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Angelina Jolie Confirms That Shiloh is Transgendered

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Living as a Little Boy

It’s been rumored for awhile now that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt lives her life at home as a boy, demanding that she be called James and that she dress like her brothers, and now we have confirmation from Angelina Jolie that this is true.

Angelina spoke to Vanity Fair this month about many aspects of her life, but particularly her children and her relationships with them. Corageously, Angelina spoke quite casually about her daughter’s demands to live her life as a boy, simply saying, “She likes to dress like a boy. She wants to be a boy. So, we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”

Shiloh is young enough that her preference to live life as a boy might be a phase, but if not, I think that it’s wonderful that Angelina is so open and “whatever” about her daughter’s sexuality. So many families deal with raising a child that feels it was born in the wrong body, and a mainstream celebrity saying that they are going through the same thing at home gives those families a sense of normalcy. Granted, it’s sad to think that a celebrity saying they have a transgendered child would make all that big of a difference, but it does feel like a cultural milestone. While someone like Chaz Bono lived his life as a disappointment to his parents, Shiloh’s being embraced in the public eye. That feels like kind of a big deal.

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  • This is CHILD ABUSE.
    A child at 3 years of age needs to be nurtured and encouraged to be who they ARE: Shiloh was born a GIRL.
    Many girls & boys muck around with dress ups etc.
    How shallow that this mother wishes to use her own child as a Social Experiment.
    Many girls who were given boys clothes, called a boy, treated as a boy etc became suicidal as they never felt like a boy due to not having a penis or feeling as an authentic person.
    You never find cases of gender confusion in the jungle or outback etc due to no bullshit about “boys toys/boys clothes” etc.
    let Shiloh be a girl.

    It’s a trendy social experiment that will end in tragedy and confusion all because of an indulgent mother who wants to make a political statement. It’s a very sad story as depression and and anxiety come later on- whilst the parents find it all so “cutting edge” & liberating.

    I hope that Shiloh will be given some space from her narcissistic mother and leave the castle tower and break out.. Like repunzle- and be free to be a beautiful girl that she was born to be.

    But not a chance right now as her identity at 8 years of age is being cemented.

    I hope that a nanny or someone- a school can pass on some sort of sanity to this poor abused child.

    Shiloh- you are a Girl- a beautiful girl. You will always be a girl- it’s what you were made to be. Sorry that you had to be used as a social political statement by your indulgent and narcissistic parents.
    Hope you get a chance to break free and be you one day – you will have to wait 10 years til that day but when you do- embrace your womanhood and make up for all the years lost living a lie and a myth that your blinded, deluded parents lived through you.

    • Transgender people are born that way. It is just the way that it is. We realized that Shilo was transgender when she was three years old. There is no shame in this. Having parents who understand this, are a blessing. Best wishes to the whole Jolie-Pitt family.

      • No child is “transgender” at the age of 3.

        That is nonsense.

        Gender is decided at conception- then all know what gender during pregnancy and of course at birth.

        However, the persons sexuality is not known until all their essential organs, brain functioning and emotions have fully developed.

        This is by late 20s in some cases.

        No child should be thrust into the public lime light by any parent, with a declaration of the sexuality of their child just because they wanted to be called “John” or where boys clothes from 3..

        That is called “causing gender confusion” in your child, which is akin to child abuse when you think of all the psychological damage- including depression, anxiety and suicide.

        Yes, parents should support their kids in their decisions.

        No, kids are far too young to state what their sexuality is to be.

        And absolutely – their gender has already been established- no debate in that.

        Penis= Boy
        Vagina= Girl

        Lets support our kids- but not confuse them.

    • Wow, you are very ignorant to the issues children have when it comes to sexual identity, this is not a new issue for parents, transgender children have a 60% suicide rate if they are not accepted by they’re family, shame on you!

      • No body is saying anything about sexual identity – so stop serving out your own bigoted insults without seeing the full picture here.

        We are talking about a child who is very obviously being encouraged to dress in overtly boy clothes- not even neautral clothing or haircuts- it’s all- you are boy boy boy.

        What they are all saying on this site is that parents need to LEAVE their kids alone – lay off the social agenda push and just allow their sexuality to unfold naturally.

        Seriously- Viv and co are not the ignorant here.

        There is much research that states that men or women who were told they were the opposite sex to what they were born as – were confused and suicidal.

        Now- that is child abuse.

        Leave the children be.

        Allow their sexuality to unfold naturally without making public statements about a child’s sexuality – it is a disgrace that the these parents have shoved Shiloh and her sexuality onto centre stage at such a young age.

        Cut it out.

        This is a life here- a child’s life.

        We have no right to meddle. To coerce. To use as a social study – as a political statement – to brain wash either way.

        Best to not analyse at such a young age- let the child decide when all of their essential organs have developed.

        And there is no need for insults on this site for such a crucial topic.

        Too many have suicided due to people having sex changes and they never even felt like a man/woman they thought they were anyway.

        It was a mind matter- not what organs they had.

        No one is saying dont show compassion.

        Step back- take a deep breath- and relax.

        The child comes first- lay off judging and declaring to the whole world what gender they are until they are absolutely sure themselves after having fully developed physically, emotionally, sexually.

        Back off people.

    • What are u some kind of expert? Your comments anger me. I applaud the Pitts for letting Shilo simply be a person with an identity she/he feels most comfortable…

      • Yes- it IS an option. Many kids are brainwashed into being a “girl/boy” because it’s “cool”- for Angelina Jolie, that would be so cutting edge and diverse – it’s what would fulfil her – as she wants her family to reflect an ideal world of “diversity, tolerance, various sexual orientation” etc .

        For her to have Shiloh as her little gender diverse kid, would “complete” her. And Brad Pitt just follows- they don’t stand for anything – they stand for everything.

        Kids coming out as transgender means that their parents/significant others brainwashed them into it for the “make us look like cool parents” factor – or society told them to experiment and be “whoever you want to be/ girl or boy?” – or the kid researched it on the net and then got obsessive conclusive about it, and since they get everything they want- they got to be a boy, when they were born a girl.

        One doesn’t need a phd or be transgender to know the truth in all of this. Phd students have corrupt extreme social agenda lecturers anyway.

        Penis= Boy
        Vagina= Girl

        If there is authentic gender confusion by the time the kids grow to be 30 years old, then research all avenues- it’s often psychological and an obsessive thought that has led to not feeling happy with own sex.

    • I agree. I think if Shiloh is allowed to grow up to be the beauty God intended it could become a nightmare for her mom. She’ll overshadow her mom’s legendary beauty. Can u imagine she could grow up to be the next Marilyn Monroe.

  • I agree with Vivienne.
    They are not born transgendered. They are either born with a penis or vagina. A boy or a girl.
    Confusing the child by encouraging certain clothes/hair is a sad political statement by parents with too much time on their hands.

    I cut my hair to be a boy like my brothers at 4 and wanted to wear clothes like them and did boy activities (up trees/billy carts etc) and cried when I got my period because I was not like my brothers.

    But my parents gave me the sanity and chance to be a GIRL. They never urged or bought boy clothes for me.
    I did boy stuff – wanted to be a boy- but was given BALANCE/ a balanced chance at gender.

    Poor Shiloh has never been given that chance. Whilst Angie waltzes around in gorgeous couture clothes/hair/makeup- Shiloh grunges out in ACDC tops and home boy clothes.

    Shiloh has a vagina – she is a GIRL and always will be.

    All it is a bit of social engineering by the mega rich. Extreme political views to boot.

    I’m with Vivienne- Child abuse is setting up an environment & persona & permanent gender of a child when they have never even had the chance to just be themselves – a girl.

    I hope that Shiloh grows up and explores herself – who she is- without the mother Gothel glaring at her making sure she fits the groovey transgender kid that would make her family complete.

    There has never been a transgendered child at birth – and put one in a forest – grow up in an environment where there is no pressure re Clothes- ie no money… And they children play & be who they are – no one defines a child by cutting their hair & putting boys clothes on..

    It’s tragic as the consequences – based on the many accounts of transsexuals. Many regret surgery and are silenced when they try to share their pain and the stories of being brainwashed as kids and told they were a boy etc when they were a girl..,

    Takes years of healing.

    In the meantime – the parents swan around in their defined gendered clothing – whilst they clearly define the opposite gender in their daughter Shiloh.

    She is a beautiful GIRL and always will be.

    • Another “expert”…. PLEASE… You know nothing about the human brain and how it develops from birth… The family is not pushing anything on Shilo… They are allowing the child to express how she(or he) feels
      ( gender-wise) and I applaud that. Having a penis or vagina does not always define the gender… You people make me sick!!

      • I used to want to dress up in more boy type clothes. If it wasn’t for my prudent watchful and wise mother, I’d probably be messed up and confused. The fashion police would be hunting me down. My rather traditional mom used to say that some of these ladies dress up as men as an excuse not to try to look nice. You know just because you’re a lesbian doesn’t mean you have to become a huge slob. I’ve discovered tht about 90 percent of these ladies are overweight unsightly slobs who can barely dress themselves like clueless sixty year old men. It’s embarrassing ladies. It’s a wonder tht they find each other attractive. They should take advice from their gay male counter parts. Lose weight and look in the mirror once in a while. Being a lesbian doesn’t give anyone the right to just become an unsightly blob of “I just don’t give a damned.” The rest of us straight people are becoming more confused and distressed by this show of slobdom. Gee whiz at the very least try to be like Ellen. Put on some make up, dress neatly bad lose weight. A pasty faced woman is a pasty faced woman -lesbian or not.

  • You fuckers are dumb your not transgender so shut the fuck up. by not showing your kid love and bring them up as who they feel they are that ruining their life that’s not child abuse you fucking retards you people need to mind your fucking business that’s why your children are all probably all seeming therapist cause they switched their hips the wrong way stupid fucks.

    • Really intelligent response, “fed up”.

      How about thinking about the children in these families who are the victims.

      Try talking to kids who were brainwashed into thinking they were “transgendered” and even went as far as surgery- only to regret it years down the track.

      No one here deserves to be sworn at the way you did.

      You belong elsewhere on the net- nasty-land.

      • People who have never personally had to deal with this issue in their own family cannot have an intellegent opinion, my family is now facing this issue as well, it’s scary, n we cannot seem to influence him to being the boy he was born, from day one we knew he was not very boyish, as he’s getting older it’s getting even more obvious we are heading into a situation we have never experience before, it’s hard n scary, but our family has decided to let it be n see where this goes naturally and love and support him no matter what he is, we love him to the moon n back :)

      • Anonymous how do you know what ‘boyish’ means? What, they don’t like sport? They don’t like short hair? They don’t like cars? They are children for Christ’s sake. How is a little girl or little boy supposed to know what ‘feeling’ like the opposite sex actually is?

  • I agree at anon 11. 09pm-

    That is all I am saying- to let it be.

    Let the child’s natural sexuality unfold without coercion which only confuses.

    I would have thought that a child’s sexuality isn’t really seen during infancy and into pre-school years – as it’s all play with many different toys, dress ups etc.

    Shiloh looks as though she was put into extremely black/boyish clothes from a far too young an age.

    I wonder why kids clothes can’t be more neautral? Why does it have to be so aggressively, heavy metal black on a young child?

    Give them a break..

    Parents like Angelina need to stop defining their child through appearances and clothes and as anon says- back off..

    Far too young to proclaim to the world “my child is a boy and always has been”.

    Many suicides have happened when so much pressure was put on a child – and all they needed was freedom- neutrality of gender clothing, if there is stress about it.

    But mostly- love and support from family.

    Noone here is denying that either.

    It’s a heated topic and an emotional one.

    I could only imagine the challenge you have- but your child is in good hands and no matter what they decide- you are there.

    It may be a phase- and you will still be there and it will be ok to remain the gender they were born as.

    Research from both sides needs to happen- not just the side of the trans kid. What about the kid who just wants to be a kid?

    And there’s also the ones who do have sex changes believing they are a man or woman but regret the surgery and the depression is statistically higher than when they were previously confused about their gender.

    Only this time- they are 6 times more likely to suicide than when they were unsure, and exploring their sexuality.

    I agree with your stance- that all you need to do is be there to love your child.

    But the fierce boyish gender dressing that Shiloh has had to go through since she was still in nappies, is really unfair to a child- given that a lot of the stories of people who sex changed then regretted it, have memories of significant people in their lives who brainwashed them into thinking they were a girl, when they were born a boy.

    It’s not all cases but it has happened.

    Love them- that’s all – give them freedom to be.

  • I’m ready to vomit from the ignorance of some of the above comments. REALLY? I had to stop after three or four. You need so badly to hear yourself talk that you’re going to have a public opinion about something you CLEARLY know nothing about?

    For example: “Many girls who were given boys clothes, called a boy, treated as a boy etc became suicidal as they never felt like a boy due to not having a penis or feeling as an authentic person.
    You never find cases of gender confusion in the jungle or outback etc due to no bullshit about “boys toys/boys clothes” etc.
    let Shiloh be a girl.”

    The contradiction is giving me hives! What are you missing here lil poster?? That those children used in your example above were forced AWAY from their preference and I-don’t know— maybe that’s why they wanted to drink bleach and play in traffic?

    Do yourself a favor and research some basics on gender identity? Maybe dabble in some research on intersex (previously referred to as hermaphrodites)

    So many people assume this is all a mental decision or lifestyle choice. There can be a genetic defects, hormonal abnormalities, developmental disruptions in utero etc.

    I vote for ppl not taking a stance just to hear themselves talk or prove they know a lil somethin about everything. Maybe this topic should be limited to people with PhD’s or the conditions themselves?

    Have some links for desert friends:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2004/06/the_cutting_edge.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVmPJVPLP-U

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNI9i1Kz86E

    http://www.journeyman.tv/19274/documentaries/gender-puzzle.html

    • Jenn: You would have to be the most arrogant, nasty person writing on this forum.

      “Ready to vomit..” How vomitus are you as a person! How revolting you are when there are so many valid points of view here.

      People like you shut down debate and discussion when it is much needed. Instead people like you bully others into a social agenda that CAUSES depression and suicide- since you present only one side.

      “Maybe this topic should be limited to people with PhDs or who have the conditions themselves?”.

      Bullocks.

      People who have PhDs are brainwashed by lecturers with extreme social agendas that screw up society and people’s lives anyway..!

      No. Allow people to have a say- you can’t go around bullying people telling them they can’t have an opinion.

      Remember: opinions are like assholes – everyone’s got one- whether YOU or I like it or not..

      Therefore I must even tolerate your deluded and arrogant opinion- but that’s life.

      Bottom line- and I agree with everyone else here- and we ALL have every right to express our opinions Jenn, so such it up:

      Kids need to be left ALONE to explore their OWN agenda – clothing – preferences.

      YES Jenn – Viv is saying that Shilohs folks have coerced her into being a “boy”- take one look at her clothes/hair etc as a toddler. Duh!
      Have you not even read the article??

      Shilohs folks (whoever they are? Never heard of them) cannot honestly say “our daughter has wanted to be a boy since she was 3″ etc – EVERY girl says that. I said that – having all brothers. There’s nothing precious about Shiloh saying that yet they shove her into the spotlight and CONFIRM it in public..! Insane. Irresponsible.

      The parents took advantage of a word or whim and milked it. Too much time on they hands. And loads of Social Agenda. Sooooo cooool..

      How on EARTH can a bloody toddler know they are a boy..!! And why would the parents want to confuse their child by giving in to the child’s whims of “call me John”, “I like boys clothes”, “I feel like a boy”.

      Of course there are legit cases- but 3 years of age??

      Come on Jenn- you don’t need a “phd” to know that is really damaging to a child’s sense of “Who Am I?”.

      Parents need to tred carefully- help their kids BE their gender they were born with. If their kids decide when ALL organs are developed by late 20s- then at least the poor kid had a chance at being their birth gender.

      Jenn- go do your own research on the OTHER side of the story.

      Don’t be a trendy Sheep thinker.

      • To clearify this for most of you, sexually and gender identity are completely separate things. To make it simple, sexuality is who you go to bed with, but gender is who you go to bed as. Yes, there has been studies to show that some children know they were assigned the wrong gender at a very early age. Given that most children do want to be the opposite sex doctors and parents wouldn’t begin a transition until the child is much older. I think it’s admirable that Shiloh’s parents are letting her dress the way she wants to. No, her parents do not have any influence on her gender identity. No one can “confuse” you into the wrong gender. This article is filled with a lot of misinformation. For starters, Angelina did not confirm that her child is “transgender”. Shiloh would have to be the one to make that decision when she is much older. The word “transgender” never came from her mouth. That was just a way for this site to get you to read their article. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but please educate yourself on the topic before you begin to argue. Debates can only be successful when all parties in the matter know what they are talking about. Also, belittling one another is bullying so it needs to stop. I don’t believe that Shiloh’s parents have an agenda. They seem to just be doing the best job they can as parents.

  • http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/04/14688/

    This is interesting reading in response to your claim that parents/guardians have no influence over gender/sexuality.

    That is why I am urging readers to do research on both sides of the discussion.

    Nature V Nurture still needs to be explored – otherwise many children have to live with the unwise decisions and influences and coercion of their guardians/parents/people in their community.

    Shiloh being dressed to the extreme version of a “boy” is not helping her to explore herself as a “person”. Yes, dress/garments/hairstyle is incredibly important in shaping a child’s gender identity.

    As this article states so clearly.

  • Taken from the link above by author Walt Heyer who was influenced to change his gender from a young age:

    “Changing genders is short-term gain with long-term pain. Its consequences include early mortality, regret, mental illness, and suicide. .. let’s affirm and love our young people just the way they are”.

    Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Through his website, SexChangeRegret.com, and his blog, WaltHeyer.com, Heyer raises public awareness about the incidence of regret and the tragic consequences suffered as a result. Heyer’s story can be read in novel form in Kid Dakota and The Secret at Grandma’s House and in his autobiography, A Transgender’s Faith. Heyer’s other books include Paper Genders and Gender, Lies and Suicide.

  • Children are not capable of making any important decisions or judgments about themselves or anyone else because their brains are not fully developed. Won’t be for years to come. This is why teenagers often make horrid choices and are unable to contemplate consequences. No matter how much they are told something is dangerous or harmful, many often step right into doing that very thing, believing deep inside that they are indestructible. In my opinion, due to the fact that the brain and emotional stability is no where near mature enough for any child to “decide” they are transgender, or gay, or whatever, it is likely best to just let the child grow up and eventually she or he will come into their place. I also believe born a girl, be a girl…born a boy, be a boy. Society is getting so intent on being “diverse” and embracing all sorts of varied sexual choices and preferences that it has become something to strive for. Eventually, this will be a regretted thing as sexual orientation morphs into involving animals and things we likely can’t even imagine as being acceptable and encouraged. Don’t laugh…once all other sexual diverse avenues are exhausted it won’t be surprising to find subgroups of who knows what “coming out” and insisting on being accepted. Anyway…for any parent to encourage and announce that her little child is capable of deciding she is transgender is ludicrous, considering the lack of brain maturity and no real ability to make those types of decisions until young adulthood. Many girls have been “tomboys” throughout childhood and grown up to be women who are confident and secure in being female.

  • Who the fuck cares about some rich old lady and her idiot spawn? Anyone who gives a shit about this ‘transgendered’ faux-issue is a fucking toolbag.

  • People who arenot transgender should not voice an opinion on the situation. Unless you have walked a mile in their shoes, you are just stating your humble opinion. As parents, you your best. I am sure the Pitt-Jolie family is not forcing this on them but i have personally dealt with transgender children where it is blatently obvious that they are not comfortable in their own skin as the social definition a girl. By allowing Shiloh to pick out her own clothes and cut her hair the way she wants is not bad parenting. It is allowing her to be who she is.

    • Would like to think so, but it’s highly likely that this mother *is* influencing Shiloh as she encouraged it since Shiloh was a toddler (as per the many photos seen).
      Makes sense- Angelina has loads of money and time on her hands and image means the world to her:
      She has her stereotypical black babies, white babies, and now she wants a transgender baby.
      It will *complete* her family as her family will represent a perfect world of tolerance and acceptance.

      Which is all fine – but I believe it is manipulation and parental influence.

      A toddler always wants to be like her brothers- it doesn’t mean a parent goes “yes! Cut your hair! Wear black acdc t shirts! Boys clothes! Go for it! Be yourself! ” … At 2 and 3 years old…

      Please read up about the sad stories of transgender people who were literally coerced into being transgender at a young age.

      It really does exist and it should be taken very seriously as it is akin to abuse.

  • The child was born a boy – it makes sense when you think about what long term goal they want to achieve, promoting the transgender agenda!
    If thats the case, now they can sell their lies and propaganda to the accepting public.

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