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The survival of any culture depends on reproduction. A sufficient number of women must bear and raise children, and a sufficient number of men must be interested in and committed to the process, not just of impregnation, but raising children. Confusion in that male/female relationship is disastrous. Ann P. Haas, Ph.D, Phillip L. Rodgers, Ph.D and Jody L. Herman, Ph.D, in a 2014 study, found:

The prevalence of suicide attempts among respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality, is 41 percent, which vastly exceeds the 4.6 percent of the overall U.S. population who report a lifetime suicide attempt, and is also higher than the 10-20 percent of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults who report ever attempting suicide. Much remains to be learned about underlying factors and which groups within the diverse population of transgender and gender non-conforming people are most at risk.

Let us, accept, gentle readers, for the sake of argument, these statistics are accurate, or even nearly so. I know of no reason to think otherwise. Transgender confusion seems to be quite a dangerous proposition, particularly for the young and impressionable. My experience in law enforcement and education certainly confirms these findings. I’ve generally found such youngsters to be all but non-functional, and prone to all manner of ills, including ill health, drug use and suicide attempts. By all means, take the link and read the study. A very high suicide attempt rate is certainly not the only serious problem involved with this social phenomenon.

This bring us to the subject of this article: Transkids, a commercial website that is a sort of an Internet general store for children who think they’re trans, or parents that would like them to be trans. The site bills itself thus:

TransKids is run by Searah, who also runs a site for trans guys called ftmessentials.com. After years of helping adults find high-quality gender expression gear, she saw the need for a site and store that focused more on kids and their unique needs.

Searah hopes that all parents coming here can trust that this is a safe and affirming place, where helping your kids live fully and embodied is our only goal.

Please shoot us an email anytime to let us know what products you’d like to see or how we can help you in other ways.

Some of the ways in which “Searah” can help are:

And what might “Masho” be?

The Masho Packer is a much requested packer from Japan that we are able to offer in limited quantities. This smallish packer is angled downward for a more realistic and less “outstanding” package. While designed for adults , this is one of the smaller packers on the market.

The only downside to Masho is that this is only made in one color.

SIZE:

  • Length from base to tip 4.0 inches
    • Length from ball to tip 2.75 inches
    • Shaft width 1.25 inches

Softskin packers are porous, can be washed with soap and water or toy cleaner and then dusted with cornstarch after washing and air-drying to return the toy back to its original “life-like” texture. We suggest that you wear this in a harness, packing strap or pocketed jock strap so that the item is not sitting up against your body as this item is porous and the full list of the chemicals and materials used to make this are not available to us.

That’s right, gentle readers. “Masho” is a flaccid little penis meant to be worn by very confused little girls to simulate a real flaccid little penis. And just in case a mere Masho isn’t sufficient, Transkids sells the Model E STP (circumcised)! Are you sure you want to know? Read on:

This is the smallest Stand-to-Pee device that we have seen. Designed especially for younger folks (aprox. 8-13 years old) these are discreet enough that they can be worn all day under clothes. We offer a harness that can be used with this and this also comes with instructions on how to make your own harness out of a pair of underpants.

If your child was assigned female at birth but wants to stand up while urinating, this just might work great for them.

How does one use this?

  • Make full contact with upper rim of STP (holding it over the urethra)
    • Aim & Go
    • When finished shake it out.

Remember practice makes perfect!

Of course it does.

What is this made of?

The material is 100% silicone which is body-safe and non-porous, making it super easy to clean and take care of. You can wash this with soap and water or even boil in water for 3 minutes to sterilize.

Who makes this?

The Model E is handmade by an artisan who has be developing StPs for adults for a few years now. They developed the Model E when we asked them to PLEASE make a device that younger folks could use and we are thrilled with this!

Like all our products, all sales are final. Not all STPs work for all people and most take practice to get right. We recommend using this in the shower a few times before taking it out in the world. 

The site also offers other items for the carefree trans infant and their enabling parents, such as literature:

When I first saw Sophia Labelle’s work I was so struck at her humor, honestly and fierceness I scooped up all of her stuff I could find. I love this book, as does my kid, because it is silly but also honest and poignant.

‘What makes a girl? What makes a boy?

Do all girls have a vulva?
Do all boys have a penis?

Thanks to Transkids, all that penis/vulva silliness really doesn’t matter anymore!

The narrator of this story is a girl just like any other – even if she is often told she is not!

‘’A Girl Like Any Other” tells the struggles of a trans girl.

Questioning the very idea of normativity and navigating between her need to belong and her desire to be herself, she manages to create her very own space where she can express her creativity and still find esteem and peer recognition, despite the obstacles.

Through the character’s relationships with her brother, her best friend and her classmates, the book exposes some of the difficulties that might be encountered by transgender or gender-creative children.

A Girl Like Any Other is a great way to introduce the subject of gender-variance to children aged 6-12.

And we all know there is nothing more important for 6-12 year-olds than introducing them to the subject of “gender-variance.

Using a light and humorous tone along with dynamic and colorful illustrations, the author succeeds in portraying a story that will leave no one indifferent.

And, one presumes, that will leave no little girl “normative.” The success of sites like Transkids is inversely proportional to the mental health and survival of our society, which just may be–too stupid to survive.