The angry moms have returned for their monthly meltdown. One Million Moms, the numerically challenged group that consists of about 50,000 members, tried to boycott Disney Junior’s show Doc McStuffins last month because of their decision to feature a married lesbian couple. This month, they’re going after the reboot of Roseanne.
Despite not airing until 2018, the revival of the show has drawn the ire of the extremist group because it will feature a gender-fluid child. In a casting call for Roseanne’s grandson, Mark, the child is described as gender creative, sensitive and effeminate. Mark will be the son of Darlene and David and “displays qualities of both male and female young child traits,” which is apparently radical enough to have these moms clutch their pearls in horror at a show daring to shine a light on gender fluidity.
In a moronic statement on this great national crisis, One Million Moms tries to drop some science, saying: “DNA proves a female is female and a male is male. There is no gray area here and no such thing as ‘gender fluid.’ Confusing young viewers and child cast members with gender dysphoria is destructive. ABC is glorifying gender dysphoria, also known as gender identity disorder, and using a child to promote this mental disorder.”
What this character actually represents is a historic step forward for diversity. Mark will be the youngest gender-fluid character on television and, for a generation of kids who struggle with their gender identity, he’ll be a beacon of hope. So screw these moms, don’t invite them to your neighborhood potluck, and join us in celebrating this step forward for TV representation.