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Mattel Releases a Gender Fluid Doll Playset for Kids – to ‘Encourage People to Think More Broadly’

 

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It’s finally here: On Wednesday, Mattel launched its revolutionary new line of dolls.

In a move the company believes to be surrendering to the demands of children, the toymaker behind Thomas & Friends and Power Wheels brings to a toy box near you Creatable World — a “gender inclusive” series allowing kids to mix and match the figures’ female and male hair, clothes, and accessories.

What are they really hoping for? According to Senior Vice President of Mattel Fashion Doll Design Kim Culmone, to open a dialogue:

“We see this line as an opportunity for us to open up that dialogue around what dolls are for and who dolls are for. And also, as the world begins to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity, we absolutely fundamentally believed it was time to launch a doll line free of labels and free of rules for kids.”

But it’s also supply and demand:

“Kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms.”



The Daily Mail notes that author and pediatrician Cara Natterson was consulted on the project.

Here’s what she had to say:

“A collection like this just knocks down every barrier to play. Through research, we heard that kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms. This line allows all kids to express themselves freely, which is why it resonates so strongly with them.”

If I may say so, the messages seem to conflict. Is the toy in response to what kids want, or is it to teach kids to think differently?

“We’re hopeful Creatable World will encourage people to think more broadly about how all kids can benefit from doll play,” Cara stated.

As per by The Daily Wire, Mattel explained they utilized a “dedicated team of experts, parents, physicians, and most importantly, kids” in the development of the line, which boasts six different dolls of varying skin color.

Time magazine reports on the new line:

A child opens a box. He starts jumping and screaming with joy — not an unusual sound in the halls of Mattel’s headquarters where researchers test new toys. But this particular toy is a doll, and it’s rare for parents to bring boys into these research groups to play with dolls. It’s rarer still for a boy to immediately attach himself to one the way Shi’a just did.

An eight-year-old who considers himself gender fluid and whose favorite color is black one week, pink the next, Shi’a sometimes plays with his younger sister’s dolls at home, but they’re “girly, princess stuff,” he says dismissively. This doll, with its prepubescent body and childish features, looks more like him, right down to the wave of bleached blond bangs. “The hair is just like mine,” Shi’a says, swinging his head in tandem with the doll’s. Then he turns to the playmate in the toy-testing room, a seven-year-old girl named Jhase, and asks, “Should I put on the girl hair?” Shi’a fits a long, blond wig on the doll’s head, and suddenly it is no longer an avatar for him, but for his sister. …

Mattel’s first promotional spot for the $29.99 product features a series of kids who go by various pronouns — him, her, them, xem — and the slogan, “A doll line designed to keep labels out and invite everyone in.” With this overt nod to trans and nonbinary identities, the company is betting on where it thinks the country is going, even if it means alienating a substantial portion of the population. A Pew Research survey conducted in 2017 showed that while 76% of the public supports parents’ steering girls to toys and activities traditionally associated with boys, only 64% endorse steering boys toward toys and activities associated with girls.

With Christmas around the corner, I suppose we’ll soon see whether it “resonates so strongly” with the average child.

-ALEX

 

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The BBC Releases a Lesson Plan for 9-Year-Olds: There Are More Than 100 Genders. Disagree and Go to Jail

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Okay, boys and girls. And goys. and birls. And…a whole buncha stuff.

Here’s some news.

The BBC has released a collection of educational videos for tykes between 9 and 12 years old. As per the instructionals, there are not 2, not 3 not 10, but more than 100 “gender identities.”

Holy Toledo.

That’s a whole lot of variations on the penis and vagina; how could anyone keep up? I can’t even remember the Waffle House’s options for hash browns.

If you’re asking similar questions, you’re just slow: According to the videos, folks who aren’t adjusted to the 100+ options “just don’t know any better yet.”

Furthermore, those dinosaurs — you dinosaurs — could go to jail.

In one installment titled “Understanding Sexual and Gender Identities,” kids are informed that gender is whatever “you are inside.”

And off we go:

“There are so many gender identities. So we know we’ve got male and female, but there are over 100 — if not more — gender identities now.

“You’ve got some people who might call themselves gender queer,” the series pointes out, “who are just like, ‘I don’t really want to be anything in particular; I’m just going to be me.’”

The Daily Wire describes other content:

The video includes Leo Lardie, a transgender activist born female but who now identifies as male, who tells the children about her transition — including some talk about her own genitalia. She also tells the children that the only way to happiness for her was to be “true about who I was, and let other people in on this.”

Elsewhere in the series, called “The Big Talk,” a teacher tells children that they can be jailed if they are found to be “disrespecting or being hateful to people because of a difference that person perceives.”

One thing that’s cool about gender is that you don’t even have to be one of the 100+ choices. As the program explains, if you prefer — just like at Burger King — you can get the combo deal:

“So we know that some people might feel like they are two different genders, so people might think they’re bi-gender.”

Bi-gender.

Bye, gender.

With so many options, it seems that, ultimately, “gender” means nothing at all.

-ALEX

 

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A Hit-Making Music Star Announces That He is No Longer a Man

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Every generation has its revelations.

For some among the most recent batch, profundity seems directly linked to single syllable words.

On Friday, music star Sam Smith released something brand new.

His latest project isn’t an album, video, or tour; it’s a request to be referred to by certain pronouns.

That would be, the gender-neutral kind.

He’s finally come to terms with it.

Sam described the new acceptance on Instagram:

“I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out. I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f*** it! I understand there will be many mistakes and misgendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now.”

The “Stay with Me” singer said he can’t wait to find out what it’s like to be neither boy nor girl:

“P.S. I am at no stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non binary but I can’t wait for the day that I am.”

It appears that, for some, a wholly new defining moment of life has entered the zeitgeist: When you’re ready, you make the announcement — are you an “h” subjective pronoun person or an “sh”? Or do you like “they” best of all?

Sam’s gone with option C, and he’s flyin’ high due to the newfound freedom:

“Love you all. I’m scared sh**less, but feeling super free right now. Be kind x”

He also included a list of “activists and leaders of the non binary/trans community” that have helped him find his way to clarity.

Those included television actor Laverne Cox (here), the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Mermaids UK (which “[supports#transgender & #gender variant children & their families”), and @transnormativity.

That last one appears to be the account of an individual serving as an exemplar on the web for the gender neutral and fat-shamed:

View this post on Instagram

there is no singular way to be

A post shared by being queer is not a sin (@transnormativity) on Aug 19, 2019 at 2:50pm PDT

It’s a new road ahead for Sam Smith. We’ll see how the change manifests itself in the future.

-ALEX

 

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London acquarium raising a “genderless” penguin chick

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The promotion of the radical LGBTQ agenda in society has been relentless but this move takes the cultural battle in a whole new direction. The Sea Life London Aquarium is bringing gender neutrality out into the open using the animal kingdom.

A 4-month-old penguin chick in the London aquarium is being used for a political agenda, which is something I never foresaw writing about. The story caught my attention because I’m particularly fond of penguins. A sentimental gesture sparked my interest in the creatures more than 30 years ago. Now a story about two gay penguins raising a chick presents an excuse for the Sea Life London Aquarium to declare the chick as genderless. It is a first for the aquarium to do this. The young penguin is also still nameless but I hope the aquarium will correct that in the near future.

“While the decision may ruffle a few feathers, gender neutrality in humans has only recently become a widespread topic of conversation,” Graham McGrath, the aquarium’s general manager, said in a statement. “However, it is completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities as they grow into mature adults.”

Ok, if it is “completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities” why is the aquarium doing this? Just for publicity? Maybe. Mostly, though, it looks like it is to conflate penguin characteristics with those of human beings. Penguins do possess some admirable human-like qualities – they are monogamous and mate for life, the male penguins play a big role in nurturing chicks, and, like me, they are partial to ice-free areas.

The adopted chick of Rocky and Marama won’t be given a gendered name and identification band like the other penguins. This one will be identified with a purple band. I see potential medical bills for psychiatric therapy sessions in this little one’s future. After all, it is being labeled as different from all the other penguins- that ‘s got to mess with its psyche in the future, right? Isn’t it politically incorrect to label others as different? See, we can take this nonsense as far as anyone wants.

This little chick was chosen because of the gay penguins raising it.

As for why this particular chick was chosen to be the aquarium’s first “genderless” one, Sea Life noted that this chick “captured the Aquarist team and guest’s imaginations after it was successfully adopted by two female penguins.”

“This was the first time we had successfully adopted a chick onto a same-sex couple and to mark the parenting achievements of Rocky and Marama in helping to develop the chick into a happy and healthy penguin,” Sea Life wrote in a statement. “It made sense to continue to allow it to be identified more naturally by staff and guests at the aquarium in the future.”

Yes, in order to play up the fact that the chick was adopted by two female penguins, the aquarium is calling it genderless, at least for the time being. Aren’t these people supposed to be a part of the scientific community? How do they deny the sexual development of an animal just to make a splash (no pun intended) in the culture wars?

The gender-is-fluid crowd is now expanding into the animal kingdom. I’ll give some credit to the Sydney Sea Life Aquarium. When two Gentoo penguins adopted a chick last October, they treated that event as normal business. That chick wasn’t made a test experiment for the cultural warriors among us.

We live in really stupid times. Gay animals exist in nature. A few animals can switch gender. Let the little penguin grow as was intended.

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Will the Supreme Court affirm the definition of “sex” for us?

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This is a story we touched on a few weeks ago, but it’s back in the news over at National Review raising even more questions. It deals with the lawsuit involving G. R. Harris Funeral Homes, a company that was sued by a male employee who announced that he was going to begin living life (and dressing) as a woman, but was told he could not do so at work.

That case has made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where arguments will be heard in the upcoming term. John Bursch is an employee of Alliance Defending Freedom, the group representing the funeral home in this case. In his essay at National Review, he optimistically predicts that the Supremes will be deciding two critical questions that will impact a great many lawsuits around the country in coming years.

The high court will decide two questions: (1) whether the term “sex” in federal employment nondiscrimination law, Title VII, includes “gender identity,” and (2) whether it is unlawful sex stereotyping to administer a dress code based on biological sex rather than gender identity.

The meaning of “sex” depends on the term’s public meaning in 1964, the year Congress enacted Title VII. Interpreting laws this way ensures that it remains constant and reliable over time. Business owners across the country rely on Title VII when making business policies.

There is little dispute that, in 1964, the term “sex” was publicly understood, as it is now, to mean biological sex: male and female. After all, the term “gender identity” wasn’t even part of the American lexicon at the time.

The reason I used the word “optimistically” above is that my take on this case hasn’t changed much since I wrote the piece I linked to from earlier this month. But with that said, let’s look at the two questions John poses in the order presented.

First, will the court declare whether the term “sex,” either as used in Title VII or more generically in the field of law, should include the concept of “gender identity?” It would be lovely if they did, assuming they stick to the fundamental tenets of science. If they handed down a ruling reaffirming that humanity is comprised of two genders, male and female, both required for reproduction of the species (with the rare exceptions of individuals born with anomalous DNA, having characteristics of both sexes) we could put a lot of these issues to rest. But I wouldn’t bet the ranch on it.

The way the lawsuit against G. R. Harris Funeral Homes is structured, the court doesn’t need such a sweeping declaration to reach a decision. They could issue a very narrowly tailored ruling dealing strictly with employment rights and dress code issues. This court has been notoriously gunshy about taking on big, difficult cases that deal with divisive social questions for some time now and I’d be willing to bet a large coffee that we’ll see the same pattern repeated here.

That brings us to the second question. Whether they manage to sweep the question of whether or not the plaintiff is a “woman” under the rug or not, how the court treats dress code rules is not easily predicted. The benchmark case is often held to be Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins. And if that’s the standard the court adheres to, the funeral home is pretty much doomed. The court ruling there “forbids employers from discriminating against an employee for failing to live up to gender role expectations.” In other words, the employer can’t set the standard for what qualifies as “masculine” or “feminine.”

But the courts have backed down from that in later cases. In Jespersen v. Harrah’s Operating Company, it was held that employers can institute dress codes and that they can vary between men and women provided they don’t place a disproportionate burden on one gender over the other. The courts have also held that dress codes are enforceable when covering more generic terms, such as clean, neat, professional, etc.

Personally, I find it hard to believe that the employer, in this case, could insist that men wear a suit and tie but be allowed to fire a woman who showed up similarly attired if the clothing was clean and professional looking. So the same should apply to a male wearing a professional skirt or pantsuit of some sort. But I wouldn’t say the decision of this particular Supreme Court is a sure thing either way.

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We’ve Come a Long Way: Top Philosophers Theorize That the Controversial Position That Sex is Binary Doesn’t Merit Punishment

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Newsflash: Top professors believe “philosophers should not be sanctioned” for their traditional opinions on gender identity.

Strange that the idea of a man being a man or a woman being a woman is now “philosophical.” Previously, it was scientific. It’s jumped classrooms.

Maybe soon, algebra will be a literary issue.

I’d love microeconomics to move over to P.E. — I hated that class, but jumping jacks are A-Okay.

And diversity of thought is okay with left-wing Princeton Professor Peter Singer.

In a recent open letter published Monday on Inside Higher Ed, scholars agreed that the big-brained among us should be able to voice their opinions on sex without fear.

Gee — ya don’t say.

The 12-member group behind the letter spanned from Oxford to Princeton, and here’s how they put it:

We, all scholars in philosophy at universities in Europe, North America and Australia, oppose such sanctioning. The proposed measures, such as censuring philosophers who defend these controversial positions or preventing those positions from being advanced at professional conferences and in scholarly journals, violate the fundamental academic commitment to free inquiry. Moreover, the consequent narrowing of discussion would set a dangerous precedent, threatening the ability of philosophers to engage with the issues of the day.

But don’t be hateful:

We affirm the right of transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals to live free of harassment and abuse, and we welcome them enthusiastically as fellow participants in the profession of philosophy.

We reject calls for censuring or deplatforming any of our colleagues on the basis of their philosophical arguments about sex and gender identity, or their social and political advocacy for sex-based rights.

We condemn the too frequently cruel and abusive rhetoric, including accusations of hatred or transphobia, directed at these philosophers in response to their arguments and advocacy.

We urge that the philosophical discussion of sex, gender and related social and political issues be carried out in a collegial and mutually respectful manner, reflecting the full range of interests at stake and presuming the good faith of all parties.

Signer Peter Singer is no stranger to controversy. The Princeton man, while contending gender-nonconforming folks should live free from harassment, believes it’s alright to slaughter babies.

Here’s what he had to say in 2015, via his faculty page:

Newborn human babies have no sense of their own existence over time. So killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living. That doesn’t mean that it is not almost always a terrible thing to do. It is, but that is because most infants are loved and cherished by their parents, and to kill an infant is usually to do a great wrong to its parents.

Sometimes, perhaps because the baby has a serious disability, parents think it better that their newborn infant should die. Many doctors will accept their wishes, to the extent of not giving the baby life-supporting medical treatment. That will often ensure that the baby dies. My view is different from this, only to the extent that if a decision is taken, by the parents and doctors, that it is better that a baby should die, I believe it should be possible to carry out that decision, not only by withholding or withdrawing life support — which can lead to the baby dying slowly from dehydration or from an infection — but also by taking active steps to end the baby’s life swiftly and humanely.

Peter teaches bioethics. Maybe soon that subject will change areas of study, too. Do they have a class called Murder?

-ALEX

 

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Oh, great. Now people are “microdosing” hormones to be “nonbinary”

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We’ve known for several years now that patients diagnosed with gender dysphoria have been receiving hormone therapy to force their bodies to look and behave more like the gender they “identify” as. But now, as reported at NBC News this week, doctors are going one step further. People who don’t identify as either gender are taking opposite gender hormones in smaller doses (“microdosing”) to shift their appearance only part way, making them appear more androgynous. These patients – assuming that word even applies here – are commonly referred to as “nonbinary” individuals.

Marisa Rivas never felt comfortable living as a woman, but doesn’t identify as a man either.

Last year, Rivas, 30, a college admissions coordinator in Los Angeles, had a mastectomy. This year, Rivas started using gender-neutral “they” and “them” pronouns.

Then, at the end of June, Rivas went to the Los Angeles LGBT Center in West Hollywood to talk to a doctor about going on “low-dose” testosterone, known colloquially as “microdosing.” Rivas hopes to achieve a sharper jawline and a more androgynous physique without overtly masculine features like facial hair. The goal is an appearance that is not clearly male or female.

“I still want to be somewhere in the middle,” Rivas said.

This is yet another sign that the medical profession in the United States (and other countries as well) has drunk deeply of the Koolaid and begun abandoning established medical practices in favor of appearing sufficiently woke. Perhaps this all started with the advent of cosmetic surgery, but this goes much deeper. The underlying principle in all of medicine is supposed to be, primum non nocere… first do no harm.

In the case of the patient being featured in that NBC News report, precisely what ailment is she suffering from. (She prefers “they” but that’s just bad English. Sorry, not sorry.) She admits she doesn’t “identify” as a man, but doesn’t want to be a woman either. So she’s not suffering from gender dysphoria. So what is she being treated for and why did a doctor decide to start dosing her up with testosterone?

The bigger question to ask is whether or not such hormone treatments are safe and if any risks involved are justified by the “condition” the physician is working to address. There is plenty of research material available about the long term risks and benefits associated with traditional hormone replacement therapy. And most studies, such as this one from the Mayo Clinic, acknowledge that the long-term risks are real, but can be justified provided the patient is regularly monitored. And that’s just for treatments replacing hormones that were supposed to be naturally showing up in your body.

When it comes to cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT) for transgender patients, every study I’ve looked at thus far, such as this one, admits that “less is known about the long-term use of cross-sex HT.”

The same body of research simply isn’t available for long-term treatments of this type, where the hormones being injected were never supposed to appear at those levels naturally. One thing they have been able to determine is that long-term CSHT has been shown to increase risks of adverse cardiovascular events. And yet we have doctors prescribing this therapy for people who simply “don’t want to look like either gender.” Even worse, some doctors are pumping these hormonal cocktails into children.

How much of this madness are we supposed to sit by and watch? This is dubious medical science being deployed in the name of social justice rather than sound practices.

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New Video Allegedly Reveals Planned Parenthood Instructing Teachers on How to Help Kids Hide Abortions From Their Parents

 

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Video footage from June 26th allegedly reveals the ACLU guiding teachers in the ways of new-wave sex ed and gender theory in conjunction with California public schools and Planned Parenthood. Also depicted — according to source Our Watch — is ACLU attorney Ruth Dawson counseling the molders of skulls full of mush on how to help kids get abortions without parents finding out.

Surely this is just what the founders of public education had in mind.

The instructional is part of a larger video by Our Watch documenting the explicit and indoctrinating sex ed being tossed at California’s youth.

John Andrews, whose a parent in the Murrieta School District, described some of that material:

“They talk about mutual masturbation. They discuss gender roles, the gender spectrum, and in the support materials … they take it even further. They discuss everything, topics like roleplaying for different genders, blood play, dental dams … fisting is mentioned. I mean, they mention it all. If I were to show that material to a child, I would be brought up on charges. But somehow our public schools are allowed to teach this to junior high and high school kids.”

During the meeting with educators, the woman identified by Our Watch as Ruth goes into detail about hiding student’s abortions from parents, calling the evasion to questions from moms and dads “more of an art than a science.” She coaches the teachers in the ways of avoidance.

As for a person’s sex, she offers this:

“So we have gender identity, which is a spectrum. Somebody can feel like they are a male, a man, a boy, or also other genders. The important thing to know here is that gender is a social construct.”

Our Watch released the video as part of its battle against socially-left propaganda in public schools.

As reported by The Daily Caller:

[Our Watch President Tim Thompson] says in the video that Planned Parenthood and the ACLU collaborated on both AB329 in 2016 and the Health Education Framework in May. AB329 requires school districts to ensure students take sex-ed and encourages students to push back on sexual topics with their parents – topics explored in the kindergarten through twelfth grade sex education curricula implemented in California schools.

“We don’t want our children exposed to some of these things they are showing, these pornographic, sexually explicit material. It has no place in the classroom. It’s not right, and it won’t be tolerated,” Thompson says.

The video is half an hour long. I could go into explicit detail here regarding some of the more salacious sexual content, but I’d rather not.

But it’s certainly worth a watch.

Please find the video here. Comments by (purportedly) ACLU attorney Ruth Dawson can be found at the 21:00 mark.

Particularly if you watch the video, I much appreciate your thoughts in the Comments section.

I just can’t understand why any of this is finding its way into our schools. In my view, school should be strictly limited to the teaching of academics. There should be no social engineering involved, be it Left or Right.

It seems to me that the entire notion of “education” is taking on a powerfully disturbing “re-education camp” kind of meaning, as children are being stolen from parents in the way of influence that is rightfully reserved for individual families.

If you can, watch the video. I look forward to hearing from you.

-ALEX

 

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Oreos: Not just a cookie anymore, now a political statement

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Just when you thought it was safe to dunk a delicious cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie into an ice cold glass of milk, it happens. Your favorite guilty pleasure has gone political. Why, Nabisco, why?

Oreos, the best-selling cookie in the United States, is baking up a special edition of the tasty treats in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The purpose of the limited joint venture is to indoctrinate school children on the use of pronouns as they relate to the LGBTQ community.

Share your pronouns with #Pride! The “pronoun packs” will be given to the teachers free of charge. Nabisco and the other parent companies of Oreos, Cadbury, and Mondelez International, have made a political decision to link arms with the NCTE and indoctrinate America’s schoolchildren into the transgender movement. You will be made to think that sexuality is fluid and gender is not limited to male and female even if it requires your children to be used as pawns. The party of science is willing to deny the existence of biological certainties, like chromosomes, in order to appease the politically woke.

As Joy Pullman points out in her piece at The Federalist the NCTE is a “massive organization” with influence over millions of teachers. They are far left political activists.

NCTE is the National Council of Teachers of English. While it sounds benign, this massive organization that affects millions of teachers all over the country—and helped write Common Core—has been politically far leftist for decades. For example, the organization came out against allowing trained teachers to defend themselves from active shooters using licensed guns. Its influence on actual English curriculum has been to degrade instruction with politicization and gobbledygook, according to the most rigorous research. Yet still they keep being treated as credible, just like all the other corrupt education institutions in this country.

You won’t find this rainbow Oreo on your grocer’s shelf. They are only being given away at a large LGBT celebration festival. Nabisco gets all the publicity from a one-time event without any of the standard outrages from consumers unwilling to allow companies to shove a political agenda down their throats, at least not without a fight. It is quite a sneaky sop to our social justice warrior betters. I don’t care which pronoun an adult uses, to be honest, it can be he, she, or (Cousin) It, but I do object when children are used for what amounts to political propaganda, especially at the hands of America’s school teachers. Especially in the case of the youngest students, leave the kids alone.

Besides pandering to the LGBTQ social engineers, Mondelez International is buying up solar power – enough to “produce 10 billion Oreo cookies” a year. How about a little global warming mantra with your cookies?

By agreeing to buy power from an under-construction Texas solar farm, the maker of Cadbury chocolate and Ritz crackers expects to slash 80,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions — or roughly 5% of the company’s 2013 global manufacturing emissions.

The renewable energy purchase reflects Mondelez’s desire to protect its agriculture supply chain from the threat of climate change, the company told CNN Business.

Mondelez International is a part of the “green the grid” movement, along with Facebook, General Motors, Adobe, and Bloomberg to name other big companies.

Those power purchase agreements help pave the way for new renewable energy projects like the Roadrunner solar farm getting built by Enel Green Power North America in Texas, which is where Mondelez is buying solar power.

“Renewables are becoming increasingly price competitive. We’re seeking to support that by scaling up,” Horrell said.

Mondelez estimates the renewable energy purchased is enough to produce more than 50% of all Oreo cookies consumed in the United States annually, or roughly 10 billion cookies.

“The more renewable energy that is produced, the more that fossil fuels are crowded out. These deals work in that direction,” Georgios Papadimitriou, head of Enel Green Power North America, told CNN Business.

I don’t have a problem with companies looking to use renewable energy but who is going to tell them that fossil fuels make the solar industry possible?

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The Dangers of “Dragging” Children

Lately we’ve seen a spate of “drag kids” being paraded around the internet and praised as a “brave” new generation that will lead us all into an era of utopian love and acceptance.

From “Desmond is Amazing” to 9-year-old Austin aka Kween KeeKee, the term “drag kid” is slowly being introduced to mainstream society as not only a legitimate job title but a perfectly acceptable industry for children.

The current desperation on the progressive left to be seen as the ultimate in “open-mindedness” has gone from being annoying and sometimes entertaining to being downright dangerous.

I love a good drag queen show as much as the next person. Whatever your opinion on the cultural aspects of it, drag is a legitimate performance art and the people who make a living at it are masters of their craft. It takes a shocking amount of preparation and practice to be good at it. As an artist myself I appreciate the commitment and the creativity. But as a parent there are some art forms I would never let my child engage in for the simple reason that some things are for adults and those things should never include children.

That is the problem many Americans are having with this bizarre push to normalize alternative, adult sexual expressions across the spectrum of our society. It turns the hierarchy of human nature on its head and labels it “courageous”. Most thoughtful adults are repulsed at the idea of a child being dressed up to impersonate an adult for the entertainment of other adults. It feels inherently wrong whether or not it is purposefully sexualized. Yet we continue to be asked to squash our natural responses and clap and nod.

The nose knows. Reasonable adults understand that a young boy being encouraged to wear a toxic amount of makeup, short dresses and high heels and mimic the inherent sexuality of women is creepy and completely inappropriate.

Because that is exactly what they’re doing. Despite the arguments that this is just an open-minded expression of creative gender identity, the fact is what these children are being encouraged to do is mimic female sexuality. That is what “drag” is all about. There is a sensuality to drag performances that rests on the idea that women have a very particular nuance to their sexuality. Even in performances that are not overtly sexual, these male performers are actually celebrating female sensuality. Desmond’s mother says the art form is something different for kids and it isn’t adult in nature.

It’s biological. The natural sway of a woman’s hips, the tilt of her head, the curve of her chest…these are all both just how we are and also designed to biologically trigger an attraction on the part of men. Even the makeup  we wear (even though most of us don’t realize this) is designed elicit a biological response in men. If you don’t know why lipstick is traditionally some form of red or pink, look it up. Or you might even guess based on the subject of this column. Regardless, there are reasons these accessories are considered adult in nature. They are.

Watch these young boys as they perform. They are imitating female sensuality, just like their adult counterparts. Furthermore, they are “performing” in clubs that are reserved for overtly sexual performances, sometimes in the same show. The are “performing” in gay pride events where their fellow performers are blatantly and brazenly highlighting and celebrating certain sexual acts and sexuality. Again, fine for consenting adults. As soon as a child is thrust into the position of putting on the garb of adult females for the pleasure of adults it crosses the line.

It’s hard to imagine this is even a conversation we have to have at all. This should absolutely be a no-brainer. This is and always has been the scourge of extreme left-wing ideology. Its adherents are so committed to toppling “traditional” human impulses and societal constructs that they are willing to even sacrifice the innocence of children at the altar of “Being Right”. Such an altar will only ever require larger and larger sacrifices.

Don’t tell me that gender is a societal construct and then in the same breath tell me your little boy was born “gender queer”. Don’t tell me that gender is fluid and basically meaningless and then have your grade school boy wear pounds and pounds of makeup and high heels as an imitation of his stereotypical view of the female form. Why do we suddenly throw out gender stereotypes when it is a boy dressing up like a girl?

I’m curious to know what these parents think of the child beauty pageant circuit and how it exploits little girls to dress and act like adult women in order to garner attention. If someone asked my 11-year-old daughter to put on as much makeup as Dolly Parton, a shiny minidress and some heels and prance around on stage thrusting her hips out and sashaying back and forth as grown men shout and holler about how “fabulous” she looks, I’d punch that person right in their babymaker.

Why we apply a different standard for little boys is beyond comprehension; but perhaps those parents do know that what they are doing and allowing for their boys is completely unnatural and could have some gruesome consequences. Perhaps in order to make it okay in their heads they have to make US the bigots and ignore the logic.

At some point we must be braver than the social media mobs. At some point responsible adults have to stand up and point out that this isn’t simply a matter of tolerance or “gay pride” or “trans pride” or however it’s being marketed. At some point better minds must stand against the tides of chaos and demand the line be drawn at dragging children into the very adult celebration of sexuality/sensuality.

Do whatever you want to do. Leave the children out of it.

Your children are not social experiments. If they want to dress up let them do it at home where they are safe and not made vulnerable to the multitude of perverts – straight and gay – who frequent the adult entertainment scene.

As my beloved father-in-law says, it’s great to be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out all over the floor.

Clean up on aisle four!

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