A new paper released by the American College of Pediatricians argues that teaching children to explore the pseudo-science of gender dysphoria, more commonly known as transgenderism, is blatant child abuse.
“GD is a problem that resides in the mind not in the body,” the paper, available for review here, reads. “Children with GD do not have a disordered body — even though they feel as if they do. Likewise, although many men with GD express the belief that they are a ‘feminine essence’ trapped in a male body, this belief has no scientific basis.”
The paper adds that “conditioning children to believe” otherwise — to believe that it is healthy to attempt to live one’s life as the opposite sex — amounts to “child abuse.”
Furthermore, the perpetrators are more than just the parents.
“Social reinforcement, parental psychopathology, family dynamics, and social contagion facilitated by mainstream and social media, all contribute to the development and/or persistence of GD in some vulnerable children,” the paper explained.
In short, the attitude of ‘transgender empowerment’ propped up by both parents and liberal mainstream culture only aggravates the illness by making it seem as if the disorder “were something to be ‘explored’ and ‘discovered.’”
Imagine, for instance, if crack addicts were encouraged to “explore” their condition versus seeking help.
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The irony is that children who suffer from this condition believe that there is something wrong with them — with their gender, namely — when in reality, they are just fine; physically, at least.
Mentally, they suffer from gender dysphoria and should therefore receive counseling. What is happening instead, however, are that these children are being taught that their problem is a physical one — and that the resolution lies in surgery, hormone therapy and other such things.
And that, according to the American College of Pediatricians, is blatant child abuse!