Mother Claims Biological Boy ‘Came Out’ as Trans at Age 3
A mother posting under the account @zerodeviance on TikTok claimed that her biological son “came out” as trans at the age of 3 when a pediatrician reportedly asked him if he was a boy or a girl, and the child replied “girl.” The mother notes, however, that medical transition of children is wrong, but that she’s fully on board with social transitioning.
The account Libs of TikTok posted a video to Twitter on Monday which showed the mother recounting the moments that led up to the young child stating that he was actually the opposite sex. The mother’s account also discusses her own mental health challenges and issues with capitalism.
“Kids have to go to the pediatrician a certain number of times for the first few years of their life,” the mother said. “It’s to make sure they get fully-vaccinated, are growing on time, development as it needs to be… At the three year check-up, they ask a question to see if the children know the difference.”
“So the pediatrician looked at ‘Bug’ and she said, ‘Are you a boy or a girl?’ Bug looked her in the eye and said, ‘I’m a girl,'” the mother recounted.
“The doctor kind of looked at me and and I was like, ‘Alright, never heard about it before but whatever.’ And ever since that day she has told us that she is a girl,” the mother said.
The mother went on to explain that her child “came out” two-and-a-half years ago and started correcting the mother and others on “her” pronouns within the last year. “I’m not a him, I’m a her,” the child reportedly said.
“Don’t call me he,” the mother recounted the child saying. “Mommy I’m not he, I’m she,” the mother said the child, now 5, said to family members.
“I told her father when I figured she was getting close to telling him herself,” the mother explained, adding “I didn’t want him to respond poorly.”
In a later video, the mother asks TikTok for help to explain hormones to the child. “TikTok help,” she says. “How do I teach my trans 5-year-old about hormones? Like I’m not talking about putting her on hormones or anything, she’s just asking when she’ll get boobs. And I have no idea how to explain that to a child.”
She also asked TikTok for help in finding resources to teach her 5-year-old child about systemic racism.
“Friends of color, I need your help,” she began. “My kid is five and I really want to teach her about systemic racism and how, you know, it sucks. But I’m having a lot of trouble finding specific resources. And this is not at all your job to do,” she reassured.
“I am asking because I want to make sure I have the right ones. I want to do my best to make sure that my child learns in a way that is productive and healthy for society and promotes change and want my kid to be a good person. I want my child to fight systemic racism,” she said.
“If you have needed resources on how to teach children the not so nice things, I would really appreciate it. And I know that this is pretty much all stuff that people of color have to learn when they’re my child’s age. I’m very grateful that my child does not have to learn this firsthand, but I want her to know. So what do you think is the most important thing that she should know?”
The backlash to the video on Twitter was swift and fierce.
“Alternative story: Boy, age 3, tests the limits of caregiver (developmentally appropriate) by asserting he is a girl. Adults in the room are spineless and fail to provide basic guidance for child. Child grows w/o healthy limits and mom is complicit in keeping secrets from dad,” one user on Twitter said.
Journalist Tayler Hansen, who has documented drag queen story hours for kids at bars in Texas, chimed in and said, “Where’s CPS?”
“Wtf?! My 2 yo was wearing a tutu all day today. He loves it. That doesn’t mean he’s trans, or gay, or anything like that. It means he’s sodding 2. They say and do all kinds of bizarre stuff. Because they’re fekin 2! Not because they have any idea who or what they are yet!” another added.