No, Bill O’Reilly, Glee Will Not Make Your Kid Transgender. And So What if It …
“Here we go again,” says a blond lady from Fox. Gretchen Carlson, we assure we we feel accurately a same way.
On Thursday’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O’Reilly grappled with a terrible, terrible antithesis that while “Glee” competence have some merits, it also sends a summary “that choice lifestyles for children competence be positive.” And then, oh no, he showed a shave of a impression Unique behaving a KC and a Sunshine Band strain in a dress and heels. O’Reilly, who is terribly endangered that America’s girl “might go out and examination with this stuff,” subsequent welcomed Carlson, along with Judge Jeanine Pirro, for an out-of-date spin of pearl-clutching. “Here we go again,” pronounced Carlson, “pandering to .3 percent of a American race that cruise themselves transgender. Now we get to explain this to my 8-year-old, if we only wanted to watch a good family uncover with some good music?”
Sound familiar? Wasn’t it this time final year that a Fox associate was stressing out that “Glee” competence spin a children gay? Wasn’t it only this week that Tennessee changed to eradicate any discuss of homosexuality from a facile propagandize curriculum because, as Rep. Joey Hensley put it, “I have dual children — in a third and fourth class — and don’t wish them to be unprotected to things we don’t determine with.” It’s a aged LA LA LA we DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU ploy, one that assumes whatever “these dopey kids” know about, they will “experiment” with. It’s a same kind of inadequate proof that insists that abstinence-only programs will keep kids from carrying sex. (Spoiler: They will not.)
It’s advantageous that Pirro was on palm to gape, “Do we unequivocally consider that this is a kind of thing that’s contagious?” and explain that “We all primogenitor a kids though we can’t primogenitor their sexuality.” Sadly, it didn’t seem to dig O’Reilly’s or Carlson’s brain. That “.3 percent” that Carlson so sneeringly refers to takes an overwhelmingly jagged volume of abuse and harassment. That’s since it’s overwhelming when they can see certain images of themselves on television. And as one of a teenagers in a absolute new shave from Illinois Safe Schools explains, “Just since you’re happy doesn’t meant we wish to go nap with each man or spin all true people gay.” It’s about being visible; it’s about relocating from a dark of stupidity to simple respect.
Frankly, we don’t let my possess 8-year-old watch “Glee” since we consider it’s too risque for her – and we doubt any high and strong moralizer who thinks it’s only “a good family uncover with some good music.” But my daughter knows that there are happy and lesbian and transgender people in a universe – she even knows happy and lesbian and transgender people! And yes, infrequently it’s treacherous for kids to get their heads around temperament and passionate orientation. But I’m here to tell Gretchen Carlson it’s a lot easier training a child that some boys feel they were meant to be girls than it is responding their questions about sobriety or a inlet of time or how large God is. To counterfeit Louis CK on a hand-wringing over what to tell The Children,it’s your kid, we figure it out.
Like Carlson, we caring about what my kids watch. we don’t wish my children unprotected to images or ideas that would change them to be meant or cold or desensitized to assault and a consequences. we further don’t wish my daughters to collect adult any notions from a media that they have to be spare or voluptuous or downplay their intelligence to be liked.