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How ‘peer contagion’ may play into
the rise of teen girls transitioning

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Posted By: Ribicon, 6/30/2020 12:31:26 PM

In the last decade, diagnosis of “gender dysphoria”—severe discomfort in one’s biological sex—has exploded across the West. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of gender surgeries for natal females in the US quadrupled; in the UK, the rates of gender dysphoria for teenage girls are up 4,400 percent over the previous decade.(Snip) Intrigued by the statistical unlikelihood, Littman began to study the phenomenon and, in 2018, published the results. She hypothesized that transgender identification had become one more peer contagion among adolescent females. Anxiety-ridden, middle-class girls who once engaged in cutting or anorexia were now wearing “binders” (breast-compressing undergarments)

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As a Marxist nation, we celebrate and elevate mental illness and extreme sexual deviancy as moral superiority. Never mind the young lives ruined; we have progress to make.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/30/2020 12:44:28 PM (No. 461899)
Johns Hopkins quit doing gender-reassignment surgery in the early 80s because their research concluded that the patients needed psychiatric counseling more than surgery. Yet, here we are 40 years later, making the same mistakes we made in the 60s and 70s. Only this time, there will be many more victims.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: The Remnants 6/30/2020 12:51:15 PM (No. 461913)
Could the phenomenon have anything to do with male and female aborted fetal cells being used in vaccines? I know nothing about it, but just wondered when it all began.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: seamusm 6/30/2020 12:58:09 PM (No. 461933)
It is rooted in an evil and ancient ideology that Men are as God and freely able to create (or re-create) themselves as they would choose. It has exploded now because of our technologic advances allowing instant worldwide social media ideas to spread ideologic falsehoods and peer pressure faster than Covid-19. The only way back is probably to home school but absolutely to refuse our children free access to social media whether by smart phones, email, or whatever.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/30/2020 1:02:56 PM (No. 461938)
I have species dysphoria. I really want to be a pampered house cat but I just can't bring myself to lick my butt.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Faithfully 6/30/2020 1:22:09 PM (No. 461964)
Little girls see their mothers swooning over the like of Ellen what do you expect? They want the same approval. The classroom reinforces the mental illness and the kids have never set foot in Church.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sandpiper 6/30/2020 1:36:10 PM (No. 461991)
THIS! What this article says! This is what my teenage granddaughter in high school has to deal with. It is so normal to be “trans”, the pressure is so great, that unless you specifically identify yourself as “straight” it is assumed you are trans. Church attendance doesn’t matter. We have a number of girls my granddaughters age at church who identify themselves as trans but keep it hidden from their parents. Some “come out” later when they go to college. No surprise, this is in the very liberal SF Bay Area.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: RuckusTom 6/30/2020 1:47:44 PM (No. 462005)
Social media.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: pearlyjo 6/30/2020 2:23:44 PM (No. 462043)
I wonder if these young women are becoming the men they can't find in their homes, schools and social circles. They are looking for the strong man that they can rely on and he isn't there. For whatever reason, and there are many, men aren't there for these ladies. So, voila, they are the men they need.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 6/30/2020 2:58:22 PM (No. 462093)
It used to be that ugly fat chicks became feminists to make excuses for why they never had a date with a guy. Then they decided to be lesbians, to make excuses why they could never get a date with a guy. Now they want to pretend to be a guy. Ugly fat girls are really sad, they drive people away. The overwhelming majority of them, if they would lose some weight and lose some serious attitude, could be loved by lots of guys.....but seems like they'd rather keep the nasty attitude and the layers of fat. Actually, if they only lost the attitude, their odds are very high of finding a guy. I guess it's easier to stay mean. It's still sad to see.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Suzi 6/30/2020 3:56:01 PM (No. 462164)
Vaccinations contain fetal tissue....DNA. For a couple decades these kids have been inoculated with DNA that contains X and Y chromosomes of other humans. I think this plays a role in “gender confusion”.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: chumley 6/30/2020 4:24:29 PM (No. 462188)
When my daughters were in school in the early 2000's, it was very stylish for a girl to come out as gay, and there is always massive pressure to be stylish. Some of them were very pretty. Nowadays all are married to men and have children. If there is an upside to all this, none of those girls got pregnant before they were married. But now we have the down side. Just like with tattoos and piercings, they mutilate themselves with mastectomies and hormones so if they change their mind and decide they are normal, its too late. The damage is done and is irreversible. Pretty high price for being stylish.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 6/30/2020 4:30:27 PM (No. 462197)
There is no doubt in my mind that peer contagion is a real effect.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: thewarden 6/30/2020 4:53:28 PM (No. 462224)
A friend’s daughter developed mental illness as a teen and they put her on “the spectrum” at one point. Very smart, musically gifted. She and her younger brother were raised by liberals, had very little self control—were brats. Poor dear is, well, very homely. Not that it should matter but sadly it does in this world. She became more unhinged and before her senior year in high school, they sent her off to a special girls school in another state. This is where she decided to “transition”. She walked out of the school on her 18th birthday. They brought her home, acquiesced to her list of “demands” (it was unreal). 2 years later she finally got her GED, changed her name to a “guy” name and is taking hormones (and has a beard!). I think it’s a combo of mental illness and definitely peer pressure/social media. It’s very sad...my friend is very angry “at God”.
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