Munchhausen by Proxy is a familiar and ugly behavior in which parents, often mothers, seek attention by attributing illnesses to their children. They successfully convince children, bystanders, sometimes even medical professionals, that their children are sick.
And they do this, often, by poisoning their children or otherwise interfering with their health.
The James Younger case seems to be showing some of the familiar symptoms of Munchhausen by Proxy.
A video has now come into public light where you can see the father asking James questions about whether or not he’s a girl or a boy. The child answers that he is a girl because his mother told him so.
“You’re a boy, right?” asks Younger.
“No, I’m a girl,” replies James.
“Who told you you’re a girl?” asks Younger.
“Mommy,” said James.
The father continued to ask questions of his young son about his preferences, including how “mommy puts you in a dress and puts nail polish on you?” The son answers in the affirmative, noting that his mother buys him dresses, hairbands, and hairclips, and that he likes nail polish.
“And what does mommy tell you?” asks the father.
“She tells me I’m a girl,” replies James.
It’s bad enough that lefties insist that 8-year-olds are capable of deciding to take medications that will scar their bodies and prevent them from functioning as adult men or women, but even they aren’t claiming that 3-year-olds can do this. Yet.
And this is a fairly clear sign that the ‘gender syndrome’ here is manufactured.
If the Left hadn’t embraced transgenderism lately, this would be treated as Munchhausen by Proxy.
Younger believed that his ex-wife, Anne Georgulas, was “only giving [James] love and affection if he acted like a girl,” and “was putting my son into time-outs and she would lock him in his room and say that monsters only eat boys.”
The transition therapist, for instance, observed that James is oddly inconsistent when it comes to wanting to be “Luna.” At one point, James was presented with two pieces of paper, one with the word “James” and one with the word “Luna,” and asked to pick the name he preferred. When in the presence of his mother, he chose “Luna.” When in the presence of his father, he chose “James.”
This isn’t really about politics. It’s about the reality that child abuse will be defended if it serves the ideological cause of the Left.