Transgenderism Doesn’t Bring the Promised Happiness
How many more people need to die before this truth is realized?
Are most “transgender” people happy? The Washington Post recently published findings of a survey stating that they are. In a culture where mental illness is trendy and depression is rampant, particularly among teens, this seems a little too good to be true. Perhaps “happy” isn’t quite the correct moniker; “satisfied with their lives” is the actual turn of phrase.
Conservative columnist Eddie Scarry points out that everything about this survey is shoddy at best and dishonest at worst. Of the 1,338 respondents, 515 of them identified as transgender. “Transgender,” by the Post’s definition, was notoriously loose, ranging from individuals who ran the gamut of physical alterations and hormone therapy to those who still lived as their biological sex and whose only claim to transness was their declaring themselves “nonbinary.”
Scarry also points out how “utterly pointless one-time questioning of an individual who is dealing with a lifelong, highly fluid conflict” is. As this writer has mentioned before, people who go through different stages of transition are often on an emotional high, particularly right after they have done their next operation or see “progress” with the hormones or puberty blockers. But talking to them 3-5 years after the fact is often a different story. “Over the course of 30 years, six Swedish doctors and scientists tracked the outcomes of 324 transgender people who had received sex surgeries,” Scarry cites. “The results were devastating. … Transgender subjects were roughly 20 times more likely to have committed suicide within 10 years of their operations.”
The Heritage Foundation also has a study specifically about transgender youth and suicidality conducted over the course of 21 years. The study states: “By 2020, there are about 1.6 more suicides per 100,000 people ages 12 to 23 in states that have a policy allowing minors to access health care without parental consent than in states without such a policy. The average state suicide rate in this age group between 1999 and 2020 was 11.1, making an additional 1.6 suicides per 100,000 an increase of 14 percent in the suicide rate.”
Then there is the data from the recently shut down Tavistock Center in the United Kingdom, which clearly demonstrated that transgenderism is a social contagion not unlike the witch hunt hysteria of an earlier era.
We have seen suicidality and transgenderism play out again and again, and it is devastating. A recent prominent example of this is the case of flight attendant Kayleigh (Kyle) Scott, who seemed to have had it made when United Airlines released a promotional video about his transition story. In the video montage of Scott with his voice overlayed, he ended the ad with: “My life changed for the better when I came to United as a flight attendant. With the support from the company, our business resource group for LGBTQ+ employees, and all of my loving co-workers. I was able to break free from the chains that helped me and to this day, I’m living confidently. It’s my true self.”
Tragically, Scott was found dead in his Colorado apartment on March 20 by apparent suicide. Scott was just 25 years old and really just starting out life. Scott had reportedly long struggled with depression. Even after his being the face of LGBTQ+ for United, his posts indicated he was struggling. In a Facebook post this past New Year’s Eve, Scott wrote: “2022 has been a year packed with upset and difficulty. I saw too much death & loss in my life, I came to realize I work a meaningless job for a company that doesn’t value me as an employee. I had my heart destroyed, I lost my nice little home and had to downsize significantly and start over. I’m really struggling to find happiness and hope. I’m begging 2023 to be better to me. Please.”
Telling Scott’s story is extremely important. Not only because of the countless others who have also committed suicide in spite of all their efforts to find peace and happiness with themselves, but because of the even larger narrative of how Scott and gender dysphoric people like him are being used by corporations like United Airlines as a virtue signal. Corporations who engage in this womanface practice are pandering to critical race theory’s oppressed/oppressor narrative. They couldn’t care less about Scott as a person.
He was crying out for help. Enabling his delusion did not prevent his suicide. It arguably enabled it.
This faulty survey from the Post and its deadly misinformation feeds into the larger political narrative about how “gender affirmation” as a clinical approach to gender dysphoria will prevent suicidality. This is often a manipulation tactic by practitioners against concerned parents. Would you rather have a dead son or a living daughter? or vice versa.
These people who have wedded themselves to this destructive ideology keep trying over and over again to deny what common sense, science, and religion have already concluded: Transgenderism isn’t the answer to their problems.
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