Dr. Pabón-Colón on #GirlDad and #BoyMom

I contributed to this Refinery29 piece on parents using the #GirlMom and #BoyDad hashtags:


I am not arguing that there are not differences between body parts, but having a vulva does not explain a child’s desire to have a tea party with their dad any more than having a penis explains a child’s desire to climb a tree with their mom.

I think most parents want to give their kids the world, and I often wonder why that desire stops short when it comes to gender (and sexuality). Instead of affirmation they get condemnation, instead of acceptance they get rejection. And for what?

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