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potty minded: fear-mongering and loathing in the mainstream media

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i almost don’t know where to start with this p.o.s.  i found on line a few days ago.

the first sentence in the article reveals the mindset of the author and the ignorance about to be experienced.

“As transvestites get an upgrade to ‘transgender’, the storm of gender politics is becoming more and more visible in American life – and LGBT activists seem to be targeting a much younger audience these days.”

as you might guess, the article doesn’t get any more enlightened from there.  for example, there’s this gem of idiocy >

“…children are being pulled in between the gears of an adult political machine.”

yes, because obviously it is every parents biggest hope to offer their child up as sacrifice to the  latest  ‘flavor of the day’  off-beat political agenda!  as the article suggests with this peach of a statement that calls the movements and bills being passed that seek to assure safety and basic human rights to our children:

“part of the new extremist liberal social engineering agenda”

which goes on to state that

“We’re told that it’s all about catering to the ‘unique problems of young transgender people in America’, only children do not manifest these kind of social agendas, but adults do”

there is so much wrong in this article…just in this last quote, that it is hard to know where to begin!

but the first question that comes to my mind is, why is the dominant culture’s insistence upon strict gender roles within an even more strict binary paradigm never called out? why is it assumed that this is natural and the only way?  why aren’t attempts to nudge children into ‘appropriate’  boxes deemed the propaganda and social engineering they most certainly are?

instead our children’s knowledge of who they are is called a fantasy,  and the adults who believe in them are merely deluded or  worse, willing to feed them as fodder for the latest whim of dangerous subcultures.

of course the article overlooks the dominant culture’s  ‘sexualisation’ of children via every medium in society,  instead insisting that those who support children’s need to be who they truly are is akin to ‘sexual predation’  equating the movements to recognise transgender kid’s rights to laws that seek to lower the age of consent for sexual congress.

“…the overt sexual politicization of children is something else altogether. To the casual observer, this seemingly innocuous adult sexual and gender agenda appears to be focused only on promoting ’alternative lifestyles’, but there exists a much more extremist circle within this broader international movement who are actively campaigning to lower the age of sexual consent – earmarking children as young as 12 as potential sexual targets. A minority of adults are literally dragging our children by the hair into this twisted hall of mirrors.”

with articles like this floating around, is it any wonder that loving parents are often scared to death and afraid to listen when their kids come to them about their gender fluidity or identity?

as a mother of a transgender 11 year-old child,  i realise that it is parents and schools that are often the  “first contact” … the ones who must become educated as to what is real and what is hype, or out and out media distortion as regards our kids.  there are many studies that one can reference in attempting to enlighten one’s self or others who will be involved in the lives of our children.

it’s a shame that so much of any media attention given the issue of transgender persons, either adult or children, tends to focus on genitalia and bathrooms.

what a potty minded society!


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