It is one thing for an adult to identify as something or someone they are not, it is another when others are forced to acknowledge it and deny reality. Yet that is exactly what is currently being demanded of us by the establishment. The radical left and trans activists have drawn a line in the sand where there is no middle ground. They insist that gender is a social construct that is interchangeable according to the whim of the individual. If you disagree, you are a transphobic bigot.
This no-compromise resolve has propelled radical gender ideology into a sweeping social contagion with the number of youths identifying with gender dysphoria skyrocketing over the past decade. This, along with the unfettered and baseless claims being pushed by ‘medical experts’ and the media, has enabled the US education system to commit to making transgender ideology a central part of the curriculum for children as young as 5 years old.
Unfortunately, most of the children who are coerced into believing they are of a different sex than the one they were born as end up regretting the gender transition procedures and they are left with permanent physical changes. Despite this, proponents argue that transition procedures, such as hormone blockers and gender reassignment surgery, will decrease the suicide risk for trans individuals. The suicide rate, however, actually stays the same both before and after the procedures.
A 2018 study by HRC showed that transgender youths had an astonishingly high suicide rate pre- and post-transition – 42% which is several times higher than any other cohort. If there is a way to help these individuals – it is not appear to be through transitioning.
That point was made eloquently by the courageous woman who joined Tucker Carlson this week to discuss her de-transitioning story and her reason for taking a public stand against the ideology espoused by the adults who influenced her childhood.
Helena Kerschner, 23, explained to Carlson that when she went through puberty and was having issues with her body – as every teenager does – she was “completely exploited” by people who convinced her she was unhappy because she was actually of the opposite sex. Kerschner hopes to protect other children from this detrimental experience by sharing her story and speaking out on their behalf.
“As you said [Tucker] it’s completely normal for not only young girls but often young boys too to feel uncomfortable with themselves – uncomfortable with their body, but we have this ideology that is especially prevalent online that says that if you have those feelings that means you are trans.
There are people who say if you don’t even like your voice on a recording that’s a sign of gender dysphoria and you need to go see a medical professional because you’re trans.”
Through this lens, normal developmental behaviors become ‘signs’ of gender dysphoria. According to PsychCentral, toddlers playing with toys that are meant for the opposite sex, a four-year-old saying he wants to wear a dress, and a “preference to play another gender in make-believe games” all become abnormal behaviors.
“Talk about taking advantage of people,” Tucker responds in disbelief before asking Kerschner how she feels now that she reversed her initial transition and made it through that challenging time. She made her decision early and still had the opportunity to reclaim her body, something that many young people who are too far along in the transition process do not.
As she points out, even though ‘experts’ say a double mastectomy can be reversed with breast implants, “You can’t just take it back.”
“I feel honestly grateful for the experience because it’s taught me a lot about the world and about myself. But I really feel afraid for these other young girls like myself. I consider myself lucky that I was able to get out of it unscathed really medically, but there are so many young people who can’t say the same.
Psychologically as well. I mean, it’s just devastating to, especially from a young age, to be lied to by adults at school and by medical professionals and told that your body is wrong, you need to change it, you need to get hormones, you need to get surgeries, that’s devastating for a young person. So I’m just really concerned for younger girls and boys like I once was being led down this path and being hurt by it.
I mean, when you go on a cross-sex hormone, like that’s going to give you not just physical changes, but psychological experiences that you can’t just act like they never happened, you can’t just take it back. And especially with surgeries, you know, a breast implant after a mastectomy is not the same thing as never having your breasts taken off in the first place.
So there are a lot of young women who are going through that, who had a double mastectomy at 16, 17, 18 years old or even younger. There’s nothing you can really do to put that feeling of oneness and safety in your body back.”
Incredible amount of courage for Helena Kerschner to do this interview. https://t.co/EPgd8dPgtc
— Rich Baris "The People's Pundit" (@Peoples_Pundit) April 16, 2022