Transgender individuals do not make a conscious decision to be that way; it is an innate characteristic. This message has been emphasized in several new publications about transgender concepts aimed at children as young as three years old. Publishing houses strive to educate the younger generation on topics such as men becoming mothers and how some kids have the option of transitioning or identifying with non-binary gender, depending on their birth sex.
Transgender literature is swiftly becoming a staple of our school districts and educational facilities. Not merely as an avenue to teach young minds about the transgender community, but also because it’s one way for schools to demonstrate their commitment to gay rights advocacy by exposing children at much earlier ages.
Transgender Trend, an anti-woke group, has raised concerns surrounding the growing number of children who are changing their genders. To investigate this further, they examined around sixty LGBTQ books that were intended for school-age readers.
Shelley Charlesworth, the head researcher for an anti-woke organization, recently shared her opinion on transgender literature aimed at children with The Mail on Sunday.
“Trans picture books are a completely new phenomenon. This can’t be over-emphasized. Telling young children that hairstyles and clothes will change their sex and that other children will then believe it to be true is a cruel deception.”
Charlesworth continued, “It’s a cynical trick to use on children who are at an age when fantasy play is at its most intense.”
We can learn from Bye-Bye Binary, a children’s picture book that features the journey of an infant rejecting to be labeled as either male or female. This baby is “ready to smash gender norms” because “they’re only social constructs anyway.”
For young minds from the age of three, a book has been authored especially for them – titled “She’s My Dad!”. This storybook narrates the journey of a small child whose father changed their gender identity from male to female, as they identified not as a man but as a woman. In the book, the main character who is six-year-old states “My dad’s name is Haley. She used to be a he, but now she is a she! Last year she did this thing called transition.”
Judith Nemeth, a retired teacher and current director of The Values Foundation, is deeply concerned about the influx of transgender issue books.
“Children learn about life through stories. Using narratives to promote politically driven, non-scientifically based notions is not only confusing. It’s irresponsible.”
The fiery debate over transgender books for children shows no signs of abating as more and more publishers promote these kinds of stories. Despite the discord, it’s evident that many are strongly in favor of introducing kids to gender identity issues. Ultimately, though, parents and teachers should decide what is best suited for their own children.
As we stand on either side of the gender identity debate, it’s essential to remember that these books have become part of our culture. It is therefore up to adults and parents alike to be educated about this topic so they can accurately guide children through their understanding from an early age.