Normalising The Abnormal. Teaching Children Disfigurement Is Good
It encourages a lack of judgement and an open-ended acceptance of individual choice. Transgenderism, bodily modification, obesity, all are welcome. It seeks to normalise the abnormal, in the service of encouraging radically progressive attitudes among the young.
In a familiar move for the tacky channel, Channel 4 have released their latest prurient series on nakedness, yet this time adding teenaged children and transgender-identifying contributors into the cast to chase headlines and to frame it in an 'educational' format.
In the first episode four naked 'models' are paraded in front of teens to show them how hirsute some people can be without depilation. "I think my cat has less hair" says one of the young female schoolchildren. One of the models used by the show here is a female who has surgically had her breasts removed to persuade herself and others that she is male. Both her body shape and the physical scars on show quickly disabuse you.
Very, very excited for the launch of new series #NakedEducation tonight 8pm @C4 Educational, emotional, joyous. If you’re curious about your body, and your life’s journey (whatever that may be), then tune in. We all need connection right now @YinkaBokinni ❤️ pic.twitter.com/W5WDsfEEfL— Anna Richardson 💙🏳️🌈 (@AnnaRichardso) April 4, 2023
It's fronted by the bisexual Anna Richardson, a vicar's daughter, who has form in this area and was previously partnered with Croydon's most famous lesbian, Sue Perkins. Other shows that Richardson has been called upon to front include naked dating show Naked Attraction and a series called the Sex Education Show. An episode crowbarred children in again with its focus on "The Sex Education Show: Stop Pimping Our Kids" that showed salacious content, under the excuse that it was actually disapproving of it.
It's not just children being used in the show in this way that's concerning, but also that the programme going out at 8pm, before the 'watershed' on a weekday will draw in more children to watch it. The paper-thin educational and 'body positivity' sheen that the show has been given, will inevitably encourage some feeble-minded parents to recommend it to their children, who will watch between their latticed fingers.
Clearly it's not educational in the sense that any rational person would understand a learning process. It encourages a lack of judgement and an open-ended acceptance of individual choice, underlain with a fuzzy feel good emotional approach ('be kind'). Transgenderism, bodily modification, obesity, all are welcome. It seeks to normalise the abnormal, in the service of encouraging radically progressive attitudes among the young.
In the third episode two, what are described as "trans men" (the prefix trans should be taken to mean 'not'-: in our normal language they're females) are shown at different stages of disfiguring their physiques. A positive frame is given to this 'choice' and the fallacies that you can change sex and that it is good. This is presented to children with an educational and emotionally affirming gloss to further convince them it's an appropriate choice that they might take.
The establishment media report that Ofcom has been 'bombarded with complaints'. That may be, but Ofcom is not on the side of truth or decency in our country and is another part of the wider problem. For instance, the contortions they have used when we have made complaints on untruthful content under their 'accuracy' code are worthy of a separate article. Soon they'll be overseeing your social media commentary.
Normalising such things should have no place on our screens, if we want healthy minds and bodies in a healthy society. Turn off your television and take it to the tip. Every tv advert you watch (or tv licence fee you pay) funds more of the same.
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