A presentation by a California hospital CEO and professor said that certain kids may relate to mythological creatures and are particularly fond of mermaids.
The mental health director and head psychologist of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital gender development program is self-described “feminist” and “gender revolution” advocate Diane Ehrensaft. In addition to her research, she teaches at the UCSF Medical Center. She is a clinical and developmental psychologist with expertise in “gender-affirmative treatment for transgender and gender-expansive patients. She works with children and adolescents.
According to the biography page, Ehrensaft studies the impact of cross-sex hormones and puberty blockers on mental health.
Some of Ehrensaft’s statements about gender ideology seem far-fetched, such as her claim that children can take on multiple identities and transition between genders depending on the time of year or where they happen to be physically located.
She said she agrees that a gender revolution is underway, spearheaded by today’s youth, and it’s a beautiful sight.
During a discussion in 2018 at the San Francisco Public Library, she said it was humbling to realize that children know more about being gender expansive than clinicians.
Ehrensaft sees the transgender revolution as the logical continuation of the feminist movement of the 1960s, which sought to dismantle gender norms.
Ehrensaft posits that transgenderism emerges through a “gender web” shaped by socialization, biology, and environment.
She said that she believes the language will develop further, using her encounter with a 7-year-old as an example of how “gender minotaurs” and hybrids are possible.
Britannica states that “Minotaur” was first used to describe a mythical monster with human legs and a bull’s head.
The emphasis is on “mythical.”