Trans advocates don’t want parents to know that kids who change genders sometimes regret it. They treat their narrative as more important than your kids.
The Atlantic magazine’s cover story about transgender children is causing outrage this week. Its subject is how parents should navigate their choices if their child says he or she is trans. The article is a balanced and nuanced look by Jesse Singal at a challenge facing a growing number of families in the United States. Along with stories of successful child gender reversals, it also tells of near misses and unfixable mistakes.
Two of the subjects featured stand out. The first is a girl Singal calls “Claire,” who at age 12 was certain she was a boy and needed hormone therapy and surgery. Her parents, against the demands of trans activists, resisted such drastic measures. A few years later, “Claire” realized that she was a girl after all. Tragedy avoided? One would think so.
The second story is of Max Robinson, a girl who at 17 had a double mastectomy and hormone treatments to become a man. Her feelings about being a man started as early as five years old. By the standards of trans activists, this was a clear case of a child whose desire to appear as the opposite sex must be honored. It was. But five years later, at age 22, Max decided she is in fact a woman. Sadly, her body had been mutilated in ways that cannot be fixed.
One thing needs to be clear about this Atlantic story: it does not suggest that there are no true cases in which boys could live as girls and vice versa. The Atlantic remains open on the question of whether people can change their gender. It simply, and only, raises serious questions about the potential damage done when this diagnosis is faulty. For that sin, progressive Twitter rained down fire. Here’s a sampling:
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