The most recent issue of National Geographic has been turning some heads.
“The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy,” reads the caption underneath a photo of a 9-year-old transgender girl (previously a boy).
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo So you support child abuse. How progressive.
— Don Carpenter (@MrDonCarpenter) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo Doesn't take long to explore chromosomes it's pretty straightforward the rest is a mental disorder in need of help
— sooneralum78 (@sooneralum78) December 16, 2016
— Das Pooch (@DasPooch77) December 16, 2016
What I personally find most disturbing of all is that it’s not only the National Geographic that ran this story for political purposes. The mother of this child appears to be an activist of sorts. Her Twitter handle is “transgirl_mom,” and she’s been on Twitter since 2014 with that handle, meaning she’s been politicizing her child’s transgender identity for quite a while now.
Transgender youtuber Blaire White expressed concern over the child’s transition being encouraged by the mother, as the child in question transitioned at four years of age. Listen to her argument against it below:
Is the mother exploiting this kid for personal gain? Let us know what you think in the comments…