Thursday, May 18, 2006

Girly boy

From (of course) the Land of the Rising Sun, let us examine the strange case of the seven-year-old tranny.
A young boy who believes he was born the wrong sex was allowed to enroll as a girl at an elementary school in southwestern Japan, a school official said Thursday.

The 7-year-old boy entered the school as a girl in April 2005 after he was diagnosed with gender identity disorder at age 6, a spokesman for the local school board said. The Japanese school year starts in April.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to protect the identity of the boy and his school district, said the boy's name is listed with girl students, and that he attends a girls' gym class and uses the girls' bathroom. The boy, who's in the second grade, wears a girl's swimsuit at the school pool.

"At this point, we are relieved that the child was accepted into first grade and is being raised in a healthy manner," the official said.
Lemme get this (ahem) straight...this little boy thinks he should have been born a girl, dresses like a girl, uses the girls' bathroom, and s/he's "being raised in a healthy manner"? Uh, okay.
Katsuki Harima, a psychiatrist specializing in gender identity disorder at Tokyo Musashino Hospital, said the decision to allow the boy to enroll as a girl seemed appropriate, but would get complicated as he grew older.


"I am a bit concerned about the child's future," he added, saying he has never heard of a case like this before at an elementary school. "There will be problems."
Yeah, like when "she" sprouts a mustache and starts to sound like Toshiro Mifune.

1 comment:

maggie katzen said...

okay, it's late, so help me out, i know there's got to be some anime/manga joke in here. maybe even involving Sailor Uranus.