THE ‘TRANS’ TREND: Are We HURTING The Kids We’re Trying To Help?

Anyone else wondering why we have this incredible surge in transgenderism lately? I was hoping the Caitlyn Jenner thing would just die out and folks would come back to reality sooner rather than later. Instead it seems like the trend is growing. I asked a school psychologist who works in a nearby public high school recently, “What’s up with these kids recently thinking they are transgenders?” The answer I immediately got was it’s the new high school trend. Some of them change back and forth week to week.

He said he believes maybe, and he said it’s a big “maybe”, one or two of them in the entire school are actually struggling with gender identity. He believes most of the kids that are engaged in this “trans world” are troubled kids. Many are seeking counseling for one thing or another. He added that some aren’t troubled at all. They are just being trendy and experimental. He said he thinks most of them will just grow up and grow out of this when they realize it doesn’t work well for them in the real world! He believes many of the kids that turn “trans” have had bad luck in dating the opposite sex or possibly they were sexually active quite young and simply are getting bored with “straight sex.” He said if he had to “bet on a reason” they are doing this… He’d say it’s just a trend and it would be wise for parents and teachers to “discourage it” the best they can.

Let’s hope and pray this is the case, but I am really concerned about the consequences this “trend” leaves for the average young adult to sort out and live with.

Of course, we all know that Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner is one of the main idols that these kids look at and admire. Comparing the non-celebrity transgender with Jenner is not a fair comparison. An average trans person won’t have the money and support that Jenner has. The everyday trans person is putting themselves in a very small dating category. They thought they had dating problems when they acknowledged their biological sexes dictated by their genitals and DNA…. How much less dating will they be doing now? Reality dictates the answer to that is a real lot less. Even Jenner stated in an interview with Diane Sawyer that he/she hasn’t had a date in two years. Jenner admitted that he/she has never even been approached. He just said he has a lot of friends. My guess is that an average, every day trans person doesn’t get the “friends” Jenner gets either. Jenner is a famous person with money and status to entertain and influence many…. yet he/she admits to lack of dating opportunity.

Life is much different for Jenner than it ever will be for the trans kids he/she is trying to tell, “You are winning!” I want to know what these kids are winning? I see them looking at a lonely, confusing life with a very limited “dating population.” Jenner said that he/she knows it doesn’t feel like they are winning now, but they are! I can’t help but think… Is he/she really saying, “I know you feel miserable?” That sounds like Jenner could be admitting that the trans life is tough and miserable.

Isn’t life hard enough without complicating things further? Why encourage a kid to spend years of his or her life denying that he or she was born with a certain set of genitals? Then convince them to change to the opposite gender and almost assure they will have serious trouble finding a life partner of either gender! Then we all wonder why young adults having a growing trend of depression and anxiety?

I watched the most confusing and unbelievable video this past week and I seriously I had to listen to it several times to understand it and let the information sink in. The title was absurd… “Can Having Genital Preferences for Dating Mean You’re Anti-Trans?” I couldn’t believe my ears. This “Trans Activist” was actually saying that anyone that has a genital preference for dating is trans-phobic. Doesn’t matter if you are gay or straight. If you have any genital preference, we are told we need to consider that we might be “transphobic?”
It seems to me that this trans population is trying really hard to convince us to increase their dating “population.” If we disagree with his/her interpretation of “transphobia” we are told to just be quiet so we don’t hurt the trans person. So, this leads to my next question, at what point is it ok for a straight person or a gay person that has “traditional preferences” to tell the trans person… “Not interested”?

This is all so very confusing and honestly seems like a very dangerous game they are playing. This is clearly one of the most confusing columns I’ve ever written. I just thought it might be good information to consider because let’s face it… unless you have no genital preferences when you date… we are all “clearly” some kind of phobic!!!

It’s official… We’ve lost our minds.

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Judy Rice

About the author, Judy Rice: Judy Rice is the proud mother of teenage triplets, Jillian, Spencer and Derek and wife to Gary, one of the most loving, hardworking, honorable men in the world. She is a Christian who is a huge fan of traditional marriage, freedom, and is pro- life to the core. She has a Masters in Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before kids, she worked as a counselor, advisor and teacher at the university level. She clarified her world view in her thirties and believes her most valuable education continues to come from reading the Bible, reading in general, listening, paying attention and participating in meaningful communication wherever it occurs. View all articles by Judy Rice

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