I read the article “what’s so bad about a boy who wants to wear a dress” in the New York Times Magazine. The article was well written, understanding, compassionate and interesting. Yes, yes, yes, there should be more than 2 choices. Gender is not one or the other, but a spectrum. With articles like this, writers like this, parents like the ones described in the article, who needs my blog?! I can sit back, bake and be just another food blog, joining the billions of other food blogs out there!
And then I scrolled down to read the reader comments. My heart sank. My stomach did too. People can be so mean. And unyielding. And just plain wrong. Attention-seeking behavior?! Clearly these folks have never spent an afternoon in the wrong body. Otherwise, they might not be so quick to judge and call for punitive action. Sigh. Well, I guess I can’t give up the blog just yet. My baking and my trusty food photographer will have to take a back seat to this tranifesto.