First Disney, now American Girl dolls.
Thanks, gender ideology, for ruining my childhood.
It also lists organizations and resources for girls who can’t “trust” their parents.
Parents, commentators and detransitioners – people who regret receiving cross-sex treatment and are trying to reverse it – condemn the book in no uncertain terms.
“Stop publishing books that teach girls to destroy their bodies by changing their sex,” wrote one mother. “What they are pushing on our girls is horrific and it must be stopped.”
“Gone are the days when @American_Girl taught girls about history & femininity,” tweeted another. “Now they’re encouraging our daughters to hate their bodies, halt their puberty, & cut off their breasts in the name of ‘self-love.’”
Despite the backlash, American Girl defended the book.
“The content in this book, geared for kids 10+, was developed in partnership with medical and adolescent care professionals and consistently emphasizes the importance of having conversations and discussing any feelings with parents or trusted adults,” the company told the media.
Cat Cattinson, a detransitioner, told Fox News the idea that a girl “needs drugs or surgery to be herself contradicts the message of the body acceptance movement.”
Cattinson didn’t begin transitioning until adulthood after suffering from depression, anxiety, an eating disorder and gender dysphoria. She was prescribed testosterone by a doctor she’d never met and only spoken to once on the phone. The testosterone made it difficult for her to speak and sing, something she always regretted since she loves music.
When she experienced other symptoms – heart palpitations, nausea, and pain – she canceled plans for cross-sex surgery and stopped taking testosterone.
Cattinson now believes cross-sex treatment is “superficial.”
“You’re trying to use body modification to treat a mental illness,” she said.
Her experience is echoed by other detransitioners.
“My medical complications have included seven surgeries, a pulmonary embolism, an induced stress heart attack, sepsis, a 17-month recurring infection, 16 rounds of antibiotics, three weeks of daily IV antibiotics, arm reconstructive surgery, lung, heart, and bladder damage, insomnia, hallucinations, PTSD, $1 million in medical expenses, and loss of home, car, career and marriage.”
Recent data suggests postoperative complications occur in 7-15% of all major surgeries.
Yet Newgent cannot sue the surgeon responsible because of the lack of oversight and regulations for cross-sex treatment.
Newgent also blames Lupron, a pharmaceutical company producing hormone blockers, for false marketing and exploiting youths’ mental health issues.
“Lupron makes eight times more profit when children are prescribed hormone blockers than when the prescription is written for adults,” she said. “Hormone blockers cause damage, are not reversible, and using them for gender dysphoric kids does not improve mental health!”
Advocates for transgenderism often use teen suicide rates to justify treating minors, the near-perfect political checkmate.
However, Chloe Cole, who transitioned as a minor, is suing the doctors who treated her for “medical malpractice” and “mutilation.” Her lawsuit says doctors “coerced” her and her parents, threatening them with Cole’s supposedly inevitable suicide. And she’s not the only young girl who fell prey to manipulative medical professionals.
After a double mastectomy, Cole’s mental health and suicidal issues actually worsened. Now, she also suffers from ongoing postoperative complications.
Cole’s story aside, data indicate cross-sex treatment isn’t an effective treatment for gender dysphoria.
Extreme gender ideology doesn’t support teens with mental health issues. It’s a political chess game in which politicians get votes, certain corporations get rich, and girls get their breasts cut off.