A thread on why it’s not actually child abuse, written by the actual mom of a trans kid.
Abuse: Noun. Cruel and violent treatment of a person or animal.
Let’s compare definition in relation to affirming a trans child.
SOCIAL: Any age. Using different pronouns, maybe a different name & allowing them to dress/live as their true gender.
LEGAL: Changes to ID, etc. Age varies.
MEDICAL: Happens at puberty and beyond. Hormone blockers, hormones therapy, etc
It is not cruel or violent and does not fit the definition of abuse.
It is not cruel or violent to change ID and is therefore not abuse.
It is not cruel or violent to receive proper medical care and is therefore not abuse.
It is, quite literally, the furthest thing from abuse.
THAT is cruel and violent.