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‘Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria’

Posted on | December 15, 2016 | 2 Comments

The Internet is a powerful tool, and evil people have learned to exploit it for dangerous purposes. Last year, I became aware of what seems to be a rapidly spreading phenomenon: Teenagers who, after an intense period of online “research,” suddenly decide they’re transgender. There is a sort of online cult — Web sites, Tumblr blogs, YouTubers, etc. — promoting “gender transition” as the panacea to adolescent angst. Parents describe being shocked at the suddenness with which their children, who had previously been typical teenagers, decide that they must “transition,” demanding hormone treatment, and accusing their parents of “hate” if they do not accept their child’s new “gender identity.” The shocking part is that there is a sort of Transgender-Industrial Complex of psychologists and physicians who are cashing in on this weird trend and, thanks to ObamaCare’s mandates, the costs are being passed on to everybody who pays for health insurance. The teenage transgender phenomenon is, therefore, both a cult and a money-making racket.

Earlier this year, a site called Youth Trans-Critical Professionals began recruiting parents for a survey of “Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria,” and a counselor named Lisa Marchiano has recently published “Guidance for Parents of Teens with Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria.”

If readers know any families dealing with this issue, please pass along this post to let them know (a) they’re not alone, and (b) there are professionals and activists — including many feminists — who are trying to help fight this wicked 21st-century cult phenomenon.



 

 

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