No "Transgender" Barbie!
You may not have heard - Mattel has decided to launch a transgender Barbie.
Supposedly it is a tribute to Laverne Cox, an LGBT actor who turned 50 on May 29.
The doll is part of a tribute collection where there are other Barbies, including one of Queen Elizabeth II.
Compare Queen Elizabeth II with an LGBT actor? How ridiculous.
Mattel: Either withdraw your transgender Barbie from the market, or families will no longer be buying your dolls.
The executive vice president of the company and global director of Barbie, Lisa McKnight, proudly announced the decision:
"We are proud to highlight the importance of inclusion and acceptance at all ages and to recognize Laverne's significant impact on culture with a collection honoring Barbie."
For his part, Laverne Cox himself has also spoken about the issue on Instagram:
“Now there is a Laverne Cox Barbie doll. Just wow! Thanks to everyone at @mattel for all the love you put into creating it. And thank you for this moment for the trans and lgbtq+ community in truly challenging times, particularly for trans kids. I am deeply honored and hope that this doll will be a beacon of hope and possibility for fans of Barbie and beyond of all ages."
Laverne relates that he suffered a lot as a child and that at the age of 11. And since he had gender confusion, he also wants the rest of the children to experience the same suffering.
Kids who play with dolls don’t need to receive messages that neither interest them nor are they old enough to understand.
Laverne says that he is concerned about transgender children - ‘transgender children?!’ They don’t know what school subjects they are going to want to choose as teenagers or even what they want for dinner, but do they already know that they have a gender “other than the one assigned at birth”?
Is this really what Mattel intends for our children?
For 60 years, Barbie was marketed as a symbol of feminine beauty and often criticized for upholding unrealistic standards. And now a man who claims to feel like a woman is trying to get in on the act? Is this how they respect women? Is this how they want to educate our kids? Well, don't count on me.
Mattel joins the "progressive" wave that is supposedly "inclusive." Does it include parents who want to educate their children in something as basic as God created us, male or female, or those who follow the science that there are only two binary sexes?\
Does it include us? No! It excludes us! It expels us!
The ball is in their court: Mattel must choose between fashionable LGBT indoctrination or its traditional audience. Until it is decided, I refuse to buy anything from them.
Until Mattel withdraws its transgender Barbie, I will not risk the innocence and well-being of kids.
Thank you very much for your commitment to the defense of childhood and the innocence of children.