Let girls be (tomboy) girls | Joanne

If a girl likes to climb trees and doesn’t like dresses, should she become a boy?

My Daughter Is Not Transgender. She’s a Tomboy, writes Lisa Selin Davis in a New York Times commentary. Her seven-year-old daughter, who likes to wear track pants and T-shirts and plays more with boys than girls, is “sporty and strong, incredibly sweet, and a girl.”

And yet she is asked by the pediatrician, by her teachers, by people who have known her for many years, if she feels like, or wants to be called, or wants to be, a boy.

. . . when they continue to question her gender identity — and are…

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