“Petite Fille (Little Girl) is a moving and sensitive portrait of a young French girl called Sasha, who was assigned male at birth. This poignant and emotional documentary follows the shy seven-year-old and her parents over the course of a year… As her family come to terms with her gender dysphoria, we witness how Sasha is affected by the societal norms that make it far from easy for her to experience childhood in the same way as most of her peers…”
This is how the synopsis for a new BBC documentary begins, aiming to provoke empathy in viewers and thus lead to the social acceptance of transgenderism in children. The ‘girl’ Sasha is actually a boy who claims to be a girl, and wants to dress as such when he goes to school and elsewhere outside the home. The documentary was broadcast on the BBC’s children’s channel CBeebies, which targets young children between two and seven years of age.
“All Sasha wants is to be herself”, reads the synopsis on the BBC’s website. The comment infers that society is so very cruel, patriarchal, and rigid; condemning someone just because they want to dress a certain way. We conservatives are so heartless, aren’t we? Why do we care so much about other people’s lives–why can’t we just live and let live, right?
Alas, if transgenderism concerned only those others, perhaps we wouldn’t be opposing it–we certainly have better things to do, and our time would be much better spent on our family, friends, hobbies, and sports. I can think of so many better things to do than fight battles against the heavily funded liberal LGBT lobbies. But the problem is that this very much concerns all of us; not only people in France, but in our respective countries as well.
First, what does it mean that “all Sasha wants is to be herself”? What does a seven-year-old child know about what he wants to be when he grows up? Children at that age still find it difficult to grasp the concept of time, to distinguish reality from imagination and the present from the past and the future; to decide what they want to be when they grow up, let alone to understand sexuality, sex change, gender and all other identities and what not.
The mother tells us that the boy was four when he first said, “Mom, when I grow up, I’ll be a girl!” I personally know examples of children of that age fantasizing about all sorts of things they will be when they grown up, and their wishes include various “identities”; most often those that gender ideology would call two-spirit. I’ve heard children claim they are cats, squirrels, doggies, mermaids, not to mention princesses, fairies, etc.
The parent is the responsible person and the child’s guardian. The parent is an adult who should provide guidance to the child during upbringing, and keep the child safe from harm. The parent will not cater to the child’s every wish and whim, and will certainly not put him in a kennel to live with Spot because the child said that he is a dog. Nor will the parent buy a pedestal, a crown and lavish gowns for the girl, and then wait on her like a servant. The parent’s primary job is not to make the child happy. True happiness arrives when the child is kept safe from ideologies and harmful influences.
The documentary goes on to show us how Sasha’s parents are fighting for the child to be allowed to come to school dressed as a girl, and to make teachers and children address him in the female gender. During a session, presumably with a psychologist, the BBC throws at us a moving scene in which the boy cries when the psychologist asks him: “The tears in your eyes are about school? The two-three girls you’re fond of, do they talk to you as a girl or not?” When the boy shakes his head, as tears continue to run down his cheeks, the psychologist continues, “Would you like them to?” The boy then nods his head.
The psychologist gives the parents a certificate to confirm that this is a case of gender dysphoria, and based on it the parents manage to get the school’s permission for Sasha to come to school dressed however he wants. The mother then shares with us some profound wisdom:
“I am convinced we all have a role to play. In life…I’m convinced we all have a mission or something to accomplish…I think Sasha is here perhaps to help change people’s attitudes. And I’m here to help her.”
The father also firmly states that he is not the type of father who would insist that his child is a boy, and that he just wants Sasha to be happy.
It’s as if all of this was just about allowing a child to let his hair grow long, put on a dress and take up ballet lessons!
I need to make a note here: not all girls have long hair, nor do they wear only dresses and go to ballet. But transgender persons somehow always seem to resort to what they call “societal stereotypes”, because they need these stereotypes to confirm their “true” identity. Hence, it’s suddenly perfectly fine if we dress a transgender girl (actually, a biological boy) in pink. Only in this case is this not considered social conditioning and does not count as imposing a female gender role on someone!
But what will happen when Sasha grows up and it’s time for him to enter puberty? Will the parents support the child’s fantasy and take him to one of those pediatric gender clinics that keep popping up everywhere, where he will be prescribed puberty blockers?
If a child does not go through puberty, he or she will become sterile–whatever sex or “gender” they claim they are. In order to reach full sexual and reproductive maturity, our body must go through all the changes that occur during puberty. However, this is not the case with transgender youth. We must then ask: is a 12-year-old child (which is the average age when puberty begins) mature enough to make decisions about his or her sexuality and fertility?
If you tell a 12-year-old that you will give him something that will prevent him from entering puberty, and that later on he will get cross-sex hormones, and that all of this means that he will never be able to have children, what do you think he will say? How many children that age dream of becoming parents? How many children that age know what it means to be a parent, or at least to want children?
Ah, but there’s in vitro fertilization, surrogacy and many other options! For goodness’ sake, babies are not only made the “old school” way. After all “this is the 21st century!”, some would say. Yes, I’m well aware of that, and I suggest that you have a chat with couples undergoing IVF procedures, to see just what ‘a breeze’ that is. And don’t get me started on surrogacy; the renting of a woman’s uterus and her own body for money. Is there any other legal practice that exploits the female body more than surrogacy?
As I said above, this issue concerns all countries, and Serbia is no exception. This past May, the most unfortunate, anti-constitutional, anti-family, and anti-scientific Law on Gender Equality was adopted in Serbia. We should now brace ourselves for the practical consequences of that law which are to be executed on our children.
In fact, iFamNews Serbia has reported on several occasions about the inclusion of a scandalous lesson on gender identity in 8th grade biology textbooks. Now, we have just learned from a source in one school that, according to the conclusions of an expert group of the Ministry of Education, at least one school lesson will have to be dedicated to gender equality. One of the mandatory questions that our children will be asked is: “Did you decide for yourself that you are a boy/girl, or did you hear that from someone?”
Yes, dear parents, the one contentious biology lesson for 8th graders is not all they have in store for us–we are to get the whole enlightenment package which will dispel the darkness of “patriarchy”, “tradition”, conservatism and all sorts of “family values” that have been instilled in our children’s heads by you, deplorable villains.
As for exactly what gender ideologues are going to bring into our classrooms through the “Manual for the introduction of gender perspective in the Serbian language curriculum for the first education cycle”, issued back in September 2019–we’ll cover that in detail in a separate article.