Most of us take it for granted. Penis makes a boy, vagina makes a girl. Can you argue with biology? Nearly universal cultural norms say no.
Once gender is determined biologically, these same social and cultural norms kick in to dictate what behaviors, activities, toys, clothing, and interests developing boys and girls should prefer.
But what happens if you are ‘born in the wrong body‘? a description used by children who, at a very early age, discover that their biological body does not reflect their gender identity, leading to serious confusion, stress, frustration, and depression in children with non-traditional gender identification, or gender variance.
I loved this story of Anneke and her family’s journey toward understanding; understanding herself, her body, and her choices.
hot on elephant
A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 120 shares The Most Powerful Moon of the Year: New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Pisces. 47,402 shares A Relationship will only be as Good as the Sex. 10,580 shares Welcome to Pisces Season: A Love there is no Coming Back From. 13,126 shares How Women ruin Good Men. 4,171 shares If You have to “Think About It,” then I’m Not the One for You. 4,908 shares What Rumi had to Say about Unhappy Love. 245 shares If You Love an Intuitive, Old-Soul Pisces, Read This. 3,475 shares Not sure I thought I’d ever say this, but Ashton Kutcher is about to inspire you to tears. 2,300 shares How we can go to Heaven without Dragging Others with Us. 123 shares