I was watching this documentary about China´s new plastic surgery addiction and I noticed the pattern was the same used by the TRAs and the gender surgery industry:
1 - The Cosmetic surgery industry takes advantage of people´s body insecurities and tells them that it´s necessary to get surgery in order to be happy and successful.
2 - People get sucked into a social media world were only perfect and beautiful people live. Normal "plain, ugly" people can´t stop looking at their imperfect bodies and want to change them thinking that will make them finally happy.
3 - The cosmetic surgery industry has apps that show all the flaws of people´s bodies and tells them how to correct them with surgeries.
4 - The cosmetic surgery industry uses influencers that get to test the new surgeries and promote them to their thousands of followers. This creates a culture in which all the people think it´s normal and even necessary to get surgery.
5 - The cosmetic surgery industry lies and tells people that all surgeries are perfectly safe and fine, even when that´s not true and some people end up with permanent body damage.
Replace cosmetic surgery with gender surgeries and it´s basically the same. Notice how the cosmetic surgery industry gets people to obsess over and hate all parts of their bodies (dysphoria, dysmorphia), like the "elf ears" surgeries. Even a doctor in the documentary said that people want to follow trends, and even plastic surgeries become trends.
The only difference is that cosmetic surgery still has some regulations and ethics, but gender surgery has bypassed all that in the name of their sacred "gender identity".
I wanted to share this documentary because it´s very useful to see how social contagion affects people´s idea of their bodies and how industries take advantage of that, I highly recommend it.