Several conservative thought leaders are pointing out the obvious in an article about a mother facing accusations of child abuse for “letting her kid decide [his] own gender.”
“A mother’s ‘theyby’ love is getting some serious hate,” reads the beginning of a New York Post article published Thursday. “Kyl Myers, Ph.D., the genderqueer parent of a 4-year-old, is being accused of ‘child abuse’ for allowing her toddler to decide their own gender.”
In a Jan. 10 blog post on the MamaMia website, Myers claimed she has received “hundreds of messages and comments on Instagram and emails” from people who have said she should have her child “taken away” from her due to her decision to pursue what she has dubbed “gender-creative parenting.”
“For us,” she explained, “this means we didn’t assign a binary girl-or-boy gender to our child, Zoomer, at birth.” Myers added that she and her partner “don’t disclose Zoomer’s genitals to people who don’t need to know.”
The Salt Lake City expats, who now live in Australia, said they use “gender neutral” terms when referring to Zoomer, with whom they regularly conduct “pronoun checks,” asking their child which pronouns best fit his whims.
For the time being, Zoomer has said he prefers “he/him.”
Almost immediately after the Post tweeted a link to the story, writing that the mother is facing “child abuse” criticisms, conservative commentators started sharing their thoughts.
Here is a sampling of their responses:
The story about Myers and her child, Zoomer, comes against the backdrop of a growing push by the left to dismiss the science of sex, gender, and biology.
Last year, author Abigail Shrier began facing intense backlash for her book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” which took a nonpartisan look at the alarming increase in the number of prepubescent girls identifying as transgender.
Amazon banned ads for the book and Target briefly removed the title from its shelves in response to one tweet critical of the book.
Shrier isn’t the only one taking heat, either. In June, YouTube temporarily censored a video featuring Walt Heyer, a man who once identified as a transgender woman but has since reverted back to identifying with his biological sex. The platform, owned by Google, argued the video included “hate speech.” The viral content-sharing platform Reddit has also taken steps to suppress comments from those who are in any way critical of the transgender movement.
In addition, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has been shunned by many on the left for simply stating fact: that sex is immutable. When she made the comments last summer, she told her critics it “isn’t hate to speak the truth.”
Rowling has called for an end to the censorship of contrarian ideas.
“I believe everybody should be free to live a life that is authentic to them, and that they should be safe to do so,” she said in December. “I also believe that we need a more nuanced conversation around women’s rights and around the huge increase in the numbers of girls and young women who are seeking to transition.”