Troubled kids are being encouraged to put their own lives on the line for a misguided worldview.
The piece presents Jazz and other trans icons and advocates as lifesavers, on the premise that trans-identifying children will kill themselves without affirmation and transition treatments. The article claims that laws restricting minors’ access to medical transition “could quite literally be a matter of life and death.”
The self-directed hostage-taking in which transgender advocates engage reveals more than they might intend. It presents transgenderism as a compulsive desire that demands an impossible remaking of the world. The compassionate response from men and women of good will must be to develop therapies to mitigate these self-destructive passions, rather than flattering and indulging them.