To Give Young Girls More Time to Ponder Their Gender Identities, American Girl’s Book Recommends Puberty Blockers


    The American Girl company is facing protests over its book that promotes transgenderism among young girls. American Girl, renowned for its dolls, which young girls have loved for generations, released a book, “A Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image,” in paperback last February. Its contents have angered many parents.

    On the 38th page of the book, author Mel Hammond writes that prepubescent readers' physicians could give them “medicine” to halt puberty, according to the Christian Post.

    “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,” an excerpt of the article reads, according to the publication.

    Based on an image of the page published by the New York Post, Hammond writes that “[b]eing transgender is not an illness or something to be ashamed of.”

    She continues, “If you're questioning your gender identity—or if you already know for sure that you're trans or nonbinary—talk with an adult you trust, like a parent or a school counselor.”

    “If you don’t have an adult you trust, there are organizations across the country that can help you. Turn to the resources on page 95 for more information,” Hammond later adds, as per the Christian Post.

    The Daily Mail reported that it was targeted at girls aged between three and eleven. However, the book is advertised for girls aged eight to ten on Amazon and for girls aged ten and older through American Girl’s website.

    Many women and other commentators have voiced on social media their displeasure with American Girl in light of reports that have circulated regarding the book.

    “A book for girls about body image that tells them they should make permanent and catastrophic change their to [sic] bodies if they’re unhappy with them. Healthy message,” tweeted conservative columnist Bethany Mandel.

    Beverly Hallberg, a senior member of the Independent Women's Forum, asserted that “[a] 3 year old should be playing and learning instead of encouraged to alter her body. My goodness.”

    “Gone are the days when @American_Girl taught girls about history & femininity,” tweeted conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey, host of the Blaze's Relatable podcast. “Now they’re encouraging our daughters to hate their bodies, halt their puberty, & cut off their breasts in the name of ‘self-love.’” Stuckey advised followers to “return your [American Girl] Christmas gifts ASAP.”

    “Parents should know that American Girl guide books—which used to be pretty good—now promote dangerous gender ideology to little girls as young as 3,” wrote Federalist Editor-in-Chief Mollie Hemingway. “If you love your daughters, protect your daughters by avoiding this company.”

    Chaya Raichick, who is the person behind the massive LibsofTikTok account, tweeted that the business has been “encouraging toddlers to become transgender.”


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