The American Girl Doll brand, known for its iconic dolls, is under fire after releasing a new book that advises young girls to use puberty blockers and hide their identity from their parents.
Going out of its reputation for promoting positive body esteem among young girls, the brand is now reportedly feeding young girls with “woke” messages. Conservatives and worried parents are concerned that the new Guidebook “A Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image” targeted at children ages 3-12 encourages readers to change gender without their parents’ blessing.
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“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,” the book advises in its Gender Joy section.
Puberty blockers are medications used to block the hormones testosterone and estrogen that facilitate puberty-related body changes like breast growth and periods.
While the book attempts to teach pre-teen girls to “live comfortably in their own skin,” it goes outside the usual route of telling them their bodies are perfect the way they are. Instead, it offers another dimension to living comfortably in their skin through what it calls “gender expression.” “The way you show your gender to the world through clothes and behaviors is your gender expression. Your gender expression can be feminine, masculine, or somewhere in between — and it might change!” the book teaches.
The book goes deeper to explain the concepts of “transgender” and “non-binary.” It explained that children can turn to body alterations if their natural body parts or “assigned sex” don’t align with how they feel inside.
The 96-page book, written by far-left Mel Hammond, also tells children they can talk to other people if they don’t have adults they can trust. To further cement this advice, it provides them a lift of resources for organizations where they can seek transgender support without parental consent.
“Being transgender isn’t a medical transition. It’s a process of learning to love yourself for who you are,” the book preaches, quoting a message from 22-year-old YouTube personality Jazz Jennings, a biological male who was diagnosed with gender dysphoria at age five.
This book is the latest move the American Girl Doll’s parent company, Mattel, would make in alignment with the left on the political battle involving sexuality. Earlier this year, it put out a transgender Barbie doll inspired by Orange Is The New Black actress and LGBTQ activist Laverne Cox. That move, too, critics said, sends a dangerous message to kids.