OPINION: Dear Liberals, Stop Exploiting 'Transgender' Children
Mashable released a video of transgender children recording messages for their 29 year-old selves. The content is confusing and sad. Take a look:
Did you notice the resonating theme?
"Just be happy, please. 'Cuz you're miserable right now."
"I hope you can look in the mirror and finally be happy with who you are."
The last thing we want to do is negate the struggles these children are facing. But can we be honest for a second and take a quick trip down memory lane? Only this time, your trip identifies as a stationary non-movement pattern.
Unless you're in need of psychiatric care, you probably were never a big fan of high school while you were in it. Why? For most of us, it sucked. Hormones, growing pains, not getting invited to parties, or absolutely destroying your liver with bottom-shelf beer if you did. It was a phase of just wanting to be an adult, to get on with the next part of your life. Remember? High school was probably just great if you were that good looking guy who might have played football. Or the hot girl who everyone loved. That's what you thought anyway. Because, like most people in high school, you probably would have rather been someone you weren't.
Being a teenager is awkward for everyone. It's also sticky.
So...perhaps one reason these children are "miserable," the reason they're not "happy" with who they are... is because they're teenagers. Have straight teenagers record a video to their 29 year old self, and you'll still get tears. Heck, take a video of a 30 year old talking to their 60 year old self. You'll still get tears. Also, more hair and racially charged tirades. It's an age thing.
Now, the crux of this video...
This video is exploitation. It exemplifies why unwarranted praise of transgenderism in children borderlines on child abuse.
These kids are neither content nor happy. One teen admits she's miserable. Why? Here's a thought: everyone in the video is trying to be someone they're not intended to be. Another gender. I know, I know, who are we to determine who these kids are on the inside? We're just a bunch bigots and racists. But since these kids are discontent with who they are and who they're trying to become, will they ever find happiness? Could pretending to be something you're not lead to misery?
We always tell kids to "be yourselves." Unless yourself actually has a penis and you really want a vagina. Let's switch one thing. What if that was a black kid in a white school. Teased and miserable, all she ever wanted was to be a white girl! Would we encourage it? Would that be healthful?
The transgender attempted suicide rate is high. Staggeringly so. It doesn't get any better post-transition either. Because maybe, just maybe, believing you're a different gender than what your biology's determined is indicative of something more troubling. Yet no one wants to talk about it. Because sensitivity. Tolerance. So what if that transgender teenager is hanging from his second-story balcony? So long as he's happy with the ensemble. Statistically the all-tolerant leftist movement is putting these young, conflicted adults into an early grave.
Also, this is something pretty disturbing; one of the children featured in the video is too young to decide they're "transgender." We're talking elementary school here. We're talking a kid who still plays on the half-size swing-set. When did we, as a society, decide that elementary school children - many of whom don't even know what penises and vaginas are even for - should be on their own to make life-long identity decisions? Decisions that are dangerous to their physical and mental health. Literally.
What is the point of co-opting delusion here? Really, we're asking. We're listening. Who benefits from accepting someone's delusion that they're a different gender than biology has determined? And why, oh WHY, are we allowing our young children to make permanent, life-altering decisions regarding their physicality? Regardless of politics, and looking at the physical complications that come with the necessary procedures, how is this healthy? We're listening.
Here's a conundrum. Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates are chemicals found commonly in household plastics; they mimic estrogen in the body (you're supposed to avoid them), and we know they're carcinogenic. It's the leftist cause du jour. It's for that same reason that so many people oppose pesticides and want to go "organic." There's a big push from the granola left to eliminate xenoestrogens from our lives, and to force food companies to a higher accountability in labeling. We know that high estrogen can increase cancerous growth in the body (particularly for men) and that it's not good for us.
So if these GMO-driven xenoestrogens are horrible for us, why is it "safe" for boys to inject real estrogen directly into their bodies so they can fake being a girl? How can we be worried about one and not the other?
Leftists who use these children to push an agenda are not showing them kindness or love. They're setting them up for a lifetime of misery and drastic physical complications. Because a girl who is born a girl can never be a boy. It's genetically impossible. And a boy born a boy will never be a girl. What about aspiring to be astronauts or photographers? World leaders? Engineers? Musicians and thespians? What about growing up to be proud of yourself and your accomplishments? Why do we allow these teenagers to base all of their future happiness on accepting themselves as a different gender? Curious minds want to know...
Curious, transphobic, racist, xenophobic (insert additional phobias here) minds want to know...