Nobody Should Make Transgender Kid a ‘Poster Child’ for Anything – By Zeynep Tufekci

There has been a rash of irresponsible decisions by parents and media in forcing public exposure on children who are clearly below an age for any reasonable definition of consent. There was that Time magazine cover last year showing a mom breastfeeding her almost-4-year-old kid in a very unnatural position – with her name on the cover and the kid looking directly into the camera. There was that issue with an article on Jezebel last year on online bullying by shaming racist kids. And then there’s the more recent issue of a transgender child who was named and photographed in a profile by The New York Times.