A book published by the American Girl doll company exposes girls as young as 3 to puberty blockers and encourages gender exploration, sparking outrage from parents concerned the book conditions children to question their femininity.
“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,” the 96-page book titled, Body Image, tells young girls between 3 and 12 years of age.
“It’s not your job to look the way people expect–it’s your job to be you,” another passage tells girls.
Images provided by The Daily Mail show the book also teaches girls that “The way you show your gender to the world through clothes and behaviors is your gender expression. Your gender expression can be feminine, masculine, or somewhere in between–and it might change!”
“Maybe you’ll experiment with bright dresses and long, feminine hairstyles. Or you might try baggy shorts, plaid shirts, and a buzzed haircut. Your gender expression should make you feel at home in your body.”
So-called “cisgender” and “nonbinary” individuals “might use a pronoun like they instead of he or she,” the book says.
Another segment of the book is dedicated to transgenderism, with the author encouraging children to ask a trusted adult to seek out a “specially trained doctor, who can help you and your family decide what’s best for your body.”
“At first, you and the doctor might talk about wearing the clothes and the pronouns (like he, she, or they) that make you feel most like the true you,” the book says.
“And if you’ve already gone through puberty, a doctor can still help. Studies show that transgender and nonbinary kids who get help from doctors have much better mental health than those who don’t.”
The book also provides children with gender resources and organizations they can consult “If you don’t have an adult you trust.”
There’s also a segment dedicated to “toilet transformations” and all-gender restrooms.
According to comments published by The Christian Broadcasting Network, parents on Facebook were outraged toward American Girl over the book forcing young girls to question their femininity.
“My mind does not want to comprehend this evil agenda towards our children. Why do adults think it’s OK to promote this awful act toward innocent children. It does not make sense to me. It grieves my heart,” one parent stated.
“These books are not directed or sold to older teenagers or adults they are directed and sold for children…this messaging is the ‘NEW Pornography’ to ambush our children and grandchildren,” a grandmother also stated.
Writing for the Christian Post, mother of two Anne Young noted, “The book mixes truth about embracing natural beauty with lies about denigrating the body. This is a toxic mixture that will only confuse them.”
“Unfortunately, American Girl has chosen to strip away all innocence and teach girls how they can leave their girlhood behind and become boys if they feel like it,” Young added.
Political commentator Allie Beth Stuckey also questioned American Girl’s motives, saying, “Gone are the days when @American_Girl taught girls about history & femininity. Now they’re encouraging our daughters to hate their bodies, halt their puberty, & cut off their breasts in the name of ‘self-love.’ Return your AG Christmas gifts asap.”
Speaking to Fox News, Independent Women’s Forum senior policy analyst commented what American Girl is doing to young girls is “backwards and wrong.”
“American Girl is actively promoting the idea to children that puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and irreversible surgeries are the solution to any body image issues they face,” she told Fox News Digital. “For those who don’t understand how harmful these so-called ‘treatments’ are, listen to the many stories from detransitioners documenting the lifelong complications they now face.”
Fox News contributor and Federalist editor-in-chief Mollie Hemingway expressed similar alarm over the brand’s promotion of gender questioning.
“Parents should know that American Girl guide books — which used to be pretty good — now promote dangerous gender ideology to little girls as young as 3,” Hemingway commented Wednesday. “If you love your daughters, protect your daughters by avoiding this company.”
The Mail reached out to American Girl for comment but did not receive a response.