With the Christmas Day release of the Angelina Jolie-produced and directed film, Unbroken, I came across the news that discussed the red-carpet appearance of Jolie’s family at the film’s premiere. Jolie was down with chickenpox, so her family was out in force supporting her and the film. With Jolie absent, much of the media attention turned to her eight-year-old daughter, Shiloh.
Shiloh has drawn the media’s eye because, despite being a girl, Jolie and her husband, actor Brad Pitt, are adorning the child as if she were a boy. In other words, it seems that Jolie and Pitt are willing to use the poor child as a pawn in furthering the feminist-homosexual agenda that dominates today’s liberalism.
Jolie and Pitt would never openly admit to using their child as a tool in their feminist-homosexual games. They claim, as do many in these situations, that they are simply allowing their child to choose this path. When Shiloh was as young as two-and-a-half, Pitt claimed to Oprah Winfrey that the little girl only wanted to be called “John.” In 2010, when Shiloh was about four, Jolie told Vanity Fair that her child “wants to be a boy…She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”
Liberal apologists for the feminist-homosexual agenda tell parents that they should simply accept a child’s cross-gender behavior. Liberals like Jolie and Pitt are only too happy to oblige. Because of their complete acceptance of homosexuality in all of its perversions—including transgenderism—they must have their own personal lives reflect this warped worldview. What better way to show your commitment to such a worldview than to have your own child live it out.
Make no mistake about it, this easily could be described as child abuse, and yet the mainstream media is doing nothing but lending their support to such perversion.
The pro-homosexual publication The Advocate recently noted how sharp young Shiloh looked at the red-carpet premiere dressed in a suit and tie like her brothers, and sporting her hair shortly cropped. The UK Telegraph reported glowingly on Shiloh’s appearance at the premiere as well. They also took the opportunity to instruct us all in how we are to raise good little gender-benders.
“To explore what it means to be both genders is also totally normal,” said Linda Blair, the clinical psychologist sought out by the Telegraph. And of course, the implication is that such exploration is never to be discouraged. “[T]he problem,” says Blair, is that we have “suppressed” such exploration “for so many generations, that people are still not comfortable with it. You can’t become what you are until you know what you’re not.”
Of course, “what you are” according to “gender feminism” is, as Mary Brown Parlee put it in Psychology Today in the late 1970s, “as much a social decision as a recognition of biological fact.” Or, as another feminist writer put it, “Although many people think men and women are the natural expression of a genetic blue-print, gender is a product of human thought and culture, a social construction that creates the ‘true nature’ of all individuals.”
Until as recently as 2012, the common-sense notion that men who believed they were women, and vice-versa, was a mental illness, prevailed. Bowing to the feminist-homosexual agenda, in late 2012, the APA removed “gender identity disorder” from its diagnostic manual. However, the politics of the APA doesn’t change sound science and morality.
As the former psychiatrist-in-chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital noted earlier this year, transgenderism is “a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.” He adds, not treating transgender disorder properly “can lead to grim psychological outcomes.” Almost certainly “grim psychological outcomes” loom for 8-year-olds, who surely know nothing of transgender disorders, but who have been conditioned for years to live as the opposite sex.
Since at least the 1970s, when among other things, feminazi Gloria Allred sued the Sav-On drugstore chain for daring to label its toy section “Boys’ Toys” and “Girls’ Toys,” liberals have attempted to sell the lie that the only differences between boys and girls—aside from the obvious biological ones—were the result of “patriarchal cultural biases.”
As psychologist, author, and renowned family expert Dr. James Dobson put it in his excellent book, Bringing Up Boys, the ultimate goal of the feminists and homosexual activists is to “dissolve the traditional roles of mothers and fathers and, in time, eliminate such terms as wife, husband, son, daughter, sister, brother, manhood, womanhood, boy, girl, masculine, and feminine.”
Jolie and Pitt are just a famous example of what is playing out all over the country when it comes to gender feminism, and things are even crazier than Dr. Dobson imagined when he penned Bringing Up Boys in 2001. The U.S. Dept. of Education just directed schools that receive federal funds to allow students to be placed in classes that align with their “gender identity” when it comes to placement in single-sex classrooms. This includes sex-education classes, which are often segregated by gender.
The state of New York just issued a regulation that requires Medicaid to cover treatment for “transgenders,” including sex-change operations. Earlier this year, the Southern Poverty Law Center threatened to sue the Georgia Department of Corrections if it didn’t provide hormone treatment for a male inmate who wishes to live as a woman. As was noted in 2013, the notorious traitor Bradley Manning also wants taxpayers to foot the bill for his “conversion” from male to female (which is impossible).
A superior court in Maine recently fined a school district $75,000 for refusing to allow a boy, who identifies as a girl, to use the girls’ restroom. This year also saw the Minnesota athletic league, in the name of “transgender inclusivity,” vote 18 to 1 to allow children to participate on sports teams according to whichever gender with which they identify. Of course, the state of California leads the way when it comes to accommodating gender perversions in its state schools—all the way down to the kindergarten level.
This is just a sampling of the gender madness that is sweeping the U.S. (For more, see my marriage/family/sexuality archives.) Liberals across the U.S., aided and abetted by the Democrat Party, are, through legislation and the courts, pushing the transgender agenda. At least eighteen states (note: those dominated by liberals), plus the District of Columbia, have laws that prevent “discrimination” against the transgendered, including restroom access.
If liberals had their way, they would pass similar legislation at the federal level, thus forcing every community across the U.S. to accommodate the transgendered (see the Employment Non-Discrimination Act). And instead of Jolie and Pitt and their kind being investigated, or at least socially rejected, liberals would have them celebrated from sea to shining sea.
(See this column at American Thinker.)
Copyright 2014, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor and his wife Michelle are the authors of: Debt Free Living in a Debt Filled World
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