On Tuesday’s episode of “The Andrew Klavan Show,” Klavan talks about a Texas dad who is losing a legal battle to protect his 7-year-old son from his mother, who wants her son to be a girl. Video and partial transcript below:
I want to be careful about this story [from Texas] because I only have it from one side. I have it from Life Site News, which of course, is a very powerful pro-life site. I know, I’ve covered trials as a reporter, and I know that what people hear in the jury box is not what people hear when they read the newspaper. Okay, so sometimes the jury makes a decision and everybody goes that makes no sense at all, but it does make sense and it would have made sense if you had been there.
So I want to be careful about it, but what I’ve got so far is that there is a man named Jeff Younger, who is trying to protect his 7-year-old son, James, from his mother — they’re obviously apart. And the mother doctor, and I think she’s called Dr. Georgulas, is transitioning him into a female — this is a little boy. The jury decided that they would not give the father sole custody, and the judge still has to come out with more of this decision and how this decision is going to work. But it could result in this little boy being given hormones, which will essentially chemically castrate him.
It is a terrible thing, and the father claims that this mother is a loon, okay. The mother sends him to school and treats him like a girl and calls him Luna. The father claims that the mother would frighten him about being a boy, would tell him that there were monsters who would come and eat him if he was a boy, but he’d be protected if he was a girl. She claims that the fact that he liked Frozen means that he’s a girl, and here is him, the father, in this interview talking about what this experience has been like for him trying to get custody away from this woman who may destroy this child’s life.
YOUNGER: And imagine that your ex-wife has addressed him as a drag queen to talk to you. He has false eyelashes and makeup, his hair has got glitter in it, he’s wearing a dress. Now, imagine how you would feel seeing what I believe is actual sexual abuse — I believe this is not just emotional abuse, but is the very most fundamental form of sexual abuse — tampering with the sexual identity of a vulnerable boy.
YOUNGER: Every single day you have to see your son sexually abused, and you have to maintain your calm. You have to be the one who’s calm, because the courts are not going to be fair to you. And the only way you can survive this and get your son through this alive, is to calmly allow your son to be tortured right before your eyes and outlast the opposition.
It’s a heartbreaking, heartbreaking story. The thing is, the only reason it’s imaginable, the only reason it’s imaginable is because of this empire of lies — the news media, Hollywood, the academy selling this garbage. The fact that Democrat candidates, all the Democrat candidates would stand and pretend to be charmed instead of horrified by dressing little girls up as boys during that gay LGBTQ town hall on CNN, and saying, oh, yes, my little girl is really a boy. I mean, that that would happen.
Procter and Gamble announced that it’s going to remove the female symbol — you know, that circle with the “X” underneath — they’re going to remove that from its sanitary napkin packaging in Europe because trans activists object because men can have periods, too.
In England, if you say that a man is not a woman, the police can come to your house and question you about it, as it might be a hate crime. [There’s] a crazy story in the Sun about a woman who is a man, who was asked to be in porn, and then when they found she had a penis, they said, Oh, no, we were actually wanted a real woman, we don’t want you to be in porn. She’s saying that’s a hate crime, and she reported that to the police.
The thing about this is it is so degrading to women. I mean, in spite of being incredibly dangerous to children, it is so degrading to women. To essentially strip them of their identity and say anybody who raises his hand and says Ooh me, I’m a girl, gets to be a woman, too. I mean, you don’t just sign on to be a woman. They are stripping women of their identity, their unique experience of life, of their unique womanhood in what that means to be a feminine person in the world. They’re stripping that away from women and saying it belongs to anybody who claims it.
Have you ever noticed that all this Woke stuff that pretends to be attempts to hurt the powerful and bring the powerful down, it always, always, always winds up hurting the underclass. If I may call women, you know, the people who are less powerful than men throughout history. It hurts women. It hurts children. It hurts unborn children. All this Woke stuff always ends up hurting the weaker half.