poorandweird wrote:there is a very famous case study of a boy whose botched circumcison led to him being raised female; he reverted to being a man at adulthood and even had kids (i think), so psychologists assumed that he was totally fine mentally after his traumatic experience.
He later committed suicide.
I can't remember the name though
Also a well known study has shown that the prevalence of gender dysmorphia decreased in the sample between the ages of about 7 and 18, so many girls who says they want to become men or men who say they want to become boys, at age eight, may ten years later feel comfortable in their assigned sex and gender, leaving a small minority. I wonder if this shows that gender identity is fluid, y'know? Like how were the children raised, with regards to attitudes towards gender roles, and did this affect them? or does a developing brain combined with new neural connections being made mean that your perception of your gender may change? How huge a role does puberty play in all of this?
I wish i knew.
Now I got a little snippy about ear piercing before only because I have heard people say some nasty things about piercing a child's ears, I feel very strongly about it and never chose to comment before because of that. Does it alter them in some way? Yes, but not permanently because they can take them out if they no longer want them. Does it take away their right choose? Yes but I feel doubtful they will give a flying fudge when they get older.
FrankensteinsBride wrote:Well I'm sorry in your circumstance that it didn't work out for you. That is totally unfortunate. It the case of my daughter I am quiet confident that she will not have a problem. My husband owned an award winning shop for many years and if it had not been for our good friend who is professional I would have never gotten them done for her. If in the end she does resent me for them, that was a risk I went in fully understanding could potentially happen. I had my ears done when I was seven, I begged and begged because everyone else had them and I NEEDED them. They are crooked as fuck but in my opinion its not that big of a deal. I still managed to stretch my ears to almost an inch and a half and if it was really bothering me and they didn't grow over there are procedures to fix them (just like their are for the giant nose my dad gave me ) so I could get them done correctly. I don't know I'm only defensive because it's my kid
It could have been something way worse...all I'm trying to say.
FrankensteinsBride wrote: I was never trying to be all uppity (sorry if you felt that way Bean, not my intention), I can talk a fucking mean streak about shit I feel passionate about, so I did So having said what I needed to say, I will back it up...
FrankensteinsBride wrote:^^ Piercing ears is no where near the same thing as any genital mutilation, not even close but that's a whole other topic...
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