sounds like i can be thankful i missed this program as it would have infuriated me.
this is what we’re up against when the media ‘jump on’ our stories as their latest ‘flavour of the month’ sensationalistic faux journalism!
it is something we must work together to change!
Sunday evening, Dateline aired a program about a young transgender girl and her family. My trans son, my husband, and i watched the program, hoping it would be (as my son worded it) “not annoying”. It was annoying.
The family was amazing. Josie’s mother reminded me of myself in so many ways. I can’t count how many times i was brought to tears when she spoke. When she said, in response to potential criticism of allowing her assigned-male-at-birth child to affirm her female identity, that she’d rather have a live daughter than a dead son, i could completely and totally relate. And Josie made an excellent case for herself. When a prepubescent girl is considering cutting off her own penis because she knows it doesn’t belong on her body — what more proof does one need?
But the rest of the program — ugh. Hoda Katb came across as skeptical…
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