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It’s Not OK To Be Anorexic, But It’s OK To Be Transgendered?

According to the Manchester Evening News, the British megastore, B&M removed £3.99 bathroom scales from sales floors after one customer complained on social media that having a scale “promoted anorexic behavior.” Rachel May Shevlin, from Manchester, said she suffered from anorexia and claimed the scale and its packaging are offensive.

The label on the scale reads, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” directly below the weight meter.

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Photo Credit: Rachel May Shevlin, posted on Facebook.

She wrote: 

“Would anyone like to join me in writing to B&M to tell them how lovely to see the phrase I said to my teenage/young adult self that also led to me calling myself a ‘fat, disgusting waste of oxygen’ often before self-harming just because I had dinner, sold in their shops ON FRICKIN SCALES so other impressionable young minds can suffer the same self hatred? Horrible, triggering.”

In response, B&M stated, “We have asked our supplier to withdraw this particular quotation from this range of novelty £3.99 weighing scales.”

But why, after thousands of protests and complaints against the mega-retailer store Target, for carrying gender neutral and ‘androgynous’ clothing, and eliminating gender signs for children’s clothing, has Target not pulled clothes that promote gender dysphoria? 

The same is true of Legos. Intentionally dressing a girl to look like a boy is unhealthy, not “beautiful.”

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Psychologists have identified that children who think they are a different gender and sex than what they were born as, are suffering from a mental disorder in the same way as anorexics. If when looking in the mirror an anorexic thinks she looks fat, doctors, friend, and parents encourage her to obtain counseling to adjust her perception to reflect reality. The same should be offered for a teen who looks in the mirror, and thinks she is a boy, when in fact she is a girl. Her perception does not meet reality– and encouraging her disorder as “normal” is a form of child abuse.

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Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley facebook.com/BlankleyBethany/ & BethanyBlankley.com.

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