- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Forget Dr. Seuss. The new Cat in the Hat on the block is “Toni the Tampon,” a character devised by children’s author Cass Clemmer to show kiddies ‘round the nation that men, not just women, can menstruate.

Line forms on the left, people. “The Adventures of Toni the Tampon” is a coloring book and it’s coming to a market near you.

I know what you’re thinking: Does Toni wear a cape?

No, but the little white tampon does bring a message of hope to transgenders everywhere. And apparently, it’s this: God’s design of male and female can indeed be overcome.

All you need is a good name that could lean either way, boy or girl.

“I’d rather help just one genderqueer or trans menstruator feel like they were seen than sell a thousand copies only to reinforce the boundaries society draws by gendering periods in the first place,” Clemmer says, Breitbart reported.

Now I have to be straight with you: I don’t know what a trans menstruator is. Neither does my auto-correct, which keeps — annoyingly — switching the spelling of “menstruator” to various derivatives, trying to stumble upon just what the heck is being typed.

But such are the limits of those without the mental acumen of the LGBTQ-etc. movement — they’re “Special” with a capital “S,” and the rest of us are just left in the IQ dust. It’s like the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland says: Words can mean whatever.

Of course, that caterpillar had an excuse: His hookah. Lord only knows what he was smoking.

But what’s the transgender movement’s excuse?

Clemmer on Instagram, bemoaned and bewailed: “The right-wing media has attacked my #periodcoloringbook all week — calling it ‘child abuse’ because it affirms trans and gender non conforming menstruators. In response, I am donating all profits from this week to the @translifeline. If you stand with menstruators of all genders, please share this post. When they go low, we go high.”

When they go sane, we go insane.

Clemmer is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, so at least America doesn’t have to take the blame for this. But come on LGBTQs-etc. Christians, traditional family folk and mental therapists the world over are trying hard to do the tolerance thang and strike the right tone of compassion and truth when dealing with your views.

But Toni just ain’t helping the cause.

No matter how you slice it, men and women are — well, still men and women.

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