The cover of National Geographic’s upcoming January issue has sparked outrage online for featuring children questioning their genders and spotlighting what they call a “gender revolution.”
With articles titled, “Making a man,” “Dangerous Lives of Girls,” and “Rethinking Gender,” the publication is dedicating their entire first issue of 2017 to the single topic of the “shifting landscape of gender,” according to a press release.
“To a degree unimaginable a decade ago, the intensely personal subject of gender identity has entered the public square,” the press release states, adding that the issue will hit print newsstands on December 27.
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) December 16, 2016
One of the issue’s two front covers features a boy dressed up in girl’s clothing, with a quote from him stating, “The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy.”
Internet users were quick to share their disappointment over the magazine’s editorial decision.
@NatGeo Yea. There is men, there is women, and there is mental disortions.
— VXJaeger (@VXJaeger) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo stop ruining our children!!!
— YEEZUS (@JakeLuciano1) December 16, 2016
— Don Carpenter (@MrDonCarpenter) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo Canceling my subscription. Sorry to see your once fine periodical in such decline.
— Susan Scott (@Scottlaw9) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo I remember when you used to be worthwhile. Truly.
— 스튜어트 (@chamgurogi) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo Leftist propaganda muppets' efforts to destroy cultural norms
— DrPsych (@AlbertE37068199) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo been a reader for decades. Totally inappropriate subject for this magazine. Totally.
— qwertyuiop123 (@Bama45242) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo That's a child, IDIOTS, don't drag them into an adult debate.
— Dinesco (@Dinesco) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo I am so sick of this crap
— SleighRideJim (@meprogrammerguy) December 16, 2016
— Disconcerted Owl (@UnfoundSense) December 16, 2016
One curious issue immediately pointed out online was NatGeo’s omission of a traditional female on their cover.
— Lee Ann McAdoo (@LeeAnnMcAdoo) December 16, 2016
What do you think? Will you be picking up NatGeo’s latest issue?