Conservative author and columnist Mona Charen spoke with The Christian Post this week about her days as a childhood tomboy, saying that she was terrified to imagine what might have happened to her had she grown up in today’s trans-friendly culture. Having watched the way the media and the LGBT lobby have encouraged parents, teachers, and even medical professionals to abandon gender norms, she told the religious site that she was certain that many children today could wind up pushed into a false identity that could ruin their entire lives.
“I shudder to think what would have happened if I had come along a little later in history,” she said.
Promoting her new book, “Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch With Science, Love and Common Sense,” the National Review writer said that she used to tell her childhood friends to call her “Timmy” as she went through a typical gender-bending phase.
“I was a tomboy myself,” she told the site. “I liked to climb trees and play with toy trucks. I wanted my friends to call me Timmy for a period of my childhood. I don’t remember hating dresses or anything like that. I do remember thinking that being a boy was really cool and being a boy was great.”
Of course, Charen grew up in an age where this was treated as typical kid stuff. Some girls are more “girly” than others. Some boys prefer to sit in their rooms and read rather than roughing it up with the football. And yeah, we’re sure there are plenty of men walking around today who dread the moment when their moms will bring out the pictures of them playing “tea party” to embarrass them in front of their girlfriends. The difference is that when confronted with these phases, their parents didn’t abandon all pronouns and encourage their kids to explore the possibility that they were “born in the wrong bodies.”
We’re not sure that’s happening too frequently today, either, but it’s certainly happening. And it’s going to keep happening more and more as the LGBT agenda grows and expands.
“I really worry about what is going on now,” Charen said. “Parents are going to have a tomboy little girl who wants to be called ‘Timmy’ and they are going to think that in order to do right by her they are going to start calling her ‘Timmy’ and that they should cut her hair and have her use the boys’ bathroom.”
Exactly. If grown adults want to walk around and call themselves “women” when they aren’t, hey, it’s a free country. But when this madness begins to infect the way we raise impressionable young children? That, we have a problem with. This is insanity – literal insanity – and it needs to be treated as such. The fact that the medical community is bending over for the LGBT left on this issue is both frightening and rage-inducing.