A while back, Andrew Sullivan asked if an animated, “upbeat promo for puberty blockers” should be taught to a fifth-grade audience. In case you missed it, here it is again. AMAZE has lots of educational YouTube cartoons, such as “How Do Queer Couples Have Babies” and “Sex Assigned at Birth and Gender Identity: What Is The Difference?”
Cartoons seem to be the method of choice to reach young people about puberty blockers and if they’re right for them. Planned Parenthood has put out a cute cartoon advertisement for puberty blockers, which are above all else, safe. It’s all about you choosing the time that going through puberty is right for you.
Puberty blocker ad put out by Planned Parenthood, which tells children that they can get puberty blockers to “put their puberty on hold” pic.twitter.com/yjHXpevEMk
— 👁 Inside The Classroom (@EITC_Official) October 3, 2022
This seems really deceptive. They're making puberty blockers out to be a magic pause button for nature that has no long-term side effects or consequences. If this were a drug company ad, there would be crazy side effects being read off the entire time.
— Salty_Davie504 (@FagerBjorn) October 3, 2022
I love low bone density. Perfect for living on the moon.
— Dave BC (@Dave__BC) October 3, 2022
It's lovely all these people have helium replacement voice
— TaoistRōnin 🏴☠️ (@TaoistRonin) October 3, 2022
A girl just wrote about how she wanted to kill herself over her “freakish” voice after two years of hormone treatment.
Worst line: “you should be the one to decide what changes you want to make to your body.” Result: girls identifying as “non-binary” because they have a perfectly normal dislike of getting periods. And, well, it’s just generally bad to see your body as medically customizable.
— Jane the Actuary (@JanetheActuary) October 3, 2022
They don’t go easy on the images of prescription bottles, either. The more drugs, the better!
In case anyone is wondering how something like this gets made, the narrator’s voice says it all. Staffing shapes institutions.
— Two Wrongs (@2WrongMakeRight) October 3, 2022
— BarendsCrypto (@BarendsCrypto) October 4, 2022
Not much changes during puberty. Must be easy to block. Hahahahaha!! Hahahahaha!! Hahahahaha!!
What could go wrong 🤷🏻♂️
— Fluffy iPhone Dad (@MackDaddy1002) October 3, 2022
These just put it off until you’re ready to make a decision about your body.
Same institution creating most of the sex education curriculum in k-12 schools. What could go wrong?
— Beanie (@Beanie0597) October 3, 2022
Why isn't this labeled as medical misinformation? I counted at least three instances.
— LibertyToad 🇺🇸 (@LibertyToad) October 3, 2022
Why can’t Planned Parenthood do what it was supposed to do?
— I love rocks (@hikingazgirl) October 4, 2022
They only get ONE puberty. Blocking it is STOPPING it.
— Kevin Luke Morgan (@sabbathrest777) October 3, 2022
Which is a lie. It's not a pause. It's permanent stunting of brain and body.
— PatrioticPurple (@PatrioticPurple) October 3, 2022
No, it’s just a pause button and completely reversible.
Besides all the lies, and inaccuracies, "Talk to your trusted adult or doctor" Notice how they don't include the parent.
— Red Bear (@RedBear04749384) October 3, 2022
The parent is always the enemy because they’re “cisnormative” and expect to have cisgender kids. Schools and organizations like Planned Parenthood know what’s best for your child.
Andrew Sullivan asks if ‘upbeat promo for puberty blockers’ should be taught to fifth graders https://t.co/m94aEC27OH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 14, 2022