In a world where children’s literature seemed innocent and free from controversy, Marcia Moston’s journey took an unexpected turn. As she embarked on her role as a library board member, little did she know that she would stumble upon a hidden truth. The prevalence of gender identity ideology in those beloved books shook her to the core, shattering her perception of what was safe for children. But it was a chance encounter with a frail individual who had undergone a life-altering transition that deepened her longing for answers. And now, she realizes her quest is far from over.
Marcia is a dear friend with a vibrant personality who, beyond her teaching prowess and literary finesse, has delved into a realm not commonly her playing field. Fortified with years of experience as an English educator as well as a storyteller, Marcia has used her convincing wit to voice her concerns about the sweeping wave of gender identity ideologies affecting our youth. She has bravely accepted to navigate this controversial territory with the sole intent to help educate parents wading through the unsettling tide. Her empathetic nature coupled with an educator’s understanding makes her a reliable compass on this voyage.
Kids want help and hope. We need to be there for them, navigating through the challenges and providing support. – Marcia Moston
In this episode, you will be able to:
- Delve into the mental health repercussions associated with gender identity confusion among young people.
- Examine the impact of platforms like TikTok in shaping the gender perspectives of adolescent girls.
- Discuss concerns regarding how gender identity narratives are weaved into children’s media and literature.
- Discover essential strategies for parents to support their children in navigating the modern views on gender identity.
- Discern the critical distinction between being critical of gender ideology and transphobic behavior.
Concerns with Gender Identity in Children’s Media
Increasingly, children’s media is introducing characters with undefined genders and alluding to gender transition surgeries subtly. While it’s important to teach kids about diversity and acceptance, this must be done in an age-appropriate manner to avoid causing confusion or anxiety. Parents should take an active role in understanding the messages behind these shows, offering guidance and support to their children in their comprehension of these complex topics.
The resources mentioned in this episode are:
- Listen to Marcia Moston’s previous podcast episode 9 titled From Teepees to Parsonages to learn more about her adventurous life.
- Listen to the podcast episodes 23 and 24 titled A Prodigal Daughter, Part 1 and Part 2 to hear Marcia’s daughter Natalie Husk’s story.
- This episode discusses the explosion of the gender identity crisis among adolescents, particularly girls. It delves into how radical gender identity ideology is bombarding children and aims to uproot their understanding of God, family, society, and themselves.
- This episode contains sensitive content and is not suitable for children. Please listen away from them.
- Marcia, a writer and English teacher, found herself involved in this topic after being appointed to her local library board and discovering the prevalence of gender identity ideology in children’s books.
- Marcia shares her personal experience of encountering a biological man who had transitioned to appear as a woman and feeling grief for the lie that society tells about finding happiness.
- The episode discusses how children are being exposed to sexualized content and being desensitized to it through various mediums like books, media, and social media.
- Check out the Operation Restoration Retreat at The Cove November 17-19.
Books, videos and links to find out more about transgender ideology:
Fact Checking: has info on suicide and clinical trials:
https://segm.org/about_us (Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine) We are an
international group of over 100 clinicians and researchers concerned about the lack of quality
evidence for the use of hormonal and surgical interventions as first-line treatment for young
people with gender dysphoria
4 th wave now-information and support site. 4thWaveNow was founded in 2015 by Denise, the
mother of a teenage girl who suddenly announced she was a trans man after a few weeks of
total immersion in YouTube transition vlogs. Denise’s daughter Chiara has since desisted from
identifying as transgender and in 2019 cofounded an organization for desisted/detransitioned
women, the Pique Resilience Project.
Moms for Liberty—National group of moms (has local chapters in many states) fighting for
kids—especially in schools)
Heritage foundation-Has lots of articles on gender issues
Focus on the Family—lots of gender-related resources: https://media.focusonthefamily.com/topicinfo/helping-children-with-gender-identity-confusion.pdf
Family Policy Alliance—Help Not Harm and other articles
Whistleblowers, warnings; .
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, Abigail Shrier:
Gender Madness: One Man’s Devastating Struggle with Woke Ideology and His Battle to Protect
Children, Oli London
Love Thy Body : Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality Nancy Pearcy
When Harry Became Sally, Brian Anderson
Strange New World, Carl Trueman
The following national organizations also provide clinical information about suicide as well as tips for the prevention of suicide and survival of suicide loss:
In addition, Focus on the Family is an excellent resource for initial free counseling and referrals.
And Beth Saadati’s website has more resources in relation to suicide.