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Sep 25 5 tweets 1 min read
Raising a kid in a gender expansive house does not make them trans.

My son is just as cis as can be (afaik).

What it does, is knock away toxic gender stereotypes early.

My son knows that a boy can like purple/pink, a girl can cut their hair short, and non-binary people exist.
I know many other parents who raise their kids learning about trans people and non-binary people and letting gender be freely experienced without telling them “girls/boys don’t do that.”

And surprise surprise, most are still cis and have a healthier femininity/masculinity.
And in those rare cases that a kid is trans (or gay or bi or anything else)? They know they won’t have to hide it or fear it.
I often hear “but what about them getting teased” if you, god forbid, let a boy like something feminine or a girl like something masculine.

And like… I don’t know if these people have even set foot in a school the last 20 years or what.
Like the next generation doesn’t fucking care lol…

And of course, this is why conservatives are pissed and trying desperately to crack down on accepting schools.

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