I’ve avoided writing about this subject but I’m compelled to now.
At the Rocklin Academy in Rocklin, CA near Sacramento a first grader was sent to the principal’s office for using the wrong pronoun for a classmate? A FIRST GRADER? This is the same school that read kindergarteners “I am Jazz” and had a little kindergarten boy change into a dress and be reintroduced to the class as a girl. Where are the psychologists and pediatricians on this? A kindergartener has no idea what this means to their lives. This little boy may believe he should be the opposite sex but we’re talking about kids who believe in Spiderman, Batman, the Boogieman and Santa Claus. They live in a fantasy world at that age. They want to BE Batman or Katniss Everdeen. What, on earth, has happened to our schools? These children aren’t making a decision to change their gender, adults are.
Pediatricians will tell you MOST children who express a desire to be the opposite sex CHANGE THEIR MINDS by puberty. Surly teachers have seen examples of this. I certainly have. I can’t imagine the psychological damage we’re going to see in years to come. Even parents who aren’t inclined to “transition” their child are being pressured to. Why? Schools aren’t just accepting this, they are promoting it.
We ALL know children aren’t capable of making life changing decisions. Even when parents warn children not to talk to strangers they are likely to help a stranger find a lost puppy. We’re supposed to protect children from harm. Even teenagers aren’t capable of understanding how their behavior can affect their future. Anyone who has been the parent of a teenager knows they engage in many dangerous behaviors during those years. Changing gender shouldn’t be one of them. It’s a decision that should be made as an adult.
Let’s talk about what happens when a child is “transitioned”. They are put on hormones to bring out the characteristics of the opposite gender. One result of this is that they are now sterile. They can never have a child of their own. Do you think a kindergartener understands this? Another result is that the hormones prevent their genitals from maturing.
There is a TLC series, “I am Jazz” that is a reality show about a boy who is transitioning to become a girl. I imagine the intent of the show is for us to see how normal transgenders are but I think it has the opposite effect. Jazz’s family says she has wild mood swings. They have a hard time balancing the hormones Jazz is given. They talk about her not really having any friends. The friends she has on the show are other transgenders. But Jazz doesn’t have close girlfriends the way most teenaged girls do. And what should serve as a warning to parents who are considering putting their pre-puberty children on hormones is Jazz’s desire to have the “bottom surgery”. She has gone to several doctors on the show. Due to the hormone treatment, Jazz’s penis is infantile and there isn’t enough of it to fashion a vagina. The only solution is to use a section of the colon, which would not be aesthetically pleasing and would smell (sorry, but I’m quoting). Jazz is very concerned about this…..and she should be. She should be concerned that the adults she trusted did this to her before she could possibly understand the consequences.
I’m sorry if I offend transgenders but this is child abuse. Schools SHOULD be informing parents that MOST children change their minds by puberty. I don’t believe school administrators and teachers don’t know this. Parents starting their children on hormones will never know if their child might have changed their mind. Schools SHOULD be advising parents that this is a decision that should be made as an ADULT.
I find this subject extremely troubling. The Left is conducting a politically correct experiment on innocent, gullible, trusting children. Children too young to have any concept of what is being done to them. Children who, MOST likely, would have had a normal life if adults hadn’t made these decisions FOR them. These children are being sacrificed for a political ideology, not for psychological or medical necessity.
May I remind those who read this, that our institutions have been taken over by the Left. The media (nearly everyone who works for newspapers, networks & cable channels vote Democrat), Entertainment (try being an outspoken Conservative in Hollywood), Education (Liberal activist Professors, safe spaces, no civics, anti-Capitalism, hundreds of genders), and a large portion of government bureaucracies. When I ask why more parents, psychologists and pediatricians aren’t speaking out against transitioning CHILDREN, this is why. They’ll be shouted down, they’ll be called vile names and they might lose their jobs.
I don’t care, “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”, I will call this what it is, CHILD ABUSE.