Gender ideology is a set of pseudoscientific beliefs that hail from the most intellectually bankrupt sectors of the social science departments that claim everyone has a “gender identity” that is separate from their body. Gender ideologues view the relationship between one’s body and gender identity similar to how many religions view bodies as being vessels for a separate immaterial soul. They are Cartesian dualists, and believe you can literally be “born in the wrong body” and the mismatch can be corrected by altering the body through drugs and surgeries. A mismatch is identified based on stereotypes, such as when a girl likes sports and the color blue, some conclude she must actually be a boy, instead of simply a girl with stereotypically masculine interests and preferences.
People are not “born in the wrong body”—that is a biological impossibility. You can’t be born IN the wrong body, because people are not born INTO bodies. That is not how development works. Your mind is part of your body, like any other organ.
Real gender dysphoria is a rare condition, and we are very sympathetic to those afflicted by it. But what is happening today is NOT the same thing.
Gender activists are confusing kids and fast-tracking them into sex changes.
They say puberty blockers are harmless and fully reversible. That is false. There are no long term studies on the effects of puberty blockers when used as a treatment for gender dysphoria. What is happening now is nothing short of a large-scale experiment on children.
If a child takes puberty blockers at Tanner stage 2 (the first signs of puberty) and proceeds to cross-sex hormones, they will be sterilized (never able to have children) and never be able to achieve an orgasm. If they are male, their penis will remain like that of a child’s. If they are female, their vagina will be atrophied.
Early adolescence is a time in which rapid brain development occurs. At present, we just don't know the impact of puberty blockers on this critical stage of neurodevelopment and how it will affect lifelong brain function.
Puberty blockers cause osteopenia, stunted height, and impaired bone density.
Cross-sex hormones cause stroke, blood clots, diabetes, cardiac arrest, and cancer.
Children are not capable of consenting to these dangerous drugs. They deserve to go to school and receive an education free from indoctrination into gender pseudoscience.
Studies that claim "trans" youth are at elevated risk of suicide are commonly compared with average mentally healthy teenagers, which is deeply misleading.
When researchers compared "trans" youth with teens suffering from similar mental health problems, there was virtually no difference in suicide rates between the groups.
"Trans" youth are not any more suicidal than teens with garden variety mental illness, which means that failing to "affirm" a child’s transgender identity does not drive suicidal behavior.
Read my report for The Post Millennial: DEBUNKED: Researcher demolishes the transgender affirm-or-suicide myth
Read Leor Sapir's report for Reality's Last Stand: Pediatric Gender Medicine and the Moral Panic Over Suicide
Gender ideology is a set of pseudoscientific beliefs that claims everyone has a “gender identity” that is separate from their body. Gender ideologues are Cartesian dualists, viewing the relationship between one’s body and gender identity similar to how many religions view bodies as being vessels for a separate immaterial soul.
Gender ideologues believe that you, your gender identity, can literally be “born in the wrong body,” and their solution to correct the “mismatch” is by altering the body through drugs and surgeries.
A mismatch is identified based on stereotypes, such as when a girl likes sports and the color blue, some conclude she must actually be a boy, instead of simply a girl with stereotypically masculine interests and preferences.
The term "groomer" has two meanings. While it is sometimes used to describe adults initiating a sexual or predatory relationship with minors, it can also describe a process of indoctrinating children into cultish ideologies.
Specifically, gender ideology plants the idea in children’s heads that being a girl or a boy has nothing
to do with biology, and is instead about how one feels. Drugs, hormones, and surgeries are promoted to modify the body to match their perceived “gender identity” that’s rooted in sex-based stereotypes.
The left’s latest campaign to silence opposition is to rebrand the word "groomer" as a targeted smear against LGBT people, similar to how they rebranded Florida's Parental Rights in Education bill as the "Don’t Say Gay" bill.
There is a difference between calling a person who happens to be LGBT a “groomer” for indoctrinating children and calling an LGBT person a “groomer” for simply being LGBT.