Yes, pushing “transgenderism” on your kids is child abuse. The Other McCain delves into the madness
“In September 2015, Vanessa and JR Ford sent a group email to announce that their 4-year-old, whom their family and friends knew as their son, would be starting prekindergarten that year as ‘her true self’ — a girl named Ellie.”
— New York Times, Jan. 31, 2017
Yep, it seems to be all about agendas of pushing gender to the side, and pushing self-promotion and agendas
We can’t click fast-forward on the story and see what kind of life “Ellie” Ford will be living in 15 or 20 years, nor can we click the rewind button and go back to examine the circumstances that led to such a weird decision. Vanessa Ford’s narrative of how she knew that her son’s “true self” was a girl named “Ellie” is a tendentious rationalization, reflecting her own prejudices in favor of the transgender agenda. She is exploiting her own child in order to elicit sympathy for herself:
Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy is a pattern in which a parent “fabricates, exaggerates, or induces mental or physical health problems” in their child “usually to gain attention or sympathy from others.”
The liberal media are eager to assist these Munchausen moms. Vanessa Ford has been featured in The Washington Post as well as in Katie Couric’s National Geographic series “Gender Revolution.”
Celebrated as courageous heroes exemplifying the virtues of tolerance and diversity, the Munchausen moms of transgender children are never subjected to skeptical inquiry. Liberal journalists never seem to ask the obvious questions about the bizarre publicity-seeking behavior involved in this creepy crusade, nor is anyone in the mainstream media likely to give a fair hearing to critics of the transgender agenda. As a result, there is a symbiotic relationship between the Munchausen moms (who crave sympathy and attention) and the media, whose biases obligate them to provide that attention with utterly one-sided coverage.
It is full steam ahead in the war on gender, and if some kids are screwed up by the campaign for “Gender Justice” ( if the left has not used that term yet, just wait for it) them so be it. After all, the left cares about their ends, not the means, or the individuals hurt. William Teach has more
Kids are weird. They want all sorts of things that may not be good for them, and a parent’s job is to attempt to mitigate the nutty behavior, especially when it can cause real big problems, not to help propagate that behavior. If a child likes stealing candy bars from the convenience store, it would be utterly irresponsible for the parent to tolerate this, right? Yet, there are plenty who help kids who have loopy thoughts on gender
(Daily Caller) A 12-year-old Australian transgender boy, who transitioned into a girl two years ago, is featured in an upcoming episode of Australian “60 Minutes” – where he reveals that he no longer wants to be a girl.
After doctors diagnosed Patrick Mitchell with gender dysphoria he begged his mother to let him take female replacement hormones, The Independent reported.
He received support from his mom, who allowed him to take hormone therapy, and began to grow breasts
“In the beginning of 2017, teachers at school began to refer to him as a girl which triggered Mitchell to question if he had made the right decision,” the independent added.
After reflecting on the decision to become a girl, Mitchell decided that he no longer wanted to be a girl.
“I began to realize I was actually comfortable in my body. Every day I just felt better,” Mitchell said.
Now he will need surgery to remove the breasts. This is a lesson that parents should take charge and realize that a child is not competent to make this kind of decision, nor go through with this kind of insanity. If the child wants to do this to themselves when they become an adult, fine, that’s their mental disorder.
Kids are kids, we cannot allow them to do anything they want. Consequences are real, I know such logic might offend some but tough! Fritz notes another war on gender, and kids. Call it the new
Ten Leftist Commandments. Thou shall not misgender!
But you will be made to care: California first-grader sent to principal’s office for misgendering classmate
An elite charter school in California has been rocked by scandal since the end of the last school year, when a kindergarten teacher read her class a pair of books advocating transgender ideology, and a male kindergartener was reintroduced to the class as a girl.
Now first-graders at Rocklin Academy Gateway risk a trip to the principal’s office if they refer to their transgender classmate by the wrong name or gender pronoun, said Karen England, executive director of the Capitol Resource Institute, a pro-family group based in Sacramento.
“There was a little girl who had been in class with the little boy all last year,” Ms. England said. “They’re in different classes now, but she saw him on the playground yesterday and called him by his name. The little girl was told ‘you can’t do that, his name is this name,’ and ‘you need to call him a “her.”’ Then she was called to the principal’s office.”
Ms. England said she has been in touch with the girl’s parents and described them as “outraged.” She said they met with school officials to discuss the matter Wednesday.
This is what the war on gender amounts to. Punishing normalcy in the name of “progress”. But gender is very real, the left is going against nature here. There are inherent differences in men and women. Feminists have been trying to erase those differences for decades now. The left has been waging a war on boys acting like boys, and on so-called “toxic masculinity” which is basically men acting like, well, men.
Now, the left has set its sights on the whole idea of gender. It is all about how someone identifies. It is the Age of Identity, where individuals are required to embrace their identity, be it sexual, racial, or any one of 57 genders. And they must not just embrace that “identity”, they must make it all-encompassing. It must be everything they are, and they must think, speak, and yes, vote a certain way because not doing so would make them traitors, or sell outs. And, in this new “tolerant” world everyone else must be compelled to accept whatever identity anyone chooses.
There will be no misgendering, or insensitivity, or criticism of anything the left pushes.
You will respect the safe spaces, or else!
You will avoid trigger warnings, or else!
Thinking? Hell no! It is all feelings now. Debate? Discussion? Are you mad? Those are oppressive and must stop immediately. Remember the debates, like the science, is settled, so shut up or else!