In the 1980s and ’90s, many young girls devoured the popular book series The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin. The novels, about a group of girls in a fictional Connecticut town who run a club of babysitters, sold millions of copies.
On July 3, Netflix premiered a new series inspired by the novels. Since this is 2020, the series makes sure to check-off all the woke boxes required by leftist cultural arbiters.
One of the tween girls in the series, Mary Anne (Malia Baker), babysits for Bailey (Kai Shappley), a “trans girl” who is, in fact, a biological boy around preschool or kindergarten age.
When the boy gets sick while she is caring for him and is rushed to the hospital, Mary Anne gives the doctors at the hospital an anguished lecture about how they ought to refer to the biological boy as a girl. (How dare trained medical staff consider human biology!)
Nurse: If he’s dehydrated, we’ll need to place an IV. Have him change into this.
Bailey: I don’t want the blue one.
Doctor: I hear someone’s not feeling well. Let’s take a look at the little man.
Mary Anne: Can I please talk to you two outside? I know that you guys are busy. But as you would see, if you looked at her and not her chart, Bailey is not a boy. And by treating her like one, you are completely ignoring who she is. You’re making her feel insignificant and humiliated. And that’s not gonna help her feel good or safe or calm. So, from here on out, please recognize her for who she is. And if it is at all possible, could you find me a non-blue hospital gown?
Doctor: Our apologies.
Anybody who has ever cared for young children knows that the line between imagination and reality is naturally blurred at that age. Responsible adults understand this and give the child time to grow. But in the world of radical LGBT ideology, refusal to “affirm” gender dysphoria in young children is “transphobic” and mean.