August 28, 2019 | From PJ Media
More and more parents are stepping out, admitting that their children “identify as transgender” and wanting to do something about it. Schools encourage gender confusion, and doctors reportedly won’t even run preliminary tests if a child asks for life-altering “treatment.” But before you sign your kids up, listen to the real-life stories of people who deeply regret their “transition.”
“I am a real, live 22-year-old woman, with a scarred chest and a broken voice, and five o’clock shadow because I couldn’t face the idea of growing up to be a woman, that’s my reality,” admitted Cari Stella in a deeply personal YouTube video. She objected to transgender journalist Julia Serano’s insistence on calling her “transgender.”
“Gender was done to me, gender was traumatizing to me, I don’t want anything to do with it anymore,” Stella declared. She admitted that “when I was transitioning, I felt a strong desire — what I would have called a ‘need’ at the time — to transition,” but her transition only hurt her more. “It can be damn hard to figure out that the treatment you’re being told is to help you is actually making your mental health worse. Testosterone made me even more dissociated than I already was,” she said.
Another de-transitioning woman, Carey Callahan, accused [pro-transgender journalist] Serano of “erasing” her, by insisting that because people like Callahan had transitioned, they were still transgender. “If self-definition is a human right, I don’t know how much louder we can shout to the world we’re not trans,” Callahan said. “And for me, if you say that I’m on the transgender spectrum, what you’re doing is you’re erasing everything I’m telling you about my life and my story.”
“I had trauma that led to me disassociating from my female body, and … the longer I chased that disassociation — the more I asked people to call me special pronouns, the more I tried to change my body, the more I ensconced myself in a community that would affirm a trans identity, the worse I felt, Callahan admitted.
She argued that Serano’s insistence that people like her are still transgender is unfair and dishonest. “It’s a central story in my life, and you’re erasing it to make me fit into your ideology.” Callahan added, “Your set of ideas of how the world works is not worth acting like I don’t exist, or acting like you get to define my gender for me. No, that’s not how that works. I’m a real person, and you have to deal with my existence.”
Callahan attacked Serano’s suggestion that people who de-transition are driven by transphobia and that they are somehow made up by conservatives. “I am not conservative. I have always voted Democrat except for the time I voted for Nader.”
“I’m not trans. Transphobia was not the context when I de-transitioned,” Callahan declared. “It sucks to be an inconvenient person, but it’s very instructive to see how willing people on the left are to act like inconvenient people don’t exist.” Chillingly, she concluded, “watching how the left accepts shutting down critical thought on these matters has creeped me out.”
(Excerpted from PJ Media, article by Tyler O’Neil.)
[There will be more of these people–those who have followed the path to becoming transgender and have found that their confusion and emptiness is still just as great–if not greater. Pray that at the point of searching, these people would be open to the truth, the meaning and the healing of Jesus. As a generation becomes disillusioned with what the world is promising them is the answer, may we show them the real answer, which is Christ–be ready!]