This video by the ACLU about the father of a trans child in Alabama
“If they put this bill through, we’re going to lose kids.”
David Fuller, a father of a transgender daughter, spoke out against Alabama’s HB 1, a bill that would deny gender-affirming care. pic.twitter.com/RUypbpnuBj
— ACLU (@ACLU) April 8, 2021
I’m not a psychologist, but something here really stood out to me.
He is claiming that his child came out as trans, then suddenly lurched hard into being suicidal and threatening suicide.
This is one of the biggest things about the trans-child issue that I have a problem with.
And understand that when I was in college I went through a period of depression with suicidal ideation. Been there, had treatment, got better. I have nothing but empathy for suicidal people.
When a child is suicidal, that is something very serious.
This child’s personality suddenly shifted to being suicidal and the focus this father had seemed to be on the transition and not a deeper underlying concern for what would cause a child to have a sudden personality change and a strong desire for suicide.
The rush seems to me “let me affirm my child’s gender” instead of “I need to find out why my seemingly happy child wants to kill themselves if they don’t get to transition.”
We know for absolute certainty that childhood depression rates trend with time spent on social media.
We saw years ago how with girls, eating disorders and self-harm spiked with time spent being bullied on social media.
Kids get a very warped view of the world from social media.
“Everybody else’s lives are perfect and everyone else is beautiful, and mine is garbage” leads to all sorts of emotional problems.
Throw in the way interacting through screens has turned people into sociopaths who enjoy ganging up and bullying strangers online and you have the making for extremely serious mental abuse and problems.
The ACLU and celebrities Tweet constantly “trans kids are loved” and it’s not hard to imagine that a child who is depressed and feels like their life is shit thinks that transitioning is the way to be loved.
But since transitioning today seems to be the transorbital lobotomy of the 50’s, another generation of kids is getting mutilated by doctors who think that there is a quick fix to the emotional difficulties of teenagers.