American Girl accused of teaching children how to change genders with puberty blockers
"I will no longer buy any of your dolls or accessories for my grandchildren!" one person said.
The iconic American Girl doll brand is under fire after publishing a book, "Smart Girl's Guide: Body Image," that instructs children on how to obtain puberty blockers to change their gender without parental knowledge.
The book, marketed to children ages 10 and up, states, "If you haven't gone through puberty yet, the doctor might offer medicine to delay your body's changes, giving you more time to think about your gender identity," The Daily Mail reported Tuesday.
The book also instructs children: "If you don’t have an adult you trust, there are organizations across the country that can help you. Turn to the resources on page 95 for more information."
On the American Girl website, the book received overall negative reviews.
"I will no longer buy any of your dolls or accessories for my grandchildren! Shame on you for introducing a book to young girls to change their gender," one user posted.
Another user said: "I am so disappointed in American Girl…have always been a big fan and love the books they produce. However this book is horrible and has does more harm to body image than good."
The book comes one year after the Mattel brand introduced its first doll with a same-sex relationship mentioned in her storyline. In the book, Kira Bailey, the "2021 Girl of the Year," visits her great-aunts, who are married and living in Australia, ABC Tampa reported.
Just the News spoke with Mattel but the company declined to comment.