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a simple letter to the editor

A reader of the delawareonline newspaper writes a simple letter to the editor admonishing another letter writer who fretted about children being exposed to transgender children in the school locker room:

"A letter writer in Friday's paper is upset over regulations for transgender children using locker rooms and the trauma it presents to cisgendered children.

May I suggest she speak to her children on the issue? Her children may surprise her and may even educate her.

A transgender child is the gender of the locker room and the bathroom they are in. Most people understand this. Perhaps if the letter writer would take the time to do some research instead of relying on prejudices, she would understand as well.

Education is key to understanding complex issues.

Children are not born hating others. Hate is taught by words, actions or deeds.

A child's mind is open to learning. An adult's closed mind is not.

We have to learn and understand that everything is not black or white and the way people were taught to think is not the way it is today"


Bravo to this person for their intelligence and common sense and let's all fight against the ignorance this world is full of.





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  1. Agreed, bravo! That said, it is hard at times for adults to respect the opinion of children. Parents of transgender often report that they try to convince their child that they’re wrong about their gender or needs. My sons aren’t trans and are adults now. In hindsight I wish I’d been more open to listening to them.

    My father had a favorite saying: “Too soon stupid, too late smart.”

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