We’re not being sarcastic or OMG OUTRAGE when labeling a “this adult is letting their child transition” as “child abuse.” We’re as serious as an ebola outbreak. Parents giving into the temporary whims of what their children think they are is straight up abuse, especially when those whims come with severe biological ramifications. Turns out this sentiment is echoed by the American College of Pediatricians, who updated their 2016 statement outlining why allowing little Skylar or Braden to transition to the opposite sex is straight up abuse. Here’s their opening:
The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality.
Facts, not ideology, determine reality. Facts, not what’s popular and makes you the most “woke” parents on Facebook, determines reality. Facts, not things you can discuss at your next party with the other mommies and daddies over wine and puff pastries, determines what makes you a good parent and what makes you and/or your spouse deserving of more than just shame, but maybe removing your child from your care.
The College’s statement includes such triggering points as:
1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of male and female, respectively – not genetic markers of a disorder.
2. No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (an awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one.
3. A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking.
And my favorite:
4. Puberty is not a disease and puberty-blocking hormones can be dangerous.
Amen. Just let your kid be a kid. Why is this hard?
All these points are backed up by research. And as far as I know, none of that research came from a BuzzFeed quiz to determine how woke of a parent you are.
That the American College of Pediatricians has to keep appending it with explanations is telling. They first released it in March of 2016, perhaps (and this is pure speculation) with the hope parents would actually put the welfare of their children above what’s trendy. Good parental judgment, it used to be a thing.
The College specifically makes note of gender dysphoria is a mental disorder, which usually resolves itself without using children as hormonal Petri dishes:
Regarding Point 5: “Where does the DSM-5 list rates of resolution for Gender Dysphoria?”
On page 455 of the DSM-5 under “Gender Dysphoria without a disorder of sex development” it states: “Rates of persistence of gender dysphoria from childhood into adolescence or adulthood vary. In natal males, persistence has ranged from 2.2% to 30%. In natal females, persistence has ranged from 12% to 50%.” Simple math allows one to calculate that for natal boys: resolution occurs in as many as 100% – 2.2% = 97.8% (approx. 98% of gender-confused boys) Similarly, for natal girls: resolution occurs in as many as 100% – 12% = 88% gender-confused girls.
Ergo: stop transitioning children. Stop.
But as we’ve seen over the past year or more, the “let’s transition all the children” movement has only advanced like a dangerous STD. See PROGRESS: NatGeo Goes Full Crazy, Pushes Transgender ‘Revolution‘, and Some Parents Now Sending Their Toddlers to’Transgender Camp. And that’s just two articles.
Transitioning children is straight up child abuse which causes terrible bodily and mental harm to children. Your “likes” on Facebook are irrelevant. Be good parents first, social media focused losers never.
It needs to stop. Immediately.