A Canadian man who was married with seven children has left his family and now lives as if he is a ‘six-year-old girl’.
Paul, a 52-year-old man who calls himself Stefonknee Wolscht, now lives in Toronto with friends who he refers to as his “adoptive mommy and daddy”, dresses in children’s clothing and plays with their grandchildren.
Wolscht was 46 when he left his wife and family. He was homeless for a spell and attempted suicide on two occasions.
In an interview with a homosexual news website, he explained that he is living as a child in order to escape his past.
He told Daily Xtra: “In my mind I was never allowed to be a little girl so I’m filling that tank of little girl experiences.”
“By not acting my age, I don’t have to deal with the reality that was my past, because it hurt”, he added.
“We just let it go and stop thinking about big people stuff”.
It requires that we refuse to acquiesce to alienated, subjective identity-makingBrendan O'Neill
Earlier this year, Rachel Dolezal, a 38-year-old American woman drew criticism for living as a black woman despite being born white.
Last weekend The Guardian reported that she “wasn’t identifying as black to upset people” but was just ‘being herself’.
In the December edition of Spiked Review, its Editor Brendan O’Neill warned that society needs to combat “subjective identity-making”.
O’Neill wrote: “The foundation stones on which identity was built for decades, the national flags, religious faith, workplace meaning or class feeling through which we constructed a sense of ourselves, through which we discovered or defined ourselves, are gone – or are at least shaky, insecure, withering.
“And in such circumstances, our sense of self can become weak; we cultivate new identities that feel unfounded, unanchored, changeable rather than convincing.”
The social commentator warned that, as a society, we must counter the new narrative by refusing to “acquiesce to alienated, subjective identity-making”.