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You don’t have to be certain you’re transgender in order to go on hormones. In fact, Kaylee adds, going on hormones is ‘probably the best way to actually tell if you’re trans anyways.’
You might have heard that testosterone comes with bad side effects— but you’ll rarely hear them mentioned here. YouTube and Insta gurus are about fun, and increased risks of various cancers and prophylactic hysterectomy are certainly not that. The most common side effect of testosterone that gurus talk about is the one that burnishes their trans bona fides: pain. The pain is acknowledged—even conveyed with relish. Like a barefoot dash across fiery coals, braving the agony of an intra-muscular injection proves you’ve moved beyond playing dress-up. You really are ‘trans.’ And you’re not messing around.
–Abigail Shrier, Irreversible Damage: the Transgender Craze Seducing our Daughters
The pressures, particularly on teenage girls to engage in the transgender ideology and practice, are growing everywhere. Abigail Shrier has been sounding the alarm about this movement, and the attacks on her have been vicious.
And yet, people are finally starting to push back against this nightmare; they are realizing that this violence against the human body and mind and the sacred can’t be tolerated any longer. They are finally understanding that our children are at risk, threatened by a sick social crusade that will ruin the life of most who participate in it.
We should see those who are pushing back as role models for all of us. The firestorm against them will likely be painful, but temporary. If enough of us protest, these people pushing this sick and immoral agenda may begin to realize that there are more important things in life than recruiting transgender people.
Like encouraging our kids to be loving, caring human beings.