Smackdown Saturday: Erasing the ‘Girl’ from ‘American Girl’

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Each week, Martin Mawyer takes top news stories and gives them a painful Saturday smackdown. So here are the Smackdown lashings for the week of 12.5.22.
  • Erasing the ‘Girl’ from ‘American Girl’
  • Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
  • Shush! Don’t tell your parents
  • Get Out of Jail Card for Child Rapists

Erasing the ‘Girl’ from ‘American Girl’

Body image is everything to a teenage girl. I should know; I raised three of them.

But is body image of utmost importance to an 8-year-old girl? I don’t think so. The only thing they want to change is the parental settings on their cell phones, not their physical bodies.

But not so fast, says the popular American Girl doll brand, which sells 30 million dolls a year to little girls. In their latest book, “Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image,” the titan doll company believes pre-teen girls have other things to worry about than cell phones, TikTok, or their hairstyles.

They need to worry about their body image or, more specifically, their gender.

Sounds like they’re trying to erase the “girl” from “American Girl.”

“The way you show your gender to the world through clothes and behaviors is your gender expression,” the female pre-pubescents are told. And that means (are you ready for it) gender change!

Yes, American Girl wants our young girls – some as young as age three – to understand that transgender or nonbinary girls “who get help from doctors have much better mental health than those who don’t.”

So take that, parents! You have no power or credibility to help your child through their gender “confusion” – but America Girl can. Doctors can. Mental health specialists can. But not you.

“If you haven’t gone through puberty yet, the doctor might offer medicine to delay your body’s changes, giving you more time to think about your gender identity,” American Girl further advises, and includes a list of resources children can turn to “if you don’t have an adult you trust.”

“Parts of your body may make you feel uncomfortable and you may want to change the way you look,” the book continues. “That’s totally OK! You can appreciate your body for everything it allows you to experience and still want to change certain things about it.”

Uh, no, actually, that’s NOT OK. It’s NOT OK for strangers to groom our children into the depraved world of transgenderism. It’s NOT OK to chemically castrate them; worse still, it’s NOT OK to hide these activities from us, the parents, who have legal and moral authority over our children.

Perhaps, given American Girl’s latest foray into gender politics and sexual/gender grooming of young girls, they should change their name to “American Child of Unspecified Fluid Gender.”

Get Thee Behind Me, Satan

American girl gender identity
Satanic Temple members demonstrate outside Idaho state capitol

If Satan is the father of all lies, then we can easily discount every word coming from The Satanic Temple when they claim their new After-School Satan Club in Virginia is “not attempting to convert children into any religion.”

An elementary school in Chesapeake, Va., is the setting of a new Satan Club that begins this month – yes, the same month we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Coincidence? If you believe that, a man named Beelzebub would like to sell you a bridge in Brooklyn.

The Satanic Temple offers this gobbledygook word salad to explain what it believes:

“We are a non-theistic religion that views Satan as a literary figure who represents a metaphorical construct of rejecting tyranny and championing the human mind and spirit.”

Wait, didn’t they just say they were not trying to convert our children to any religion?

I’m sure the little elementary school students being asked to attend this club will appreciate their mission statement – it clears up everything.

The Satanists continue: “The Satanic Temple supports children to think for themselves.”

Now, let’s break this down, shall we? Elementary school children are roughly ages five through 11. At younger ages, they sometimes wet their pants in class, cry, throw tantrums, and steal each other’s cookies. But these satanic ghouls expect the children to think clearly through the maze of lies this group will dump on them in the after-school club?

One other important point: Despite what the lawyers say (if Satan is the father of all lies, are lawyers the distant uncle?), school districts do not have to treat satanism as a bona fide religion.

Recently in my hometown, parents convinced school officials to cancel a planned drag queen performance at our local high school. Parents, you DO have a say!

Our morally compromised leaders must develop a backbone and stand up for our children, not Satan himself.

If the Chesapeake school officials allow this club to stand, the words of Jesus would aptly apply to them: “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires.” (John 8:44)

Shush! Don’t tell your parents

Being a self-proclaimed “anti-capitalist” is probably the nicest thing that can be said about Minnesota middle school science teacher Mandi Jung.

That’s because parents have exposed Jung’s student survey in which she intentionally encourages her young students – who are just entering puberty – to explore gender fluidity and hide it from their parents.

As the father of four, all of whom made it through middle school with their genders intact, I can hardly believe today’s parents have to fight these battles with our public schools to prevent them from secretly transitioning our children from one gender to another.

And sometimes, they’re trying to transition our kids into multiple genders, whatever the heck that means.

Let’s face it, our children don’t have any idea what gender fluidity means or multiple pronouns. Being young and impressionable, they have to be taught this nonsense by agenda-driven adults.

The pink-haired Jung is a frequent poster on TikTok, with many of her posts focusing on LGBT issues. Teachers, and we use the term lightly like Jung, have no respect for your faith-based values or parental authority.

In her demented survey of young students, Jung asks students about their preferred pronouns and then fails to tell their parents about them. Instead, she says the students’ answers will be kept secret from their parents.

“What name should I use when speaking to your parents?” is one question.

“What pronouns should we use when we talk about you? (CHOOSE AS MANY AS YOU WANT).”

If they can destroy your ability to instill biblical values in your children, they will have reached their holy grail – to win over the hearts and minds of our children.

What can we do about it? First, parents and grandparents (remember, even if you don’t have children in the schools, you are paying for them through your tax dollars) must get involved in what our children are being taught. Attend school board meetings and hold their feet to the fire. It has worked in district after district across America. In fact, in the recent midterm elections, scores of school board members were sent packing by voters fed up with woke curricula that bypass parental input.

Get Out of Jail Card for Child Rapists

We know that almost anything goes in California, the left coast state that is most detached from America’s traditional values (and could actually be detached from the continent, float away into the Pacific, and never be missed).

Yet we’re still appalled to learn that more than 7,000 pedophiles convicted of “lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age” were released from state prisons the same year they were convicted.

What an irony: Many Jan. 6 detainees are still behind bars nearly two years after the Capitol Hill “riot” – some of them for doing nothing but trespassing. Yet degenerate pedophiles whose crimes include child rape, continuous sexual abuse of a child, sodomy with a child under 16, and kidnapping a child under 14 “with intent to commit lewd or lascivious acts” have been released back into the general population.

Yes folks, they’re living the free and easy life, enjoying all that America has to offer – while their child victims suffer horrific, ongoing psychological trauma.

It’s disgusting!

One former prosecutor gave this chilling prediction: “Statistics clearly show that pedophiles don’t get reformed,” said former Los Angeles sex crimes prosecutor Samuel Dordulian. “They’re going to come out and they’re going to commit again. Letting these people out early, we’re allowing for a lot more victimization. And that’s terrifying.”

The release of the pedophiles was revealed through the Megan’s Law database. In some cases, child rapists and predators served only months, or even days, in jail.

One 47-year-old who was charged with sodomy by use of force, sexual penetration by force, and continuous sexual abuse of a child took a plea deal and was sentenced to three years. He got a credit of 790 days and served just 305 days of prison time.

Another convict who has been released now lives within three blocks of two elementary schools after he was convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child in 2015. He pleaded no contest in January 2015 and was sentenced to JUST TWO DAYS in a Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.

As a parent, these cases are so difficult for me to write about, let alone consider the likelihood that these predators may victimize children again if they haven’t already.

Friend, the Bible says that “children are a heritage from the Lord,” not throwaway playthings for perverts, pedophiles and politicians to use and discard. The criminal justice system has truly been turned on its head when child rapists are given more rights than their abused young victims.


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