Rachel Rooney’s children’s book, My Body is Me, labelled ‘anti‑trans extremism’

An author and poet has said that she has considered giving up after she was accused of peddling “terrorist propaganda” by transgender activists who criticised her book helping youngsters to accept and understand their bodies.

She said that her book, illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg, taught children to be comfortable with their bodies and featured characters of different races and with disabilities. The book says: “You’re born in your body, you don’t have a spare, so love it, hug it, treat it with care.”

A Twitter user with the name @Selenethoa, who describes themself as “femme-ish non-binary”, uploaded a picture of the book with the message: “If you wouldn’t let your kids read terrorist propaganda, don’t let them read this.” The post has been retweeted thousands of times.

Source: Rachel Rooney’s children’s book, My Body is Me, labelled ‘anti‑trans extremism’ | News | The Times

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