Lost Boys: Transgender ‘Care’ is Castration by Another Name ━ The European Conservative

There is perhaps no better public example of the horrors of transitioning than Jazz Jennings. He is the young star of a reality show on growing up transgender after his parents “socially transitioned” him at the age of five. He had a hormone blocker implanted into his arm to prevent puberty at age 11. As a result, his penis was too small to create a neo-vagina, and surgeons had to improvise, using surgically removed stomach lining. The neo-vagina split apart, and Jennings has had multiple follow-up surgeries to fix the mess. He has become both obese and deeply depressed.

The TLC reality show features his mother worrying that he will forget to dilate his neo-vagina every day, which is necessary because the body treats it as a wound that it tries to begin healing. Immediately post-surgery, this must be done for at least two hours daily, and for shorter lengths of time later—for a lifetime. If he doesn’t do it, Jennings’ mother commented, she will “wring [Jazz’s] neck.” Jennings is one of the world’s most visible transgender superstars, with a bestselling book targeted at children titled I Am Jazz that is often used in schools. But if you listen to Jennings himself—who has endured the trauma of being a guinea pig since he was a toddler—all of it has failed.

“I just want to feel like myself, like that’s it,” he says at one point on the show. “All I want is to be happy and feel like me, and I don’t feel like me, ever.” That is not the reality that Jennings’ mother and his supportive phalanx of trans activists were hoping to show—but it is the lived reality of many victims of the transgender cult.

ale victims of the transgender craze are the subject of a new documentary by Jennifer Lahl released in January, Lost Boys: Searching for Manhood. Lahl has tackled the trans debate before, most recently in her must-see film The Detransition Diaries: Saving Our Sisters. Lost Boys tells the stories of five detransitioned men who explain what led them on the path to transition and the cultural forces contributing to gender dysphoria in males. It is an important film that offers intelligent and thoughtful answers to a question many have been asking: Why do so many boys think they have been born in the wrong body?

As one young man put it sadly: “It’s self-hatred, not self-love, that drives you [to transition].” As has been previously reported, autistic boys are particularly vulnerable. The autistic mind is very black and white. If they look at the masculine category and conclude that they lack certain characteristics, they might conclude that they are a woman. The Substack newsletter Parents With Inconvenient Truths About Trans (PITT) is packed with heartbreaking stories of how autistic children are sucked into the gender cult.

Many boys have seen transgender porn, which has become a hugely popular and incredibly confusing category. Pornography has the power to rewire the brain and create new arousal patterns, and there are genres of pornography that propel many males on the path to transgenderism.

One of the most sinister revelations in the film details the way older men will groom confused boys online, encouraging them to wear girls’ clothing. “There’s an entire group of predatory men who are exploiting the shame of these young men,” Burgo states. Indeed, pedophile forums have hosted debates about the “benefits” of puberty blockers for young boys, and pedophile groups see the practice of transitioning boys as evidence that they are able to consent to sex.

Finally, the film focuses on the rush to transition that so many young people now experience. These stories are painfully familiar to anyone who covers this subject. One young man talks about his castration, which, like Forrest Smith, he says he regretted “straight away.” Another described waking up from the surgery feeling as if his genitals were still there—a “ghost limb”—and then the nurses showed him his testicles in a plastic bag. Two times a day, he said sadly, he has to dilate his neovagina for thirty minutes. Another noted: “I’m a lifelong patient. I’m sick to death of hospitals.” The five young men, who represent legions more, are trying to find ways to live the rest of their lives, knowing that medical issues will dog them until they die.

Lost Boys is a difficult film to watch, just as Brandon Showalter’s work is difficult to read and to listen to. It is also important. Almost without exception, the transgender medical complex is presented by the mainstream press and the entertainment industry with sanitized language. This is deliberate. They know that if they report the details of little boys like Jazz Jennings having neovaginas created out of excised stomach lining because puberty blockers destroyed his genitals; or that young men are getting castrated with the encouragement of medical professionals; or that those who undergo this “affirming care” will struggle with lifelong complications, the trans movement would collapse under the weight of the ugly truth.

Source: Lost Boys: Transgender ‘Care’ is Castration by Another Name ━ The European Conservative

2 thoughts on “Lost Boys: Transgender ‘Care’ is Castration by Another Name ━ The European Conservative”

  1. This is so sad and excellent up to a certain point – then it becomes an attack – subtle or not so subtle – from the psychologists on feminism and feminists. No, the problem in society is not that masculinity is derided or put down. The problem is the affirmation of masculinity in its violent elements – aggressive sexuality, etc, and the notion that those elements are what make a ‘real male’ … The makers of the film in my opinion should have listened more closely to what the young men are saying, and paid more attention to the outside world – where masculinity is affirmed in its most exaggerated forms or elements. Yes, women as feminists query and critique masculinity, but not masculinity that is accepting of care, comfort, gentleness etc plus strength in a positive sense – but deplores male violence whether against women or men. (Most male violence is against other men, although women are targets of male violence too.) These young men are (in my opinion as I listen) saying that they did not want to endorse male violence or violent sexuality. They wanted to be affirmed in their difference from the stereotypical male/masculinity that is the principal way ‘male’ and ‘masculinity’ is defined and pushed in the social and cultural world. The psychologists here are bordering on the Iron John approach to this issue – which I do not consider is the way to address it. A pity because so much in this film is so good.

  2. You will cry when you reach the end of this film. It is so so sad about the damage done to these young men – but what is so positive is that each of them is recovering – recovering themselves as real living human beings who were born male and now recognise that their sex is important generally and to them. They are making it in the world as men with sensitivity, understanding of themselves, and recognising the importance of maleness as important. Their words are the most important in this film.

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