Transgender: a Handbook for Concerned Parents

If you are a parent and suspect your child might be transgendered, or if a school (or other) official has notified you that your child is transgendered, or if your child feels she/he is transgendered, you are likely feeling many conflicting feelings and are puzzled about what to do next.

This handbook is aimed at shedding light on what seems to be a recent phenomenon, but which actually dates back several centuries.

I feel confident that if parents understand the history of transgenderism, they will better grasp the present transgender situation and how/why/where their (trans) child/teen is situated within it.

I will begin with a condensed history of the transgender movement, followed by an overview of the current recommendations and climate, then finish with some concrete suggestions about how to best see your child through this crisis mentally and physically unharmed.

To fully understand the Transgender Movement, it is important to first understand the history. The current pro-transgender ideology has roots in homosexual history, both directly and indirectly.

Up until the 19th century, homosexuality was considered to be a criminal offense, both actively persecuted and punishable by death. The term “sodomy” was first used in the 11th century and originated from the biblical story of Sodom in the book of Genesis.  In 1533, England enacted the first law criminalizing "the abominable vice of buggery" and making it punishable by hanging.

The first efforts at medicalizing homosexuality originated from legal efforts by medical professionals to decriminalize homosexuality by arguing that it was a condition due to an inborn defect or mental illness.

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825-1895) was a 19th century German lawyer and an early proponent of homosexual rights. Ulrichs believed homosexuality should not be criminalized as it was at that time. Instead, Ulrichs felt homosexual behavior was hereditary (born that way) rather than a chosen behavior, and therefore, he contended that homosexuals should not be punished. He proposed a theory of a "female soul in a male body" as an explanation for himself and others like him.  
The German physician Karl Westphal (1833-1890), as well as others, were influenced by Ulrichs's theories. Westfall’s writings also argued that “contrary sexual sensation” was inborn and should not be prosecuted but rather treated psychiatrically.

Westfall’s idea was translated into French by neurologist Jean Martin Charcot (1825-1893) in 1882 as “inversion of the genital sense” and Charcot argued that "inversion" was a degenerative nerve condition, which he considered to be a serious mental illness as well as a “perversion”.
One such paper by Charcot discussed various "perversions", among them he included both inversion (homosexuality) and fetishism, thus linking romantic same sex attraction with persons (heterosexual males) who garner sexual arousal from wearing/fantasizing of wearing, women’s clothing/being women.

Sexologist Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) popularized the term “sexual inversion” in the early 20th century. But it was Magnus Hirschfeld who coined the term “transsexual” based on previous theories of sexual inversion, i.e homosexuality, further solidifying notions of homosexual minds/spirits being “trapped inside wrong bodies”.

In the 1950’s, as greater medical knowledge of sex hormones coupled with past sexual inversion/homosexual/transsexual theories coalesced, sexologist John Money (who later theorized “Gender Identity”) began experimenting on “correcting” infants/small children who appeared to be intersexed (hermaphroditic), at first through surgeries and later with hormones if required.

At the same time endocrinologist Harry Benjamin (the Father of Transsexualism) began using “female” hormones to treat males he diagnosed as transsexual based on his Gender Disorientation Scale, a scale he heavily borrowed from Dr. Alfred Kinsey (the Kinsey Report-1948), combining Kinsey’s sexuality studies with his transsexual theories.

Benjamin would ONLY treat men who self identified as gay, with female hormones and transsexual surgeries, despite mostly having ONLY a heterosexual male clientele. These alleged “gay” men were candidates for sex changes to allow for their same sex attraction to appear heterosexual after transition. What Benjamin and other sexologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists did not foresee, were the large number of heterosexual (usually married with children) men who fetishized (were sexually aroused by) women’s clothing/women themselves to create underground groups/systems of communication with each other. Communicating amongst themselves and those like them, they shared this transsexual script Benjamin required for sexual transition.

In short, these heterosexual men would spout a general (presumed) effeminate gay male fictional narrative (story) that went something like this: They had always been girlish, liked girl things, since they were quite small, and later began having sexual feelings/attractions toward other males.
These types of false stories put these men on the fast track to transition. This way, their (pretend) attraction toward men, by looking female, they would instead seemingly appear heterosexual, rather than gay.

Since the 50’s and 60’s, transsexualism has been broadened to transgenderism, an umbrella term used to encompass/ensnare a greater pool of males/females who deviate even slightly from firm masculine/feminine (sexual) norms.

Also, the process of transition has greatly transitioned itself over time. Whereby, previously, a trans candidate would be put through a several year process before hormones or surgeries would be administered. Today, hormone prescriptions (“scripts”) are being issued after only a few brief meetings with a therapist/gender specialist and, even more alarming, in some cases, with no actual meeting at all, but issued through online “gender specialists” for a couple of 45 minute sessions.

The feelings/notions/ideas surrounding transition concretely date back to homophobia and established gender norms. Today, despite gay/lesbian progresses, even the best intentioned liberals reveal their internal homophobia by supporting and even encouraging transition for teens, even children who seem gay or lesbian. Nancy boys and tomboy girls are the new targets of the liberal left. Children, if left to their own natures and not mentally/medically interfered with, would likely grow up to be healthy happy adult gay men or lesbian women.

Meanwhile, professionals and parents alike are being force-fed the idea that children are “born in the wrong body”; and pressured in the current climate of political correctness to blindly accept the transgender politics, or else risk being deemed incompetent, unethical, uncaring and abusive.

It is precisely because of this current trend of all or nothing boyhoods/girlhoods that I put this handbook together. For parents who feel/believe there are dimensions of maleness and femaleness, for parents whose child is being labeled transgender by authorities (teachers, counselors, principals etc.), for parents of children drinking the trans Kool-Aid being issued from school soda machines, their friends’ home fridges and far too many virtual water coolers across the interwebs.

Gender Dysphoria: 

This DSM-5 diagnosis was formerly known as Gender Identity Disorder. In order for a diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria today, one must exhibit a strong and persistent cross-gender identification (not merely a desire for any perceived cultural advantages of being the other sex). In children, the disturbance is manifested by six (or more) of the following for at least a 6-month duration and two for adolescents and adults:
  • repeatedly stated desire to be, or insistence that he or she is, the other sex
  • in boys, preference for cross-dressing or simulating female attire; in girls, insistence on wearing only stereotypical masculine clothing
  • strong and persistent preferences for cross-sex roles in make-believe play or persistent fantasies of being the other sex
  • a strong rejection of typical toys/games typically played by one’s sex.
  • intense desire to participate in the stereotypical games and pastimes of the other sex
  • strong preference for playmates of the other sex
  • a strong dislike of one’s sexual anatomy
  • a strong desire for the primary (e.g., penis, vagina) or secondary (e.g., menstruation) sex characteristics of the other gender
In adolescents and adults, the disturbance is manifested by symptoms such as a stated desire to be the other sex, frequent passing as the other sex, desire to live or be treated as the other sex, or the conviction that he or she has the typical feelings and reactions of the other sex.

Persistent discomfort with his or her sex or sense of inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex.

In children, the disturbance is manifested by any of the following: in boys, assertion that his penis or testes are disgusting or will disappear or assertion that it would be better not to have a penis, or aversion toward rough-and-tumble play and rejection of male stereotypical toys,
games, and activities; in girls, rejection of urinating in a sitting position, assertion that she has or will grow a penis, or assertion that she does not want to grow breasts or menstruate, or marked aversion toward normative feminine clothing.

In adolescents and adults, the disturbance is manifested by symptoms such as preoccupation with getting rid of primary and secondary sex characteristics (e.g., request for hormones, surgery, or other procedures to physically alter sexual characteristics to simulate the other sex) or belief that he or she was born the wrong sex.

The disturbance is not concurrent with a physical intersex condition.

The disturbance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Gender Dysphoria while rare, has become so overblown it is synonymous with anything a child or adult locates specifically within the camp Male or the camp Female. Such as a male child/teen/adult preferring the colour pink. Societal gender norm extremes are making such preferences so uncomfortable, for many, general likes and dislikes can only become comfortable if/when performed as the imagined opposite sex. Gender Dysphoria, in the real, while informed by the external world (pink=girl, blue=boy), it does not occur because of the external world itself. Therefore pronouns or colours or clothing or bathrooms etc might make one uncomfortable, they cannot make one dysphoric. Dysphoria occurs through ongoing physical changes to the body, such as menstruation and possibly erections. Both however are treatable with understanding, shame removal, development of positive self image.


The political/social function of the transgender term is precisely to remove any and all exactness. This allows the confused, the young, the abused, the different/the wannabes and everyone in between to try on the transgender jacket. If one tries it on, one is more likely to make a purchase. 

Popular Transgenderism-Trans Trends-Playing with Identities:

Some of the ways youths are trying on transgenderism is through surface alterations such as haircuts/styles, clothing, pronouns and chosen names. One, or a combination, or all, are then employed by the youth to be used usually with trusted friends. Any hints of approval or feelings of uniqueness and the youth will step up their transgender game. This may mean “coming out” to friends, parents, family, even teachers etc. Some youths are getting a lot of support and approval in their transgender garb, from family, friends and school authorities. Those that do not, have thousands of internet forums, promoting transition, and in the case of YouTube videos, bragging about how “great” it is now that they are on hormones or have had “top surgery” and how much “better” they feel, all urging the youth to persist in spite of obstacles. This surface trendy transition, in name only, isn’t truly transgender. It is potentially the beginning of becoming transgender, but it is not yet mentally/physically transgender itself.

Transgender-Trans Reality vs Trans Trend (Fad):

The Trans Fad, or as we refer to it, Trans Trending that has all too fast become all the rage, particularly among lesbian youth, consists of only the most rudimentary transition. Think of it as a kind of practice transition, since it requires no medical (hormonal/surgical) transition. But do NOT take these practice runs any less seriously than medical transition, because trans practicing can quite easily lead to medical transition.

Trans Fad Signs Your Teen may be Displaying:
  • Male teens wanting to grow/style hair in ways typical of females/female teens wanting to cut/style hair in ways associated with males. .
  • Change in clothing choices toward clothes traditionally labeled opposite sexed.
  • Males trying to hide/tuck their genitals. Females binding or attempting to bind their breasts. Binding consists of trying to smash breasts down so they appear less female. This is often tried by using ace bandages or purchasing binders (heavy tight bras that hide breasts rather than support or accentuate them) online.
  • If you monitor internet use, watch for your teen spending hours on trans-related websites       and/or watching trans-related videos, particularly YouTube.          
  • Becoming overly sensitive and focused about their body/appearance being too feminine in the case of girls, too masculine in the case of boys.              
  • Overhearing them or their friends using opposite sex names and/or pronouns toward  themselves.
  • Asking to be referred to by opposite sex pronouns or names, “Coming out” to you as transgendered.
  • Asking/pleading to be taken to a Gender Therapist/Specialist. (Not a good idea-more on this later)
  • Desperate teen males may sneak/take their mothers/sisters birth control pills. Female teens involved in sports may try to or obtain steroids.
Transgender Actuality:

There are numerous procedures involved in transitioning males and females, none of them sound, and none of them leading to an actual change in sex. All transition procedures are cosmetic first and functionality second

Transgender Procedures for Teen and Adult Males
  • Electrolysis (hair removal) usually on the face, torso and scrotum, which is necessary for vaginoplasty later on.
  • Orchiectomy-removal of healthy testicles, leaving the scrotal sack empty.
  • Vaginoplasty-using the penis and scrotal sack to create a neo-vagina, if needed skin grafts from the colon are used in vaginoplasty.
  • FFS-Facial Feminization Surgeries usually involving modifying brow, jaw, cheek, nose and other facial structures scaled down to appear more feminine.
  • Breast Implants.
  • Voice feminization Surgery-Involves slimming (or shortening) the thick male vocal chords in effort to raise the voice.
  • Tracheal Shave-shaving of the Adam’s Apple to appear less male.
Some effects of male transition surgeries:
  • Orchiectomy permanently removes the possibility for future reproduction, unless sperm is frozen beforehand.
  • Unless extensive painful electrolysis of the scrotum is successful, the scrotal sack used to create the labia minora (inner neo-vagina lips) will sprout pubic hair, causing ongoing yeast infections.
  • The Neo-Vagina may require multiple surgeries if one or more of the neo-vaginal walls prolapses (the wall’s lining falls through the neo-vaginal opening).
  • Regular douching is necessary to prevent yeast infections to the neo-vagina.
  • Sexual pleasure and orgasm are compromised and in many cases no longer possible.
  • FFS-Facial Feminization Surgeries carry many risks; from nerve damage, change in speech, blood clots, necrosis, paralysis, and death for surgeries requiring anesthesia.
  • Voice feminization Surgery risks permanent loss of voice.
See Facial Feminization Surgery pictures here.
See Vaginoplasty Surgery pictures here here and here.

Transgender Procedures for Teen and Adult Female:
  • Breast Binding-using ace bandages, extra small or multiple sports bras or purchasing compression vests (binders) online in effort to flatten breasts.
  • Packing-stuffing underwear/purchasing artificial “softie” dildos to stuff underwear with.
  • STP Devices-Varying devices from homemade to purchased used by females to urinate with while standing at a urinal.
  • Top Surgery-surgical removal of both healthy breasts for the purpose of passing better as male.
  • Hysterectomy/oophorectomy-surgical removal of healthy female reproductive organs.
  • Bottom Surgeries-Vaginectomy-total removal and closure of the vagina, usually in conjunction with phalloplasty and some Metoidioplasty cases. Metoidioplasty-severing clitorial ligaments in effort to make the testosterone treated enlarged clitoris appear longer. Neo-phalloplasty depending on the surgical method, using the female genitals, forearm tissue, thigh tissue, calf tissue and sometimes lower leg bone to rudely construct an artificial neo-penis.
Some effects of female transition practices and surgeries:
  • Breast binding dangers included but not limited to:
  1. Bruised and/or Fractured Ribs
  2. Lung Problems
  3. Back Problems
  4. Vessel and tissue damage
  5. Decreased blood flow to the heart, increasing the risk of a heart attack
  6. Decreased lung capacity (30-40% capacity)
  7. Blood Clots
  8. Costochondritis - Inflammation of the ribs
  9. Permanent loss of sensation/numbness of the chest area
  10. Death
  • Packing can cause general chaffing and increased odor and possible rise in yeast infection to the female genital region.
  • Females using STP Devices to access Men’s Restrooms/Locker rooms increase risk for violence and sexual assault if the female’s sex becomes known or suspect.
  • Top Surgery leaves distinct permanent scarring. Top Surgery scar tissue can/does limit upper body range of motion. Top Surgery reduces breast cancer risk, but does not eliminate it. If there is a familial link to breast cancer, Top Surgery can make mammograms near impossible, thereby increasing mortality from transgender patients perceiving no risk to lowering cancer detection if suspected. As with any major surgery requiring anesthesia, general risks apply to Top Surgery also.  
  • Hysterectomy/oophorectomy-outside of general surgery risks, permanent sterilization.
  • Bottom Surgeries-complications from these surgeries are too numerous to outline. A brief list of major complications are loss of sexual sensitivity, loss of ability to orgasm, damaging scarring of the genital area, forearms, lower leg, thigh, upper side of torso, stomach. Necrosis of the neo penis. Permanent damage to forearms, lower leg, thigh, upper side of torso. Urinary fistulas. Urinary retention. Ongoing infections to the genital area. Haematomas.
See Top Surgery pictures here.
See Metoidioplasty Surgery pictures here.
See Phalloplasty Surgery pictures and information here here and here

Transgender Hormone Treatment

Usually the first course of medical treatment for Gender Dysphoria is hormones/hormone blockers. If the Gender Dysphoric patient chooses to transition and maintain the appearance of the opposite sex, hormones will need to be administered throughout the course of the life of the patient.
Hormones used in Males transitioning for the purpose of appearing Female:
  • Anti-androgen drugs-used to block the effects of natural testosterone produced by/made up of the male body.
  • Estrogen-synthetic hormone used to produce secondary female traits such as softer skin, possible increase in breast tissue, increase in subcutaneous fat around hips, facial softening and overall body.
  • Progestagens-used occasionally if/when estrogens do not seem to be working/working fast enough.
Side effects of Cross Sex hormone use in Male transition including but not limited to:
  • Liver strain/liver disease
  • Blood clots
  • Increased risk for diabetes
  • Increased risk for heart disease
  • Increased risk of gallstones
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Heart rhythm changes due to high increase levels of potassium in blood.
  • Changes in sexual attraction
Lasting Cross Sex hormone changes in Males if Transition is stopped:
  • breast growth and sterility
Hormones used in Female transitioning for the purpose of appearing Male:
  • Puberty Blockers-Drugs that suppress the body’s natural growth hormones released from pituitary gland.
  • Testosterone-synthetic hormone used to produce secondary male traits in females, such as redistribution of subcutaneous fat, increase in visceral fat. Increase in musculature. Thickens skin. Courser/increase body hair, male pattern baldness. Increase sex drive. Increased body and vagina odor. Thicker vocal chords, lowering the voice. Increase clitorial growth by several centimeters. Halts menstruation.
Side effects of Cross Sex hormone use in Female transition including but not limited to:
  • Increase in red blood cells
  • Acne
  • Liver disease
  • Developing symptoms that mimic PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
  • Arterial Stiffness

  • Insulin resistance
  • Increased kallikreins (increasing cancer growth)
  • Increase in homocysteine (increasing early signs of heart disease)
  • Increase in weight/visceral fat and hematocrit
  • Increase in Triglycerides
  • Diabetes
  • Increase in varying cancers (breast/uterine/ovarian) due the aromatization of testosterone-meaning the female body will naturally try to regulate to is natural female state. In doing so, the high level of testosterone regularly introduced for the purpose of transition will be converted to an estrogen. The increase then of this synthetic estrogen, increases cancer risks.
  • Thinning of vaginal walls.
  • Increase in vaginal diseases (ongoing yeast/bacterial infections)
  • Ongoing urinary tract infections
  • Potential sterility
  • Changes in sexual attraction/behaviour
  • Changes in emotional range/temper and general temperament
  • Autoimmune diseases
Lasting Cross Sex hormone changes in Females if Transition is stopped:
  • Hair loss
  • Vocal changes
  • Clitoral growth

In short, diagnosing transgenderism (Gender Dysphoria) is as fraught with complications as the hormones and surgeries used to treat the so called illness. If this weren't complicated enough, Gender Dysphoria is now being legally diagnosed/treated in children as young as two and three. Our world has taken a steep turn from earlier movements aimed at increasing gender limits placed on males and females, to diagnosing boys and girls who play with the “wrong” toy. For all the causes that both sexes have plenty reason to feel uncomfortable with, pathologizing and pathologizing for profit our uneasiness with a tighter Gender Straight Jacket, is only increasing this medically sanctioned self harm called Transgender. 

I'll leave you with some general tips for parents/guardians, interested parties:

1). Try to listen without overreacting or judging. Reacting judgmentally cuts off the opportunity to have a meaningful discussion.

2). Remain calm and rational. It is important to create a safe space to discuss difficult topics openly. If necessary, simply say you need a bit of time to think about the situation before discussing further. Use this time to increase your knowledge on Gender Dysphoria. 

3). Don’t over-empathize.  Adolescents' emotions and ideas are often transient, and if you jump on the bandwagon prematurely, you can inadvertently reinforce an issue that may have blown over if left alone.  

4). On the other hand, if you argue vehemently against what the adolescent is saying, it may provoke rebellion. Therefore, try to keep your responses loving in tone but neutral in content.  

5). Gather information. Gather information at first by using open-ended questions to get a full picture: When did these feelings start to occur?  What prompted these feelings?  What is going on in his/her life right now?  Etc. 

5). Avoid lecturing.  Avoid being condescending and try to avoid personal statements that will cause your child/adolescent to become defensive.

6). Communicate in clear, concrete terms and avoid wordy, abstract terminology.

7). Encourage research and critical thinking into the reasons behind the transgender trend and into the risks/complications of hormones and surgeries

8). Redirect. Seek and encourage activities/interests that improve general body image and/or self-confidence, such as:  weight lifting, sports, aikido or other martial arts, running, art, writing, crafts, etc.

9). Find positive, strong same-sex (gender) role models through books, TV, movies, articles, internet, etc. 

10).  Monitor internet use.  Much of the transgender trend is fueled through online information and social media connections, where tips for dangerous practices such as breast-binding are freely shared and encouraged.  

11). Attempt to determine if other issues are occurring which could be complicating the situation.  For instance, depression, suicidal ideation, cutting, anxiety, eating disorders, peer/social or learning difficulties, relationship challenges, drug/alcohol use, etc. all could create significant distress and need to be considered and addressed. If a suicide attempt has been made or expressed, or even strongly suspected seek immediate assistance. 

12). Don’t automatically give in to calling the child/adolescent by preferred gendered pronouns. For example, don’t automatically start to refer to your daughter as “he” or “him”.  Don’t make a big deal about it nor be rude about it; but, rather, simply start by asking for their patience in your adjusting to the situation, and say that you need time to process everything, in order to buy you some time to figure out how to proceed.  

13).  Do your own research, and question what you read.  When a news story cites a statistic, do they give the source of the data?  If so, check out the actual source to determine how the study was conducted (How many subjects?  What were the conditions? How long did the study last? Etc.).  If no source is given, then it is likely that it is just more transgender propaganda being passed along to the gullible public designed to garner sympathy and promote transition.

14) If you choose or need to seek mental help for your child/teen or for yourself in the form of a therapist/psychologist/psychiatrist, becareful. Many in the psychiatric industry advocate strongly for transition where gender deviations are expressed. We cannot recommend strongly enough to steer clear of Gender Therapists/Gender Specialists. Find a mental health professional who will be more objective and less subjective. 

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  1. Makes sense to me....more parents should read this!

  2. The parents who most need a handbook like this, but who would never read it, are, I'm convinced, (criminally?) insane. Dirt, have you seen this yet?

    "FTM Top Surgery for Sky"

    Sky is a girl with Down Syndrome who is unable to write. Her mother, Mary, is seeking funds for her intellectually disabled daughter to have the "uncomfortable masses" on her chest surgically removed -- i.e., to have a double mastectomy:

    "My name is Sky. Most of you know me as Mary’s son. My mom writes this for me, to help with your understanding. I may be a stranger to many of you reading this, but you may be familiar with my plight.

    "I have come a ways on my journey as a transgender young man, feeling awkward and out of place in the female assigned body in which I was born. Realizing my male identity, I have felt since early puberty that this is wrong, that this isn’t the way a dude’s body is supposed to appear. I have, accordingly, worn multiple baggy layers to cover the uncomfortable masses on my chest for the last many years and tried to convince everyone that I came across that it’s not me, that I’m a guy. It pains me even to look at an image of myself ... "

    1. The link no longer works. Could be a hoax. If you find evidence to the contrary, link again.


    2. I know ... it just doesn't seem possible. But apparently it's really happening. By now you may have seen Gallus' report:

    3. Wow. If indeed this report about Sky is accurate, words cannot adequately describe how despicable these so-called "professionals" are. I hope Karma is taking notes.

    4. Dirt: I saw that link too. It could be they violated GoFundMe's rules, whether it's a hoax or not.

    5. YouCaring, not GoFundMe. The link worked for me. Might have been a temporary outage.

  3. Sadly, I do not believe it is a hoax. I saw the page that the mother put up to ask for donations for her Down Syndrome daughter's top surgery with my own eyes. 4thwave now linked to it from her blog. Try this link:

    I took a screen shot but am too technologically challenged to post it.

  4. Transgendered is not a word. You're a complete idiot and don't understand anything.

  5. "would likely grow up to be healthy happy adult gay men or lesbian women."

    Healthy, adult feminine men and mascline women, regardless of orientation, rather.

  6. Thank you. This could have been written for me. Thank you.

  7. Thank you thank you thank you! So needed to hear this. You are doing important work here.

  8. I think my daughter now believes she is a gay male. She just asked us if she can go out on a date w a gay boy. I feel like I am stuck in an SNL I laugh or cry??? Has anyone experienced this with their teen daughter who says she is trans?

    1. Dont entertain her notions of being transgender. Taking testosterone as a heterosexual female, will alter her sexual/romantic attraction to females. She needs to be informed of the reality of poisonous hormones and mutilative surgeries.


  9. A constructed "vagina" may use skin grafts from someone's colon? That's your intestine. That's what feces travels through. There is nothing "vagina" at all about that. Not even remotely. These people are sick and so are the doctors passing these nasty patches of colon and penis and scrotum off as a "vagina." They're the ones who need to be in mental hospitals if they think that something made out of a male's genitals and his intestines qualify as a "vagina."

    A vagina isn't some decorative thing. Vaginas and breasts on women are not some independently-existing attributes just to look attractive. They are symptoms of her underlying female reproductive capacity. The vagina isn't just a tube for sex, its function is for sexual reproduction and the expulsion of menses so that a woman's uterus can rejuvenate itself every month. It's not decorative. It's functional. The function of breasts is to feed the babies that a woman gives birth to. I get that not all women have children (I'm one of them), but these are the original purposes of all these organs. So, to have a male try to put them on himself when they serve NONE of the function that they're supposed to do on him, and are made out of nasty bits of male parts and just horrifying and disgusting. I mean, I didn't know my brain could actually get nauseous from reading something, but damn...

  10. The fact that this "handbook" is being legitimately looked at by parents is absolutely terrifying. This is why the transgender suicide rate is so high. Manipulating a child is more likely to get them killed than to steer them away from "transgenderism" (which isn't a word, by the way). I feel physically nauseous reading this "how to take advantage of your child's trust and risk lifelong trauma/ death book". It's truly baffling to me that there are people who would rather risk having a dead child (from forcing their assigned sex onto them) to letting them realize their identity.

    1. Do some research, dimwit. The suicide rate remains high for even those who have transitioned. Not such a wonderful "cure" after all.

    2. (maybe the suicide rate remains high because trans people- like other LGBT people, who also have higher suicide rates than the general population- are more at risk for bullying, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other traumatic experiences. not to mention that internalizing transphobic messages from society, like that you are sick or predatory or disgusting just for existing as a trans person, can be traumatic in and of itself. but thats just what research suggests so what does that matter)

  11. Some where deep down, I fear this isn't somebody's poor attempt to write satire.

    1. Somewhere NOT so deep down, I see an idiot attempting to be witty

  12. You get people killed like this... You teach parents their best option is to be scared and unaccepting... If you would actually invest time in the facts around transgender individuals, you'd see that it is not AT ALL about fitting inside gender norms. Sure, you feel wrong when they are forced upon you. But they are not the reason you transition! Tell me, if you woke up in a different body tomorrow, would you still feel like yourself? The answer is yes, so tell me why your own identity could not be transgender in nature? There is a proven difference in the development of an embryo during pregnancy, there are brain regions found being different in trans individuals... It is just as valid as sexual orientation, you just ARE trans. The high suicide rate is due to people NOT being able to transition! Present me with OBJECTIVE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH to back up your DANGEROUS claims.

    1. There are no "claims" here, merely facts based on transgender lives. Suicide rates ONLY increase once an individual begins cross sex hormones, NOT before. Long term studies have long established these stats. Denial only works when you live in a bubble, see what happens when you venture out?


    2. Anon @ July 17, 2018 at 3:39 PM: Look more closely at that suicide rate propaganda. Suicide rates REMAIN high after transition. So that claim is simply BS to get people (and insurance companies and parents) to buy into the emotional blackmail of "don't dare question my delusion or I'll KILL myself". If suicide rates remain high AFTER transition, clearly, that is PROOF that transition is not the cure-all that proponents claim it to be. Also, it is indicative of deep-seated, on-going mental issues that need to be addressed without the use of dangerous hormones and surgeries. You're not fooling anyone with your pseudo-scientific malarkey. Look at the studies. Really look at them. How many subjects? Methodology? Correlation versus causation? Long-term versus short-term results? YOU are the one who needs to look more closely at the research with MUCH more of a critical thought process. You (everybody)have been sold a load of manure and you're lapping it up like ice cream. When this sinister trend du jour is over, it will leave a lot of broken lives in it's wake.

    3. Wow I love all these cool Generic Studies everybody keeps sourcing cause that's super convincing and a very sound argument! I didn't know that All The Studies had definitively proved trans people are crazy freaks that need to be forcibly cured of their delusions! Glad the pseudo-scientific trans malarkey has been defeated with pure science.

  13. Perfect and useful. I say it as a proud straight detransitioner (proud of detransition). I wasn't victim of any abuse in childhood, I was just a tomboy and transtrending (trans fad) was a peer pressure on me when I was 14 - 15 years old. Now I'm 23 and I am an adult tomboy woman. I am deeply concerned by transtrending.

  14. Transphobia running rampant. Get with the times.


Missing Person Kristin Snyder: Lost in a Sea of Myths Pt 4

Next up in our series on the The Lost Women of NXIVM mockumentary is Joseph O’Hara of Albany, NY. O'Hara was an attorney who worked fo...