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Infuriating CBC Segment Pushes "Trans Youth"
Surprising absolutely no one
I’m not shocked that Canada’s national broadcaster continues to uncritically push gender ideology and the idea of “trans” kids and teens, but I am no less disgusted at its latest attempt to spread the propaganda of the rainbow cult.
Recently, The National released a segment called “What it’s like to fight for health care as a trans teen.”
“Being a transgender kid or teen living anywhere in Canada comes with challenges,” begins Paige Parsons. “It can be especially tough encountering attitudes that challenge their very existence.”
What she really means is that it can be tough encountering any challenge to the ridiculous and inhumane idea that somebody can existentially be the wrong sex.
Parsons visits a “trans” teen named Crow Heyden-Kaye in Ponoka, Alberta, an 18-year-old young woman who describes herself as an “outcast.”
“I came out to select few people and like, immediately it was like something clicked,” says Heyden-Kaye, describing her decision to come out as transgender.
In her accompanying article to the segment, Parsons further explains that Heyden-Kaye “was in Grade 8 when a worksheet handed out during class asked students to consider how they would describe their gender.” This is when she apparently realized that “girl” didn’t fit how she felt inside.
How insidious it is to plant such ideas in the minds of young children. If I had been presented with such a worksheet when I was that age, I would have convinced myself that “girl” didn’t fit either. Many young tomboys or girls who simply felt like “outcasts” could easily say the same.
When Heyden-Kaye came out at the age of 16, her mom booked her an appointment with the family doctor to ask for a referral to an Edmonton gender clinic. Instead of doing as was demanded of him, the doctor asked “weird” questions like what if Heyden-Kaye wanted to get pregnant someday, or had a husband, or wanted to keep her boobs. She called these questions “invasive.”
Obviously, I wasn’t on the call—Perhaps the doctor could have used more tact and perhaps he shouldn’t have asked such pointed questions about her body or made Heyden-Kaye feel like her body was for the use of her future husband. This probably didn’t help with her feelings of disconnection. But it is hardly irrelevant to ask a young person to think about their future relationships and desire for children when making a decision that will have a profound impact on those things.
Like a typical teen, Heyden-Kaye doesn’t feel those questions matter now. Unfortunately, today she is able to act quite easily on such teenage short-sightedness because several adults are eager to help teens like her do so.
One such fool is Dr. Daniel Metzger, a pediatric endocrinologist at the BC Children’s Hospital. Parsons informs us that the oddly twitchy Metzger co-authored a new position statement by the Canadian Pediatric Society endorsing affirming care for “transgender and gender diverse kids,” and he parrots some lies about suicide rates for trans youth.
Parsons then says that many kids and teens are only interested in “social transition” as if that is supposed to put to rest the worries of medicalization, while, in the next breath, she informs us that if kids and teens don’t get cross-sex hormones in time they will go through puberty in a gender that they “don’t identify with.” Make up your mind, Parsons.
She then interviews the smug and self-satisfied Dr. James Makokis, who couldn’t make my brain stop repeating the phrase “the banality of evil.” Makokis “counsels and diagnoses patients with gender dysphoria” from all over Alberta and other provinces.
This is a man who was allowed to grow up effeminate and gay (Makokis ran the Amazing Race Canada with his husband) and with his body fully intact. And now he ensures that young people who see him for their gender issues aren’t afforded the same chance.
Parsons also talks to Helen Kennedy, the executive director of Egale, Canada’s largest “2SLGBTQI” advocacy organization. Kennedy insists that “Politicians need to start looking at the serious consequences of what it means to not provide the care that people need.”
Yes, the care that people need for a problem we invented five minutes ago.
Then we go back to Ponoka and to Heyden-Kaye, who we are told started taking testosterone shortly before she turned 18.
“It's literally been life-changing,” she says. “It feels so much better even with all the weird second puberty stuff. Things are changing for me. It feels really good. I'm so much happier than I was in high school.”
My heart breaks for her. Of course it feels good right now. First of all, it’s always going to feel momentarily great to get something you’ve desired for so long, especially if you’ve convinced yourself it is the solution to your problems. Second of all, testosterone has mood-boosting effects.
It also makes sense to feel relief to finally be done with high school. How many of us weren’t thrilled to put that behind us?
None of this means that this young woman has made the right choice to take levels of testosterone not meant for her body in an attempt to live as a man. That she felt the need to do something so drastic in order to live a happy life and that so many captured adults who should know better happily go along with it is, quite simply, sad.
If she takes the testosterone long enough, she will need a hysterectomy. And that’s assuming she won’t pursue one herself sooner as further “gender-affirming care.” Then, maybe one day, she will realize why her doctor asked her to consider if she might want kids.
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