Saturday, May 18, 2024

No, We Shouldn’t Allow Transgender Kids To Go Mainstream In America

Before I get into the crux of this discussion, I want to clarify my point of origin.

I am a heterosexual male. Your sexual preference is none of my, or anyone’s business. If you are a man that’s attracted to men, or a woman that’s attracted to other women, so be it.

Gay men acknowledge that their partners are men and lesbian women acknowledge that their partners are women. In these relationships one partner or the other may display a more dominant role, but their gender – or more accurately, their sex – is not in question.

Transgenderism is an entirely different thing. These are individuals that are trying to deny their gender reality, not just express an exotic sexual preference. I’m sorry, but in spite of the current social atmosphere it’s clear these people need help, not encouragement. Further, any adult who is encouraging a child to question the reality of their God-given sex should be prosecuted for child abuse.

When is enough, enough? The fact that as a society we are even viewing this as acceptable is revolting. We have teachers in public schools that aren’t just promoting these beliefs, they are instigating them – something the mind-blowing Libs of Tik Tok Twitter account has documented countless times. A child’s mind is ripe for suggestion. If an adult is telling them that something is acceptable they will believe it to be true. Why are we allowing impressionable children to be coerced by bitter, frustrated, and hateful cultural-Marxist wreckers?

This transgender acceptance needs to be questioned, at minimum. There are larger psychological and sociological factors involved here that need discussion. It’s hypocritical that liberals promote things like puberty blockers which have unknown, and quite likely very harmful, long-term effects, while claiming to be defenders of science.

As Matt Walsh has exposed, this quackery is nothing more than a money-grubbing, wholly irresponsible scam on the part of profiteering hospitals and corrupted doctors who realize that trans kids are a potential lifelong cash cow.

Transgenderism begins with a mental, not physical disorder now known as Gender Dysphoria. This mental condition was previously known as Gender Identity disorder. If encouraged, instead of being treated, those that suffer from this disorder attempt to change their physical reality.

I recently came upon two new terms associated with gender dysphoria. Tucking and Binding.  These are actions taken by individuals in an attempt to disguise their true gender. These attempts may seem harmless, but pediatricians are now exposing their harmful nature.

Dr. Jill Simon, the co-executive director of the American College of Pediatricians issued this warning: “The physical risks and harms of tucking should be immediately obvious as it involves manipulating the male genitals into positions which encourage pathology. Tucking, which sometimes involves actually pushing the testes back up into the inguinal canal, can cause negative effects including urinary tract infections, urine flow problems, skin irritation, fungal infections, testicular inflammation, and testicular torsion as well as low sperm count and infertility.”

Binding is when a female utilizes a tight undergarment in order to appear flat chested. Dr. Simon states: “That binding not only harmfully reinforces a negative self-image, it is physically harmful.”

Binding can cause a litany of negative effects, including rib fractures, shortness of breath, back and chest pain that can be chronic, bad posture, overheating numbness, lightheadedness, and fungal infections.

Doctors have also pointed out that rib fractures from binding could also puncture and collapse a lung, and tight binding also risks permanent damage to small blood vessels, which could cause blood clots or even a heart attack.

Meg Meeker, who has been a pediatrician for thirty-five years and is also a best-selling parenting author, had this to say:

Encouraging children to change or hide parts of their bodies induces shame. Would we ever have overweight children with body dysphoria wear tight girdles to see what being thinner is like?

Encouraging questioning children to hide their body parts also causes mental confusion because it teaches them to wrongly believe that becoming another gender will actually assuage the deep feelings of dysphoria they feel. It also causes confusion for the non-questioning child.

When an adult tells them that a boy can be a girl or a girl a boy, they become confused and feel as though the realities they see are not in line with the realities of teachers and other adults. Then they conclude that they do not have the ability to adequately assess what they see. This causes them to doubt their thinking for years to come.

My belief as a pediatrician of 35 years is that the feelings of dysphoria aren’t about gender at all, they are deeper signs of depression, grief, insecurity and more.

In the case of binding some girls have actually used duct tape or plastic wrap to compress their breasts, but there are commercial products available.

One such company is Sock Drawer Heros, an Australian based firm that in recent years began marketing products to children. They claim that their tucking underwear is “suitable for children of all ages.” They also sell chest binders and fake penises known as “Packers.”

The American College of Pediatricians makes this assertion:

A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind, not the body, and it should be treated as such. 

I agree. And it’s time we Americans stand up for our children and put an end to the trans fad among kids before it does any more permanent damage to the rising generation.