Tough question ! Personally? I don't care for any pictures of kids that aren't just family type pictures. Because I'm old, I would more than likely ban those sort of pictures from the site. But things are different nowadays and I don't know if that's a good thing or not. If I saw pics like that here?They would be removed and a strong message sent to the person that posted them. This is a community site and I'm sure there are others where you could post whatever.
If you owned a Q&A site where members could post pics, would think it's ok for a member to post pics of little boys in dresses? Would you see this as harmful to your site, or be like...meh...it's just cross dressing?
I'd remove them. There is NO good reason to post pics of children, regardless of the way they're dressed. It would be perverts paradise.
I don't think little boys in dresses in something that anyone on a typical "family friendly" type site would be interested in seeing. It more might just turn them off since chances are it's more about perversions than cross dressing. I've been on many Q&A sites and that type of photo wouldn't have been allowed to my knowledge .. And I have been a moderator on a few of those sites.
I wouldn't allow it. If an adult wants to be a cross dresser and post pictures of themselves, that is their decision and I respect that. But I don't agree with doing it to a child. I consider that exploitation. Give the child a chance to make up their own mind.
I had three older sisters they use to put make up on me all the time. I was the practice dummy. But posting kids photos is a no no i. My book.
Two separate issues. I do not believe children's pictures that are not your own should be posted ever.
As far as children dressing in different types of clothing, I don't consider a small male child dressing in a dress as a "cross dresser". At that age they have no gender bias. A dress is just a dress. I also do not have a problem with little boys playing with dolls and little girls playing with trucks.
I was upset at the thought that someone was posting pictures of other people's children. But I really didn't like your term "cross dressing" for children. That's not appropriate either.
In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I would categorize such postings as "abusive."
its depends on the context of the picture. If the boy looks like he's posing for a photo shoot while wearing girls outfits.. Obviously it would get removed.
but if its just a family picture of a kid playing dress up with moms clothes. That's a whole different story.
There once was a photo gallery on Blurtit, where you could post pics. The pictures that WERE posted were innocuous (boring even, hey I even posted some of mine).
I've often wondered what happened to them when the site went through its 37th rewrite and that feature was removed.
I'll state how this relates to the recent transgender debates:
Transgender is based entirely on feelings. The person does not feel the "gender identity" they were born as. Which begs the question: What is a "gender identity"? It is also based entirely on feelings. Ask yourself this - how do you define what identifies someone as a male or female, other than genitalia? Nothing, except artificial "gender role" constructs of society. In a society that claims there are NO "gender roles", the only definition of male and female is what genitalia someone has.
Following that reasoning - there is no such thing as "male" or "female" clothing, unless it is tailored for specific genitalia.
ALSO - take a look at some old pictures of children. The boys appear to be wearing "dresses", but that was just the style at the time. lol
Years ago, my youngest son (in his curious stage) decided he wanted a glittery one piece girls bathing suit and a long black wig. I've no idea where he might have gotten the image in his head, but he said this is what a "Super Hero" looks like . . . Me and my wife said, "Sure, why not" . . . He ran around the house in this outfit for many a day, with my older son shaking his head saying "Why?" . . . We let our children explore and be curious. I believe this to add self confidence and a mind that is never afraid to question . . . Now having said that, these pictures are private part of our family. I wouldn't publically share them for it only holds meaning for our core family.
When you ascribe "Little boy" to your description, I have a problem with "consent" . . . At this point in time if the boy is still "Little" it should not be posted. Until such time as they are an adult and they are asked for permission . . . . THEN, and only then would it be okay.