by Adan Salazar,
The cover of National Geographic’s upcoming January issue has sparked outrage online for featuring children questioning their genders and spotlighting what they call a “gender revolution.”
With articles titled, “Making a man,” “Dangerous Lives of Girls,” and “Rethinking Gender,” the publication is dedicating their entire first issue of 2017 to the single topic of the “shifting landscape of gender,” according to a press release.
“To a degree unimaginable a decade ago, the intensely personal subject of gender identity has entered the public square,” the press release states, adding that the issue will hit print newsstands on December 27.
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) December 16, 2016
One of the issue’s two front covers features a boy dressed up in girl’s clothing, with a quote from him stating, “The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy.”
Internet users were quick to share their disappointment over the magazine’s editorial decision.
@NatGeo stop ruining our children!!!
— YEEZUS (@JakeLuciano1) December 16, 2016
— Don Carpenter (@MrDonCarpenter) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo Canceling my subscription. Sorry to see your once fine periodical in such decline.
— Susan Scott (@Scottlaw9) December 16, 2016
@NatGeo I remember when you used to be worthwhile. Truly.
— 스튜어트 (@chamgurogi) December 16, 2016