Clinicians label many phenomena as social contagions... but not the most obvious one.
One day we will look back in horror and shake our heads as to how this could happen, how our institutions allowed this farce to go on for so long. But by then the damage will have already been done to tens of thousands. Sick world.
Internetty transracialism is really not new. Three of my friends in middle school in 2008 said they were part Japanese despite being zero percent Asian. We didn’t have this “identifying” thing, so people who wanted to be something they weren’t would just, you know, lie.
Something that is new is the ability to view yourself through a filter that shows a living, breathing, altered version of that self. Whether that’s race-swapped, sex-swapped, or just with a different nose, I think we highly underestimate the effect of these real-time camera filters on body-image difficulties of all-kinds.
Seeing this living altered self makes these fantasies of a different self seem so real that they could almost be touched. It makes it seem like the fantasy is only several inches of hair and a few millimeters of bone from reality. It makes it seem like the fantasy is *already* real, just cruelly locked away behind glass. It renders eminently plausible the lie that a few pills and procedures can make woman into man or vice versa.
Great piece. Brutal honesty but needs to be said.
When was it ever "kind" to affirm and acquiesce to insanity?
I hope that someone is researching the parents, and especially the mothers of these girls. I suspect they will find a trend.
"The adolescents were overwhelmingly girls, or were transgender or nonbinary — though no one knows why."
As someone with a passing understanding of psychology and evolution, please believe me when I say "LOL".
The reasons women, especially young girls are the main people affected here is not a mystery or some kind of aberration. This is another example of professionals, probably the researchers, clinicians, and the author of the original article, being ignorant of facts for the sake of orthodoxies.
Excellent. Thank you
That's a very good analysis - I usually don't dive that deeply into what the woke are doing or saying because it's just depressing. Most of the left isn't going to notice what you just did, though, because they'd rather not, and if they do, they can explain it by appealing to subtle nuances that maybe, sort of, possibly, *could* matter, at least to them (just not to anyone else).
But yes, long story short the Woke are absolutely dragging the left off of a cliff, and I wish they wouldn't: https://thingstoread.substack.com/p/ohio-police-fatally-shoot-pregnant
Sheluyang Peng wrote jokingly of "melanin transfers."
Seriously though, melanin can be stimulated by taking methoxsalen and spending hours under an ultra-violet (UV) lamp. That's what John Howard Griffin did in 1959, darkening his skin before traveling across the Deep South to write "Black Like Me." Methoxsalen + UV is a treatment for vitiligo.
As a potentially elective procedure to darken skin, I'm surprised it hasn't become a trend.
The thing about Dr Gilbert. How does one reconcile themselves with that big of a mistake against their own child? This whole thing is such a catastrophe.
I plan to identify as a Royal Bengal Tiger.
That'll teach the local dogs a lesson!