It also normalizes childhood obesity.
The American Girl book Body Image: How to love yourself, live life to the fullest, and celebrate all kinds of bodies (Smart Girl’s Guides) shows the importance of parents being involved in their child’s life.
The book, meant to help girls be comfortable with their bodies, is filled with leftist nonsense about gender, going behind the parents’ backs to change genders, and normalizing obesity.
Author Mel Hammond includes all the buzzwords: Intersectionality. Cisgender. Pronouns. Non-binary. Assigned. Gender. Gender identity. Gender Expression.
This book is for girls aged 3 to 12 years.
Gender does not exist. Only sex: female and male. I cannot remember when gender became the go-to word, but I guess it’s because people felt uncomfortable hearing kids say sex. Even though context matters.
Parents posted pictures from the book so here we go!
Page 37: “While gender expression is what you show on the outside, gender identity is how you feel on the inside – a girl, a boy, or someone who doesn’t quite fit into either category. When a baby is born, a doctor looks at the baby’s body parts to assign its sex – whether the baby is female or male. Most kids grow up feeling comfortable in the sex the doctor assigned. This kind of person is cisgender.”
The doctor doesn’t “assign” you a sex.
“Someone whose gender is different than the sex they were assigned at birth is transgender. Some people don’t feel like a girl or a boy inside – which is totally OK! People in this group are usually called nonbinary and might use a pronoun like they instead of he or she.”
Page 38: “If you haven’t gone through puberty yet, the doctor might offer medicine to delay your body’s changes, giving you more time to think about your gender identity. And if you’ve already gone through puberty, a doctor can still help.”
“If you don’t have an adult you trust, there are organizations across the country that can help you.”
Girls go through puberty at a younger age than when I was a girl (I was an exception. Thanks, Grandma.). That means Hammond encourages girls in 4th or 5th grade to change their gender.
Page 43 introduces you to 10-year-old superhero Intersectional Ivy. She is deaf, transgender, and Jewish. She communicates with sign language.
“Intersectionality is important to Ivy because there’s no way she move through the world as just a Deaf person or just a transgender girl. She’s both-plus a lot more!”
“When Ivy first came out to people at her school for Deaf students, people didn’t understand what it meant to be transgender. So her mom encouraged her to create videos to educate people using ASL. Now people understand better. Ivy’s videos also help people in the transgender community better understand Deaf people.”
It’s weird American Girl left out Jewish when talking about why intersectionality is important to Ivy.
Coincidence? Professor Jacobson has written a lot about intersectionality. In one presentation, he talked about how the left has changed the definition of intersectionality (what a shock!) and now it’s used to drive anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.
How about health? Page 84 tries to knock out some health myths: “In fact, someone saying, ‘You probably shouldn’t eat that ice cream sundae’ could be worse for your health than the ice cream sundae is!”
Yes, kids shouldn’t tease kids who are overweight or call them fat. It’s rude and awful.
But obesity is a health problem. However, a pie chart on page 85 shows that feelings are more important to your health than a healthy diet and exercise.
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