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The Trans House Of Cards Is Falling

To a parent watching the news or media nowadays, it may appear that a large percentage of the young people in this country are transgender and need gender transition therapy or surgery. Children come home from school, even in our small county, and tell their parents about boys claiming to be girls in the girls’ locker room/bathrooms and vice versa.

Even our religious holidays, such as Easter, are now being touted as days to celebrate transgender people. Friday, April 12 was designated “Day of Silence” by GLSEN and students were encouraged to walk out of schools to stand up for transgender rights.

It seems to be the norm rather than the exception. It is not.

This is a myth promoted by the transgender activists and the pharmaceutical companies. The Center for Disease Control states that 1% of the population is transgender. The PEW Research Center states:

Adults under 30 are more likely than older adults to be trans or nonbinary. Some 5.1% of adults younger than 30 are trans or nonbinary, including 2.0% who are a trans man or trans woman and 3.0% who are nonbinary – that is, they are neither a man nor a woman or aren’t strictly one or the other. (Due to rounding, subtotals may not add up to the total.) This compares with 1.6% of 30- to 49-year-olds and 0.3% of those 50 and older who are trans or nonbinary.

The share of U.S. adults who are transgender is particularly high among adults younger than 25. In this age group, 3.1% are a trans man or a trans woman, compared with just 0.5% of those ages 25 to 29. There is no statistically significant difference between these two age groups in the share who are nonbinary or the total share who are trans or nonbinary.

However, one has to wonder if the PEW Research Center is accurate in its data. For one thing, what does it mean if a person identifies as “transgender?” Are they truly trans and committed to hormone therapies and/or gender reassignment surgery? Or does it mean they use the fashionable pronouns or claim to be transgender without really living the trans life? Has being “trans” become new “cool” thing to do in order to get attention? Like tattoos or piercings used to show that one was a rebel in the 60’s and 70’s, is being trans a way to stand out in a crowd? Is it a social contagion?

Could any one of us identify as trans without some much as a single change to how we act, look, or live thus skewing the perception of how many trans people there truly are?

As much as trans activists might hate to admit it, that might be the truth.

As reported here last week, a study in the Netherlands showed that most young people who think they want to be the other gender forgo that wish as they mature.

It seems that people are catching on and that those providing “gender affirming care” and surgery that maims the bodies of young people while causing lifelong debilitating disabilities, are losing their legitimacy. Here is a report from the Guardian:

While the author of the study does not directly oppose this kind of care, she states:

For most young people, a medical pathway will not be the best way to manage their gender-related distress. For those young people for whom a medical pathway is clinically indicated, it is not enough to provide this without also addressing wider mental health and/or psychosocially challenging problems,” said Cass, an ex-president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

The article goes on to say:

The report recommends that all such young people should be screened to detect neurodevelopmental conditions, such as autism spectrum disorder or ADHD, and there should be an assessment of their mental health, because many who seek help with their gender identity also have anxiety or depression, for example.

Later in the article:

Sallie Baxendale, a professor of clinical neuropsychology at University College London, said that Cass’s report “has laid bare the worrying lack of evidence to support the treatments that were prescribed by NHS clinicians to children with gender distress for over a decade.

“These treatments inflicted significant harm on some of the most vulnerable children in our society.

In the United States, the charade still continues with those who speak out being vilified as “transphobes” or worse. However, the tide is turning as states are beginning to legislate against gender changing procedures being performed on minors. The list is here:

Sadly, other states, including Maryland, seem intent on hurtling down this destructive path. In Maryland Lauren Arikan’s bill that merely required parental notification and consent for transgender surgery/treatment of minor children never made it out of the legislative committee it was presented in.

A bill to prevent boys competing against girls in high school sports was also shot down before it could even be presented.

However, there is hope. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the small competitor in collegiate sports to the NCAA, voted to ban men from competing against women in sports designated for women only. They voted unanimously for that restriction.

Even Europe, where countries are generally more progressive in these matters, is putting the brakes on gender affirming care for minors citing the fact that we don’t know the long-term effects of these treatments, especially on adolescents.

What does this all mean?

It means that despite how the media and the trans lobby want to portray things, true transgenderism is limited to a miniscule section of our population. These are the people who truly suffer gender dysphoria and who need mental therapy. The rest are participating in what could be the cruelest fad of all times, one that can damage and destroy people for life.

But, the trans house of cards is falling.

April 13, 2024

Jan Greenhawk is a former teacher and school administrator for over thirty years. She has two grown children and lives with her husband in Maryland. She also spent over twenty-five years coaching/judging gymnastics and coaching women’s softball.

This article was originally featured on the Easton Gazette.

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