A comprehensive list of the many ways in which Planned Parenthood has ruined our culture would probably fill a decent-sized book. The bulk of the company’s damage has come directly in the way of millions of abortions, but their ideological war on all things conservative and family-oriented cannot be overlooked, either. Their propaganda helped pave the way for a nation with no regard for traditional values and only the faintest regard for basic decency. And now, as ever, they are sticking their political fingers where they don’t belong, instructing parents to tell children as young as four that just because they have a certain set of genitals, it doesn’t mean they have to identify as male or female. Because, after all, how can you as a parent know whether or not your child wants to BE a boy or a girl?
A lot of conservatives these days have a live-and-let-live mentality when it comes to gays and transgenders and all the rest. There is, after all, a libertarian argument to be made for letting people do whatever they want to do, no matter how much we might see it as a blight on sane living. And that’s fine. That’s reasonable.
But let’s not kid ourselves.
We don’t believe for one second that, prior to say 2014 or so, there was this nation of deprived, discriminated-against, just-waiting-to-come-out-into-the-open transgender children out there who were simply being ignored by the mainstream. We’re not pretending that Caitlyn Jenner was the first man to ever believe that he was a woman, but this is less about the floodgates being opened than it is about the left CREATING a flood where there was none before. Transgenderism has become a trend. And you’re not going to tell us that misguided liberal parents aren’t creating some very, very confused children with their idiotic ideas about what is and isn’t appropriate when it comes to gender.
Nothing in the left’s strange and terrifying history was as far outside logical rationality than this business about transgender theory. On the one hand, we’re told that the differences between men and women are almost entirely imaginary – driven by a patriarchal society that wants to keep females barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. On the other, we’re told that an individual with male genitalia can “feel” like a girl inside, and should therefore be allowed to identify as a girl. What? If “men” and “women” are just social concepts we’ve slapped onto the biological reality, then how can one “feel” like the other gender? You just said there weren’t any real differences…?!
Parents can make up their own minds about whether their boys should play with Barbies or their girls should be playing Army with the other kids. THAT is social conditioning, and there are various, reasonable schools of thought as to how much or how little pressure parents should put on their kids to conform with the norm. But to go that extra step and decide that a tomboyish girl may ACTUALLY BE A BOY…that’s too far, and Planned Parenthood – and any other quasi-medical organization – should be ashamed of themselves for presenting it as advice for parents.