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.