Remember being a teenager? A crush you’d had for a week felt like it had lasted forever and probably meant you should marry the person, the new political idea you had was the one true belief, and so on. In teenage world, emotions run high and obsessions develop quickly. Watch what happens:
In this post from two months ago, a gay teenage boy talks about his high school ex-boyfriend who now has a girlfriend.
That’s pretty tough stuff for a high schooler to deal with–and it only gets tougher when the ex starts kissing his female best friend in front of him, a little less than a month ago:
“I’ll never have that with him,” he thinks. He’s sad–who wouldn’t be?
But then comes the next phase–just five days later, this child, who previously has referred to himself only as a guy or a male, says this:
Now, he’s transgender–mentioned only for the first time. But he’s still confused:
Note the lack of desire to transition, just wishing he had a higher voice, not wanting to even shave or have female sex characteristics. This is a boy who is grieving the loss of an early relationship and realizing that the boy he was in a relationship with preferred girls–and he is endeavoring to become a girl. It would be heartbreaking enough … but none of the people in the groups he goes into mentions this. No one talks to him about adolescent heartbreak, or how it can make us wish we were different people just so the person we were crushing on would love us back.
Yup. The solution proposed to this kid’s heartbreak and jealousy, here, is to start acting more and more feminine. And look what it does–look what this child is saying TWO DAYS after people suggest these coping methods, and four days after saying he was comfortable with his genitals, did not want to shave, et cetera:
That’s how long it takes, folks. That’s how long it takes a young child who doesn’t mind his body–who talks in earlier posts about how he doesn’t mind his height, doesn’t want to change his body, and more–to decide that permanent, irreversible bodily changes are necessary for his continued survival and happiness.
It only takes a few days, when a child is caught in the right psychological place, and transgender people on websites like Reddit are eager to guide them toward transgender ideology as a solution to their problems. Instead, it leads to increasing body dysmorphia/dysphoria (more on that later–many people in these groups have even noticed that when they leave the groups temporarily or permanently, their dysphoric feelings are eliminated) and suicidal ideation.
This is far, far, far from the only case. This is happening every day. And we’ll be documenting it.