Brad and Angelinas 8-Year-Old Now Identifies As a Boy and Absolutely Everyone is Chiming In On It
by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News
Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitts first biological child, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt appeared last weekend on the red carpet for Jolies Unbroken with her parents.
The 8-year old girl was dressed in a suit. She also asked that people now call her John. from now on.
Now Shilohs gender identification has become far more of a story than the movie itself, which portrays the life of WWII veteran and U.S. Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini.
We cant say this Shiloh to John transformation was a complete surprise, given the chronological montage below:
As IJRs Dave Jorgenson noted: Gender identification is a subject that few have read about, fewer are researching, and absolutely no one fully understands.
However the incident has erupted on social media, and it is hard to find anyone without an opinion, on an issue that will now surely be thrust upon us all:
really not sure what I think about the whole shiloh jolie-pitt john thing, isnt she a bit young?
Rebecca Thorpe (@rebeccathorpe_) December 23, 2014
Such an understanding and loving family #Brangelina http://t.co/8JrZklxrvo
b. (@_BTweets) December 23, 2014
Is no one else annoyed that Shiloh Jolie Pitt is just throwing away her good looks? She will be a 10 as a woman and a 4 as a man.
Corinne Survivor (@CORINSANITY) December 19, 2014
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie”s Daughter Shiloh Wants to Be Called John. Do Kids Have Too Much Freedom Now Days? http://t.co/lWjyiEXaYd
Bossy Tionna Smalls (@TionnaSmalls) December 23, 2014
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt wants to be called John. This is the right move even aside from the issue of matching their gender; it”s just better name.
Nate Cardozo (@ncardozo) December 23, 2014
Opinions certainly vary. Some activists claim that kids should never be questioned on gender at any age, that they simply know if they are really a different gender in their brains (gender dysphoria). But this is not generally supported by clinical psychologists. In many circumstances such as a boy with 5 older sisters who just wants to fit in, or tomboy girls, are a passing phase, and parents should not jump to permanent conclusions, despite the new cultural pressures to go with it.
Even in liberal nations such as Sweden, the national health service will not fund any gender reassignment drugs prior to the age of 12 (UK is 11), as it has been determined that most gender affectations reverse themselves at the onset of, or prior to puberty.
According to healthychildren.org, quite a lot happens in a childs early ages, regarding gender:
By age four, childrens gender identity is stable, and they know they will always be a boy or a girl.
During this same time of life, children learn gender role behaviorthat is, doing things that boys do or that girls do. Before the age of three they can differentiate sex-stereotyped toys (trucks, dolls) that are identified with boys or girls. By three years of age they have also become more aware of boy and girl activities, interests, and occupations; many begin to play with youngsters of their own sex in activities identified with that sex.
While many would argue, based on their own personal ethics, this is unacceptable, and allowing 8-year-olds to make determinations about the rest of their lives isnt the kind of thinking our society should cultivate, many also adhere to the belief that you cant and dont tell others how to raise their own children.
Let me know what you think of this below…