If ever there was a use for the phrase ‘pump the brakes’, surely it’s this one.
Think of the decisions we forbid children to make on their own behalf, because they lack the capacity.
Children may not consume alcohol or tobacco, because they cannot assume the risk.
Children may not enter into legally binding contracts.
Children do not have the capacity to give informed medical consent. (Except, of course, where activists carved out an exception for abortion procedures.)
Children may not live on their own.
Children may not get a tattoo.
Children cannot give legal consent to have sex with an adult.
Children, in many cases, cannot even choose their own bedtime.
But a child that hasn’t yet hit puberty can reasonably be expected to choose something as far-reaching and life-altering as to enter into a series of treatments that will leave him sterile as an adult. A change that even informed ADULTS discover wasn’t all they had hoped it would be.
But after reviewing the case of a ‘transitioning’ seven-year-old boy, a court in Texas has sided against the with the pro-transitioning parent and against the wait-until-he’s-old-enough-to-make-up-his-own-mind father.
For the past week, jurors have been sitting through a family court trial between Younger and Anne Georgulas, who argued over whether their seven-year-old son, James, has gender dysphoria, and if so, whether they should show their parental love to him by taking an approach of “affirmation” or one of “watchful waiting.”
Today, the jury decided to give sole managing conservatorship of the parents’ two twin sons to Georgulas, a pediatrician, who contended that James is transgender and should be affirmed by allowing him to wear dresses and taking him to school as a girl named “Luna.”
Younger had contended that James is not transgender and is happy being a boy, and that a “social transition” or subsequent “medical transition” would not be in his best interest.
The mother filed a request with the court to modify their joint managing conservatorship by requiring Jeff to follow the recommendations of the therapists to “affirm” James by calling him by the name “Luna.”
Each was fighting to have sole custody of the children. The jury, after deliberation, found in favor of the pro-transition mother.
What reality is this jury not taking into account?
30 Transgender Regretters Come Out Of The Closet
‘Trans Life Survivors’ is a godsend for people struggling with trans regret, no matter what stage of transition or de-transition they are in. — Federalist
Not just right-of-center sites, either:
Gender-confirmation surgeries—the name given to procedures that change the physical appearance and function of sexual characteristics—increased by 20 percent from 2015 to 2016 in the U.S., with more than 3,000 such operations performed last year. Rates are also increasing worldwide. Now, at least one surgeon is reporting a trend of regret.
Urologist Miroslav Djordjevic, who specializes in gender reassignment surgery, has seen an increase in “reversal” surgeries among transgender women who want their male genitalia back. In the past five years, Djordjevic performed seven reversals in his clinic in Belgrade, Serbia. The urologist explains to The Telegraph that those who want the reversal display high levels of depression, and in some instances, suicidal thoughts. Other researchers also report hearing about such regrets. — Newsweek
The reprieve I experienced through surgery was only temporary. Hidden underneath the makeup and female clothing was the little boy hurt by childhood trauma. I was once again experiencing gender dysphoria, but this time I felt like a male inside a body refashioned to look like a woman. I was living my dream, but still I was deeply suicidal.
…Had I not been misled by media stories of sex change “success” and by medical practitioners who said transitioning was the answer to my problems, I wouldn’t have suffered as I have. Genetics can’t be changed. Feelings, however, can and do change. Underlying issues often drive the desire to escape one’s life into another, and they need to be addressed before taking the radical step of transition.
You will hear the media say, “Regret is rare.” But they are not reading my inbox, which is full of messages from transgender individuals who want the life and body back that was taken from them by cross-sex hormones, surgery and living under a new identity.
After de-transitioning, I know the truth: Hormones and surgery may alter appearances, but nothing changes the immutable fact of your sex.
Source: USA Today
And there’s even a website dedicated to ‘Sex Change Regret’.
What recourse will that seven-year-old child have if his interest in being a girl fades like his interest in taking whatever adventurous job the hero in his favorite movie had?
None. The sterility and puberty-blocking are not reversible.
But the kid’s dad and his ‘wait-and-see’ attitude is somehow the unreasonable one in this scenario?
The Effeminization Of The American Male
by Doug Giles
Doug Giles, best-selling author of Raising Righteous And Rowdy Girls and Editor-In-Chief of the mega-blog, ClashDaily.com, has just penned a book he guarantees will kick hipster males into the rarefied air of masculinity. That is, if the man-child will put down his frappuccino; shut the hell up and listen and obey everything he instructs them to do in his timely and tornadic tome. Buy Now:The Effeminization Of The American Male