Samantha Rea discusses how unconscionable it is for gender to be enforced on children, leading them to accept the transgender narrative and dangerous, untested surgeries. What we need is to abolish gender.
There is no inherent reason why lipstick is for girls – if a boy wants to wear lipstick, he’s still boy: he doesn’t need his gender reassigned. There’s no innate reason for dresses to be deemed girls’ clothing – that’s just an (outdated) idea in our society, a cultural construction. If a boy wants to wear a dress, it doesn’t mean he needs his gender reassigned.
As a Madonna fan, in my own tween years, I’m pretty sure Madonna mentioned wanting to wee standing up. That doesn’t mean she should have been born a man and nor is it a sign she needs surgery to reassign her gender. If Catch wanted to wee standing up, then why not allow him to do that as a girl? Trickier feats have been accomplished.
At the end of the programme, Theroux says the choice to transition is, “a chance to exercise the most fundamental right we have – the right to be ourselves.” But the children are already being themselves – and we need to accept them as they are.