibilities I have that are making me stressed. All that it does is provide temporary relief/ happiness. At the end of the milkshake I still have things that I have to get done. It’s part of being a responsible person. 

Kids that think getting transition surgery will make them feel better have been fed a horrible lie. Instead of being told to change their gender, they should be taught how to work through their feelings and how to deal with life when it gets hard. When they’re older and are capable of fully understanding the world and how it works, then they can decide.

They’re going to face more identity crisis’ and problems as their life goes on and changing genders is not going to make those frustrating things go away. Often, how good or bad a parent is can be seen in the way their kid turns out. 

We’ve seen how much of a disaster Biden’s own son is, we should be incredibly wary about listening to his parenting advice.

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Brittany Slaughter

Brittany Slaughter is an opinion writer for DavidHarrisJr.com. Her work can be found in The Washington Examiner, Campus Reform, The College Fix, New Right Network, and The Hill. She is published in the book She’s Conservative- Stories of Trials and Triumphs on America’s College Campuses. She is a journalist dedicated to standing up for the truth, even when it is unpopular. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @BSlaughterReal.

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  • I posted the following on FB and Twitter ref Biden’s #ChildrensChoice narrative:

    Children CANNOT “Decide” their gender.”Parents”, especially homosexual adoptive partners, IME, mostly legally “married” lesbian partners, MUST BE PROHIBITED from referring their adopted female children for the (wrongly termed), so-called, “Gender Reassignment” surgical procedure, because the adoptive partners are MAKING that decision FOR the minor child. A minor child, due to it’s physical and mental immaturity, is INCAPABLE of such positions or decisions. (CAPS used for EMPHASIS, not to “Shout”).

  • Dear Brittany,
    I’d like to opine ref this article and am a very straightforward person, hence I write accordingly. I hope that you are not offended.

    There is #NoSuchThing as “changing genders”. Legal age and personal choice withstanding I agree with you in principal. Gender Dysphoria is a known psychological disorder, that IMO/IME, male homosexuals can use to trap heterosexual men, e.g. in a bar encounter, or to allow the “transformed man” to “marry” another homosexual man, thereby both men avoid stereotype and disdain.
    For example, IMO, take “Melinda” Gates”, whose facial features appear more masculine than feminine. Many of the publicly elected officials who facilitate anarchy by defunding police departments or not prosecuting rioters, for example, exhibit that same facial characteristic: they look like men. IMO, that is a common denominator between most of them.
    Falsely-coined “Gender Reassignment” surgery is an elective surgical procedure akin to any other cosmetic surgical procedure and does not change one’s gender assignment, rather the patient’s claimed gender.
    For a genuinely Dysphoric person, if such a physical change helps them mentally, so be it. But to create a “Gender”, and then use that creation to disguise male homosexuality, then further EXPECT or DEMAND acceptance under patently false pretenses is immoral and almost criminal. Until proven otherwise, I assert that “Transgender” persons, except forced-upon children, are male homosexuals, Period Dot..
    Richard