Monday, July 9, 2012
Trans Trending-Who is Transitioning
http://www.youtube.com/user/EgoRivalry (age 17)
http://www.youtube.com/user/trannieswearprada (age 18)
http://www.youtube.com/user/LumiTalks (age 15)
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAdv3ntureOfChris (age 21)
http://www.youtube.com/user/BayskiC (age 17)
http://www.youtube.com/user/SiddyBorz (age 17)
http://www.youtube.com/user/newmanjesse27 (age 21)
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2eB6-IbT8aN0cgEBB1BNGw (age 15)
When I was a kid, the current trend among teens and young adults was the punk look. Extra piercings, pink or purple hair, safety pins in torn tees, ripped jeans etc. In my teen years, it was New Wave. A cross between punk and goth I suppose. I recall my cousin Tommy and I cutting our hair so that we both had "tails" then. Thats about as trendy as I got, I blame the Til Tuesday video! All generations have had trends that their youth have rebelliously gone through in efforts to reach a healthy adulthood. But regardless of the trend, once the rebellion was over and maturity began setting in, the hair dye grew out, the piercings were removed and a less malcontented clothing donned.
In adulthood we look back on that surface rebellion and smile or laugh at our silliness. We realize as adults true rebellion, high rebellion, has nothing to do with what we look like, or how we want the world to visually perceive us, in fact little to do with ourselves. High rebellion is working to change long established orders, systems, laws etc. Leaving a mark on the world that wasnt there before we got here.
What marks are our Trans Trenders leaving besides the mutilated marks where beautiful breast once had been? Long unknown effects of testosterone poisoning, a surgically mangled body, and a drug altered brain. These arent things that one is going to outgrow and mature past, they are things that kill. That instead of helping to reach within and find the true self, murders that self before it even has the chance to take its first real breath.
This Trans Trend is teaching our female youth that as young women, their core female self isnt worth discovering and that that first breath uttered from the find, isnt worth the effort. And with no parental society or medical community hindering their self hatred, they're being allowed to murder that self right out from underneath themselves.
NO transition is justifiable. Not one. But transitioning teens and even children not old enough for school is something so reprehensible that I dont believe the likes of Harry Benjamin or John Money could have imagined.