On August 3, the headline of a CTV News article informed Canadians that No, social contagion isnt driving transgender teens, study finds.
For anybody with even the slightest understanding of the gender issue, a declaration like this could have come as a surprise. Does this mean we are able to now stop fretting about the recent meteoric rise in teenagers identifying as transgender? Can we reserve our concerns about whole friend groups developing as trans and lining around get irreversible surgical procedure?
Nearly. As the reported study was conducted by the one and only Jack Turban, well-known activist psychiatrist and puberty-blocker enthusiast, and contains been widely criticized by a range of experts, including those people who are themselves sympathetic to Turbans political views, as already reported in The Post Millennial.
It really is genuinely baffling that such scientific rubbish may have managed to get through the peer review process and right into a world-class medical journal, but what’s equally concerning is that it hit the international news and has been presented to Canadians as though its real science.
Lately there were a number of important international developments in the wonderful world of gender medicine that CTV, sufficient reason for the exception of the National Post, all the major Canadian news outlets have didn’t report on.
When Sweden and Finland banned pediatric medical transition except in the strictest of clinical trial settings, we heard not just a whisper about any of it. More recently, it had been announced that Englands controversial Tavistock gender clinic is usually to be closed down as the service isn’t safe for children, yet only the National Post deemed this hugely important development newsworthy.
Instead, Canadas legacy media remains steadfast in its one-sided reporting of the issue. In March of the year, CTV treated us to a heartwarming story about an eleven-year-old boy who had been recently chemically castrated at the gender clinic in Ottawa, and just last month CBC proudly reported on what the province of Nova Scotia has just reduced the barriers to gender-affirming care, with out a single reference to the controversy surrounding this model.
If journalists in Canada actually cared concerning this vulnerable cohort of teenagers who believe themselves to be members of the contrary sex, theyd take the time to investigate the problem and report the reality, instead of latching onto appalling junk science since it fits the approved trans-positive narrative.
The littlest little bit of research could have revealed that Turbans claim there’s been no dramatic upsurge in teenage girls identifying as transgender is frankly ludicrous. It really is completely inconsistent with all data appearing out of gender clinics across the world, including Canada.
That teenage girls will be the demographic most suffering from social contagions is really a well-known fact, and an instant go through the trends in gender clinic referrals in the last decade would definitely suggest we have been witnessing this event. Another hallmark of the social contagion phenomenon is really a amount of exponential growth, which again is actually visible here:
Additionally it is important to focus on the years that the epidemic began because that is another element in the social contagion theory. We’ve long known that the media plays an essential role in the spread of social contagions, also it just so happens that epidemic started right at the complete moment that the present day trans rights movement kicked into high gear. I’M Jazz first aired in 2015, as did Louis Therouxs documentary Transgender Kids, in fact it is surely no coincidence that there is a surge in teenagers identifying as transgender in the years that followed.
Also round the mid-2010s, school boards added materials like the Genderbread Person and the Gender Unicorn to the curriculum, sufficient reason for the very best of intentions, teachers began teaching children dangerous lies that detach them from the material reality of these bodies. Any difficulty . no-one stopped to take into account what the results will be of teaching children an absurd political ideology as though it really is scientific fact.
Weve seen a lot of social contagions play out in recent history, but theres never been one that can compare with that one. The important difference is, once the contagions of anorexia, bulimia, or cutting swept through teenage girls populations, we were permitted to discuss them. We were permitted to be concerned, & most importantly, we were permitted to make an effort to stop them within their tracks.
But because this contagion is political, we have been forbidden from even naming it. To claim that its a social contagion is known as an awful act of transphobia. So rather than helping these teenagers, we need to celebrate their suffering. Rather than attempting to slow the spread, teachers, the media, politicians, and activists are actively encouraging it. Chemically castrating children is beautiful, we have been told. Sixteen-year-old lesbians having bilateral mastectomies is really a cause for celebration just a transphobic bigot would disagree.
The reality concerning this devastating medical scandal should come out eventually as the damage is too enormous to remain hidden forever, but every article that distorts the reality and misleads the Canadian public delays that moment further, meaning a lot more young people should come to harm. In the not-too-distant future, when were sifting through the wreckage of the contagion, every journalist who was simply too cowardly to report onto it truthfully will need to accept their role in the devastation it caused.
Mia Ashton may be the lead on lead on caWsbar’s child safeguarding campaign, and contains been published in The Critic, Gender Dissent, and Lesbian and Gay News. Twitter: _CryMiaRiver