Tag: gender dysphoria

Abigail Shrier, author of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, sits down with Bridget for a fascinating, in-depth and controversial conversation about the wave of transgender-identifying females sweeping various countries around the world. For the first time in history the predominant demographic of people identifying as “transgender” is teenage girls with no childhood history of gender dysphoria. Abigail and Bridget discuss how we got here, where this came from, and the social, educational and cultural influences playing a part in this unprecedented trend. They cover the role of teachers, therapists, social media influencers and activists, as well as the dynamics of teenage girl friend groups that make them particularly susceptible to the unconscious pressures and social rewards of coming out as “trans.” They discuss the long-term physical and mental damage that can result from a system that demands immediate affirmation from professionals, rather than a careful and considered approach to a complicated topic which can have permanent consequences.

Full transcript available here: WiW86-AbigailShrier-Transcript

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I know what you’re thinking—it sounds like total BS.  And yet, while researching Stars and Stripes newspapers from the post-World War II timeframe, I stumbled onto this item which has become so contentious in our contemporary world.  The topic of the article is completely unrelated to the focus of my research.  Had I not scrolled […]

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“I’m going to have a Secretary of Education that this young trans person interviews on my behalf, and only if this person believes that our Secretary or Secretary of Education nominee is absolutely committed to creating a welcoming environment, a safe environment, and a full educational curriculum for everyone will that person actually be advanced […]

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Finally, the Cure for Toxic Masculinity!

 

Don’t like prison food? Tired of being held responsible for all of those criminal convictions you racked up? Maybe there’s a sex crime or two or ten on the list? The state about to lead the nation on president selection is leading the way on enlightened rehabilitation! From Iowa:

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office is no longer seeking the commitment of a former Midwest Christian Services student convicted of myriad sex crimes because the individual now identifies as a woman.

The Young Americans bring their first young non-American onto the show, as National Review’s Madeleine Kearns, who hails from Scotland, discusses the ins and outs of transgenderism and young people with Jack.

Transgender Tragedy Continues

 

Transgender student Nicole Maines listens during a hearing before the Maine Supreme Court. A lawsuit accuses a school district of breaking a state law in 2007 when it stopped letting Nicole Maines use the girls’ bathroom and required to her use a staff bathroom after a student’s grandfather complained. Maines was born a boy.

Last week the American Civil Liberties Union sued Alabama state officials in a federal district court on behalf of three transgender individuals. The plaintiffs all suffer from gender dysphoria: Darcy Corbitt and Destiny Clark are men but want to obtain Alabama driver’s licenses that describe them as female; John Doe is female but seeks to change her driver’s license to one identifying her as male.

Children: The Latest Victims of Transgenderism

 

I’ve written previously about the adult transgender population. I planned not to tackle the topic again, since I find it absurd and disturbing. Recently however, I realized that we have a disaster brewing, as children are being recruited as the next population to fulfill the Progressive agenda at a terrible cost.

The overall goal for all of these groups is supposedly to identify children who are confused about their sexuality; a term that is used is gender dysphoria. It’s important to point out this type of thinking in children is not unusual:

Even the American Psychological Association’s Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology admits that prior to the widespread promotion of transition affirmation, 75 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children who were distressed by their biological sex eventually outgrew that distress. The vast majority came to accept their biological sex by late adolescence after passing naturally through puberty.

Is a Sense of Being Trapped in the “Wrong” Body Always a Delusion?

 

It came as a surprise to me to hear that Camille Paglia calls herself transgender, and more surprising that Ricochetti might be OK with it – more specifically, that there might be those who are OK with it when Paglia does it but not OK with it when others do it. It’s possible that what makes it OK for Paglia is that she’s not “gender dysphoric” – “She fully embraces her identity, both physical and mental,” and is “self-confident and passionate” about it, as @cm put it. This piques my interest, I admit, and in a way that goes beyond the merely academic.

If “gender dysphoria” is taken to mean “unease with the sex you were born into,” well, then I have a fair amount of experience being gender dysphoric. In my case, there now seems to be a reasonable explanation for it: a congenital defect whose severity would be considerably mitigated if I were born male – moreover a defect not identified until this year, so that I’ve spent most of post-pubescent life sensing (correctly, it turns out) that my body was somehow wrong and that being born female heightened this wrongness, while also having no socially-acceptable reason to give others for why I sensed this.

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My genderqueer transmasculine FB friend (ok, don’t ask, she just graduated from college a year ago) made an angry status about her gender identity becoming a pre-existing condition under TrumpCare. Putting aside that blatant bit of misinformation, let us explore the interesting exchange in the comments section that inspired this post. Another person said that the same […]

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Last Thursday, Richochetti Bryan G. Stephens posted “Gender Dysphoria or Transgendered Individuals: A Call for Compassion.”  Over the ensuing 3 days, Bryan’s post generated 121 comments, including 13 by yours truly. I found this conversation to be a terrific example of what is best about Ricochet.  In a long and sometimes heated debate, I gained […]

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Imagine with me for a moment: You wake up in a hospital, and the doctor is there telling you that you will be fine, but that thanks to a very rare disease, your body has spent the last 3 weeks in a coma changing your sex. Everything else will be OK, but from now on, […]

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