November 12, 2010, - 2:14 pm

“My Princess Boy”: This Isn’t “Acceptance;” It’s Warped

By Debbie Schlussel


I don’t know about you, but I long ago tired of the feminization of America.  Whether it’s a boy and the ACLU suing his school because he can’t wear  his breast cancer pink cleats as a member of Mississippi’s Mendenhall High’s football team; whether it’s Detroit-area police officers wearing pink for “national anti-bully day;” whether it’s the Sarah Palin family, where “Todd” is the name of the dutiful wife and men are the accessories if they even exist at all (other than as sperm donors, diaper changers, and child support payers);  or whether it’s this new book for kids, called, “My Princess Boy (A Mom’s Story About a Young Boy Who Loves to Dress Up),” the tolerance of turning America’s boys and men into pink-encrusted powder puffs, isn’t tolerance or “acceptance” at all.

It’s the absorption, the digestion of the absolutely absurd–the complete abnormal– into our definition of what is okay.  And it’s not okay.  It’s just the further defining of deviancy down that continues to afflict and destroy America.  I guarantee you that no one in Al-Qaeda is reading their kids anything resembling, “My Princess Boy.”  It’s a book now being pushed on America’s kids by People magazine and the hags of “The View.”  Cheryl Kilodavis wrote the book to help promote the “acceptance” among America’s kids of her 5-year-old son’s penchant for dressing up in sequined dresses, pink high-heeled shoes, yellow frills, tutus, and other girls’ and womens’ clothes.

Yes, Cheryl Kilodavis and her many pop culture media supporters want you to know that RuPaul isn’t just a bad disco act from the ’90s.  It’s now the “modern” boys’ uniform your kids should accept on their male kindergarten classmates.  Like I said, Al-Qaeda and the rest of the terrorist-loving Islamic world isn’t teaching their boys to be women and their women to be alpha males.  Nope, they’re teaching their men to be masculine, tough, brutal (except in Afghanistan and some other places where poor boys are forever damaged after being enslaved in bacha bazi sex slave rings).  Muslim boys aren’t encouraged at age three to wear tutus.  They’re encouraged at age three to become warriors, homicide bombers.  Not that that’s laudable.  It isn’t.  But neither is teaching toddlers and young kids to go overboard and give a new stretch to the definition of “embracing their feminine side.”

People Mag found one of many idiotic social workers who embrace this idiocy. Dr. Sheri Parks of the University of Maryland doesn’t care about the sickness of feminizing America’s boys and the ill effects of lax parenting like that of Ms. Kilodavis. Nope, she was more concerned about the amount of pressure on a young kid to be the new poster boy for RuPaulism Syndrome. And, yes, I made that up, but it’s as good a name as any for this absurd push on boys to dress like girls.

In case you were wondering, there is a dad in the picture, and he supports all of this.  Dean Kilodavis thinks it’s all harmless.  “Is he hurting anybody?  No.   Then I support him.”  Uh, your wife’s book and this attitude harms all of American society . . . irreparably.  Man up.

If this is America’s future, and sadly, it looks like it kinda is, there won’t be an American future.  But, hey, men and women can shop together at Victoria’s Secret . . . for him and for junior.  And you can’t beat one-stop shopping for bras and panties for the whole family, right?

Oh, and by the way, it goes both ways, sadly. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been dressing their daughter, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, as a boy because she wants to dress as a boy.

Memo to America’s kids: If you are a princess, you aren’t a boy. If you’re a boy, you can’t be a princess. It’s pretty simple. If you think the two things mix and your parents support that, get him . . . for you and your parents.

**** UPDATE: Reader Worry01 writes:

It appears that the “Tranny”- “NAMBLA” types are hitting hard on your article. These characters seem to think it is really cool for a parent to turn their kid into a transvestite or worse. Junior did not go out and select the clothes or other paraphernalia. It was mommy. Twenty years ago, this would have been considered child abuse, if not thinly disguised pedophilia. This makes the Jon Benet Ramsey case seem lovingly innocent by comparison.

Bull’s eye.

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“I guarantee you that no one in Al-Qaeda is reading their kids anything resembling, “My Princess Boy.”

“Like I said, Al-Qaeda and the rest of the terrorist-loving Islamic world isn’t teaching their boys to be women and their women to be alpha males. Nope, they’re teaching their men to be masculine, tough, brutal (except in Afghanistan and some other places where poor boys are forever damaged after being enslaved in bacha bazi sex slave rings). Muslim boys aren’t encouraged at age three to wear tutus. Not that that’s laudable. It isn’t. But neither is teaching toddlers and young kids to go overboard and give a new stretch to the definition of “embracing their feminine side.”

Your simple suggestion that we need to look at Al-Qaeda for how we should raise our kids is in its self more warped then this child dressing up. More likely he will grow our of it. But if he doesn’t, to compare that we need to model our parenting motivation skills after a terrorist group is reprehensible. Surely you could have thought of a better analogy.

Urban Pride on January 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I think a lot of people are simply missing the point of what debbie is trying to say in her discussion of terrorist groups and how they raise their children. Its not that shes applauding that terrorist raise their children to hate and become killers but rather that they raise boys to be boys and girls to be girls. In america however this seems to be something of a novelity idea and things like this princess boy rubbish are becoming the norm and accepted behavior in our society. But thats what happens when sound parenting goes out the window in favor of the let your children do what they want mentality. And people wonder why our children are so messed up these days.

“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.” Proverbs 29:15

Lance on January 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

U stoopid bitch stfu

me on January 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    To all those opposed,
    Aren’t we all searching for truth and moderation? This book is certainly not about tolerance and moderation because if it was the mother would except her son within boundries. The poor child will forever be remembered for his few minutes of fame and haunt his adulthood leaving him to question who he is even though he was just a young child having fun. Moreover this is not just one family’s struggle but society’s transition from definate roles and respect for men and women to an overwhelming struggle for women to come out on top. In conclusion, I’d like to point out too that society has rules so children must learn them to properly function, consequences are a reality of life, and just because something is permissable doesn’t mean it’s beneficial. Btw, cussing Ms. Schlussel out for having her own opinion is absolutly not in anyway considered tolerance. Thanks for the hypocracy. 🙂

    Logical on September 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm

      Dear Logical:
      Way to spell accept as except. Very classy.
      True, society has rules that children must learn to conform to but what if the rules that said society has created aren’t truly beneficial to those members? And you’re asking a mother to make her son unhappy because she can only ACCEPT (not except) her son within boundaries? He’s only 5, let him do his thing. I feel sorry for you and I hope you can realize that people should be allowed to express themselves in any way they want and not have to feel fearful or scared about it.

      Katie on February 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    As long as people don’t try to force someone else in to having to like Princess Boys I don’t mind.
    Is it possible to be born not liking these things? It seems like a person can be born into sexual deviancy but if a person doesn’t swing that way it is because they supposedly learned that behavior.

    Pooh Huffy on July 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Who are the ones that gave “sexual deviancy” it’s definition? Right: PEOPLE!!! There is nothing states anywhere that can be proven, without a shadow of a doubt, that ANY of this is deviancy! I, too, have a young boy, who just turned 7, and has SINCE BIRTH been more drawn to the shinier, prettier things in life! And I HAVE STOOD BY HIM SINCE DAY ONE with ALL of it! He is SEVEN, who’s to tell him what he likes and dislikes is wrong? You? Have you every done anything opposed to your parents, society, or anyone else? I’m sure that answer is YES! Then why should he be any more “wrong” than you were? My son is one of the most loving, kind-hearted children I know and I REFUSE to make him uncomfortable in his own skin because people like you use the words “sexual deviancy”! He’s not having sex with animals or dead people, he doesn’t even know what sex IS, so to put those words in ANY of this context is disgusting on your behalf!!! THEY ARE CHILDREN!

      Angidazee on November 4, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I do agree with a lot of what was said about this child and his mother. he is %
5 years old and shouldn’t be making up his mind about anything. especially about wearing a dress to school or even secertly at his house. This is a sad story indeed. if the boy is gay/in the wrong body. No one knows he barly talks but to say he likes pink and twirling. Such a sad story.

CHARLIE B on January 5, 2011 at 4:40 pm

This is one of the most ignorant, awful things i may have ever read. You have no basis for any of your arguments, if i may call them that. How exactly does this “harm American society irreparably”? Cause i dont really think it does.

Youre an idiot

Tocqueville on January 5, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    It harms American Society by trying to turn little boys into little girlie-boys. Are there any real men left in America. Shame on these parents.

    MRobs on December 20, 2011 at 4:06 pm

      Nobody is “turning” their boys into girls. Study psychology and child development before making such ignorant statements.

      Brandon Crawford on November 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

It is people like you who make it hard to be different in anyway. That little boy is wonderful and the fact that he is willing to go on tv and his parents are going to make his life so much better because he sees tollerance.

TJMI on January 6, 2011 at 10:06 am

    TJMI… I saw this little guy on the TV with Meredith Viera… he seemed more than shy… he seemed scared. I don’t want to question the mom’s motives but I wondered why she was putting her son through the national attention. Ms. Viera looked uncomfortable… I wondered if they weren’t forcing themselves to accept something that they are terribly uncomfortable with. When you saw the interview, what did you think?

    BKC on January 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Seriously…. No acceptance for someone slightly different. what I get from your completely ignorant article is that Americas future would be better if we were teaching our youth to be suicide bombers and terrorists? Really? God forbid anyone close or related to you is anything out of the norm because I have a feeling you would make their life a living hell… Ever heard of kids committing suicide because they are bullied for being different? It’s because of people like you! Ignorant, unaccepting, discouraging and down right wrong!!

Lu on January 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Really, this story is so sad that a mother would be allowing a child of this age to make decisions such as this. It s a parents responsibility to guide and teach a child. She obviously not hurting financially from this either. It might be cute now but what about later. Is this where the future is heading in parenting.

Rraybon on January 6, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Oh-and by the way Mr. School superintendent, would you please implement an anti-bullying program so that Princess Boy doesn’t get beat up?
This makes me sick. Poor kid is a puppet….

Luli on January 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Debbie, you are a disgusting political sell out. Trying to tie a family’s open and honest struggle with a broader, imaginary agenda for “feminizing” America and then further, suggesting that invented agenda makes us less capable to deal with terrorists? Wow and bravo — your sophist skills are top notch. You fit right in with FOX and their industry of reality engineering.

Enjoy your seat in the echo chamber.

Ken on January 8, 2011 at 1:13 am

“It’s just the further defining of deviancy down that continues to afflict and destroy America. I guarantee you that no one in Al-Qaeda is reading their kids anything resembling, “My Princess Boy.”

No, but I guarantee YOU they are using blogs like yours to train their future suicide bombers. Way to go Ms. Shlussel.

Let’s be real – effeminacy is not destroying this country, and it never will. People blowing us up – yeah, that’s a problem. If you really cared about this country and curbing terrorism, you wouldn’t be supplying Muslim extremists with more propaganda showing how much ALL Americans hate them.

Sandy1776 on January 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

Get a life, you stupid cunt

shut your mouth on January 9, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Name calling is not the answer, it just makes us look bad as humans. Respecting everyones view is the only way things like this can be talked about in a cival way. Does this family have Godly values? If so , going to a pastor and reading the Bible will help answer the Guestion of boys derssing up as girls. There is an answer for every situation in the word of God. It is not fair to judge this mother because she did attempt to seek help from the Doctor. Some kids grow out of this type of thing, but I don’t think it’s healthy to make such a BIG deal out of this because all of the attention over this is going to make him want to keep doing it, as oppose to letting him naturaly get through this normal time in his life. I think the mother may just want her 15min’s on TV, so she is making such a big thing of this. Boys dress up every day, Big Deal!!!

Nora 99 on January 10, 2011 at 1:22 am

This is our video response to the Princess Boy

Poultrysandwich on January 11, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Oh great so lets all go and train our kids in Alqaeda because is cause less harm to be a fucking murder..

Your article is so closeminded, think whatever you want because this is just the beggining.. evolution of minds isnt going to stop because of your 50 era thoughts.

Maky on January 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

There are mothers all over the world who struggle with children who do not model the binary gender identity. Some will grow up and realize they are attracted to the same sex. Some will realize they feel they were born into the wrong body. There are humans who are not xx or xy chromosomally. There are people born with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome who feel like girls and look like girls but are really xy males. The androgen didn’t cross over and change the fetus into a male. (everyone is female at conception) The topic is much too complex to jump to conclusions. Doctors used to operate on babies with ambiguous genitals and “make” them into the sex they most resembled between their legs. They never waited to see what the brain said about their gender. I applaud any paraent who accepts their child and doesn’t try to force them to be who they aren’t, who can assume that they are on a journey with their child and loves them unconditionally. I’m happy this mom is able to get people talking about it as I’ve had two helpline messages this month from moms whose sons sound like Princess Boys. Now there is somewhere they can turn for understanding and support.

PFLAG mom on January 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I am a 60 years old “man” I am wearing a dress and pantyhose as I write this – just as I have for the past 55 years. I did not ask to be born this way – I just was.

To be perfectly honest – I LIKE being profoundly feminine. BTW – I am 100% heterosexual – My girlfriend is in the next room. We have a wonderful relationship.

I have wished thousands of times that I was born “one or the other” – either Male or female – but I was not.

Sexuality has something to do with hormones – I don’t understand the mechanics – I just know that we are the way we are born – whether we want to be that way or not.

God bless one and all. Please be understanding of those of us who are not “normal”. We did not get to vote (or choose).

Jamie on January 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Yeah Al-Qaeda doesn’t do this! What are us Americans THINKING!!!! We definitely would benefit from being more like THEM. Children at that age should definitely not be allowed to express who they THINK they are. What an attention whore mom who’s just trying to get some money. (sarcasm!)

The reason the world is so messed up and there are places like Al-Qaeda is because people are so closed minded they can’t accept others.

I hope you are the real attention whore, just trying to get hits/views whatever.

Natasha on February 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm

wow, I will have to escape this site soon because I am overloading on your idiocy. I have two kids, a boy and a girl, and I am lucky enough that I have a manly boy and a girly girl. They won’t have much trouble fitting in. But there are people out there with kids who are born gay and have a certain disposition that nothing can be done about. Doesn’t even Dick Cheney have a gay daughter? I’m sure he did not encourage that situation. When you have a gay child, all you can do is accept it. If you try to ram your idea of how he or she should behave down their throat, it will NOT work, they will simply become a closet case or more likely, just become estranged from you and live their own life. Then you have just lost your kid completely.

Allison on February 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I was really upset by your ignorance, close-minded idiocy-but then I read some of the comments and breathed a sigh of relief. Looks like there are still plenty of accepting people that actually know what’s going on. Bravo, people! Keep up the good work!
And Debbie, if you’re sick of the feminism movement (Even a kid wanting to support breast cancer research at a football game? You’re ridiculous.) than go ahead and move to the Middle East. I’m sure you’ll like it much more over there, where women can’t write articles like this.

Amber on February 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I don’t want my kids reading Al-Queda’s suggested readings.
Guess what? A color is a color.
It doesn’t mean anything.

No, really. It’s a COLOR. Pink. Yellow. Aubergine. Who cares?

Look at you:
You can call us “deviant” all you want, but why does this bother you?
It gives you something to blog about, but you’re picking on minorities for doing what they want to do with their lives. Original.

I think being an Evangelist Christian is weird and messes kids up brutally, based on my own experiences, but it’s not my place to judge those parents. We all have to do what we think is best.

Amanda on March 4, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I want to go on here and yell at you for your ignorance and for completely missing the point…however I will bite my tongue…kinda.
That little “Princess Boy” was worried about what other people would think if he wore a dress to school, his mother was less concerned because IT WAS HALLOWEEN! A time to dress up as anything you want. If I dress as a slutty slut slut for Halloween does not make me one the other gazillon days of my life. It’s a day for dressing up as someone else. Frat boys dress as nuns and female cheerleaders and other women all the damn time for this day. Are they transexual gays even though they probably impregnanted someone with very little sexual health knowledge aka a girl raised in an absence only household aka someone probably similiar to someone being raised in your household.
Back to the boy, when he showed up at school his classmates thought his costume was brilliant, however the mothers almost had the woman stoned to death. Kids don’t care. Kids are kids are kids to them. It’s the reactions from elders that form “social norms” and that’s what makes them feel like outcasts when they are older. It’s not fair. It’s not nice. Go to church and actually learn about acceptance.
PS If that boy is gay, good for him I hope he finds love.
PPS If that boy is straight, good for him I hope he finds love.
PPPS I’m a 22 year old virgin WITH A BOYFRIEND, not a slut, but my ass was totally hanging out of my costume last Halloween because I’m comfortable in my own skin. Now I’m going to drink a beer, watch some football, and swear loudly. Hopefully that doesn’t make me gay.

Rachel Lee on April 18, 2011 at 4:38 am

I hope this kid’s life falls apart soon, him and his fu**ing family

Really on April 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

If you search google for “caught my boy doing this” you will find that its pretty common. I think the sick part is trying to attach gay or trans-gender to little boys exploring the world around them. everyone can play dress up. the consensus from level headed parents seems to be you will do a lot more damage scolding a boy if you catch him playing dress up than just letting it run its course.

i believe that anything telling parents that their boy is gay or trans for doing this at any age is more likely to create a trans or gay person out of someone who might not have been. look at how little men are valued to begin with. add emotionally distant parents and friends who make assumptions instead of asking what it’s about and the external pressure could crush a person into a mold they didnt belong in.

John on April 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm

When I was 4, I remember asking for a Barbie from the local toy store– not because I wanted to dress her up and play tea with her, but because she looked a lot like BARBARA EDEN! And I just LOVED me some Barbara Eden! Nom nom nom nom nom…

Tonester on May 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

How is it bad to wear pink cleats for breast cancer awareness? Or for anti-bullying? And so what if the kid likes to dress up, or is even transsexual? How do you know the boy didn’t pick the dresses out himself? Where would you leave this child while you were shopping? I wonder if you have children. If you do, and you wouldn’t let them wear a dress if it made them happy, I worry about your children. With such an unaccepting mother, they are bound to be the “warped” ones.

Alayna on May 13, 2011 at 3:19 am

Oh, Debbie… Debbie… Debbie…. YOU’RE A CRAZY WOMAN… plain and simple.

Steve on June 23, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Why would you ever suggest that anything that a terrorist organization is doing, is something better that what we are? Your argument is weak, full of fear, and not coming from the place of love and acceptance that would make the entire world a safer and more secure place to exist. You really need to examine why you are so afraid of anything that doesn’t feel right for you and you alone.

Bella on August 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

My goodness it is nice to know there are still sane people in the world! I have been outraged about this book since I first heard about it, and when I saw the crazy bitch on tv my anger only got worse…. “hhhhmmm what am I gonna do today, oh I know I will dress up my son like a fuck’n show pony and parade him are for the world to judge! It’s ok if I screw up the rest of his life as long as I get a few bucks out of it, right?”

This woman makes me sick! I finally got to read it the other day (I stood in the bookstore and read it no way I was going to contribute to this woman’s madness) and it was the MOST pretentious thing I have ever read! The illustrations are atrocious and the story is worse, you can clearly tell this woman was never meant to write. And to top it all this book has NOTHING to do about her son. Sure he may be the main character but she is the real star, anyone can see the whole book is a “poor me” ploy. A cry for attention that the whole nation answered. Don’t be surprised if he turns up ill next, that’s how “munchausen syndrome by proxy” works you know.

My big question is will this mom still be so proud of her son when he dies at age 25 from AIDS? Or will she feel guilty for pushing him into the gay lifestyle

Proud Mom of a REAL Boy on September 2, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Your post was spot on – couldn’t have said it better. This country is getting sicker by the day. This “mother” is nothing but an attention whore and she is twisting her kid and using him to get it.

    MRobs on December 20, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I find your response to this blog to be sad and downright disturbing. I am the 35 year old mother of a 5 year old boy who prefers things deemed by society to be “girl” things. Whether it be clothes, toys, games, etc. He has been doing this since he was about 20 months old. Allowing him to wear dresses, play with Barbies or call himself a princess isn’t wrong in anyway. I love my son unconditionally and accept his choices and preferences 100%. In no way does that make me a bad parent. My son certainly has a strong male influence in his life as well Or at least what society would Dean a
    s manly

    Penelope Lee on October 23, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I think everyones entitled to their own opinion….yet I believe your is extremly stupid, for one its people like u who make it hard for people to be who they are…if there was more tolerance there would be less bullies in schools and less violence in america so too me I believe if u wanted a better america u wouldnt be hating on people who have an open mind…also for u to think the middle east to have such a good view on where women roles should be then u should take ur advice women arent suppose to have views soo u could start by shutting ur mouth and going to do some household duties…but apparrently u like how america is some what because if it wasnt for how much america has improved with womens rights u wouldnt have a chance to write ur ridiculous rant of nonsense u have put on the internet…and for the mother ur putting down I respect her for loving her kid no matter what and not listening to a hag like u!!!

Peace92 on October 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Take an english class you moron.

    MRobs on December 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Who are you to compare this to terrorism? Seriously? I REALLY don’t think that a mother allowing her son to be happy and do what he likes as long as it doesn’t harm him is worthy of being compared to Al-Qaeda. Oh and you said that the book is “harming” society. How is this “harming” society? Society is what has classified this behavior as feminine. So something is feminine even if a male naturally wants to do it too? I have never heard of you but I after reading this, I am not a fan of you and I am pretty sure the majority of people in these comments aren’t either. Why are you letting it bother you so much? Raise your child how you’d like, let other people raise theirs how they’d like.

Joe on October 4, 2011 at 5:36 am

You mighta had me, but you used Al Qaeda as a moral compass way too early. I’m so confused. you don’t LOOK pro-Al Qaeda. so i didn’t read the rest. I’m sure I’m a lesser person for not hearing you out.

elyse walker on October 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Agree with you completely Debbie. A parents job is to direct a child positively into their gender role. So many parents are letting children take the lead in their upbringing. What does a child know? Take the desire into consideration and direct it where it belongs. Children are drawn to pretty and beautiful things. Both genders can enjoy such things in the appropriate way.

Robii Dawn on October 29, 2011 at 9:53 am

Apparently you, ma’am have no idea about tolerance. Children are bullied in school every day because ‘someone’ says they can’t be different. And I believe that you in fact are only helping to support a world of continued violence, oppression and gender inequality. People are so afraid of difference and what they don’t understand. Get a clue; get a life; and open your eyes to a world of diversity. If a child tells his parents that all he wants for Christmas is a toy, and it happens to be a pink toy that our society has ‘said’ is for a girl, are you really going to break his heart b/c of your position that ‘princesses are only girls’? We should accept and embrace people’s differences, not continue to act as if we are somehow better. Educate yourself.

Nik on December 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I have to ask: what’s wrong with men wearing pink? Women wear blue all the time and no one bats an eye. Pink is just a color and a man or boy should be able to wear it if they want. You criticized the high school boy for wanting to wear pink for breast cancer(which men CAN develop BTW) awareness. What’s wrong with that? Maybe he knows someone who has the disease. As for the “princess boy”, I see nothing wrong with allowing him to wear dresses if he wants to. I am a woman, and when I was little I played with “girls” toys, but I also liked toys such as Hot Wheels and squirt guns. I grew up going to baseball games with my dad. As a baby my parents would dress me in a team outfit that was technically a boy’s outfit because they couldn’t find any made for baby girls in the late ’80’s. When I was three what I wanted most for Christmas was a red baseball glove. Thankfully my parents weren’t judgmental like you and got me the glove, which I adored. In spite of these so called “inappropriate” tom boyish tendencies, I grew up to be a well adjusted heterosexual woman who has no desire to be a man. It’s possible that this boy will outgrow his dress wearing. However, if he does turn out to be trans or homosexual, I hope the people around him are nicer than you are. You need to shut your ignorant mouth. It’s not the transgender and homosexual people who are destroying America-it’s hateful people like you.

Sarah on December 23, 2011 at 6:10 am

I can’t believe you are a fucking female. Wait.. no.. I can’t believe you are a fucking HUMAN, you unfeeling, idiotic, conservative nazi FUCK.

Lauren on January 24, 2012 at 1:53 am

Instead of taking time to write this you should have just laid in a busy street instead.

Paul on January 24, 2012 at 1:57 am

Instead of taking time to write this you should have just laid in a busy street

Paul on January 24, 2012 at 2:00 am

What a moronic old fashioned woman. And I am talking about the comment about ‘Todd’. Because of course women have no business entering politics while their husbands shows support. The woman is breeder, cook and housekeeper and should know her place.

Actually don’t you have a kitchen to be in or maybe relocate to Saudi and leave the rest of civilisation to it.

Stephanie Tohill on January 28, 2012 at 5:31 am

You are a prime example of the disgusting ignorance, stupidity and lack of acceptance that this book is trying to combat. Who do you think you are? There is nothing wrong with letting children be whoever they want. This book is just trying to bring comfort to those who don’t fit into this countries detrimental gender roles and help parents who are dealing with this tough reality. Pursuing a degree in Psychology as well as a degree in Women and Gender Studies, I am all to familiar with the facts to think that there is any data, common sense or critical thinking skills behind your pathetic argument. People with views like this, in my opinion, either have some repressed issues in that area (maybe you wanted to be a man or something), or you are just overflowing with hatred and need somewhere to expunge it. Either way, you have no place. You have no basis for what you are saying, and there really is a problem with acceptance of all the different people. Being gay, transgender or transsexual cannot be learned or forced on someone. It’s how that person is, how they were born. This book is merely defending them and raising awareness about a taboo and misunderstood topic. I was lucky enough to find this bit of uneducated stupidity you can a blog while googleing where I can BUY this book for my younger brothers who MAY OR MAY NOT end up gay, transgender or transsexual. But I promise you if that is who they turn out to be it will not only have NOTHING to do with this wonderful, courageously written book, but will be PERFECTLY FINE and ACCEPTED by me! Please shut up until you can learn something about life and human nature. You absolutely disgust me. Rot in your ignorance.

Kaylynne Gray on February 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Ok, just to let everyone in on a little secret. The whole Pink = girl’s color. Blue = boy’s color. Is a setup by retailers who just want to male money. Once upon a time It was the other way around. Pink was the boy’s color because it was “the stronger color”. (I think it’s referencing just plain blue and a darker pink not the light, pastel-like colors) Sooo . . to those who chastise boy’s for wearing pink . . way to buy into retailer propaganda . .

JustAnFyi on April 10, 2012 at 2:29 am

I’m still sort of aghast at the realization that the article’s author is serious. I was reading through it, and kept thinking “this must be satirical, there can’t be any way someone can be this stereotypically close-minded.”

Seriously, people, nobody’s harming you or your child if a kid wants to dress a certain way. All I see here is someone scared of what’s different, just like moral guardians screamed bloody murder about rock and roll sixty years ago being satanic and ruinous to society.

As long as nobody is forced to cross-dress or whatever, it’s no biggie.

Henry on April 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Glad to know you think our children’s role models should be Al-Queda. Because I know I would rather have my child to grow up to be a suicide bomber rather than be the person he really wants to be. God you are truly disgusting. I make a point of being accepting of everyone, including people like you with severely skewed percens of reality, but this is taking it completely and utterly too far. To me, America is about the freedom to be whoever and whatever you want to be. If you want to be a doctor, be a doctor. If you want to be an astronaut, be an astronaut. If you want to wear girl’s clothes, wear girl’s clothes. My friend posted this on facebook saying “this is why some suicides happen” and she is exactly right. You are doing more irreparable damage to the children in our society than that book ever could.

Really???? on June 6, 2012 at 2:05 am

Wow, teach the boys to be more like a terrorist group than a decent, open-minded person? Typical! It’s so hard to imagine people can be this ignorant and disrespectful! Of course, the child will be bullied, but who knows? As long as he has a loving family and supporting friends, he can make it through. You are part of the reason why America has such a bad reputation. Are you responsible for the rising gay, lesbian, and transgender suicides? If so, I’m not surprised, lady.

Ricki on September 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Please study psychology before making such a highly devicive and unobjective report. This mother is accepting her son and his identity that may be female.

Brandon Crawford on November 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

Debbie, please move to the middle east. You will love it there, with strongly enforced gender specific roles and homosexuality is punishable by death. Also you would never be allowed to write your ignorant hate promoting articles.
So if you could please do this one thing for me. Using your own logic to stop sickening America, please conform to your “role” as a woman in society. Put down your pen and paper. Give your computer to a man, do the same with your car as you couldn’t drive in the middle east either. Quit your job as its a mans place to work and provide for his family. Go and get a husband start cooking and cleaning and pop out as many kids as you can. Don’t ever work again and please for the sake of this country do NOT register to vote. After all women shouldn’t have the right to vote because some man some where thought it was wrong. So if you promise you won’t work, read or write, vote or drive than I promise I will conform to your bull shit hate promoting idealized 1930’s utopia where men are men and women are objects.
I wonder if you even had the insight, to see how ironic it was for a female to use middle east’s value system as a good example. They believe females don’t have opinions…do you understand that? I wish I could call you to make sure you understand the point I am trying to get through to you.

Ryan Turner on November 7, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Debbie, thanks for keeping all the hateful, twisted postings on your site. Because of them and my interest in the shemaleization of our society I plan on getting much more informed. My take on it is that somehow society is inverting like a rotation of earth’s magnetic fields that occurs from time to time. Conformance to traditional family values has lost its moorings, stretched and broken by the slow and almost silent inversion going on. What is normal nowadays is merely what gets the most press on influence peddling media which is overwhelmingly liberal. Maybe the easy explanation is merely the takeover of the media by anti-family liberals and its use to first entertain and then subvert the meek and weak.

Meek, weak and “shriek” is the best way to describe most of the slightly to overtly demented sounding feminazied intolerant liberal loons.

The good news is that liberal media is dying a well deserved death and perhaps hyper liberal mis-education is not too far behind.

Bloggers like you are the best way to “resist the twist”.

The bedrock of society had better learn how

Tim Hogan on November 17, 2012 at 2:03 am

Look up pthalates, dioxins, BPA, and other endocrine disruptors that may be contributing to the feminization (and reduced sperm count) of males. But don’t be surprised if the Earth isn’t also fighting back a little bit against the patriarchial warmongering history of humans and organized religion…

Eep² on November 19, 2012 at 12:49 am

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