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They invest so much in their transition, and make highly detailed videos about what they've experienced. But try debating with any of them and it quickly becomes apparent to me that they have a very superficial understanding of what they are doing. They can basically only recite the bullet points on the informed consent forms but they don't know what any of it means. Common things I've seen:

  1. Poor understanding of research. "We don't have any research to say that it DOES harm you!" First of all, we do, but even if we didn't, that's not evidence that wrecking your hormones is a safe thing to do. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

  2. A belief that unethical doctors are extremely rare, and CERTAINLY never found in the transgender healthcare field! Even if they do acknowledge bad ethics en masse, they view it as historical atrocity. Or, they act like the opioid crisis and transition treatments don't come from the same field.

  3. Very vague knowledge of what hormones do. They know how hormones can change appearance but don't know what else they do for the body.

  4. Baaaaarely wikipedia level of understanding of DSDs.

  5. They think individual features all come together so that they will pass. "Some men are short." "Some men have big butts." "Some men don't grow much facial hair." They don't realize that individual features don't overrule the entire presentation. Humans can easily tell the difference between a short man and a tall woman. And there's a recitation vibe to it- like they are repeating what doctors have told them. It feels like these doctors are trying to convince TIFs that if they retain very female features, they will still pass.

  6. Early hysterectomies and the link to dementia is always news to them. "I have NEVER heard that." That's their dismissal, too, to imply that you're a nut with weird beliefs.

Maybe detransitioners can weigh in, here. But I just don't think doctors do a thorough job, helping their patients fully understand their new medications. Isaac, a detrans TIM, recorded his therapist being glib and shady. I know that's just his therapist and not his doctor. But combined with the way TIFs discuss this online, it seems like doctors in the gender business don't fully inform. As a habit. Dr. Gallagher feigns transparency by talking about her surgical techniques- "wee little chonkies-" but does she talk about dementia?

They invest so much in their transition, and make highly detailed videos about what they've experienced. But try debating with any of them and it quickly becomes apparent to me that they have a very superficial understanding of what they are doing. They can basically only recite the bullet points on the informed consent forms but they don't know what any of it means. Common things I've seen: 1. Poor understanding of research. "We don't have any research to say that it DOES harm you!" First of all, we do, but even if we didn't, that's not evidence that wrecking your hormones is a safe thing to do. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. 2. A belief that unethical doctors are extremely rare, and CERTAINLY never found in the transgender healthcare field! Even if they do acknowledge bad ethics en masse, they view it as historical atrocity. Or, they act like the opioid crisis and transition treatments don't come from the same field. 3. Very vague knowledge of what hormones do. They know how hormones can change appearance but don't know what else they do for the body. 4. Baaaaarely wikipedia level of understanding of DSDs. 5. They think individual features all come together so that they will pass. "Some men are short." "Some men have big butts." "Some men don't grow much facial hair." They don't realize that individual features don't overrule the entire presentation. Humans can easily tell the difference between a short man and a tall woman. And there's a recitation vibe to it- like they are repeating what doctors have told them. It feels like these doctors are trying to convince TIFs that if they retain very female features, they will still pass. 6. Early hysterectomies and the link to dementia is always news to them. "I have NEVER heard that." That's their dismissal, too, to imply that you're a nut with weird beliefs. Maybe detransitioners can weigh in, here. But I just don't think doctors do a thorough job, helping their patients fully understand their new medications. Isaac, a detrans TIM, recorded his therapist being glib and shady. I know that's just his therapist and not his doctor. But combined with the way TIFs discuss this online, it seems like doctors in the gender business don't fully inform. As a habit. Dr. Gallagher feigns transparency by talking about her surgical techniques- "wee little chonkies-" but does she talk about dementia?

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Because most of them are so young. Their puberties seem to be the triggering event for a lot of them. 13 - 16 years-old are not really self aware at that age.

The transitions are something they can all focus on. Which is why their Trans timelines are important to them.

There isn't a lot of curiosity about their bodies, because they are trying to remove everything Female about their bodies including hysterectomy.

17 years ago this would have been girls diagnosed with body dysmorphia. They would have been self harmers with other underlying mental illness problems.

I certainly thing age is a factor with some, but for me the linking factor across all ages is ignorance and a lack of curiosity.

I know one transitioning NB woman, she’s in her early 30s and she is one of the most uneducated people I know, despite being a graduate. She asks a lot of questions and you think she’s a curious person, but she never seeks out information on her own. She’s not stupid, if you give her info she can process it, but she puts it through zero filters in her own brain and discards it if it’s uninteresting to her.

People like her are primed for this movement, or any movement where you need to look at it uncritically to believe. I believe social media is successfully grabbing these people and brainwashing them on dozens of topics at all times. Tweet after tweet about how vulnerable trans people are, and they’ll just believe it because there is no impetus for them to find out more and they don’t ever question anything.

This is the way of ALL religions. Promise them paradise, in knowing a simple truth that will set them free. That they can be anything they imagine including men.

Judith Habersham a Queer Theorists has slowly been deconstructing her body. I'm her 50th year she had top surgery. In 2018 she had the audacity to encourage Feminist to lean into their Femininity.

Someone posited that Gen Z was going to fight this war of Ideologies. I doubt this is going to happen, because the 50% of their generation are being raised in Conservative households in the US.

All the Federal Courts have a majority GOP seated. They have SCOTUS and now the passing Draconian laws to suppress the vote. Gerrymandering is icing on this authoritative cake.

Anglophone Countries are trying to pass Draconian laws to permanently silence Gender Heretics.

We will win some major victories. Eventually wine he war. But it will be at a real cost.