Sunday, February 23, 2020

Backlash against the Transgender Lobby

In the leftist paradise called Sweden it was not enough to invite in hundreds of thousands of migrants who have raped, looted, pillaged, murdered and terrorized the population. The woke Swedes have also been embracing child sacrifice, via chemical and surgical mutilation. For those who are woke it’s called transgender rights. If you disagree you will be excoriated and cancelled, before you are drawn and quartered.

As Brown University researcher Lisa Littman has demonstrated in her work-- before it was suppressed-- transgenderism or gender dysphoria has become a social contagion. It has especially afflicted teenage girls. Thus, brainwashing teenage girls and then mutilating them is fine and dandy… because it shows us to be woke.

Here is the story, via the Guardian:

For several days this week the veteran Swedish journalist Malou von Sivers will cover the same topic in every episode of her nightly TV chat show: the extraordinary rise in diagnoses of gender dysphoria among teenage girls.

The story continues:

The immediate trigger for Von Sivers’s themed week is a report from Sweden’s Board of Health and Welfare which confirmed a 1,500% rise between 2008 and 2018 in gender dysphoria diagnoses among 13- to 17-year-olds born as girls.

But it also reflects a rapid change in public opinion. Just a year ago, there seemed few official obstacles left in the way of young people who wanted gender reassignment treatment.

In the autumn of 2018, the Social Democrat-led government, under pressure from the gay, lesbian and transgender group RFSL, proposed a new law which would reduce the minimum age for sex reassignment medical care from 18 to 15, remove all need for parental consent, and allow children as young as 12 to change their legal gender.

But now, a sufficient number of brave Swedes woke up and said: what the fuck are we doing? In radical discourse this is called a backlash. It might also be considered a sliver of enlightenment.

Then in March last year, the backlash started. Christopher Gillberg, a psychiatrist at Gothenburg’s Sahlgrenska Academy, wrote an article in the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper warning that hormone treatment and surgery on children was “a big experiment” which risked becoming one of the country’s worst medical scandals.
In April, Uppdrag Granskning, an investigative TV programme, followed up with a documentary profiling a former trans man, Sametti, who regretted her irreversible treatment.

In October, the programme turned its fire on the team at Stockholm’s Karolinska University hospital, which specialises in treating minors with gender dysphoria. The unit has been criticised for carrying out double mastectomies on children as young as 14, and accused of rushing through treatment and failing to consider adequately whether patients’ other psychiatric or developmental issues might better explain their unhappiness with their bodies. The Karolinska disputed the claim, saying it carefully assessed each case.

Did you note that: performing double mastectomies on girls as young as 14. Where are women’s rights advocates when we need them? One finds it encouraging to see someone, somewhere pushing back against the trans lobby.

At the same time, Filter magazine profiled the case of Jennifer Ring, a 32-year-old trans woman who hanged herself four years after her surgery. An expert on psychosis who was shown her medical journal by her father, Avi Ring, was quoted as saying that she had shown clear signs of psychosis at the time she first sought treatment for gender dysphoria.

Indeed, the first clinic she approached refused to treat her, citing signs of schizotypal symptoms and lack of a history of gender dysphoria. But the team at Karolinska went ahead. “Karolinska don’t stop anyone; virtually 100% get sex reassignment,” says Ring.

Researchers are noticing that most of those who opt for gender reassignment are suffering from severe psychiatric disorders. Ring had shown signs of schizophrenia. But, she was not alone:

The recent report from the Board of Health and Welfare also found that 32.4 percent of 13 to 17-year-olds with gender dysphoria registered at birth as women also had diagnoses for anxiety disorder, 28.9 percent had depression, 19.4 percent had ADHD, and 15.2 percent had autism.

Trans people often explain the higher levels of depression and anxiety by pointing to the difficult experience living in a body that clashes with their gender identity, particularly when many in society, often including parents and friends, do not accept their identity.

And also:

While Romson warns that children will have even more anxiety because of the change in the debate, Aleksa Lundberg, a trans woman and longstanding activist, is backing the call for more research.

Last October she apologised for not having been sufficiently open about the depression she had felt after her operation. “I would probably not undergo corrective surgery if I had the same choice today,” she wrote. “And I want to apologise to those who perhaps needed to hear that story earlier.”


UbuMaccabee said...

And after this barbarism is revealed for what it really is, no one will be held accountable for the ideas that created this horror show.

Sam L. said...

They're all saying, "No, not meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"