Children are being bombarded by media and social media propaganda asserting that a vast number of people are trapped in bodies having the “wrong” sex organs, and celebrating the “T’s in the LGBTQ+ interest-group-of-convenience as the cool new martyrs. Thus an increasing number of these children convince their woke and irresponsible parents, and doctors who would rather be politically correct than “do no harm,” to divert their fates from the natural biological path to something else, because everybody is doing it, or everybody is saying it’s the right thing to do. It shouldn’t take much to figure out this is a terrible trend based on terrible reasoning, but there are so many such trends and ideas flourishing now that it’s hard to bat them all away.
And so we have the case of 23-year-old Keira Bell in Great Britain, who is suing a National Health Service gender clinic that she says should have challenged her decision to transition to male as a teenager. A tomboy as a child, Keira says her determination to switch gender gradually built up as she found out more about transitioning online, and “one step led to another.”
Well, yes, that’s how most things work, unless adults, like parents and trained professionals, stop children from taking those next steps. She was referred to a clinic at the age of 16, and after three one-hour-long appointments she was prescribed puberty blockers. One step led to another until she had her breasts removed.
“I should have been challenged on the proposals or the claims that I was making for myself,” she now says. “And I think that would have made a big difference as well. If I was just challenged on the things I was saying.”
Keira decided to stop taking testosterone last year and now says she’s a female, but it’s juuuust a little late. She’s angry, and believes she’s a victim. “I was allowed to run with this idea that I had, almost like a fantasy, as a teenager…. and it has affected me in the long run as an adult. I’m very young. I’ve only just stepped into adulthood and I have to deal with this kind of burden or radical difference – in comparison to others at least.”
She’s a victim, all right…of bad and lazy parents, of unethical doctors, of an arrogant, destructive “woke” culture, of activists exploiting the young and naive for their own ends, of , in short, The Great Stupid, a period in Western culture where we have forgotten what works, and will have to re-learn the hard way what we once instinctively understood.