Canadian Company releases new transgender toy for children
Created on: 20th July 2017
A Canadian company is raising funds through a kickstarter page for a transgender toy named 'Sam.' The toy will be the first 'transgender toy' around that aims to teach children that they can change their gender as often as they want to.
The Kickstarter page has raised over $15,000, with a stated mission to "educate people around the world about gender identity issues." The website states that:
"Sam is an essential tool designed to help children understand what it means to grow up as a transgender child," the website says.
A YouTube video for the nestling toy presents Sam's backstory and the many stages of "gender questioning" the toy goes through. As a baby, Sam begins life "happily unaware of what gender even is," before she starts "exploring gender through identity play" and questioning "cultural gender norms."
Sam is made up of a series of stacking dolls, with each layer of the toy representing a stage of gender questioning and transitioning. Gender Creative Kids Canada felt it was important to teach children about gender identity after saying that anywhere between 2-6% of boys and 5-12% of girls struggle to identify or express their gender differently from their binary gender assigned at birth.
The organisation hopes to release even more toys by 2018. Gender Creative Kids Canada, with the backing of the Quebec Ministry of Justice, carries out 90-minute training sessions at elementary schools, discussing gender, sexual orientation and transgender issues.
"Play-based learning is not only accepted as one of the best ways to teach children but also creates natural opportunities for an adult to start a conversation about what it's like to be assigned a sex at birth that does not correspond to how you feel inside," the company claims.
Last month, the Canadian senate passed a bill that would allow the government to take children away from parents that don't accept their child's chosen "gender identity" or "gender expression."
Evangelical leader the Rev. Franklin Graham commented on another news story coming out of Canada earlier this month about a transgender parent who is refusing to identify the gender of her newborn baby.
"This Canadian parent believes that assigning a child's sex at birth is a human rights violation — and they wanted their baby to be registered as 'gender unknown' so they can decide their own sex. That's nonsense," Graham wrote in a Facebook message.
Graham said the only way for a person to ever be complete is by "trusting Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as our Lord and Savior."
"The Bible says we can be 'complete in Him.' He fills the void in our hearts, and can give us the 'peace of God which surpasses all understanding,'" he stated.
posted by Peter on 20-07-17
This is really sick. We are going to mess up millions of healthy normal Children
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