“Orange Is The New Black” star and transgender activist Laverne Cox says conservatives are “weaponizing culture wars” to target trans youth.
“What they’re trying to do is to dehumanize these children, which is so heartbreaking,” Cox said in a recent interview. “It’s really heartbreaking when you see the way they’re talking, the fervor with which they’re going after these children. In the face of that, we have to insist on the humanity of everyone. Insist on the humanity of trans people, and particularly the humanity of trans children.”
She’s “deeply concerned” that conservatives are trying to pass bills to restrict doctors from performing gender confirmation surgery on children and prevent biological males from competing in women’s sports. “It’s no accident that 35 states have introduced over 100 bills targeting trans kids and gender-affirming health care for trans youth. They’ve been so organized,” she remarked.
Cox believes the government should stay out of trans health care decisions. “Every reputable health organization in the United States and globally has said that gender-affirming care is life-saving for trans youth,” Cox continued. “That’s the science. Those decisions should always be made between a parent, their doctor, and the child itself. The government should not have anything to do with what anybody is doing with their body.”
She says that “conservatives were very frustrated when marriage quality became the law of the land,” which has prompted anti-trans bills. “When that decision came down, they were like, ‘OK, what can we do to fearmonger? What can we do to divide people on cultural issues?'” Cox claimed.
“The conservative party doesn’t have an economic message for working-class people, so they are weaponizing cultural wars. They’re talking about Dr. Seuss and transgender children playing sports when there’s still a global pandemic and people have lost their jobs,” she concluded. “Instead of having messaging around that, they’re trying to use trans people and cultural wars to gin up sort of this sort of outrage. It’s just cynical.”
Children should NOT BE making life altering mutilations like Tranny Surgery. People like Cox are Nucking Futs for supporting this BS. So are the parents that push this BS.
Before puberty sexual mutilation has to be criminal. What next, let a ten year old drive a car? Surgeons who perform this surgery should lose their license.
I am so damn sick and tired of everyone getting their noses in this disturbing issue .. I’ve had four children they all seem to go through some sort of Identity issues when they’re young .. instead of thanking there’s a problem just go with the flow I did in three weeks it was over. You don’t say anything you don’t talk about it if they want to talk about it let them talk. You came out of your mothers womb The way you were intended. If you want to change your body you can do it on your own time your own money and not as a young child. This world anymore is killing itself Yep politicians Hollywood crazy people they all think everything should change.Look back 20 years things were a hell of a lot better.. oh there were issues. But today Issues we bring on ourselves by thinking that we can make things better. Things were good and things were better before all this other bullshit started. And it is all bullshit I don’t like my thing to them
My thoughts exactly.
It is heartbreaking that this beyotch has a voice.
It’s not the voice I’m worried about. It’s the ears foolish enough to listen to it.
Exactly right and unfortunately there are way too many foolish ears and simple minds out there.
Kids change how they feel very often when young. They shouldn’t be allowed this serious surgery.Their brain isn’t developed enough to understand.
Humans do not develop their frontal cortex until about age 25 and are not capable of making rational decisions until their 20’s and shouldn’t be burning bridges permanently as children.
In her case it didn’t seem to develop at all.
Trannies are mentally imbalanced at best and totally nuts as the general rule.
all pro trans adults must go thru the sex change experience, and then if they don’t commit suicide, let them babble on!!!
I don’t understand where these people get their information from. Children don’t know anything about trans except what people tell them. Why can’t the children learn these things for themselves which in reality when they are older then they will understand and beable to make their own decisions about it.
Who died and made her the expert? Why does anyone think she has a relevant word to say? I certainly don’t any many more don’t either if you read this thread. Someone put some soap in this woman’s mouth or better yet a lobotomy to shut her up!
The inconvenient truth is that the vast majority of kids who suffer from gender dysphasia work through it, by young adulthood choosing to remain the gender they were born. Coupled with the fact that the human brain isn’t fully developed until the age of 25, you have a solid scientific argument against the use of puberty blocking hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery in this population.
Once you throw in the fact that suicide rates remain about the same regardless of having the surgery or not, as well as the number of adults who regret having gender reassignment surgery, you have a compelling rational argument against promoting this extreme intervention in children.
Lying to our children is not a sign of tolerance or love, rather it is cruel and irresponsible.
It’s the devil work ,it is to turn things right into wrong it is to be the opposite boy to girl ,and girl to boy the devil’s work, devil worshiping ,Selling out to evil with ones own child to be famous star Hollyweid @ it’s best !! what a shame ,
“…Gender-affirming care is life-saving for trans youth…that’s the science.” Baloney! Science deals with FACTS, and the facts are that 80% of children who are confused about their gender straighten out when they hit puberty; and 40% of “trans” people deal with suicide. No, it’s not because of “bullying,” it’s their mind rebelling against their turning themselves into freaks.
The leftist are the ones dehumanizing making them nothing, and in many cases unable to procreate and have sexual pleasure.
The leftist are the ones dehumanizing making them nothing, and in many cases unable to procreate and have orgasm…
These people are just freaky as far as I’m concerned.
Still waiting for the big one to wash these nut bags away
And yet there is a news outlet that is willing to publish what itself calls “insane” rants. The idiots are not the only problem here. As long as “the media” keeps giving them the attention they so desperately seek, they will continue. Why are we encouraging insanity?
Oh dear. Where to begin? It’s a rambling, illogical, distorted, emotional rant. Children have no idea about any of this. Her stance is inhuman — let children grow to adulthood and then do what they feel is best for them. Children are highly suggestible because they trust adults; she is a dangerous adult to trust. No matter her motives — I don’t believe we know others’ motives — her stance upholds child abuse.
PS I love Pat’s comment below. She’s a wise mom. (BTW my first “dash” below is clumsy. My meaning is that her stance is inhuman. We must let children grow to adulthood and then make their own live-decisions.
This person is totally wrong. The o ligation of any civilized society is to protect minors exactly from this type of mistakes. Changing sex is something extremely serious with tremendous consequences for all society. Minors are not allowed to vote, drink or drive but they should be permitted to change gender? This woman is totally wrong.
One would think psychological damage to young impressionable children would be considered criminal.
For democrats, nah, encouraged.
Kinda demonic ain’t it?
She wants to see who is dehumanizing these kids, look in the mirror.
Who in their right mind and with at least average intelligence would pay any attention to what an actress has to say on such a serious issue?
Why should 98% of this country change their whole life social system to kiss ass to the 2% odd balls? Sorry they are different, but that not my problem and I don’t think you should make me change my whole life to be “WOKE” for this BS. You want to deal with this stuff, fine! But leave me out and don’t expect me to pay for it.
In ancient times they would have been killed or left to die at the dump. Nobody said life was fair or easy. Your screwing up the 98% for the 2% who have no clue on what to do about it. There are sacrifices in anything. I’m NOT wanting to sacrifice my time, money. I have NO KIDS as I didn’t want to have to deal with this BS. Saved me lots of problems. I love kids, just couldn’t stand the mothers.
Appears in this world we have to save EVERYTHING even when it will be a veggie for it’s whole life. WE will have to pay for it’s care and it will never be productive no matter what. Then we ABORT millions of NORMAL babies for inconvenience because people are toooo stupid to use birth control or keep their legs together. You people have LOST YOUR MARBLES!
IF they really feel this way, they I think they should all gather together and show the rest of us racist scum how serious they are, by moving out of this country to find or start another one!!!
The New Land of Miss-Fit toys, as it were!!??
You GO Trans community!!
Show us how its done!!!
To accomodate an extremely small percentage of kids they are destroying girls and women’s sports by allowing boys who think they’re girls compete against girls and woman. People are generally and massively just not watching sports at all anymore. For me, it’s not that I am sacrificing some passing entertainment, I genuinly don’t want to watch sports anymore. The NBA is down over 50% in the past two years. People are just tuning out.
NO! You are dealing with children not old enough to make the kind of decisions adults make and it’s child abuse!