VIRAL VIDEO: Dad says, “My Son Wears Dresses, and That’s OK With Me”
Hufftington Post writer Seth Menachem says that he’s not ashamed at all that his 2-year-old son likes to wear girls’ clothes. Fact is, he even lets his boy wear these dresses in public.
In his article he published this July in the said website, Menachem told all about his son Asher‘s desire to wear his older sister’s clothes rather than his own set of shorts and shirts. Though he primarily received criticisms for allowing his son to wear feminine clothes, he proudly writes that he still wants to support his son.
Here’s what he says in the first part of his viral post.
Every morning my four-year-old daughter, Sydney, drags a chair into her closet and plucks a dress off of the rack. I try to lean her in other directions –“Why don’t we try shorts today?”–but Sydney’s stubborn. And I think she deserves the freedom to choose what she wants to wear.My son, Asher, is 2. I grab shorts and a T-shirt out of the drawer and dress him, because he still has trouble dressing himself. But he figured out how to undress himself — and pretty often that means he’s ripping off his clothing and screaming “dress” over and over again. He climbs onto the chair in the closet and tugs at one of Sydney’s dresses –“This one.”
Furthermore, Menachem wrote that he also received a comment from a gay friend who said: “Just so you know I didn’t wear any dresses when I was younger.” But then he wrote,
“This openly gay, married man was trying to make me feel better about a problem that didn’t exist. If my son is gay, so be it. Maybe he is. Maybe he’s not. Maybe he’ll be a cross dresser. Maybe not. I have no control over any of it. All I can do is be supportive.”
Although certain people do not agree with Menachem’s decision to let his son wear girls’ dresses, many netizens who have read his article praised him for his acceptance. On top of that, he wrote that many people reassures his choice.
- Menachem, S. My Son Wears Dresses, and That’s OK With Me. (2014, July 14). Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-menachem/my-son-wears-dresses-and-thats-ok-with-me_b_5578709.html.