“In September 2015, Vanessa and JR Ford sent a group email to announce that their 4-year-old, whom their family and friends knew as their son, would be starting prekindergarten that year as ‘her true self’ — a girl named Ellie.”
— New York Times, Jan. 31, 2017
We can’t click fast-forward on the story and see what kind of life “Ellie” Ford will be living in 15 or 20 years, nor can we click the rewind button and go back to examine the circumstances that led to such a weird decision. Vanessa Ford’s narrative of how she knew that her son’s “true self” was a girl named “Ellie” is a tendentious rationalization, reflecting her own prejudices in favor of the transgender agenda. She is exploiting her own child in order to elicit sympathy for herself:
Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy is a pattern in which a parent “fabricates, exaggerates, or induces mental or physical health problems” in their child “usually to gain attention or sympathy from others.”
The liberal media are eager to assist these Munchausen moms. Vanessa Ford has been featured in The Washington Post as well as in Katie Couric’s National Geographic series “Gender Revolution.”
Celebrated as courageous heroes exemplifying the virtues of tolerance and diversity, the Munchausen moms of transgender children are never subjected to skeptical inquiry. Liberal journalists never seem to ask the obvious questions about the bizarre publicity-seeking behavior involved in this creepy crusade, nor is anyone in the mainstream media likely to give a fair hearing to critics of the transgender agenda. As a result, there is a symbiotic relationship between the Munchausen moms (who crave sympathy and attention) and the media, whose biases obligate them to provide that attention with utterly one-sided coverage.
The cult mentality of the transgender movement is exacerbated by the media’s celebratory treatment of such people, based on the belief that anyone critical of the transgender agenda must be an ignorant bigot motivated by “hate.” Common-sense objections are silenced and marginalized, because critics of transgenderism are treated as disreputable, whereas the attention-seeking mother who decides to raise her 4-year-old son as a “girl” named Ellie basks in media praise.
Like I keep saying, people need to wake the hell up.