I wanted to share this video of a young boy with Down Syndrome because it’s a testament to love and acceptance. (Not sure why I can’t embed a Facebook video so link is below)
Video here -> http://bit.ly/1TVwYwK
It also reminded me of some of the completely ignorant and fearful things I’ve read this week regarding the transgender bathroom issue now front and center. I’ve seen so much fear from so many seemingly intelligent people. I’ve seen people compare transgender children to children with down syndrome and call the parents who love and support them as having “loose morals” and a trend in society. I am doing my best to not write angry, hateful words about people who speak and think this way because wether they know it or not, their beliefs inspire hate and their own fears are rooted in a deep fear inside of themselves. I want to ask what is it that so many people are afraid of? What is front and center is about kids feeling more comfortable with themselves. Are you afraid of your own kids because the kids are actually generally fine with all of this. Is it just that Obama has actually helped to allow CHILDREN, we’re talking about the kids right now, to come out and maybe feel more accepted as they grow up?
I’ve talked to my kids about the transgender kids they know at school and what I’ve gathered in their experience is that 99% of the other kids at school fully support kids being labeled as transgender. I asked are they bullied or given a hard time and the answer was a resounding NO except from possibly their parents and other adults. So again, like with so much of the change going on in America right now, all “problems” seem to stem from the supposed adults. Obama didn’t say adults had to let transgender folks use different bathrooms. He’s talking about the schools where it seems, thankfully, our children are more well adjusted to reality than the parents. And my last thought is…really people? We’ve probably been going to the bathroom next to transgender folks all of our lives and didn’t even know. I’m sorry if you can’t go to the bathroom with someone near you. Is it that you’re afraid someone won’t like the smell or hear you pass gas? Time for America to grow up. I guess going to the bathroom is as good a place as any to start.
Thank you for letting me vent.