Stonewall promoting book called 'Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?' for children as young as three
Stonewall promoting book called 'Are You a Boy or Are You a Girl?' for children as young as threeFollow @KnightsTempOrg
The LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall has been found to be promoting books about gender identity - set out to make children feel less comfortable in their bodies - for children as young as three years old.
'Are You a Boy Or Are You a Girl?' is penned by Sarah Savage, chief executive of Trans Pride Brighton and author and trans campaigner Fox Fisher, who is also a trustee of the event.
The book appears on Stonewall's list of 'LGBTQ+ inclusive books for children aged 2-4' under its 'Trans Inclusion' category, but a spokesperson said that they recommend parents use their discretion and follow publisher guidelines - which is ages 3+ for this book.
The description of the book on the charity's website says: 'When Tiny starts a new school, the other children keep asking whether they are a boy or a girl.
'The other children eventually come to realise that it doesn't matter what gender Tiny is. What matters is that Tiny is themselves.'
Tiny questions: 'What does it mean to be a boy or a girl?' The character is referred to as an 'it' by a school bully but bravely concludes: 'I am me', even befriending the bully in the end.
The Stonewall list of LGBTQ+ books for children aged two to four-years old features a number of storybooks on categories including challenging gender stereotypes, celebrating difference, different families, emotional literacy and trans inclusion.
It's deeply concerning, but unfortunately not surprising, that children as young as two are having it suggested to them that they might be trapped in the wrong body.
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