I know those out there pushing transing children present themselves as being on these kids’ side and accepting them for who they truly are. That’s oxymoronic. You can’t accept someone for who he is while simultaneously telling him it’s okay to change who he is—no more than you can show love to someone who is struggling to fit into a certain group that is rejecting him by telling him to abandon his true personality to be like everyone in that group. We don’t tell people that. We tell them what reality is—that no matter how they feel at the moment, they are just right as they are. And those who struggle with their identity in that way, we tell them we’re here for them, assure them things will improve, and, if necessary, we offer them counseling. We do not say—ever—“Yeah, you’re right. You should abandon who you really are to be who you’re really not.” Yet for some reason, for radical leftists, cutting off genitals is the exception. They don’t have a problem with that—and this is the ultimate form of rejection. It’s saying, “You’re not good enough as you are. Let me help you be someone else”—only it’s worse because they cannot actually change the reality of who they are and will still be after the chopping off, adding on, puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and whatever else is involved in this process.
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