Can an 8-Year-Old Choose Their Gender?

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Will Witt hit up Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills to ask if 8-year-olds are capable of choosing (or changing) their gender. Enjoy!
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Gimli son of Glóin
Gimli son of Glóin 42 минутын өмнө
No one is doing surgeries at 8, pathetic video
꧁ꜱᴋᴀɪɪʟᴇʀ꧂
꧁ꜱᴋᴀɪɪʟᴇʀ꧂ Өдрийн өмнө
an 8 year old would probably just change the way they dress, express their gender, their preferred name and pronouns :/ they're not going to "chop it off" or even get on hormone blockers yet also please stop saying "choose" or "change". gender is not just physical, trans people are *born* their gender, their sex and body just doesn't match :/ trans people are not changing or selecting their gender, they are simply just trying to fit into a body that matches with their gender better
Gabrielle Rock
Gabrielle Rock Өдрийн өмнө
imagine trying to educate people and look smarter when you don't even use a mask
Gabrielle Rock
Gabrielle Rock Өдрийн өмнө
wear a damn mask you walking virus
Xiao Lan
Xiao Lan Өдрийн өмнө
Ah yes, the three genders male, female and dragon. You do realise there is a difference in wanting to be a dragon and knowing your own gender? I'm sure despite wanting to being a dragon you still knew you were male at 8 years old. Also you can't even really do anything irreversible under the age of 18, so what even is your point. You are so unbelievably uninformed and uneducated.
frank anderson
frank anderson 2 өдрийн өмнө
As long as they dont get any surgeries done until they are of legal age.
Dominic Padillo
Dominic Padillo 3 өдрийн өмнө
No one can choose their gender
Dominic Padillo
Dominic Padillo 3 өдрийн өмнө
No one can choose their gender
DEAD MAN
DEAD MAN 3 өдрийн өмнө
There are reasons why we have 40%.
Rosies World
Rosies World 3 өдрийн өмнө
You just sounded so stupid the majority of people in the video I just watched said that yes an 8 year-old is mature enough to be themselves btw gender is not a choice it's a social construct that is built on how we feel it's like saying you choose to like certain foods so do me a favour. Next time you make a video maybe whip out Google and do some research you'd be surprised how many brain cells you'll gain!
conservative af
conservative af 3 өдрийн өмнө
My brain hurts
Random
Random 3 өдрийн өмнө
...you do know kids can't fully transition at 8 right?
Cory L. O'Hanlon
Cory L. O'Hanlon 3 өдрийн өмнө
But you're okay with kids making eternal commitments regarding metaphysical, ontological, epistemological, and ethical decisions at an even earlier age.
チキンナゲット
チキンナゲット 3 өдрийн өмнө
they can't even choose if they want pizza or ice-cream and ur letting them choose their gender 🤦🏾‍♂️
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 5 цагийн өмнө
Gender is NOT choice, and kids can't get any kind of surgery or hormones
Orange Chaile
Orange Chaile 3 өдрийн өмнө
No one is CHOOSING thir gender
tosha f
tosha f 4 өдрийн өмнө
Whatever happened to that wonderful word, "NO?" (No) you're not jumping off the roof of the house because...GRAVITY. (No) don't stick that fork in the toaster because...ELECTRICITY. (No) you're not wearing a dress because you're a...BOY. (No) you're not walking around without a shirt on because you're a...GIRL.
tosha f
tosha f Цагийн өмнө
@SADHBH MAHER You're right. It's not political at all. I personally believe it's a moral issue. I am a 41-year-old, black woman. I have brown eyes and dark brown hair (except for a few gray strands). If I came to you and said, "Hey, I'm a 15-year-old, white boy with blonde hair and blue eyes." And if you happened to be standing there with your friend who happens to be an actual 15-year-old white boy with blonde hair and blue eyes. You might not say anything to me so as not to make me uncomfortable, but the point I'm trying to make is it wouldn't be wrong of you to tell me the truth. Proverbs 27:6, in the Bible says "Faithful are the wounds of a friend." That means it would probably hurt me emotionally for you to tell me, "No, you're not a teenaged, white male. You are a fully grown, black female" But in the long run, it would do me good know the truth.
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 5 цагийн өмнө
@tosha f Confused because people won't let them figure out what their gender identity is because they won't let them try different pronouns or a different name! Also, this has literally 0 to do with politics, all it's got to do with is the comfort of trans children .
tosha f
tosha f 2 өдрийн өмнө
@stargamer123 In the literal sense of the word, stereotypical, I would absolutely agree with you. But the title of this video is "Can an 8-year-old Choose Their Gender?" The answer is no. It's not politically correct to say so, I know. But I grew up in the 80s/90s where the lines weren't so blurred as they are today. The genders were apparent, certain gender roles were apparent and certain things pertaining to those genders were apparent. Nowadays, with those lines being blurred and even erased, you have a generation of children who are confused about the most basic part of their identity.
stargamer123
stargamer123 2 өдрийн өмнө
That is extremely gender stereotypical
Orange Chaile
Orange Chaile 3 өдрийн өмнө
Kids are kids and clothes are clothes. There's nothing wrong with a boy wearing a dress.
Floofy_ Potato
Floofy_ Potato 4 өдрийн өмнө
dear god i hate this channel :D An 8 year old is old enough to know if they want to be something, choosing your gender isn't a LiFe aLtEriNg dEsCiSioN, When you are 8. E I G H T . you aren't allowed to do stuff like surgeries, hormones, or anything like that, but if your child feels uncomfortable then its your job as a caretaker to help them feel comfortable, even if it is just a phase. if you're really not sure, let them do the temporary stuff, let them cut their hair and make a wardrobe change, there's nothing wrong with that. it's not permanent, when they get a little older and more developed, let them bind their chest, once again: its not permanent. also remember to talk to your kid to know how their feeling about it. and if they still feel all of this into their late teens and young adulthood, then they're trans, THEN you can let them do the surgeries and hormones (IF THEY WANT TO.) and they don't have any trauma regarding the parents if you do the right things. I was born a female, However i am a trans-male, and im 15. my parents don't accept me because they think that im still too young and made no masculine choices (despite me feeling this since mid-kindergarten and people bullying me into thinking i live to please other people), but even so, I know who i am, and nobody will be able to change what i believe, because i learned to not think for other people, and that my choices are mine to make. good day.
DJ
DJ 4 өдрийн өмнө
8 year olds in this society are only thinking about their gender because they’re locked in their houses on smart phone and other devices. When you were able to be out and about playing, riding bikes, just enjoying kids stuff you didn’t think about gender. Society is transforming kids on a slightly covert scale by showing them messages and saying yeah you chose that all by yourself which is a lie. When kids are no longer safe no one is safe just remember that.
DJ
DJ 4 өдрийн өмнө
@SADHBH MAHER I don’t think so because an 8 year isn’t thinking why was I born a girl or a boy they just accept it. That stuff has to be brought to their attention in some kind of way before they begin to question it. When you were 8 were you questioning your existence and whether or not you deserved to be alive or dead?
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 4 өдрийн өмнө
you don't think about your gender because you already know it, and kids inside are thinking about gender about as much as kids outdoors are
john lol
john lol 5 өдрийн өмнө
YOU WILL NEVER BE THE OPPOSITE GENDER
Sodium So
Sodium So 3 өдрийн өмнө
@Orange Chaile hope so
Orange Chaile
Orange Chaile 3 өдрийн өмнө
@Sodium So he's probably a trans ally...
Sodium So
Sodium So 4 өдрийн өмнө
I can't tell if this is against or for transitioning...
cody newman
cody newman 6 өдрийн өмнө
"cHoPpiNG iT OfF" BAGASHSGDHDS also why do all transphobes use the "i WanNa bE a dRagOn" claim. like they know gender identity and being a mythical creature aren't the same right? like they cant be *that* stupid...right?
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 5 цагийн өмнө
@ArtsyMoonWolfAW SNAP YOU KILLED HIM
ArtsyMoonWolf
ArtsyMoonWolf 5 өдрийн өмнө
they've probably never seen a women in their life and think they're mythical creatures like dragons lmao
Luke Levin-Martins
Luke Levin-Martins 6 өдрийн өмнө
Most people were like, sure. Then they heard Will's views and it helped form a new opinion. Having just come across PragerU and Will, I do like the way he conducts himself.
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 5 цагийн өмнө
But he didn't ask appropriate questions and had to lie and manipulate to get the answers he wanted
Bee Jackson
Bee Jackson 6 өдрийн өмнө
first of all, it's not a choice. it's something that you know or discover. They aren't chosing to be trans, they are trans.
Queren Farias
Queren Farias 6 өдрийн өмнө
0:10 by the way those two make Will look tall, I'm guessing they're 8 year old
Carli Dog
Carli Dog 7 өдрийн өмнө
An 8 year old can totally decide whether or not they feel one way or another about gender they aren’t stupid... and anyway you don’t say your trans and the next day “chop it” so- the most you can do at that age is short term changes like cutting your hair, using a nickname, and changing how you dress. They are fully capable of deciding that and coming out as trans doesn’t mean going to the surgeon the next day lol do your damn research before making content like this, it can be harmful and spreads misinformation!
Jeremy Matelo
Jeremy Matelo 7 өдрийн өмнө
No, at 8 years old you can't choose your gender. I believe that just like sexuality, gender identity is something that changes during puberty. During puberty your hormones begin to change and these alter your mind and this is what cause you to start to "like" men or women and such and such. Gender identity is something that should be carefully thought about
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
So young children should be gender neutral?
LongHairHarry
LongHairHarry 7 өдрийн өмнө
this is a stupid video, like literally 😬
AirunDaPriest
AirunDaPriest 7 өдрийн өмнө
These are scary times we live in when you have people voting for a candidate that believes children should have the right to mutilate their bodies in the name of gender expression
Orange Chaile
Orange Chaile 3 өдрийн өмнө
@AirunDaPriest not to mention that according to the WHO, Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins and more, hormone blockers are safe
Orange Chaile
Orange Chaile 3 өдрийн өмнө
@AirunDaPriest that's easier said than done. Hormone blockers ease the symptoms of gender dysphoria and make the suicidal thoughts disappear
AirunDaPriest
AirunDaPriest 3 өдрийн өмнө
@Orange Chaile there is no alternative Children should not have the right to drastically modify their bodies
Orange Chaile
Orange Chaile 3 өдрийн өмнө
What do you suggest, then?
Sodium So
Sodium So 6 өдрийн өмнө
@AirunDaPriest also, what alternative do you suggest? What do you think they should take instead of hormone blockers?
my corona
my corona 8 өдрийн өмнө
Every person questioned says absolutely they should be able to choose. Then proceed to make point after point as to why they're too young / immature to make ANY important life decisions at 8.
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 5 цагийн өмнө
So... you're saying we should raise kids gender neutral? I agree! Kids are kids and that's the end of it
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
Well that’s the nice thing about gender. If a biological male child wants to wear dresses have long hair and play with dolls there’s nothing wrong with that. If they choose to wear leatherjackets and ride a motorcycle later that’s fine too. That’s the nice thing about gender it’s fluid
TE S
TE S 8 өдрийн өмнө
You can change your appearance, you can never change your gender. Gender is a function of chromosomes. It is not an opinoin, it is a fact. Can I change my age and add 20 years and then start collecting social security? How can a person of one gender that has never been the other gender, say they want to be that other gender?
Orange Chaile
Orange Chaile 3 өдрийн өмнө
No, that's not a fact. Gender is different from sex
Sodium So
Sodium So 7 өдрийн өмнө
Actually, sex is a function of chromosomes. Not gender. Also, being transgender has nothing to to with being trans... age?
Persephone Diggen
Persephone Diggen 8 өдрийн өмнө
some people need to know this, just because you FEEL you're something, it doesn't means you are that thing
Just Me
Just Me 6 өдрийн өмнө
@Bob Marleyno.1 sex and gender are different. Just wanted to point that out
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
It can though. You don’t become 7 feet if you feel like it. You can feel like wearing dresses and and having long hair though and that does make you a girl
Just Me
Just Me 8 өдрийн өмнө
Trans people don't only feel like the opposite gender, they also experience gender dysphoria
Gunslinger • 43 years ago
Gunslinger • 43 years ago 9 өдрийн өмнө
I wanted to be aeroplane.
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 3 цагийн өмнө
wow, good job. How's this relevant
Joms The Jom Theff
Joms The Jom Theff 9 өдрийн өмнө
Gender isn't a choice. Let me reiterate. What gender you are isn't a choice. The only choice involved in being trans is the decision of whether or not your going to keep quiet about how miserable you are for the pleasure of those around you, or whether you're going to proclaim who you really are and act and dress and be who you want to be. Those who choose the former typically develop severe depression and/or commit suicide, while those who choose the latter live happier and more fulfilling lives. Children can make the decision to be happy, and children can absolutely know who they are and how they feel.
Alyssa Halterman
Alyssa Halterman 9 өдрийн өмнө
Yes
Caleb Sanchez
Caleb Sanchez 9 өдрийн өмнө
As a person that is transgender (FTM, 17, been out for four years, not that it matters) I'll answer some of these questions since I am at least a LITTLE BIT educated. BEFORE I START, APOLOGIES, I AM PRETTY SMART BUT I'M REALLY BAD WITH WORDS AND STUFF, I'M KIND OF SLOW. 1-"Do you guys think an eight year old can choose their own gender if they want"- absolutely. If an eight year old can choose the gender they were born as and identify with that, why would them doing that with being a gender they weren't born with not be valid? And if they really aren't trans or whatever (which honestly I don't know how much of a chance that would be, if they said they were) they can just tell people. One of the things about being 8 is you can't get hormones or surgery at that age, so it wouldn't be hard to "switch" back (don't know how to word this, sorry). 2-The dude said how when he was younger him wanting to be a dragon and his mom being like "no you're a boy"- to that comment, being a different species or some character from a show is completely different from being trans. When I was in 5th grade I wanted to be Goku, am I Goku? No. I can't be Goku. Everyone wants to do something when they're younger that we know they can't, but relating that to somebody being the gender or whatever that they weren't born as just doesn't make much sense. 3-"Let's say you change at eight years old and you were a boy and then you chop it, you can't really go back and change it again"- First off, "chop it" isn't really something that even explains that process, I might not have had surgery yet because I'm not old enough or anything, but I know you don't just CHOP IT. Second off, you can't get surgery until you are at least 18 (at least in the U.S.) and it is very expensive. Additionally, you can't just go to get the surgery without having some sort of therapy, rounds of meetings and tests or whatever to make sure you are actually trans, and that's just the short list. Transitioning is all a very long and EXPENSIVE process. Not only can you not fully transition at eight years old, so many people are transphobic and would totally be against their kids being trans. Out of the amount of people that would be parents to support their children in their transition, most if not all of those people would not allow an eight year old to get a massive surgery like that. 4-"Would you say though that an eight year old has the- I guess cognitive ability or maturity to make a decision of such a magnitude, to decide and understand?"- I'm not really sure it involves maturity, you don't need to be mature to know your gender. So many of us just don't have any maturity, but none of that relates to being able to choose your gender. Secondly, saying that sort of implies that what is being said is that kids that are eight years old aren't as intelligence, and they can't make up their minds about things and they cannot be educated and a whole load of other stuff. Children go to school, they learn, and they understand a lot more than people think they do. I have four younger sisters, one of them is seven years old, and she understands so much. My three youngest siblings are four, six, and seven, and every single one of them understand that I am trans and understand what that means, if a four year old can understand as much as she does about being trans, I think an eight year old can understand their feelings about their gender. 5- Something was said about eight year old's not being able to make life altering decisions, yet there aren't a lot of people that I know that can make life altering decisions, deciding or understanding that you are trans at a young age like that is not COMPLETELY life altering. Yes it changes your life, but one of the things with being so young and not being allowed to do surgery's and hormones is the fact that if they realize that they were wrong about their decision, it isn't as bad as it would be if older people were to de-transition. I knew I was trans when I was eight, I could not come out until I was 13, I had tried to bring up the idea to my mom when I was ten, and once I was 13 I realized I needed to come out. I came out to my school, my friends, and I came out online. My mom found out when someone texted her phone (which I used at the time to text people cause I didn't have my own) saying "hi Caleb", and that's how she found out. I then wrote a letter for her to tell my dad. I haven't legally changed my name, I need to wait until I'm 18 to do that (I know legally I could at 16 without parental consent, but I don't want to go against my dad and get in trouble), I have not yet started testosterone or anything, and I definitely haven't gotten the surgery's, I'm 17. One thing I can say for sure is I know that I am a boy, I know what I want and I know that no matter what happens that isn't going to change. I was eight when I first realized what it was, I knew I was a boy. Once I was ten and realized that it wasn't just me that felt this way, and there was something I could do about it, I immediately started working towards coming out. I am 17 years old, and the only regret I have is coming out as late as I did, even though I knew exactly what I wanted.
Caleb Sanchez
Caleb Sanchez 5 цагийн өмнө
@SADHBH MAHER if you want to talk to me about this more privately, I'll give you my email. my email is wafflefishking@gmail.com and I'm happy to help you there
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 5 цагийн өмнө
IM FTM BUT I HAVEN'T COME OUT YET. HOW T DO IIIIII
Potato Dog
Potato Dog 9 өдрийн өмнө
I personally think that I would allow a 8, or 5, or 3 year old wear dresses and skirts, but I wouldn't let them get any SRS or go on hormones.
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 5 цагийн өмнө
nobody under 12 is going near hormones or surgery
Snædís Þorsteinsdóttir
Snædís Þorsteinsdóttir 9 өдрийн өмнө
This was the hardest facepalm I have ever had in my life... everything about it is so uneducated:)
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 4 өдрийн өмнө
so how are ye all
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 4 өдрийн өмнө
ye, we all here with you mate. If you need some positivity just post down in this reply section lol
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
Yeah this will Witt don might be one of the dumbest conservatives out there
Nathanael
Nathanael 9 өдрийн өмнө
Got a planned parenthood ad on this video. Why???
Paige
Paige 10 өдрийн өмнө
The way the white interviewer made a race joke and the two black interviewees were just like "heh. heh. :-|" LMFAOOOOOOO the interviewer thought he was so slick.
Vsaucefan78
Vsaucefan78 10 өдрийн өмнө
Um... gender isn't a choice
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
@Vsaucefan78 Oh I see I half agree. Of course one can’t choose their gender. But the problem at the moment is whether people choose to express it. But I see what you mean.
Vsaucefan78
Vsaucefan78 6 өдрийн өмнө
@Bob Marleyno.1 No, what I'm saying that you don't choose your gender, it's something you feel.
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
It literally is are you conflating sex and gender?
ʎlʞɔıs puɐ ɔıʇǝɥʇsǝɐ
ʎlʞɔıs puɐ ɔıʇǝɥʇsǝɐ 10 өдрийн өмнө
Hey babe your ✨transphobia✨ is showing
immAlicee
immAlicee 10 өдрийн өмнө
oh ok i get it so up until you're like 10 you're non-binary then you can choose your gender right? cause thats your logic
yakikadafi
yakikadafi 10 өдрийн өмнө
If I let my 8 year old do what he wants he'd eat lollies for breakfast, chocolate for lunch and bleach for dinner
italian dessert
italian dessert 10 өдрийн өмнө
hii im a trans teenager ask me any questions transphobes xoxo
SADHBH MAHER
SADHBH MAHER 5 цагийн өмнө
@italian dessert not a transphobe either, but I'm a kid whos realised I'm trans. How do I come out? I need help lol
Bob Marleyno.1
Bob Marleyno.1 6 өдрийн өмнө
@italian dessert Do you ever get cringe conservatives trying to tell you how you can’t change your gender?
italian dessert
italian dessert 9 өдрийн өмнө
@Doctor Strange ur all good bro . i knew that i was trans when i was 12. yes i have faced those issues from people saying things like "youre faking it for attention" and people using the wrong pronouns for me on purpose. theres also the addition of my school not using my correct name. i think its really cool that you wanna learn more abt trans ppl!!
Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange 10 өдрийн өмнө
I'm not transphobic, i just wanna know more about trans people. What age did you know that you were trans? And did you face any discrimination when you tried to express your gender?
Bøï 89
Bøï 89 11 өдрийн өмнө
Do people not understand that changing gender doesnt mean "chopping it off" or having hormone suppressors? The least an 8 year old can do to express their preferred gender is a wardrobe change and maybe hair cut. It's not that deep bruh.
S P
S P 11 өдрийн өмнө
Uhhhh idk about y'all but I chose I was a boy way younger than 8 and it's worked out for me pretty well.
Morgan Von Hoene
Morgan Von Hoene 11 өдрийн өмнө
No, kids can’t decide their gender. Nobody can, regardless of age. Gender is not something you can choose.
Andrew Watts
Andrew Watts 11 өдрийн өмнө
You don’t choose it, trans people don’t “choose” it.
xXnoframXx
xXnoframXx 11 өдрийн өмнө
Is hotsouce spicy?
Pierce Storm
Pierce Storm 11 өдрийн өмнө
You got agreement that an 8 year old can’t make life altering decisions but I’m pretty sure that at the beginning of the video everyone you showed said that yes am 8 year old can choose their gender you just manipulated their words into what you wanted and then came to the conclusion you wanted And gender is not a choice someone can’t choose to be trans and a child can’t choose to be cis so this is just a stupid video and I just wasted my time even watching it
Efrayim
Efrayim 11 өдрийн өмнө
A child being trans is not a life altering decision lol they can’t get any surgeries or go on hormones, it’s literally just a new wardrobe, a nickname, and a haircut, or growing their hair out There is nothing permanent about that
Andrew Watts
Andrew Watts 11 өдрийн өмнө
Yes! You don’t need surgery to be trans omg people are so blind.
pranav mahanubhav
pranav mahanubhav 11 өдрийн өмнө
Sam Collins & jammidodger roasted this guy to a crisp.. it's just sad how much money pragerU burns in order to keep GOP sheeps entertained
an ethereal being
an ethereal being 11 өдрийн өмнө
So nobody is giving surgery to children..... if any of you want to hear an actual trans perspective here it is: mnpost.info/zone/nMW9rtmYstqceag/video
bRuH
bRuH 11 өдрийн өмнө
you suck if you think its okay to shame kids for their gender expression or being trans they obviously can feel gender dysphoria im sick of people saying "they are just a kid they dont know what they are talking about!!!" as a valid excuse not to believe or accept them they know whats going on in their head better than you
twirlyenough
twirlyenough 11 өдрийн өмнө
lol this video is trash
syd j.
syd j. 12 өдрийн өмнө
you’re asking the wrong people this question. cis people and trans people experience gender differently, and that means that trans people are the only ones with enough knowledge about gender dysphoria to actually answer this question. why go up to cis people about trans issues? and why are you trying to make it seem like an 8-year-old can fully transition at such a young age...? what can you expect from prageru though honestly
Bad! Idea!
Bad! Idea! 12 өдрийн өмнө
I can't believe people watch this and believe what they say... you're spreading misinformation. No one is arguing a child should go through sex reassignment surgery lmao. Why are you acting like letting a child wear a dress and get a different haircut is so awful?
•massiah • oliver•
•massiah • oliver• 12 өдрийн өмнө
An 8 year old can do anything but a social transition and 8 year old knows who they are on the inside an 8 knows what the want to eat a 8 year old knows what their favorite song is they aren't just some dumb kids that dont know anything
garrets0
garrets0 12 өдрийн өмнө
When I was eight (or six) I wanted to be a dog. Specifically a Siberian Husky. I was certain that Santa Claus could grant me that wish.
lilstaargirl
lilstaargirl 12 өдрийн өмнө
they’re invalidating 8 year olds who are sure about who they are 💔
Emperor .ToastCat
Emperor .ToastCat 12 өдрийн өмнө
You are aware that under the age of 16-18 it is legally not possible for a trans kid to make life altering decisions? Still an 8 year old can understand the concept of gender and if an 8 year old feels like they are the opposite gender the only consequences are (if the parents are supportive!!!) different clothes, different hair cut and a new nickname....... OMG OMG HOW CAN ANYONE LET AN 8 YEAR OLD DECIDE WHAT CLOTHES TO WEAR AND HOW THEY WANT TO BE CALLED!!! THOSE DECISIONS ARE LIFE ALTERING!! SOMEONE TAKE THEIR CHILD AND PUT IT INTO A GOOD CHRISTIAN FOSTERCARE 😱
Maddie Nieman
Maddie Nieman 12 өдрийн өмнө
transphobes in the comments getting upsetti spaghetti when someone calls out their flawed logic
Damian
Damian 12 өдрийн өмнө
Can a mid 20 year old guy put on his mask?
DigitalRamen
DigitalRamen 11 өдрийн өмнө
We have a mixed bag of answers but most people would say no
Sydney Chislett
Sydney Chislett 12 өдрийн өмнө
This guy really doesn’t know what he’s talking about at all.
Cyrus Ha 99
Cyrus Ha 99 15 минутын өмнө
@donner No one's saying adulds shoul not transition, But when it comes to kids that's another discussion. Also studies found that about 90% children who're confused about their gender snap out of it later in their teens.
donner
donner Цагийн өмнө
@Cyrus Ha 99 They literally said in the video that they changed sex at 19. Not 8. That’s not even legal to have that kind of surgery on someone that young. And for her, I’m sorry for her, but she should have thought about it more.
Cyrus Ha 99
Cyrus Ha 99 2 цагийн өмнө
@donner mnpost.info/zone/Ytber6ezpZRjapw/video
donner
donner 9 цагийн өмнө
@Cyrus Ha 99 Why not? How will they regret it? You can't "chop it off" until you're eighteen, and before that, it's just what you want to do.
Cyrus Ha 99
Cyrus Ha 99 Өдрийн өмнө
Why? Why 8 year olds who are not qualified to vote, Drink, Drive, or even play most of the video games. should be able to choose their gender which they may or may not regret later in life?
Mustard
Mustard 12 өдрийн өмнө
Wow what a wonderful video!.. To explain what a strawman's argument is. :) No child at the age of eight is surgically transitioning.
Ella Skinner
Ella Skinner 12 өдрийн өмнө
8-year-olds can know what gender they are but they aren't going to transition at 8. Stop asking dumb questions. Also being pretending to be a dragon is different than feeling like a different gender.
Alex A
Alex A 12 өдрийн өмнө
homie.....you do realise that an 8 year old cant get surgery or hormones......😐 they can’t just “cHoP iT oFf” even as an adult it’s more complicated than that
taviolu
taviolu 12 өдрийн өмнө
kids are allowed to decide if they aren’t/are comfortable with their gender, would you rather have your kid be trans or suffer and hate themselves?
Tall Guy
Tall Guy 12 өдрийн өмнө
It's not choosing your gender. I did not choose to be non-binary. It's how I feel. If I could be cis I would. When I was eight I knew I was different but I just didn't know the word for it. You also cant "chop it" or get hormones at eight. That's not how it works. Eight year olds can figure out they feel. They're not stupid.
Joseph Quinn
Joseph Quinn 12 өдрийн өмнө
Will you should’ve had Walt Heir with you to ask people.
Just some Karen with internet access
Just some Karen with internet access 12 өдрийн өмнө
Did you know you were cis at 8?
Bubblegum Donuts
Bubblegum Donuts 12 өдрийн өмнө
The stupidity of transphobes: the video and comment section
theotterman
theotterman 12 өдрийн өмнө
as a cisgender woman, i knew i was a girl when i was 8 but no one thought that me dressing like a "girl" or presenting myself as a girl was wrong. Kids don't "decide" their gender, they know what their gender is, and no kid is going to be able to "chop it off" until they're much older and i'd imagine they'd have to go through many doctors to do so. Yes at 8 years old i did want to be a wolf but i still knew that i was a girl, a kid realizing that they're trans and that same kid playing pretend are completely separate things. Before any of y'all fall for this pr0paganda how about you actually listen to transgender people who know what they're talking about
William Robertson
William Robertson 12 өдрийн өмнө
How big of a decision is it to cut your hair and have a nickname? No ones taking hormones or having surgery til 18 so why does it matter?
Bubblegum Donuts
Bubblegum Donuts 12 өдрийн өмнө
Someone doesn't just walk into a gender clinic and 'chop it off' regardless of if they're 8 or 18 If a trans person is below the age of 16-18 (i think it may depend on the state or country you live in, I'm not sure) they are *not* getting hormones *or* surgery If a trans person is above the age of 16-18 they are not immediately getting hormones or surgery. Transitioning takes years. A child being able to explore their identity at a young age is great, cis or trans, and they litterally can. not. do anything really permanent. Examples of non permanent transition/gender expression Cutting/growing out hair Wearing more feminine/masculine/androgynous clothing Binders Puberty blockers Changing your name and pronouns
Meowforcats
Meowforcats 12 өдрийн өмнө
You should take your kid to the gender therapist if they are confused about their gender. It’s dangerous for kids to have hormone blockers especially if they haven’t even started puberty, only do so when they are a tween and are confirmed to have dysphoria.
Nope
Nope 12 өдрийн өмнө
you can’t even make big changes like surgery when you are 8. the most they can do is change their name and cut their hair. and they can’t take hormones for a while. puberty blockers however, are safe and reversible so the kid has time to consider fully transitioning. if the kid changes their mind, they can go back to their assigned gender with no problems or long lasting effects. after getting off the blockers the kid will undergo puberty as usual .this video is false information .the closest 8 year olds can get to transitioning is style their hair, change their name, and get on puberty blockers which all of these options are reversible. the kids have until they are 18 to decide before they can’t experience puberty anymore. they have plenty of time to decide.
Aethyx
Aethyx 12 өдрийн өмнө
I know I'm late as hell but I have to say it. 1) No one chooses their gender. Gender is not a choice; trans people didn't choose to be trans just like cis people don't choose to be cis. 2) No 8 year old is "chopping it off." Eight year olds aren't even old enough to be on hormone blockers, much less get surgery. Transitioning at this age is all social- name, clothes, pronouns. Children do not medically transition, so can transphobes stop pretending they do? 3) Trans people are not dragons, and you are dumb if you think that is a valid comparison. If any trans people read this, you are valid! Don't let this nonsense get to you!
Upsy Daisy
Upsy Daisy 12 өдрийн өмнө
Classic dishonest premise. No one is getting surgery or hormones at 8 years old.
Lexianna Salazar
Lexianna Salazar 12 өдрийн өмнө
I mean I don't think kids should be able to transition and get surgery at 8 but identifying as another gender, and doing things that are predominantly done by other genders doesn't effect you later on and if they still feel that way then great
Chuck E. Cheese
Chuck E. Cheese 12 өдрийн өмнө
Uneducated asf.
Jaehyun’s Dad
Jaehyun’s Dad 12 өдрийн өмнө
This is such a flawed argument....
Emma Collins
Emma Collins 12 өдрийн өмнө
ya'll do realise that eight year olds cannot physically transition anyway, when a child identifies as the opposite sex they can only socially transition which has no permanent effect. if they realise that they were wrong later on, they can just switch back. it's literally a matter of factors such as name, pronouns, clothes and length of hair, all of which are reversible. this is so so misinformed, transgenderism is scientifically based and this video and comments under it is anything but.
Sam Scene For Dummies
Sam Scene For Dummies 12 өдрийн өмнө
I think children should only socially transition [name and pronoun change, longer/short hair, clothing style change, etc.] (can also use binders, bras, whatever), and should only surgically transition once they're an adult since I've heard some people detransition once in adulthood.
Zooey elmereino
Zooey elmereino 13 өдрийн өмнө
Parents of a 8 year old Cis girl: You're wayy too young for makeup "woke" parents of an 8 year old trans girl: Here, mascara, lipstick!
Astrid
Astrid 12 өдрийн өмнө
That's called gender expression.
mega oof
mega oof 12 өдрийн өмнө
and...?
wolfje
wolfje 12 өдрийн өмнө
What's your point?
Jolex Hope Alfanta
Jolex Hope Alfanta 13 өдрийн өмнө
Is it just me or are this people contradicting thier own ideas? 😅
wolfje
wolfje 12 өдрийн өмнө
Prageru is known for that.
S.O.K. #1
S.O.K. #1 13 өдрийн өмнө
Thank god someone is talking about this
ain
ain 14 өдрийн өмнө
"mom I'm 13 I can pick my gender now"
ain
ain 10 өдрийн өмнө
@Astrid ik
wolfje
wolfje 12 өдрийн өмнө
@Sam Scene For Dummies I know I'm also ij the LGBT community, I was just pointing out the flaws in their logic.
Astrid
Astrid 12 өдрийн өмнө
You don't pick your gender.
mega oof
mega oof 12 өдрийн өмнө
"mom said it's my turn with the gender"
Sam Scene For Dummies
Sam Scene For Dummies 12 өдрийн өмнө
@wolfje I'm in the LGBT community but homie, you gotta realize a small percentage of the world is trans. Most people arent gonna have to deal with dysphoria. Those kids dont gotta be raised gender fluid.
Fred Vima
Fred Vima 14 өдрийн өмнө
i think an 8 year should be allowed to decide if they are trans or not, however I don't think they should receive hormone therapy/ sex change surgery
Astrid
Astrid 12 өдрийн өмнө
You don't pick your gender.
Fred Vima
Fred Vima 12 өдрийн өмнө
@wolfje yeah thats good. Thing is, i think we should respect everyones wishes to be called by the pronouns of their preference.
wolfje
wolfje 12 өдрийн өмнө
Luckily there isn't a single country on this world where giving kids gender reassignment surgery is legal including hormone therapy.
Bubblegum Donuts
Bubblegum Donuts 15 өдрийн өмнө
It takes years to actually transition and you have to be 18 or older to get anything really permanent An 8 year old is not getting hormones or surgery A child can comprehend gender identity at 4 If a child is old enough to be cis, a child is old enough to be trans
pranav mahanubhav
pranav mahanubhav 11 өдрийн өмнө
PragerU is epitome of bad faith argument
wolfje
wolfje 12 өдрийн өмнө
Exactly, finally, some intelligent life.
Aishwarya M
Aishwarya M 15 өдрийн өмнө
THERE IS SO MUCH MISINFORMATION IN THIS VIDEO AND IDEK WHERE TO START!!!! 1. Only teens can get on hormone blockers that basically blocks and then if they think they dont want the blocker, unblocks 2. you cant 'chop it off' as a kid. Must be above 18 and have letter from parents,therapist and other doctors 3. Being a dragon is different. wanna know why. Its a DIFFERENT SPECIES IDIOT. i wanted to be a fricking car when i was 5, that doesnt mean i can. Kids KNOW their gender by the time they're 8. And to everyone saying that they were just playing with legos and doing other things that kids do when they're kids, its cause you probably never had a second thought about your gender identity and you were actually comfortable being yourself. Prageru is simply a bigoted channel which keeps spreading hatred and misinformation. TRANS PEOPLE ARE VALID F U Transphobes
Oliver Riggle
Oliver Riggle 15 өдрийн өмнө
general answer: yes. Prager u: it's a mixed bag
Cyrus Ha 99
Cyrus Ha 99 Өдрийн өмнө
Did you watch the second half of the video? That black man first said yes, But when asked about if 8 year olds are mature enough he said "Absolutely not, I'm 28 years old and I'm nowhere near maturity".
Roses & Milk
Roses & Milk 16 өдрийн өмнө
8 years olds can choose their gender in my opinion, they can decide if they want to be referred to as a boy/girl/them. They however shouldn’t get hormone blockers or surgery until they are older. However, they are children, if they want to expresses themselves as a certain gender, then that’s not for society to decide.
Wise Goyim
Wise Goyim 17 өдрийн өмнө
Gaymerica
Wise Goyim
Wise Goyim 12 өдрийн өмнө
@wolfje Yes GayBritian too.
wolfje
wolfje 12 өдрийн өмнө
It's not just america
Kit Kat
Kit Kat 18 өдрийн өмнө
Children can’t get gender reassignment surgery until they are at least 18 and they can’t get hormones either. An 8 year old would have a long time to think about it until they get surgery but they might as well feel comfortable in the mean time so just call them what they want.
luciano santucci
luciano santucci 18 өдрийн өмнө
The devils main tool to destroy society is making people believe their thoughts and feelings will guide them to a better life. The devil does not tell people He is influencing their thoughts and feelings. Wake up people - your being played.
wolfje
wolfje 12 өдрийн өмнө
If the devil is the one who wants to make everyone miserable, isn't he the person who is telling transphobes to hate trans people. I mean I thought jesus his message was 'love thy neighbor' not 'love thy neighbor unless they're trans'
smoll bean 101
smoll bean 101 18 өдрийн өмнө
8 years old is when I figured out I was bisexual, so of course 8 year olds can know their gender as well.
smoll bean 101
smoll bean 101 18 өдрийн өмнө
HAHAHAHA. Everyone: yeah. This guy: ummm... no. Me: STOOPID
kalesmart1
kalesmart1 18 өдрийн өмнө
When i was 8 i wanted to be Bulbasaur
wolfje
wolfje 12 өдрийн өмнө
@kalesmart1 no, honestly I don't get it. Why are people okay with cis kids knowing their gender, but when trans kids do, their "too young" or "influenced by their parents".
kalesmart1
kalesmart1 12 өдрийн өмнө
@wolfje it's never a solid argument is it
wolfje
wolfje 12 өдрийн өмнө
If trans kids can't know their gender neither can cis. So we should just raise all kids as genderfuild.
성이름
성이름 18 өдрийн өмнө
Our generation is too conceited and shallow. Somebody jacked up their brains. So shame we are not even humans
Amelie Grace
Amelie Grace 19 өдрийн өмнө
Gender isn't something anyone decides. If you're trans you're trans, you're cis then you're cis ect... and also 1:20 - that's actually not legal (at least where I live (UK), in the US and most other Western countries). If a person is going to transition, it is very likely that they will have to go to see maybe a gender therapist or something similar to be confirmed to be trans. At a young age, I doubt that they would get much more than hormones and hormone blockers. No child would ever be able to legally "chop it". They would have to be an adult. Because I am cis, I am not 100% on this but I'm more educated about this that the people who made this video and the majority of they people watching. ok bye ☮
Adrian Saber
Adrian Saber 19 өдрийн өмнө
Ehhh, I’m trans. I found out when I was 10 but I’ve felt that way since I was a toddler. My grandma told me that I said “I want to be a boy” a lot when I lived with her as a 2-3 year old.
wolfje
wolfje 12 өдрийн өмнө
That's amazing. That just shows that at any age kids are old enough to know who they are.
Wub
Wub 19 өдрийн өмнө
if a kid is old enough to know if they're a boy or girl, they're old enough to know if they're not
Wub
Wub 5 өдрийн өмнө
@john lol and exactly how is that a problem? Specifically how is that YOUR problem??
john lol
john lol 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Wub in what world does saying "hey maybe im a boy" does that make it true. if that kid wears dresses and goes by female pronouns they are 100% eventually gonna medically transition
Wub
Wub 5 өдрийн өмнө
transitioning doesn't always have to be about surgery or hormones, let kids be kids and figure out who they are without the pressure of having to medically transition
Wub
Wub 5 өдрийн өмнө
@john lol I never said anything about medically transitioning. If a kid thinks "hey maybe I might be a boy instead" there's nothing wrong with that. Are they harming their body? Are they harming anyone else? Absolutely not. Yes, you do have to be older to take hormones or even consider having surgery because it takes a LOT of thinking over. Medically transitioning aside, if a kid wants to wear dresses and go by female pronouns because that's what they're comfortable with, let them be. It's all up to the kid to figure out who they are
john lol
john lol 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Wub they obviously aren't smart enough to figure out that cutting up your body and taking drugs is a horrible idea
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