The immediate thought about someone who insists that they’re a gender other than the one they obviously are is that they have mental issues.
The truth is this belief may not be too far off. While the boy who thinks they’re a girl, or vice versa, would seem to indicate a rather bizarre state of mental confusion, the problem may stem from the emotional problems of someone else.
There is an abstract of a scientific study that was published in 1991. Ironically, this over-three-decade old study has been gaining traction on social media.
The findings are eye-opening for multiple reasons. Conducted in 1991 by PhD researchers Sonia Marantz and Susan Coates, the first notion may not be surprising.
Marantz and Coates titled their study, “Mothers of Boys with Gender Identity Disorder: A Comparison of Matched Controls.”
The researchers’ findings concluded that mothers of gender dysphoric boys tend to suffer from a host of mental illnesses themselves. The pilot study compared the mothers of boys with gender identity disorder (GID) with the mothers of normal boys.
The hope was to determine if any differences in psychopathology and child-rearing attitudes and practices could be discovered. They were. The list of mental and emotional issues that many of these mothers struggled with was startling. The mental health problems these mothers displayed included a distorted and unstable self-image or sense of self.
If we’re talking about a boy who thinks he’s a girl, does this sound plausible? These mothers also had an alarming tendency for impulsive, self-destructive behaviors. There were also intense mood swings. The mothers of young boys who had issues with their gender identity also had problems controlling their anger and a serious tendency to consider suicide.
They had trouble with all types of relationships, especially those with other family members. Furthermore, the research concluded that women with these issues have a tremendous challenge maintaining relationships with the child’s father. An alarming number of gender-confused young males have no man in the home.
These boys are left with mentally unstable females as their only role models. The mental anguish these boys must endure is terrible. But at what point do the fathers bear equal responsibility? What’s to be said for these men who abandon their sons to depraved women? There may be good reasons to dump the relationship, but abandoning the child is gutless.