NPR Uses Child Reporter as 'Torchbearer of Gender Fluidity'

March 6th, 2015 2:11 PM

The taxpayer-funded propaganda about libertine-left concepts like “gender fluidity” just keeps spewing at National Public Radio. On Thursday night’s All Things Considered, anchor Melissa Block promised a one-sided piece on children who rebel against their gender “assigned at birth.” Polls show a surprising number of young people are willing to ignore nagging scientific truth altogether on gender:

MELISSA BLOCK: Now a story about gender from our partners at Youth Radio. A recent poll of millennials - people between the ages of 18 and 34 - found that young people increasingly believe that gender isn't limited to the categories of male and female. Instead, according to Fusion's Massive Millennial Poll, half of those surveyed say they believe that gender falls on a spectrum.

NPR turned to California high-school student Nanette Thompson to narrate a completely one-sided story on her friend “Jace,” who gets very angry when she is asked what her birth name is:

NANETTE THOMPSON: The first time I learned that gender could be fluid was in sex ed in the ninth grade. I remember the teacher mumbling under her breath that some people don't identify their gender with the biological sex they were born with. At the time, it didn't faze me because I had never known anyone who talked about it or felt that way. But now, three years later, I have a 16-year-old classmate who's trans.

JACE MCDONALD: My name is Jace. That is the name I have chosen. It's what my parents would've named me if I was born biologically male.

THOMPSON: Jace McDonald was born female, but says he always knew there was something different about him. He didn't like so-called girl things, and more than that, he felt like a boy. At 13, he started identifying as transgender and has become something of an activist.

MCDONALD: Never ask someone who's trans what their real name is. That is so offensive. My real name is Jace and my birth name is none of your business.

THOMPSON: Jace has thick glasses and short brown hair, and he's outspoken at school. One time in English class, when a teacher stumbled over gender terminology, Jace stepped in to clarify and ended up teaching a whole lesson himself.

MCDONALD: High school is hard enough as it is. High school as someone who is non-gender conforming just makes it harder. How many times today am I going to be called a girl?

THOMPSON: Last year, California's first law protecting gender non-conforming students went into effect. It gives Jace the right to use the bathroom of his choice.

It's not surprising that California is a dark blue state that would pass a pick-your-school-bathroom law, but again, there's apparently no need for NPR to question how transgender sensitivity might lead to unfairness at school.

Thompson then added this protection of the gender-fluid also happens at elementary schools....that are "inclusive" enough:

THOMPSON: At an elementary school two towns away [in Berkeley], teachers start addressing gender identity at a young age, with the goal of making school more safe and inclusive.

TOMAS: My name is Tomas Rocha, and we're at Malcolm X Elementary School.

THOMPSON: Third-grader Tomas Rocha has shoulder-length hair and long bangs. He's wearing a turquoise My Little Pony T-shirt and black flats. A lot of days, he wears dresses, and last year, he started using the girls' bathroom. Tomas says people regularly ask him if he's a boy or a girl.

TOMAS: I just really think I'm really both. I don't really care what people call me. Sometimes I say I'm a girl. Sometimes I say I'm a boy. Sometimes I say does it really matter?

Tomas often wears dresses to school, depending on which gender he feels like he is. Thompson ended by citing a gay-left lobby as an authoritative source of statistics:

THOMPSON: According to the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, 82 percent of transgender young people say they don't feel safe at school. Struggles like the ones my high school classmate Jace has been through are the norm. For Tomas, though, his elementary school's efforts seem to be working. His mom says his grades and behavior improved after he was given more freedom to be himself. For NPR News, I'm Nanette Thompson.

BLOCK: This story was produced by outLoud, a project of Youth Radio.

Youth Radio is a leftist group based in Oakland that trains children to be journalists...NPR style. In an article on the website, Thompson added:

In many ways, it seems like gender non-conformity awareness is at all-time high. Last week Congressman Mike Honda announced via Twitter that he was the "proud grandpa of a transgender grandchild." And according to new polling out last month, young people increasingly see gender as not just limited to male and female.

But the torchbearers of gender fluidity aren't just celebrities or politicians, but kids. Schools are still catching up with the needs of gender non-conforming students.