A liberal knitting group called Stitchbug Studio is selling knitted penis prosthetics known as “soft packers” for children, noting that they serve the “trans and non-binary community.”
“Bitty Bug® soft packer is a custom prosthetic packer in youth sizes, made from soft durable yarn and polyester filling,” the description of the product reads. “It is easy to wear pinned to underclothes or tucked in a packing pouch, and can be felt by the wearer without being visible externally (shown in a pair of undies to demonstrate).”
“Silicone prosthetics do not come in sizes appropriate for smaller bodies,” the site notes, “and can create unsightly and age-inappropriate shape. The Bitty Bug® is lightweight, comfortable, low maintenance, and can be tossed in the washing machine.”
Though the “Bitty Bug® soft packer” is made for children, the company says they also make “the Lil’ Bug® and Lil’ Bug Jr.® in sizes suitable for teens and adults.”
In a “note” to their customers, Stitchbug Studio emphasizes that the Bitty Bug® soft packer is not for “infants or very young children,” though they are for “youths” and “trans youngsters”:
This product is not for infants or very young children. There has been some confusion for those who are not aware of what some trans youths go through and how prosthetics can help their experience. Thank you to the parents out there who support your trans youngsters, and we are honored to be a small part of their process.
“Stitchbug Studio is committed to serving the trans and non-binary community,” the site adds. “I will make these for any trans person (or parent of a trans child) who needs one, no questions asked. Just send us an email for a custom order and we will work with you to make sure your child has the gender affirming products they need!”
This is all totally normal, there's nothing to see here. Just a bit of knitting for your child's underwear. Nothing weird, perverted, or sexual about it in the slightest. pic.twitter.com/8NCCcn1ojS
— TheGenderMapper (@GenderMapper) May 16, 2021
Stitchbug Studio also links to their creators: owner and designer B Amborn, owner and chief designer and digitizer Ruth Rigney, and artist Sharon Belknap.
Left-wing activists have increasingly pushed transgenderism onto children.
Dr. Rachel Levine, tapped as President Joe Biden’s Assistant Secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has expressly stated support for the use of puberty blockers and the medical transition of minors. The Daily Wire reported:
Levine has spoken publicly about support for the medical transition of minors and the use of puberty blockers for children who “just start puberty” as a way to make sure they don’t “go through the wrong puberty.”
… [In 2017,] Levine spoke about past patients, including a 16-year-old boy who “always felt female.” The minor was directed to counseling, given hormones, and transitioned. Likewise, another patient of Levine’s, a 17-year-old girl who “always felt male,” went through the same medical process and transitioned to the male gender.
Pre-pubescent children do not receive medical treatment, Levine said. But as soon as a gender confused child starts puberty, they could be given puberty blockers so they “never go through the wrong puberty.”
At around ages 14-16, Levine said, minors can start cross-gender hormones.
Most surgical treatments start at age 18, added Levine, carving out some exceptions for surgical transitions at an earlier age.