By Jonathon Van Maren
As the phenomenon of “transgender children” spikes right across the Western world, there has been a boom in websites, instructional videos, and products marketed towards young children to help them pose as the opposite sex. “Packers,” for example, are prosthetic penises marketed to “trans girls”–some under five years of age–to put in their underwear in order to give them a “bulge” that helps them to appear as if they are male. While trans activists insist there is nothing sexual about this, the websites where these prosthetics (for children) can be ordered often insist that you be over 18 years of age in order to review their catalogues. One site even offers prosthetics for pre-pubescent girls that come with a harness so they can urinate while standing up, just like a boy. Again, these products were designed for children. They also offer underwear that helps young boys who identify as girls “tuck” their genitalia in such a way that they appear smooth, thus appearing more female. In case anyone thinks I am exaggerating–and this is a graphic material warning, as it deals with prosthetic genitalia–here is an instructional video for kids or “youth” who might want to use a “packer”:
For those who might say that this video was aimed at teens rather than children, I would point out that the same presenter made an entirely separate video on “packers” for “teens and adults.” One San Francisco company is selling their “packers” for “trans boys” (biological girls) ages four and up. Stop and think about this for just a moment: There are companies selling prosthetic penises for little preschool girls.
There are also many resources marketed towards girls who identify as boys–and it must be noted that this is far more common than boys identifying as girls among teens and young children. These resources include “binders,” which are worn by girls to flatten their chests and disguise their femininity, thus appearing more male. As even the instructional video notes, these “binders” can be very dangerous:
These websites–I won’t link directly to any of them, as many of them also sell a range of sexual paraphernalia–also include instructional manuals, children’s books promoting transgender ideology, and other equipment to assist children in disguising their so-called “birth sex” and appearing as the opposite sex. Many parents, it must be said, have been sucked in by transgender ideology, and have been informed by members of the medical community, school staff, or educators that they have no choice but to assist their child’s “transition,” regardless of any misgivings on their part and any understandable revulsion at providing small children with fake penises and other such equipment. As I noted recently–and I have also received heartbreaking emails to this effect–many parents are increasingly pushing back, but find themselves so demonized (parents have even had their children taken from them if they oppose transition) that they have been forced to meet in secret to desperately discuss what to do.
It is a simple and awful matter of fact that the transgender ideology is being taught to children, which is why Dr. Lisa Littman’s research (much-maligned by trans activists) has indicated that this phenomenon is a “social contagion.” Transgender Youtube stars, Jazz Jennings being among the most famous (Jennings’ video on transition has over 1.2 million hits and the channel has over 600,000 subscribers), have hundreds of thousands of impressionable viewers. As the available data indicates (and the British government is even conducting an investigation into why so many girls are attempting to transition into boys) this phenomenon is having a profound and widespread effect. This social experiment, with children as the guinea pigs and adults providing them with prosthetic genitalia, chest binders, and hormone drugs, is going to have a tragic impact that we do not yet fully comprehend.
It is essential that parents know what is going on. If you send your child to a public school, know that they will be exposed to this ideology, and know that there are many heartbroken mothers and fathers who have seen their children go down this road and were damned as transphobic bigots when they expressed concern about healthy girls getting double-mastectomies and their sons pursuing chemical or medical castration. Stay vigilant and hold your children close, because our culture has gone mad and we will deeply regret not having done so.
For anyone interested, my book on The Culture War, which analyzes the journey our culture has taken from the way it was to the way it is and examines the Sexual Revolution, hook-up culture, the rise of the porn plague, abortion, commodity culture, euthanasia, and the gay rights movement, is available for sale here.