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This is utter nonsense. The only way to tell a person’s gender is through her anatomy and/or DNA. Prepubescent children all have similar vocals. If you took a little boy and styled him in a stereotypically feminine way, everyone would assume he was a little girl, no matter how his voice sounded. I had four brothers. One had a booming, fairly deep voice, even for a little boy. Another had a very high voice (higher than his sisters’) until it broke in adolescence. Although he went through a phase in early puberty of trying to make his voice sound lower (he was self conscious of his high voice), he sounded no different from a little girl when he was little. Both of those brothers grew up to be heterosexual men. If that one brother of mine had grown up today, I think most people would’ve brainwashed him into thinking he was a girl, just because he liked stereotypically feminine things and had a more gentle, artistic spirit. A child’s voice is not evidence of her gender. The only way to factually tell gender is through anatomy and DNA. We need to stop pushing this irrational idea that feelings can be interpreted as facts. It is actually quite sexist to assume that gender can be defined by superficial things like clothing, hairstyle, and preferred activities. Why can’t boys like dolls, long hair, or dresses? Why must we say they must be girls to like such things? Why can’t girls enjoy climbing trees, short hair, and cargo pants? Why must we assume they’re boys if they like these things. Let’s keep gender simple and let kids be kids.
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