|firemoon, I can't say it any plainer than this, most of what you wrote is just utter bs. Seriously, it's not even worth arguing over. You obviously just don't get it.
Are you talking to me? I'm moonfirefaery, not firemoon. If you were talking to someone by that name, rather than me, I'm sorry.
The point wasn't for me to "get" anything; it was for me to express how I feel about the subject. That I disagree with whatever you or anyone else may think doesn't mean that I "don't get it."
What exactly that I wrote was BS? Is it BS for me personally to think my son looks cutest in blue and green, being that's what his eyecolor is? If colors are so much to do with gender identity and behavior, why don't you explain to me why? How does a girl act pink or a boy act blue? How do pink and blue influence behavior? I wear pink all the time because I love it. Consequently my son enjoys prancing around in my pink clothes. Does that mean I am trying to program him to be a girl, to be gay? Right now he's wearing blue, because that's just what I picked out for him to wear. Am I trying to program him to like or act blue by doing so? WOW, I must be confusing the hell out of hiim from dressing him in pink and blue and so many other colors, if we are to believe that putting a child in a certain color is going to program them to favor that color or act a certain way.
Is it BS that I buy my son cars because that is what he likes to play with? Am I lying about that? I don't see how you'd know as much about MY son and his interests as me, but whatever. Am I lying when I say that the girls who come here go straight for the 'girl' toys, even the babies? Is that BS? Again, considering that is MY experience, I don't see how you'd know more about it than me but again--whatever.
Do you disagree that boys and girls are different? Do you think they are the same? Am I lying about the little boy raised as a girl, programmed as a girl, whose boy personality prevailed? That story is true; he is a living example that boys and girls are different, that gender identity is programmed from birth. Go google it; the child eventually shot himself because the doctor kept proclaiming the experiment a success.
Do you disagree that boys usually like toys generally created for boys and girls usually like toys created for boys, hence the reason those toys were created? Not EVERYTHING in our society that has come to be is about programming; life isn't only about conspiracy. I am sure some people give their children toys to program them into their roles, but the toy companies create and aim toys at specific genders because that is what, statistically and according to their studies and focus groups, kids of that specific gender will enjoy. Go read any child development book, and it will graze upon the fact that boys usually like toys they can push around, cars, things they can do stuff with while girls are usually more attracted to dolls, stuffed animals, and books even in the toddler years. My son happens to LOVE his play kitchen, just as much as he loves his trike, but when little girls come here, it's usually the first thing they go for--even the babies. That is my experience, and it's also the result of lots of research and careful PAYING ATTENTION not just only on my part.
Or is it my feelings on sexuality, that biology and various other factors influence that--not what colors a kid is dressed in or what activities parents have him or her do? Am I turning my kid gay by letting him stomp around in high heels? Or do you think it's BS for me not to mind if my son is gay? Do you believe biology doesn't influence it, or that it is the only factor? What? Let's consider ages ago, when fat women were considered to be more attractive because it meant they were rich. That was desirable. Men desired larger women. The exact opposite is true today; men desire skinnier women. That is what is fashionable. There are still men who are just born to love big women. Many people's tastes are totally uninfluenced by fashion and society; however, it is still true that the sexuality of a population, overall, is related to what is seen as fashionable and desirable by the society.
If you disagree, that's fine, but rather than call my opinion and theory BS, why not be respectful, acknowledge it, and then state your own? Which part EXACTLY do you think is BS, my PERSONAL feelings and experiences that are to do with MY child or that which I state is fact and is unrelated to MY son?