As you consider buying books for your child this Christmas, a book by historically-wholesome American Girl reminds us of the importance of vetting content.
The 96-page book, “A Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image: How to love yourself, live life to the fullest, and celebrate all kinds of bodies” is written for girls aged 8-13 and promotes, among other things:
“The way you show your gender to the world through clothes and behaviors is your gender expression,” the book reads, as reported by The Daily Mail. “Your gender expression can be feminine, masculine, or somewhere in between – and it might change! Maybe you’ll experiment with bright dresses and long, feminine hairstyles. Or you might try baggy shorts, plaid shirts, and a buzzed haircut. Your gender expression should make you feel at home in your body.”
The book continues, saying, “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.”
Sound far fetched? In California and Michigan, lawmakers have proposed to allow youth gender transitions without parental consent.
And just last week our country's current administration made known their support of taxpayer-funded transgender treatments for children and opposition of limiting access to the same, also indirectly showing support for such treatments to be made available even without parental consent.
Just two weeks ago I learned that
Then this week I learned
Now, we are reminded of another "clean" company that has sold out
The moral of this story? Mama Bear, even though you don't need one more thing to do in a day, reading the fine print in order to protect your family is imperative in these times.
As many of us have awakened to in the last two years, only reading names, titles, and headlines can actually lead us to believe the opposite of what is truth.
May we read the fine print, and may we know the truth.
Watch and pray,
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