As a collective fighting for position and power in a foreign system, we must be careful of the narratives we accept and how we frame them. We have a responsibility to use critical analysis to decipher the language that my hide within itself nefarious intent against us as a collective.
A term that we must give serious consideration to is Black on Black crime. Check out this article the digs deep into the use of this term and what it means.
The Feminization of the Black Male Image Goes Mainstream in the Classroom | Boys have periods too!
The push for gender neutrality through faulty science enters the classroom.
The Feminization of the Black Male Image Goes Mainstream in the Classroom
While I have, at times, focused on the entire spectrum of the Black struggle, but there a certain element of the Black experience that I am immensely passionate about. One of these elements is centered on the pervasive encroachment of the pernicious intent to normalize the feminine Black male. While the attached article illuminates a reality and agenda that moves beyond the feminization of the Black male image, it is worth exploring to examine the depths that certain entities and groups are willing to go to push this agenda.
Based on the article included below, and at least eight others I was able to locate, the Brighton & Hove City Council has voted to integrate a new curriculum into its sex education program — the idea that boys have menstrual cycles just like girls. While this is something that is taking place in the United Kingdom, there are advocates of this type of public education curricula being taught here in the United States
Before I delve into the nefarious mechanisms and machinations at play with the introduction of this type of erroneous science being integrating into mainstream classrooms, let’s anatomize the possibility of there being even the slightest truth associated with what will be taught in these environments as it pertains to this one position.
What Is a Menstruation Cycle?
First, it is imperative to understand that a period is not simply bleeding through the female sex organ. Menstruation is a part of the female reproductive process. It is the body’s way of releasing tissue that is no longer needed. Each month, women who are still fertile experience ovulation — the production of an ovum (egg). During this time, the inside of the wall of the uterus begins to thickening to facilitate the attachment, fertilization, and gestation of the ovum. In other words, the uterus prepares to carry a child to full term. If the egg does not become fertilized during the ovulation process, the body discards the unfertilized ovum and the inner-lining of the uterus and returns to normal until the next ovulation cycle which normally begins within 12-14 days after the menstruation ends.
With this being understood, a male cannot have a “period” with ovaries and a uterus. There are many things that can explain penile bleeding and none of these explanations have to do with the productive system.
The Normalization of Transgenderism
There is a growing push to progress an agenda that would normalize transgenderism. It can be observed in an increasing narrative that speaks against traditional binary gender roles and classifies them as outdated. What is interesting is how men are who exposed to these propagandized narratives evolve in the manner in which they view themselves and how they impact the world around them. For instance, men in the United Kingdom, the same country that is pushing the “boys have periods too” agenda, an increasing number of men believe that they have periods each and every month.
While there is no bleeding, they are observing swings in moods, which is likely a result of the fluctuation in certain hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. Yes, men can produce estrogen in small amounts, just as women can produce testosterone in small amounts. The production of what I refer to as the counter-hormone can be exacerbated by any of a number of things including stress, nutritional intake or chemical exposures.
The cause of what can be considered irrational mood swings can range from drops in testosterone to bipolar disorder.
It is important to communicate that it is not my intention to marginalize the challenges that members of the LGBTQ community — including transgenders — experience on a daily basis. I have never walked in their shoes so I have no right to judge them as humans, but I do have a moral and cultural responsibility to address the bioethics associated with the normalization of such a lifestyle.
What we rarely hear about when discussing the new ideological narratives as they pertain to gender is the mental and emotional stresses kids experience when attempting to navigate them. Something else that is ignored is the fact that if allowed to simply progress naturally, gender dysphoria usually ends with between 80 and 95 percent of children who have expressed some form of discordant gender identity come to identify with their biological sex.
“Never mind that the best studies of gender dysphoria show that between 80 and 95 percent of children who express a discordant gender identity will come to identify with their bodily sex if natural development is allowed to proceed (Anderson, 2018).”
What must also be considered is the increase in suicides among people who consider themselves as transgender (41 percent, compared with 4.6 percent of the general population).
My focus is not on stifling transgender identity but moving against the normalization and forced exposure associated with transgenderism. This idea brings to mind the recent news that Charlize Theron declaring that her adopted son is a girl. At 6-years-old, this child is not old enough to make that decision on his own. By her forcing him to dress like a girl, she is making a decision for him and interrupting the natural process of sexual discovering that most people go through.
It is clear that the transgendered are not only demanding social tolerance but affirmation — and they are not only demanding this affirmation from adults but from children without any consideration of the social, emotional, and psychological repercussions. If we are not to push our personal values and preferences towards those in the LGBTQ community, we must demand the same respect and protection. ~ Rick Wallace, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Anderson, R. T. (2018). Transgender Ideology Hurts Kids. The Heritage Foundation.
Frothingham, S., & Ernst, H. (2018). Why Do Women Have Periods? Healthline.
Horton, H. (2018, December 16). Boys can have periods too, children to be taught in latest victory for transgender campaigners. The Telegraph.
Myers, W., & III, P. F. (2018). Low Testosterone? How to Boost Your Emotional Health. Everyday Health.
Seney, M. L., & Sibille, E. (2014). Sex differences in mood disorders: perspectives from humans and rodent models. National Institutes of Health ~ BioMed Central, doi: 10.1186/s13293-014-0017-3.
Teeman, T. (2015, November 19). Men May Not Bleed, but Here’s Why They Have ‘Periods’. The Daily Beast.
Boys can have periods too, children to be taught in latest victory for transgender campaigners
School children will be taught that “all genders” can have periods in new sex education lessons, in a victory for transgender rights campaigners.
The advice to teachers was approved by Brighton & Hove City Council as they try to tackle stigma around menstruation.
The new advice follows a council report which said: “Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods”, adding that “menstruation must be inclusive of all genders”.
Bins used for menstruation products will be provided in all toilets for children, according to the report.
It also calls for transgender students and pupils to be provided with additional support from a school nurse if needed.
The report recommends that “language and learning about periods is inclusive of all genders, cultures, faiths and sexual orientations. For example; ‘girls and women and others who have periods'”.
Brighton & Hove City Council said in a statement: “By encouraging effective education on menstruation and puberty, we hope to reduce stigma and ensure no child or young person feels shame in asking for period products inside or outside of school if they need them.
“We believe that it’s important for all genders to be able to learn and talk about menstruation together… Our approach recognises the fact that some people who have periods are trans or non-binary.”
The same council also recently released a “Trans Inclusion Schools Toolkit” to help teachers treat gender identity sensitively.
It asks teachers to be respectful and inclusive of children who are questioning their gender, and tells them that purposefully not referring to children by their preferred pronoun or name can constitute harassment.
The toolkit also recommends schools adopt a non-gendered uniform so all children feel included, and to reduce bullying.
Tory MP David Davies told The Mail on Sunday that it was “insanity” for teachers to tell pupils that transgender boys can have periods.
He said: “Learning about periods is already a difficult subject for children that age, so to throw in the idea girls who believe they are boys also have periods will leave them completely confused.”
However, leading doctors have previously recommended that primary school children are taught about LGBT issues.
Earlier this year, the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health (RCPCH) urged minister go further in their guidance on sex and relationship classes, which will become compulsory from 2020.
Draft Government recommendations say schools are free to determine how they address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, ensuring teaching is “sensitive and age-appropriate”.
The Royal College said: “There needs to be a clear statement that LGBT people and relationships are part of teaching about healthy relationships in primary school. This can be demonstrated in relation to families – but also it is helpful to children to learn the meaning of terms such as lesbian, gay and bisexual”.