Sarcasm aside (never put sarcasm aside), it is shocking how many people have publicly argued in favor of allowing three-year-old children to decide whether or not they are male or female. I mean, beside the fact that it is biologically impossible to change sex, at what point did society determine pre-schoolers know best? I mean, what are parents for, in that case? Why not let your toddler make zir own decisions? Straight chocolate milk diet? You’re the boss, baby! Don’t want to get your shots? Who does!? Bike helmets are for nerds? Well, true…

Beyond the health implications of transitioning kids – many of which are not even yet known, as there is not enough long term research on the full impact of giving children puberty blockers and hormone treatments – it is enormously unethical to tell a male child, for example, that they are actually, literally female, when they are not and will never be. Kids should be encouraged to accept their bodies and to love themselves as they are. Not be told that they must transform themselves physically, through surgery and a lifetime dependency on unnecessary drug treatments in order to be happy or live authentic lives.

What Lopez said was unequivocally harmless and completely sane.