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As I’ve often pointed out, the news media insists that everything it reports on must be a trend even if it’s just interesting: e.g., “Why Are Women Increasingly Falling in Love with Death Row Murderers?” In reality, nobody knows whether women are increasingly falling in love with Death Row murderers, but the topic is simply interesting, as Tracey Ullman has been pointing out for the last quarter of a century. It would be perfectly reasonable to write about the reasons women fall in love with Death Row murderers without contending that it’s a growing trend. But you are supposed to write about increasing phenomenon.

Thus, if I were a normal journalist, I’d entitle this post something like: “Why Are Journalists Increasingly Framing Everything As an Upward Trend?” But, in truth, I don’t know that this media practice is rising in frequency. It seems pretty common as far back as I can remember.

But there’s one thing that is not a trend. From the New York Times opinion section:

Transgender Childhood Is Not a ‘Trend’
As far back as historians have found evidence of transgender people, they’ve found transgender children.

By Jules Gill-Peterson
Ms. Gill-Peterson is an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and the author of “Histories of the Transgender Child.”

If you can’t trust a professor of English for a valid grasp of statistics, who can you trust?

April 5, 2021

The high visibility of transgender youth in this country is quite recent, but transgender children themselves are not. Indeed, as far back as historians like me have found evidence of transgender people, we have found transgender children. …

If there were a few of a thing in the past and there are many of a thing in the present, that can’t possibly be described as a “trend” because reasons.

In the Arkansas state legislature, Joseph Backholm, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, appeared in front of a House committee reviewing legislation that would ban gender-affirming health care for transgender youth. (The bill was vetoed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday.) Mr. Backholm’s argument in favor of the bill opened with the premise that “the recent increase in those claiming to be transgender can only be described as astronomical” and framed transgender identity as a “cultural phenomenon” of 21st-century teenagers.

The idea that transgender youth are new and poorly understood, and therefore should be treated with intense caution and scrutiny, is reinforced by many opponents of trans children’s access to health care and sports. Perhaps the most literal example is Lisa Littman’s coining of the phrase “rapid onset gender dysphoria” (ROGD), for a supposed condition in which children “suddenly” become transgender because of peer influence and experience gender dysphoria without any warning — to their parents, that is.

Of course, parents can’t possibly be aware of the true gender of their children. What do parents know about their children’s preferences in toys, clothes, cartoons, activities, and the like? Are you purporting that children demand that their parents provide them with gender specific accoutrements? I mean, if I ever had any children, I’d raise them in a completely gender neutral fashion. I’m sure that they’d play equally enthusiastically with whatever purportedly gender-specific toys I choose to give them. Are you saying that I’d be a bad parent and cause my children to cry on Christmas morning by not catering to their gender-stereotypical demands?

ROGD is not a formal mental health diagnosis, and the journal that published Dr. Littman’s article issued a correction and an apology after an outpouring of criticism from doctors and advocates.

In other words, you don’t dare offend the Trans Woke online militia. It’s almost as if M-to-F ex-men are the Navy SEALs of the Woke, who are man-for-man the highest IQ and most aggressive hit-men of Wokeness.

Yet the term is still widely cited by right-wing media and was also offered without context by Mr. Backholm in his testimony to the Arkansas House.

These lines from Abigail Shrier’s 2020 book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,”

Which I reviewed here in “Poison, Mutilate, and Sterilize.”

capture the tenor of the skepticism floating around online: “Three decades ago, these girls might have hankered for liposuction while their physical forms wasted away. Two decades ago, today’s trans-identified teens might have ‘discovered’ a repressed memory of childhood trauma. Today’s diagnostic craze isn’t demonic possession — it’s ‘gender dysphoria.’”

But Ms. Shrier’s claim is not supported by the fact that children like Val have lived transgender lives long before, not to mention during, each of the time periods that she invokes when girls would have supposedly sought out a different path than transition. Transgender children from every region in the country and many different backgrounds have been able to transition as far back as medical opportunities have been available.

A 17-year-old girl grew up in a small town in Missouri in the early 1940s and went to see her family doctor for advice. In 1969, a 15-year-old trans girl moved from rural Ohio to Columbus to live with her sister and find a doctor who could provide gender-affirming care. Around the same time in Los Angeles, a teenager started hormones, changed her name and enrolled in a new school as a girl. And in 1973, a doctor in upstate New York familiarized himself with trans medicine in order to offer hormones and, when the time was right, a referral for top surgery for a 15-year-old trans boy.

Proof that this is not a trend!!!!

How can you claim that adolescent girls with smartphones who suddenly decide, like most of their online friends, that therefore they are boys, are vulnerable to fads?

 
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  1. Thoughts says:

    One thing I admire about Steve is his ability to read these articles and comment on them line by line

    I read the headline or the first few sentences and go B*[email protected]&$(*

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman, J.Ross
    • LOL: Nicholas Stix
  2. Well, I know when I want in-depth knowledge about sociological and psychological issues I consult the nearest department of English literature. There is all that cross dressing in Shakespeare after all.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @tyrone
  3. Georgina is a tomboy, demanding that people call her George, and she cuts her hair very short and dresses like a boy. She is headstrong and courageous by nature and, like her father, scientist Quentin Kirrin, has a hot and fiery temper. Introduced to the other characters in the first book, she later attends a boarding school with Anne where the teachers too call her ‘George’. Blyton eventually revealed that the character was based on herself. (…) More modern readers have interpreted that George had gender dysphoria, but Hugo Rifkind, writing in The Times, suggested that Blyton’s conservatism meant that was not likely to have been intended.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Famous_Five_(novel_series)#The_five

  4. “Why Are Women Increasingly Falling in Love with Death Row Murderers?“

    Because we aren’t executing the inmates as fast as we did in the good ole times.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
  5. @photondancer

    Are we even sure Queen Elizabeth I was a woman?

    • LOL: AndrewR
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @Mr. Anon
  6. El Dato says:

    I hope that guy has a high and squeaky voice because this passage cannot be read in another one:

    ROGD is not a formal mental health diagnosis, and the journal that published Dr. Littman’s article issued a correction and an apology after an outpouring of criticism from doctors and advocates.

    SQUEAK

    1) Who are those people who are “owed an apology”?
    2) Who are those “doctors”?
    3) Who cares what “advocates” have to say? Shut up, “advocates” and stop “advocating” for things that don’t even concern you except that they make you feel better about yourself.

    From Wikipedia:

    Rapid onset gender dysphoria (ROGD) is a controversial proposed[1] socially mediated subtype of gender dysphoria.

    Controversial!

    According to coverage in the news section of Science, the study found that “among the young people reported on—83% of whom were designated female at birth—more than one-third had friendship groups in which 50% or more of the youths began to identify as transgender in a similar time frame”, which the Science coverage described as probably “the most explosive of Littman’s findings”.[4]

    The paper was met with a strongly negative reaction from transgender activists

    I’m a totally normal person, so you can trust my opinion that it’s ok to go Mengele on these girls.

    who stated that it had already been politicized,

    by themselves

    and that there was self-selection bias of the subjects that Littman surveyed, as she only surveyed the parents and not the young people themselves nor the health professionals caring for them.[4] Responding to negative comments, PLOS One announced two weeks after publication that it would open a post-publication review of the study’s methodologies and analyses.[14][4][3]

    In March 2019, PLOS One completed its post-publication review, and Littman’s corrected version of the paper was published on March 19, 2019.[15] In the journal’s blog, PLOS One editor Joerg Heber apologized “to the trans and gender variant community”

    who are owed nothing and these are just a “community” just on icecream color flags. Of which there are several even, all somehow different.

    for the previous review and publication, saying “the study, including its goals, methodology, and conclusions, were not adequately framed in the published version, and that these needed to be corrected.”[16]

    Who inadequately framed the Transsexual Rabbit?

    Heber noted that the hypothesized condition of ROGD had “not yet been clinically validated.”[16]

    It’s not a test for a vaccine, so good luck “clinically validating” it.

    Maybe if one could isolate a few percent of schoolgirls in a sane 1900-ish environments for 15 years or so where Jack The Twitterer and his Merry Products cannot reach them?

    • Replies: @photondancer
  7. This laughable piece should have been rejected immediately. “X is not a trend because it happened previously on a handful of occasions” surely must have raised eyebrows even among squishy centrist NYT subscribers.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  8. This may be further proof the Establishment is really high on its own supply. Everyone assumes they are hypocritical conspirators who must surely speak the truth among themselves.

    But it ain’t rednecks and country folk who are sterilizing their own children.

    • Agree: Servant of Gla'aki
    • Replies: @Getaclue
  9. I sure hope Ms Jules Gill- wasn’t formerly Dr Jordan.

  10. If you can’t trust a professor of English for a valid grasp of statistics, who can you trust?

    rev. jackson, trying to speak statistics-ese?

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/12/georgia-voting-jim-crow-laws-dr-james-crow

    with a byline “…Dr James Crow is a specialist in statistics and other subtle ways of keeping black voters down…”.

    Comment, Mr. Sailer?

  11. It is about all a bit like “creation science”, which was all the rage a few decades ago until the foremost academic expert who had written a few books on the subject was examined in court and basically admitted that it was all bullshit and there was no science.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitzmiller_v._Dover_Area_School_District

    The judge ruled that any adult or child could see that “Intelligent Design” was a religious doctrine and not a scientific theory, so it was back to the drawing board for God and his terrestrial sales force.

    Eventually that will be demands for “gender science” to be included as part of the Pre-K science syllabus on the grounds that children must be taught this before they are old enough to think for themselves, and eventually a court will rule that there is no gender science and that it is all a fad like Cabbage Patch dolls and Harry Potter.

    In any case, from a historical point of view there can be no transgenderism, because the medical administration of sex hormones is a relatively recent discovery.

    I am not yet 70 years old, and yet talking movies were only invented just over 20 years before I was born, and jet travel and even birth control pills did not even exist at the time.

  12. And don’t forget Lola, immortalized by The Kinks back in the ‘70s

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  13. Spud Boy says:

    You’ve coined the useful phrase, “Flight from white.”

    Clearly we also have “Flight from straight.”

    But while those born male are obviously evil, those women who transition to male are heroes to be celebrated.

    • Replies: @Wency
  14. Mike Tre says:

    You wanna see a trend? Wait till David Geffen promotes the first transsexual make to female gangsta rapper.

  15. Anon[231] • Disclaimer says:

    Veteran journalist Jack Shafer is the guy who taxonomized the New York Times fake trend story, starting when he was at Slate on the media beat.

    How Slate’s Jack Shafer Calls Out Bogus Trend Stories
    https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2010/how-slates-jack-shafer-calls-out-bogus-trend-stories/

    The New York Times’Bogus Trend Factory: Now the newspaper is prattling on about the “circle lenses” rage.
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2010/07/the-latest-new-york-times-bogus-trend-everybody-is-wearing-contacts-to-make-them-look-like-lady-gaga.html

    Since I began dinging the press in 2003 for producing bogus trend stories, I’ve filed almost 40 pieces calling out examples. The New York Times has contributed a bogus trend story to almost 30 of them. The paper has asserted a link between pot smoking and restaurant creativity, claimed that more expats were giving up U.S. citizenship, asserted that more evangelical churches were winning souls for Christ with mixed martial arts, maintained that potbellies were now hip, attempted to prove that girls’ sports were boosting local economies, tried to connect the ailing economy with a rise in shoplifting, declared a rise in evangelical church attendance, found increasing numbers of dudes digging cats, alleged that many Ivy chicks were spurning careers for motherhood, discovered online sales losing “steam,” and contended, most spuriously, that video conferencing was replacing travel.

    Weasel-Words Rip My Flesh!: Spotting a bogus trend story on Page One of today’s New York Times.
    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2005/09/spotting-a-bogus-trend-story-in-today-s-new-york-times.html

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
  16. The school shrink at Garden Spot High School must be a master at convincing girls they are boys. My local grocery store hires quite a few of them. I have yet to take them aside and ask, “Would you in your full girl days even look at a guy under 5’5″ ? Why would you want to be that never seen manlet?” Wonder what the end game is? Or is it just for elitist giggles?

    • Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki
  17. ic1000 says:

    > Joseph Backholm… appeared in front of [an Arkansas] House committee reviewing legislation that would ban gender-affirming health care for transgender youth.

    that would ban gender-affirming health care“?

    Stated another way:

    that would affirm the role of parents in guiding the medical care of their minor children.” *

    * especially concerning drastic and permanent interventions that cause sterility and that have never been shown to lead to better long-term outcomes than less-aggressive alternatives.

  18. A 17-year-old girl grew up in a small town in Missouri in the early 1940s and went to see her family doctor for advice.

    Do they mean a girl or a boy?

    In 1969, a 15-year-old trans girl moved from rural Ohio to Columbus to live with her sister and find a doctor who could provide gender-affirming care.

    Do they mean a girl or a boy?

    Around the same time in Los Angeles, a teenager started hormones, changed her name and enrolled in a new school as a girl.

    I think this one’s supposed to be a boy.

    And in 1973, a doctor in upstate New York familiarized himself with trans medicine in order to offer hormones and, when the time was right, a referral for top surgery for a 15-year-old trans boy.

    And I think this one’s a girl. I guess “top surgery” is the nice polite euphemism for “cutting her tits off”

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  19. gent says:

    The real goal of this is to pry apart the legal relationship between parent and child.

  20. ic1000 says:

    Not A Trend, quick search confirms:

    Childhood demand for gender transition treatment surges to record high, Australian Broadcasting Company, 3 Oct 2018.

    Referrals to the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne gender service:
    Prior to 2008 – 0 to 2 per year
    2009-2011 – 6 to 8
    2012 – 18
    2013 – 40
    2014 – 104
    2015 – 170
    2016 – 226
    2017 – 253
    From Bernard Lane on Twitter:
    2018 – ~265
    2019 – ~340

    Not A Trend.

    I recall a similar eyebrow-raising not-a-trend graph for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, but it’s curiously hard to find.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
    • Thanks: HammerJack
  21. Thus, if I were a normal journalist, I’d entitle this something like: “Why Are Journalists Increasingly Framing Everything As an Upward Trend?”

    That’s pretty good, Steve. You should change your post title to that. We still wouldn’t call you a normal journalist – maybe asshole or dickhead but NEVER something as derogatory as a “normal journalist”.

    Go ahead, change it. It’d be one of your 5% best headlines. It’s like trending^2.

    Yahoo News: Trending: trending.

  22. David says:

    Gibbon mentions in a footnote, as parallel to the fall of Rome, “if we examine the general history of Persia, India, and China, we shall find that the power of the eunuchs has uniformly marked the decline and fall of every dynasty.”

    In his Travel Journal, Montaigne recounts arriving in a Southern French town where a cross-dressing woman had been hanged the day before. Apparently, she and half a dozen other girls had taken to dressing and living as men so they wouldn’t need to get married to continue living in society. When she was discovered to have been living as the husband of cis-woman (“to her satisfaction, so they say”), she was offered the chance to act like a woman or die. “She was hanged for using illicit devices to supply her defect in sex.”

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • LOL: Jonathan Mason
    • Replies: @AndrewR
  23. These people would be hilariously funny if they weren’t busily destroying our civilization.

    “THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE!!!! No, really! And, if you persist, we will censor you, in that time-honored tradition of uncovering the truth: Silencing people.

  24. Altai says:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/detrans

    Is an interesting if not necessarily representative window into the world of ROGDs and MtF being somewhat more circumspect on the reasons they were sure (Or said they were sure) they were trans.

  25. Mr. Anon says:

    I take it that this Jules Gill-Peterson person is actually a dude.

    A society that has allowed itself to be taken hostage by deranged perverts is not one that is worth defending.

    • Replies: @jon
  26. “adolescent girls with smartphones”

    Every kid must have a scorpion in their pocket.

  27. Michael S says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    A bit like, but not much like. Creation science was the last gasp of a dying Christianity (as a serious institution, that is – obviously the religion itself is still around), and under progressivism it has always been not only acceptable but encouraged to relentlessly attack non-converged Christians. Creation science was a desperate attempt to keep public schools nominally Christian and avoid turning them 100% secular and progressive, by trying to make Christianity look secular and progressive, which unsurprisingly did not work. All of the machinery of the state, media, NGOs, entertainment and judiciary were arrayed against it, with just a few local officials resisting, and it’s amazing that they were able to hold on as long as they did.

    With tranny “science” the polarity is exactly reversed. All of the machinery of the state, media, NGOs, entertainment and judiciary are relentlessly pushing trannyism, with a few holdouts in the scientific and legal professions crying for sanity and having their careers and lives destroyed as a result.

    Trannyism is really more like Coronatarianism – pointless, destructive, hazardous to children and adolescents, and anyone who dares criticize or even express skepticism in the public sphere is quickly silenced. Lysenkoism is also a good analogy, for those dumb boomers who still think the rona is the world’s most serious problem.

    Anyway, the only thing that any of it really has in common with creation science is that it’s being pushed through children and teenagers. As the Woke Capital Twitter account always says: Globohomo is interested in your kids.

    • Agree: Alden
  28. Sex politics is equally retarded to race politics at the moment. In the reddit Texans fans blog they (almost) all have decided DeShawn Watson deserves to have his career ruined and about half the posters want him locked up in prison. I did not see one single comment to the effect that nobody would care what happened, including the greedy lying bitch accusers, if he didn’t have the 40 million a year contract. I certainly don’t care what happened but pity DeShawn Watson. At least we learned that anus oiling is a thing.

    Mike Pence rule gentlemen.

    • Replies: @Bill
  29. @Altai

    ‘trans”

    I resent trannies besmirching the good name of the Pontiac Trans Am — the ultimate boner car.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  30. AndrewR says:

    How long until they’re straight up telling us that you’re a bad parent if you don’t let your prepubescent child have sex with whomever they want?

    • Replies: @Alden
  31. Jack D says:

    NYT: “Was ein Trend ist, bestimme ich.”

  32. @Jonathan Mason

    Richard v. Krafft-Ebing (“Psychopathia sexualis“, 1886) describes a mere handful of cases, but not as shining examples of self-realization to be emulated 😀

  33. Wilkey says:

    as far back as historians like me have found evidence of transgender people, we have found transgender children…

    1) “Some” does not equal “many.”

    2) The new Ken Burns mockum…documentary on Ernest Hemingway starts off with a bit on how Mr. Manly Man Hemingway’s mother raised Ernest and his older sister in a sort of transgender fashion, routinely giving them the same haircuts and dressing them in matching clothes, sometimes as girls and sometimes as boys. Ernest grew up to be a perfectly healthy and successful human being who, like most transgenders, eventually committed suicide.

    It also starts off with a wee little attack on nationalism, stating that Ernest wasn’t so much an American writer as he was a writer who happened to be American. Not sure if they asked the Chinese or the Arabs or the Hottentots how they feel about this claim that Ernest represented them, but there you have it. If Ken Burns or his spokespuppet states that Ernest’s writing represented the beliefs of all people then it must be true, and it can’t at all be the view of a cultural imperialist.

    But Ms. Shrier’s claim is not supported by the fact that children like Val have lived transgender lives long before, not to mention during, each of the time periods that she invokes when girls would have supposedly sought out a different path than transition.

    Many of these “transgender” girls would have grown up to be more or less perfectly healthy non-transgender lesbians. And many or most of the rest would have grown up to be perfectly normal straight women, if they had not been prodded down the path of insnaity by a culture all too willing to encourage them in their insanity.

    The shocking but never-mentioned fact about “gender affirmation” surgery – a f–ing Orwellian term if there ever was one – is that it’s an incredibly extreme treatment for a psychological condition. The notion that we should mutilate, physically and chemically, the body of a physically healthy human being in order to treat a psychological condition, is insane, and an idea that is, sfaik, considered unacceptable and inhumane for any other psychological condition known to man. And this is all coming from people who want to completely ban “conversion therapy,” even for adults.

  34. Anon[259] • Disclaimer says:

    Have you noticed that all the reporters who keep writing positively-and relentlessly-about transgender kids are women?

    Historically, there has been a trend for some women to want to crossdress their sons to girls. See the little Lord Fauntleroy syndrome. This was a fad in the 1800s, because certain immature mothers were clothing-obsessed ninnies who had no other interests in life.

    The sons themselves preferred to dress like boys but had no say in the matter. Much of the syndrome is because these grown women still have the ridiculous urge to play dress-up with their dollies and can’t seem to grow up. These women can’t see their children as independent people with their own interests, but merely as extensions of themselves. The mothers were infantile and narcissistic.

    Infantile narcissists is a good description of these reporters. Most of them are twits who couldn’t get a job as a reporter back in the days when when reporters did serious gumshoe work.

    Media outlets today have seen all the smart, cool, male reporters vanish and all they’ve got left is one big nattering women’s section, hysterical as a tree full of chickadees.

    And the only reason the women are still there is because, unlike men, they will work for almost nothing.

    • Replies: @jon
    , @Anon
  35. Why can’t English Lit profsters write about topics that never go in/out of style, e.g. organic chemistry.

    The blogge -r/d: if I ever had any children, I’d raise them in a completely gender neutral fashion.

    I’m acquainted with a parent who has been lovingly and unapologetically raising a (not only) child to be gender-opposite . The effort began very early on, i.e. when the parent first noticed that the child showed a propensity in that direction.

    “Show” is in the eye of the beholder.

  36. ic1000 says:
    @Wilkey

    How will the elites of a sane future — assuming one comes to pass — judge today’s medical pioneers and the surgeries they so eagerly practice on confused, unhappy, easily-swayed children?

    “But I was only following orders! the whimsy of Jules Gill-Peterson in the New York Times!

    • Replies: @Wilkey
  37. She went down to a tailor shop
    And dressed in men’s array
    She climbed on board a vessel
    To convey herself away
    Oh convey herself away

    I see your waist is slender
    Your fingers they are small
    Your cheeks too red and rosy
    To face the cannon ball
    Oh to face the cannon ball

    I know my waist is slender
    My fingers they are small
    It would not make me tremble
    To see 10,000 fall
    Oh to see 10,000 fall

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  38. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:

    …Shrier’s claim is not supported by the fact that children like Val have lived transgender lives long before…

    Associate prof of English, eh? I’m curious why zhe would write “not supported by” in passive voice when xhim meant “refuted by.” Passive aggression used to disperse after a short throw before we had the amplifying vector of the Internet.

    Trans-archaeology sounds like a good way to nab grants. I know in chemistry they have cis and trans isomers.

  39. Whiskey says: • Website

    Tranny mania is just another belief in the ruling class that they are Wizards. Or Demi gods. They can change men into women and women into men. They really believe this. Its hubris. It will not end well.

  40. Alden says:

    I remember that AIDS is not a homosexual disease caused by anal sex. It’s a heterosexual disease as well. Even lesbians will get it and WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!

    I knew it was all a lying crock because I took a year of anatomy and a year of physiology in college. Those courses are full of nursing and pre med students. And are geared toward the nursing students. So I learned about the just one cell thick lining of the intestines and rectum and the receptor cells in the other side that grab everything going through including STD viruses and bacteria. Plus an aunt who was a public health nurse told me that even in the 1950s San Francisco Los Angeles NYC Chicago all the big city gay men had the highest rates of syphillis and other rates in the country.

    So I knew it was a crock. It was in the newspapers and newspapers always lie.

    Then along came teen girls and the media created non existent anorexia epidemic. Yes, there are people who starve themselves to death. Lots of catholic saints fasted to the verge of starvation. But ate enough to stay alive because suicide and self harm is a sin. And who knows if those stories are true.

    I doubt very much that there is really a fashion of becoming boys among teen girls. If the Men of UNZ choose to believe the latest media lies that’s their problem. The Men if UNZ don’t believe that St Floyd Trayvon Martin Mike Brown and the Kenosha car thief and kidnapped were innocent victims of police brutality. So why believe teen girls really ware turning into men?

    Historically, it’s been mostly M-F. Drag shows, prostitutes . M-Fs with ordinary jobs and lives.

    Maybe there are not enough ordinary gay men who want to go the M-F route.

    So the pharmacy companies and surgeons need to drum up more business by brainwashing teen girls.

    4 teen granddaughters with numerous friends neighbors and cousins. 4 teen grandsons all with girl friends. All attend either coed or all girls schools. No F-M outbreaks in their schools neighborhoods or circles.

    Remember when school nurses in middle and high schools were supposed to hand out condoms? Despite the fact that most high and certainly below the various ages of consent and handing out condoms to kids known to be below the age of consent was actually illegal,
    The condom program was a complete failure. Either because there weren’t many 6-12 graders having sex or they didn’t want to go to the school nurse for condoms.

    It’s just another lying media propaganda campaign paid for by big pharma and the surgeons who want to be paid big bucks for F-M surgery. Which is a lot more expensive than M-F surgery.

  41. If they offer these kids transition there is no legitimate reason not to offer them suicide.

    Same result in terms of having a family, children, genes, meaningful life; costs less and superior in terms of average life happiness.

    • Replies: @Bill
  42. Alden says:
    @AndrewR

    Go back to defending NFL player Adams who murdered 6 Whites last week. And admit you’re black yourself.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  43. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Thank you for the Dead lyrics, Mr. Moose.

    This is my favorite from Dead Reckoning:

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
  44. Very OT: but Steve missed this awhile ago. Lana Del Rey’s video for “White Dress.” She is skating, like a beautiful figure skater, on roller blades along a desert highway. For those of us who like desert highways — and figure skaters — this is just a big plus.

  45. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Also the name of the impressively bad Kraftwerk-kitsch LP that Neil Young dropped in 1982, while he was dealing with his second son’s cerebral palsy and simultaneously locked in a contract/royalties cold-war with David Geffen.

    “Trans-Europe Express Yourself” would be a good name for an alt-right satire movie about 2020.

  46. @Wilkey

    The shocking but never-mentioned fact about “gender affirmation” surgery – a f–ing Orwellian term if there ever was one – is that it’s an incredibly extreme treatment for a psychological condition. The notion that we should mutilate, physically and chemically, the body of a physically healthy human being in order to treat a psychological condition, is insane, and an idea that is, sfaik, considered unacceptable and inhumane for any other psychological condition known to man. And this is all coming from people who want to completely ban “conversion therapy,” even for adults.

    Thanks for this part. I’ve only said it a thousand times, and I’ve lately noticed that it’s now considered apostasy. The kind that can get you ostracized.

    Oh great. Alden’s off her meds again.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  47. @Alden

    Just the other day I was talking to a guy whose 12-year-old daughter “came out” as trans recently. The mother is encouraging her and he doesn’t know what to do.

    Teenage girls are very impressionable. Don’t think that the media hype doesn’t have an impact, because it does.

    • Replies: @3g4me
  48. ic1000 says:
    @ic1000

    Some more Not A Trend.

    U.S. Sex Reassignment Surgery Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Gender Transition (Male To Female, Female To Male), And Segment Forecasts, 2020 – 2027. December 2020.

    Report Overview: The U.S. sex reassignment surgery market size was valued at $267 million in 2019 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 14.4% from 2020 to 2027 [when it will reach $782 million]…

    Not A Trend.

    • Thanks: res, HammerJack
    • Replies: @Bill
  49. Wilkey says:
    @ic1000

    How will the elites of a sane future — assuming one comes to pass — judge today’s medical pioneers and the surgeries they so eagerly practice on confused, unhappy, easily-swayed children?

    They will do as elites always do: blame the evils of the past on the average people of the past, while telling us that it is impossible for the elites to ever be wrong on whatever cause it is that they are trying to shove down future people’s throats.

    Slavery was largely a cause of the rich people who wanted slaves for their cheap labor. That was evil. But the neofeudalists who are trying to import half the Third World are totally different, I tell ya – totally different!

    • Agree: HammerJack
  50. The basic rule of journalism is that three of anything equals a trend, allowing the writer to employ ominous terms such as “disturbing” and “alarming.” So three Asians get knocked to the sidewalk, in a city where a hundred other people get similarly roughed up every day, and you’re good to go with a new trend.

    (Also anything that personally affects your news outlet’s top editors. Your recently divorced editor taking a square-dancing class equals a trend story on the resurgence of square-dancing among upscale singles.)

    Even so, it can all be somewhat sibjective or inconsistent — like deciding exactly what constitutes a “mass shooting” or a “serial killer.”

  51. I’m sure that they’d play equally enthusiastically with whatever purportedly gender-specific toy I chose to give them.

    Barbie dolls often do double duty as ICBMs. For boys. Sometimes they portray Evelle Knievel.

    Indeed, as far back as historians like me…

    Not the most reassuring endorsement…

    have found evidence of transgender people, we have found transgender children. …

    Who themselves left how many children? Then again, Jan Morris left four. Some twenty Jenner grandchildren, including North, Saint, Chicago, Psalm, Reign, Stormi, True, and Bodi, have three grandmothers. Top that, Heather!

    Thus, if I were a normal journalist, I’d entitle this something like: “Why Are Journalists Increasingly Framing Everything As an Upward Trend?”

    It’s trendy:

    “One is an Example, Two is a Coincidence, Three is a Trend, Four is a ???“

    • Replies: @jon
    , @Alden
    , @Alden
  52. BSDN says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Science is based on empirical observations/experiments which verify theories, explanations and conclusions about the natural world.

    Consequently since there were no scientists around to observe the data, scientific theories on the beginning/creation of the universe are just that: theories i.e unproved explanations for how things are or came to be.

    They might seem to correspond and explain, if not in fact do what we know about the universe as it is right now, but then scientists need to prove that the universe is the same now as it was in the beginning. Don’t hold your breath.

    IOW modern science is the Enlightenment’s version of/replacement of religion in that its explanation of origins is based on faith. Granted faith in reason, rather than revelation, but faith nonetheless.

    • Replies: @James J O'Meara
  53. anon[101] • Disclaimer says:

    State legislatures attempting to rein in tools used for fraudulent voting is a trend.

    Woke CEO’s condemning them is also a trend. The CEO of Coca Cola and Delta airlines were all over the biz vids earlier in the month opposing Georgia legislation that would require voter ID for an absentee ballot. Of course, just try to board a Delta airliner without Real ID…

    https://apnews.com/article/nfl-legislation-football-voting-rights-kenneth-frazier-0184a15a63fc2accfd5aeab973d341ae?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

    It seems likely that the Woke contingent in these companies is passing emotions upward to the CEO’s in a manner similar to the NYT news interns, and the CEO’s don’t know what they are getting involved in. Alternatively, some number of CEO’s really do want a one-party political system with rigged elections; something like Cuba or Venezuela. Really too soon to tell.

    But there are potential lolz in this document, since a majority of states are considering vote reform. Do these guys really want to suspend operations in a majority of states?

  54. MB says: • Website

    “But there’s one thing that is not a trend.”

    The useful tools and idiots in the mainscream moron media glomming onto the current Big Lie in order to keep promoting as much confuscation and demoralization of the peons as possible.

    IOW you keep thinking you are normal, but you are not. The inmates have always been running the asylum and we know that because the president’s job really is, on the first day of office, to tell the country who can use the women’s bathroom and locker room. And it’s not real women. Because real women transgenders are real women.

    Besides gender is just a racist construct. Or something like that.
    Go figure.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  55. Bill P says:
    @Alden

    Yes, it is happening, but there’s more of it closer to democrat power centers. I’ve personally met a high school child on hormones. He attends a high school in Snohomish county, just north of Seattle, and was trying to become a girl. A friend of mine closer to home recently had a tense exchange with a woman who calls herself a man. My friend pooh-poohed the idea that braids are cultural expropriation, and the “ftm” flew into a rage over that.

    The more highly educated young whites in liberal-land include a lot of severely psychologically disturbed people in their ranks. Personally, I think it’s largely due to the higher pressure childrearing that became the norm for the upper middle class over the last generation. Fewer kids and fewer economic opportunities made a certain kind of parent much more anxious and prone to overdo it, which in turn made a lot of kids react in really weird ways.

    I know some boomer professionals whose kids are close to my oldest kids’ age (they started late), and I really can’t believe how much they fuss over the kids. Naturally, some of their kids develop suspicious “disorders” that seem pretty phoney to me, but boy oh boy do they take it seriously. It’s as though these people are experts at creating their own little hell on earth.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Alden
    , @Wency
    , @Anon
  56. anonymous[219] • Disclaimer says:

    Professor of… English?

    ENGLISH!!

    Ooh-kaay!

  57. @Eric Ruttencutter

    I had to explain the actual story of Lola to my European wife, who hadn’t really listened to the English lyrics, but for nearly five decades thought it was a catchy tune.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  58. anon[101] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey

    The shocking but never-mentioned fact about “gender affirmation” surgery – a f–ing Orwellian term if there ever was one – is that it’s an incredibly extreme treatment for a psychological condition.

    Does anyone ever “cure” somatoparaphrenia with amputation? Abstractly it is the same concept.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatoparaphrenia

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  59. J.Ross says:
    @Michael S

    Thanks, and I add: the alternative to creationism was supposed to be science and instead it’s this child-destroying garbage.

  60. Stogumber says:

    In history, transgender symptoms were the most frequent in societies where gender stereotypes were most extreme – men with a certain lack of virility were practically enforced to call themselves women. As in Old Norse or in American Indian societies.
    On the other hand we live now in a society which is rather relaxed about gender role conformity, so why the transgender hype now? Because in juvenile peer groups gender stereotypes are more rigid than elsewhere? Because the younger generation is more snowflakish about social expectations? Or eventually from a mere fashion?

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  61. Alden says:
    @Bill P

    Near Seattle? I’m not surprised. “ Good” public schools I assume? Earned income professionals not real wealth ? Trans is the latest poor poor pathetic pitiful me college admission essay for those Whites who will have to beg for jobs in an affirmative action world.

    The private school kids in the Bay Area seem to be immune so far. Helps that many of the kids in those schools are Chinese, Asian, Russian or ranch, vineyard , farm, mining families from all over the west whose principal residences are in San Francisco and suburbs.

    Braids? Is it 1965? Tell the fool that blacks appropriated braids from Whites Asians Mongols America Indians etc.

  62. Mr. Anon says:
    @gent

    The real goal of this is to pry apart the legal relationship between parent and child.

    In addition to just promoting the general deviant insanity that is current today, I think you are right. Trans-mania is a stalking horse for the normalization of pedophilia.

  63. tyrone says:
    @photondancer

    They couldn’t stand to see a woman degrade herself in pubic by doing something as degenerate as acting.

    • Agree: Bardon Kaldian
    • Replies: @Bill
  64. @BSDN

    “IOW modern science is the Enlightenment’s version of/replacement of religion in that its explanation of origins is based on faith. Granted faith in reason, rather than revelation, but faith nonetheless.”

    So, faith in reason is NO DIFFERENT than faith in a book of Jewish fairy tales?

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Bardon Kaldian
    , @BSDN
  65. @Jonathan Mason

    “The judge ruled…”

    Well, that settles that.

  66. Stogumber says:
    @Wilkey

    Basically I think that this is progress – humans learn to change their gender according to their whims, like they learnt to fly according to their whims. It is done, because it can be done. But when gender crossing is established once, it will become more and more difficult to stop people from crossing the gay/straight border!
    – Mark that the problem of all this is not the attempt to overcome nature, but the dishonesty (Honesty would mean simply: I want to become a man/woman and will do everything necessary for it. Dishonesty tells: I simply am a man/woman by self-introspection and declaration, even if I do nothing about it.)

  67. Mr. Anon says:
    @Wilkey

    Good points all. Especially about contrasting it with conversion therapy and the reaction to it.

  68. @Anon

    “contended, most spuriously, that video conferencing was replacing travel.”

    The very most “spurious” yet the one most likely to have made you a Covid millionaire.

    • Replies: @Anon
  69. I screencap my favorite bons mots from UR. Commenter Olorin wrote in 2018:

    ‘This has to be one of the most racist things ever said on television. Advertisers, are you really going to support this?’ one Twitter user wrote.

    Ah the Coalition of the One-Twitter-User’s-Comment.

  70. @Alden

    Comments that confuse (deliberately?) “caused by” and “spread by” are as irritating as those that confuse evolution (fact) with natural selection (theory).

    I suppose you’d refute someone who says that Covid was created in a Chinese lab by pointing out it is spread by not wearing a mask.

    • Replies: @Alden
  71. @Henry's Cat

    Yes, I read and loved those books when I was a child.

    I think having George as a girl who wanted to be a boy was really a plot device, as it allowed for plenty of mistaken identity episodes, and perhaps Blyton would really have preferred to have three boys and one girl, but use this device so as to appeal to the female readership so this would not appear to be a boy’s book.

    It is even possible that somebody took a look at the first book in the series in the draft level and suggested that it will be better if it had two boys and two girls, and Blyton made changes that needed the least amount of resetting.

    I had another book at the time by a different author in which one of the main characters, was introduced as Helen, but then called Bill the rest of the book. It’s quickly explained that this was what she preferred to be called with no further elaboration as to why.

    In other words George wanted to be a boy, because her author wanted her to have the kind of adventures that boys had, and not because she wanted a penis. Also she wanted her to be able to share a tent with Anne when camping.

  72. Alden says:
    @Bill P

    Much of the fussing is due to the fact that public schools put such a homework and other burdens on the parents. If a 10 year old has exactly one hour and 40 minutes of actual academic instruction in a 7 hour school day and 2 hours of homework 5 days a week plus suggested tutoring what is the purpose of public school?

    I believe much of the fussing is displacement activity because White parents know their kids will be severely discriminated against in everything from college admissions to job applications. But there’s always hope that their child will be the one White kid who is so superlative that their genius is acknowledged and rises above anti White discrimination.

    Trans has replaced autism as the fashionable White teen disease. TPTB have decided polio and diphtheria vaccines are no longer responsible for autism . Which never existed anyway. The cause of autism is now that old standby lead paint.

    Reason dam fool idiot White liberals have decided polio and diphtheria vaccines are harmless is because dam fool idiot White liberals absolutely believe the lies about covid masks and the new vaccines.

    The mind of a liberal is like a sink. The plug is put in the drain the faucet is turned on and the empty sink is filled with the latest propaganda from Liberal Central Control. Periodically the plug is pulled. The liberal empty vessel is drained. The plug is put in the drain. Faucet is turned on and the latest lies from Liberal Central Control fills the empty brain.

  73. Dumbo says:

    Not a trend…? Well, there was a case of a “transgender child” as far back as 1965, but, unfortunately, it didn’t end up well at all (and it’s not a very good propaganda for the transgenderists):

    https://allthatsinteresting.com/david-reimer

  74. Dumbo says:
    @Alden

    Trans has replaced autism as the fashionable White teen disease

    Yes, true, but, gender dysphoria and autism might actually be related.

  75. @ic1000

    That’s an impressive cumulative annual growth rate of 143% from 2012 to 2019. ( 18 x 1.434 ^ 8 = 340). If you cut it off at 2017 (i.e. ignore the Twitter data), you get a CAGR of 153%.

    If you leave off the Twitter data, it looks like the fad looks like it is decelerating. If you add the Twitter data, the fad looks like it is accelerating.

    If I had to guess, the trend is decelerating. Once the ‘rents begin to notice the kids’ fads, the kids move on to something else. Something more perverse and degraded no doubt.

  76. @MB

    confuscation

    Typo, or pun?

    • Replies: @MB
  77. @J.Ross

    Nikki Giovanni’s alma mater. Will she write a poem about it, like she did for Virginia Tech?

    What makes this school a “magnet” is a department of performing arts. Can we view mass shootings through the lens of performance art? News reports suggest this is a spray-and-run; victims were “shot”, not “killed”.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  78. In the Arkansas state legislature, Joseph Backholm, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, appeared in front of a House committee reviewing legislation that would ban gender-affirming health care for transgender youth. (The bill was vetoed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday.)

    Asa Hutchinson–another contemptible useless “conservative” who is not interested in conserving anything.

    If you can’t make a stand against maiming confused adolescent girls, really what can you make a stand on?

    There is a bunch of crazy going on now, and you are not in any meaningful sense “conservative” in America if you are not against it:
    — immigrationism, the invasion of your nation
    — BLM and the whole “blacks don’t have to obey the law” insanity
    — the war on sexual dimorphism and normal family life and replacement fertility
    — election fraud under the rubric of “access”
    — the whole anti-white, “diversity” ideology.

    Bottom line: you are not a conservative if you are not against minoritarianism root and branch. You are either conserving your nation–which is its people, heritage and culture–or you are not.

    A critical mission in our day: stopping phony “conservatives” who conserve nothing from polluting our politics. Normal Americans need the chance to vote in leaders who are willing to work to keep the nation alive.

    • Agree: El Dato, Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @Reg Cæsar
  79. Getaclue says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    They’re “Scientist” — but on some topics they have pre-determined the outcomes based on Leftist (Woke) political agendas — this is now becoming the Norm in everything unfortunately — and is also being used to end Free Speech generally — “only what we tell you is acceptable and reality”…..Totalitarians claiming the “high ground” morally laughable and…putrid.

  80. anon[159] • Disclaimer says:
    @James J O'Meara

    So, faith in reason is NO DIFFERENT than faith in a book of Jewish fairy tales?

    Well, that book claims that humans were made “male and female”, while modern Reason claims sex is a social construct. Twitter is full of people who f’cking LUV science who also demand trans acceptance while discussing their horoscope. In a couple of years those same Twitterati reasoners will f’cking LUV some other science, while the stoopid people who have faith in the book of Jewish fairy tales will still insist there are only two sexes.

    Go figure.

    Perhaps BSDN meant to write of blind, unthinking faith?

  81. jon says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I take it that this Jules Gill-Peterson person is actually a dude.

    Of course, but not a mention (or even a hint) of that fact in the article.
    I was just reading an article about some trans “women” that killed 2 (and possibly as many as 17) people on her farm in Oregon, feeding the remains to her beloved pigs. She fit the trend of someone who “always knew they were a women” – Vietnam war vet, engineer, had a fence and gate building business, lived alone on a remote farm. I checked Wikipedia to find out more about the story, and of course, no mention of her having been born a man. Just a crazy old lady I guess, that still had the strength in her 70’s to overpower and kill two much younger handymen that worked for her.

  82. Getaclue says:
    @RichardTaylor

    An MD friend told me he has a tenured Professor friend — at the weekend this guy told him at an event they were both at that nearly all the Professors he associates with at work are totally on board with the Transgender Agenda as to young children being given drugs and mutilated before 18, they truly believe it is “normal” — this is what is “teaching” your children now….

    • Thanks: RichardTaylor
  83. jon says:
    @Anon

    Have you noticed that all the reporters who keep writing positively-and relentlessly-about transgender kids are women?

    That’s a man, baby!

    • Replies: @Escher
  84. El Dato says:
    @J.Ross

    Looks like a trend lately.

    What’s going on?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  85. El Dato says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    No it’s a T-Shirt and it’s Yellow, not Black.

    Speaking of Art:

    John Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar: The Novel That Predicted Our World

    As if all that isn’t prescient enough, it even has a character called President Obomi, and predicts the Euro, electronic music, Honda cars (at the time they were known as a motorbike manufacturer; their first car came out a year after Stand on Zanzibar was published), the decline of the popularity of tobacco, the decriminalising of marijuana, the desolation of the city of Detroit, global news channels, the TiVo or Sky box, the video phone call, Viagra, laser printers, and the legalisation of same-sex marriage. People go on mad shooting sprees, especially in American high schools, before turning the gun on themselves (these people, because they run amok, are known as ‘muckers’). Whilst Stand on Zanzibar didn’t exactly predict 9/11, terrorism in Brunner’s 2010 has become a major concern in the United States, with several terrorist attacks having been carried out on American buildings.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  86. @The Alarmist

    I had to explain the actual story of Lola to my European wife, who hadn’t really listened to the English lyrics, but for nearly five decades thought it was a catchy tune.

    Mrs C insists I was naive in having read “Lola” as coming-of-age story with an aggressive, mannish woman. Those were common at the time. Her mother gave her the tranny interpretation, which is taken as gospel, it seems.

    But going back and reading both the lyrics and the incident that inspired Ray Davies to write it makes it clearly unclear. It can be taken either way. (The intersex language would have just been early po-mo.)

    Davies was disturbed about what he had seen, and didn’t hang around or go back to investigate. He never knew the truth. It was bad news either way. One twisted individual, whichever the sex.

    I feel the same way about the song itself. “Lola” is a poor shadow of “A Well-Respected Man” and “Dedicated Follower of Fashion”.

    Sadly, in our tasteless era, it’s also way more popular.

  87. AndrewR says:
    @Alden

    Go back to crying in your wine while your cats piss on the carpet for the 1,000th time because you can’t be bothered to clean the litter box

    • Replies: @Alden
  88. El Dato says:
    @Alden

    Reason dam fool idiot White liberals have decided polio and diphtheria vaccines are harmless is because dam fool idiot White liberals absolutely believe the lies about covid masks and the new vaccines.

    Take your polio vaccine, don’t be a fool. Life is a risk and then you die.

    Autism has as much to do with vaccines as with diesel cars. It’s another scam of the “make money off people by making them concerned” kind.

  89. Wency says:
    @Spud Boy

    Regarding flight from straight: a high school friend of mine who now runs in very left-wing circles has decided to declare himself “genderqueer” despite being, as best as I can tell, entirely monogamous with his very female (and rather pretty wife) and dressing and acting like a very regular guy.

    I have to conclude that the “genderqueer” identification is entirely a way for him to say “even though I’m a white man who enjoys nothing more than getting it on with my pretty white wife, I’m an oppressed LGBT minority too!”

    I could see actual gays going either way on this — do you prefer to avoid diluting the LGBT label or broaden the brand? But he has gay friends who back him up on it, which gives him the needed street cred to pull it off.

    • Replies: @jon
  90. jon says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Barbie dolls often do double duty as ICBMs. For boys. Sometimes they portray Evelle Knievel.

    I taught swimming lessons one summer in high school. One of the boys in the younger group, who was otherwise very stereotypical of a young, out-of-control boy, brought a Barbie to lessons one day. It seemed out of place until I realized that she was his crash-test dummy. Into the deep end? Off the high dive? Let’s send Barbie first, make sure everything is OK.

  91. Alden says:
    @Peter D. Bredon

    You believe rhe media and government lies that covid hoax is a real disease like Spanish flu smallpox, diphtheria and Black Plague.

    I believe it’s a complete media lie for the benefit of elites. No different from the media lies about heterosexual AIDS, anorexia, autism and the angelic innocence of Trayvon Martin Mike Brown and George Floyd.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  92. AndrewR says:
    @The Alarmist

    I suspect she might have been intersex aka a hermaphrodite. That or a total lesbian. It is very odd she never married but then again we’re talking about the 16th century. Very different from the 19th or 20th centuries when Victoria and Elizabeth married.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @J.Ross
  93. @Alden

    It’s really something how school parents have to take on the task of teaching their kids, after dinner, late into the evening, after they’re already exhausted from their regular, full-time day jobs.

    If any “teaching” of the 3Rs occurs in school, it can only involve someone standing at the [chalkboard], lecturing kids to sleep. As though she were a public college professor, covering the week’s calculus material.

    In other words, what little teaching occurs (to the 10% of kids who are on the academic track) isn’t really teaching at all.

    [MORE]

    In our home school, the student teacher ratio was usually > 1:2, totally hands on, with no time devoted to attendance taking, line up, political moments of silence, etc.

    We accomplished more before (gourmet, not that nutritionist-certified pigs* they serve in the cafeteria) lunch than most school kids did in a week.

    And we never hit up taxpayers (strangers) to pay for it. In fact, our dear neighbors and friends were eager to help out in any way that they could.

  94. Wency says:
    @Bill P

    I know some boomer professionals whose kids are close to my oldest kids’ age (they started late), and I really can’t believe how much they fuss over the kids. Naturally, some of their kids develop suspicious “disorders” that seem pretty phoney to me, but boy oh boy do they take it seriously. It’s as though these people are experts at creating their own little hell on earth.

    One more reason to have a larger family. I’ve heard more than one couple, always upper-middle class, who go on about their only child and how they don’t know how anyone could have more than one kid in this day and age — I mean, how do you give them all the needed attention?

    And my thought is always: that poor kid. The best gift you could have ever given him is siblings with whom to split that helicopter parent attention.

  95. @J.Ross

    Knoxville 106 years ago as remembered by James Agee, Knoxville native performed by Nashville native, Dawn Upshaw, music by West Chester PA native Samuel Barber. A remembrance of when America was not rapidly decaying.

    “…On the rough wet grass of the back yard my father and mother have spread quilts.
    We all lie there, my mother, my father, my uncle, my aunt, and I too am lying there….
    They are not talking much, and the talk is quiet, of nothing in particular, of nothing at all.
    The stars are wide and alive, they seem each like a smile of great sweetness, and they seem very near. All my people are larger bodies than mine,…with voices gentle and meaningless like the voices of sleeping birds…”

  96. Mr. Anon says:
    @The Alarmist

    Are we even sure Queen Elizabeth I was a woman?

    Are we sure she was even white?

    https://deadline.com/2021/02/jodie-turner-smith-anne-boleyn-first-look-1234692108/

  97. J.Ross says:
    @El Dato

    Government at war with the Constitution it swore to protect, creating a crisis it pretends to be able to solve.

  98. Mr. Anon says:
    @AndrewR

    I suspect she might have been intersex aka a hermaphrodite. That or a total lesbian.

    Nah, she just had a Dad who had two of his wives, including her own mother, decapitated. Kind of put her off of marriage. She was widely thought to have had (male) lovers.

  99. @Stogumber

    Because affluent modern societies are degenerate. The most common type of degeneracy revolves always around sex. Which type of deviancy is not easy to detect at first sight. For instance, in Japan you got different types of fetishes & they have, I think, little to do with gender change.

    In Italy and France you also don’t have this lunacy rampant.

    I think culturally (“racially”?) Germanic-speaking societies (Scandinavia, Anglosphere, Germany,..) have this fetish more. But-why? In my mind there is no doubt it has something to do with homosexuality (natural, biological, not prison-type etc.). And there is no question that among whites, homos are more represented among Germanic-speaking nations, then among Romance-language & Slavic-speaking nations.

    Why?

    I don’t know.

    • Replies: @Ethan
  100. Mr. Anon says:
    @AnotherDad

    Asa Hutchinson–another contemptible useless “conservative” who is not interested in conserving anything.

    Makes you wonder who got to him and how.

  101. J.Ross says:
    @Alden

    Agree, none of those people follow any of the guidelines. If they believed their own claims why would they expose themselves to risk? They are visiting Mexico and dining out in groups because they do not believe their own statements.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  102. @AnotherDad

    A critical mission in our day: stopping phony “conservatives” who conserve nothing from polluting our politics.

    It’s long past the time for conservatives. We need reactionaries. Indeed, all the best satirists since Aristophanes were reactionary in one way or another. Even Orwell. (Hell, especially Orwell.)

    Normal Americans need the chance to vote in leaders who are willing to work to keep the nation alive.

    That’s what sex is for.

    • Replies: @Bill
  103. J.Ross says:
    @AndrewR

    I believe the official story: she took her job seriously. You marry, you entrust your state to some other guy. Catherine married, had to constantly clean up her idiot husband’s messes, and finally had to off him.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  104. @James J O'Meara

    Are we sure that, actually, Eve wasn’t a Steve?

    After all, Hebrew Bible had passed through so many redactions. Maybe early Hebrew society was gay-friendly, and only later annoying puritans purged touchy passages.

    Eve was made out of a rib. Couldn’t rib stand for a penis. And about their children, God has made so many miracles, why not this one, too … Fag on the rag?

  105. jon says:
    @Wency

    I’ve been saying this for awhile, the whole nonbinary thing is a loophole that White guys need to start exploiting. You don’t have to do anything, just send in a form to the DMV and presto-changeo, you are a protected minority. And who is to say what nonbinary is or is not – you may just be a particularly masculine presenting version.

  106. @J.Ross

    I believe the official story: she took her job seriously. You marry, you entrust your state to some other guy. Catherine married, had to constantly clean up her idiot husband’s messes, and finally had to off him.

    She couldn’t just tell him “Pál do piče, kokot zajebaný!”? Elizabeth didn’t “off” Philip. Until this week, anyway.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  107. @Reg Cæsar

    Wait a minute:

    “I’m glad I’m a man,
    And so is Lola.”

    I see no ambiguity there.
    Maybe the incident Davies later talked about was “unclear,” but the song is not.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  108. @El Dato

    It’s already reached the stage where, as soon as I see some issue tagged as ‘controversial’, I read it as “opposes a noisy self-interested lobby group’.

    • Replies: @Bill
  109. @Altai

    Surprised it exists. Reddit killed a lot of trans-critical subreddits last year in the Great Purge.

  110. Anon[262] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    You wrote: “ See the little Lord Fauntleroy syndrome. ”

    You never read the story, did you? Fauntleroy’s mother was a nice, sensible woman. Even a self-sacrificing one. The gist of the story was that Fauntleroy’s grandfather disapproved of his son’s marriage, estrangement ensues and then reconciliation.

    • Replies: @Anon
  111. @gent

    Yes, by giving children age of majority at 11, 10, 9, 8, whenever they decide (or are persuaded) that they are the opposite sex and nature has made a terrible mistake. You see, their wicked parents are preventing them from getting “health care.”

    Once young children have age of majority, the pedos move in, and it’s all ‘legal.’

  112. @Old and Grumpy

    Wonder what the end game is? Or is it just for elitist giggles?

    Every time they convince one of these girls to sterilize & mutilate herself, in many cases that means some man just lost his wife, or at the very least, some family will now never be born.

    When some dude starts wearing a wig, and talking like Scarlett O’Hara, he is basically right about one thing: He has effectively ceased to be a man. He hasn’t become a woman, but he’s no longer a man.

    And so is unlikely to be able to offer up any manly resistance to tyranny.

    That’s the end game, I think.
    It’s called genocide.

    • Agree: Lurker, 3g4me
    • Replies: @HammerJack
    , @anon
    , @Ben tillman
  113. @Reg Cæsar

    There is ambiguity in “I’m glad I’m a man, and so is Lola”.

    Lola is also a man? Lola is also glad she’s a man? Or Lola is also glad Davies is a man?

    I wonder about this every time I hear the song. The third interpretation supports your case, Reg.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  114. Anon[733] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    I wasn’t referring to the book, but the phenomenon that occurred in the wake of the book, of women dressing their sons up like girls. I assumed my audience was cultured enough to know what I was talking about.

  115. AndrewR says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    It’s cool you know [checks notes] Slovak but that’s quite different from Russian. I’m pretty sure they all spoke French at court anyway.

  116. I meant to post a link first thing this morning, but I was interrupted, and, now, posting from my phone, I can’t manage to copy and paste the link.

    The link would have taken you to a New York Times article from the 1980’s titled “Boyhood Effeminacy and Later Homosexuality”. The researcher whom the article discussed studied 44 very effeminate boys, many of whom stated a desire to be girls. In fact, the researcher suspected he was dealing with future transsexuals.

    Of the 44, only one ultimately opted for a “sex change” as an adult. Eleven grew up to be heterosexual, while 32 grew up to be homosexual men.

  117. @ic1000

    It’s gone from 1 in 10,000 to 200 in 10,000 in the last twenty years of the latest polls are to be believed.

  118. @additionalMike

    “I’m glad I’m a man,
    And so is Lola.”

    I see no ambiguity there.

    If you say you’re glad you’re a man, and so is your wife, does that mean your wife is a man?

  119. @Servant of Gla'aki

    True enough. Each piece of the puzzle works with all the others. The end game is complete control of the various little tribes by the only one that matters. One Tribe to rule them all…

    The most important work is nearly done. That’s to demoralize, corrupt, irradiate, and ultimately ruin the one people capable of mounting an effective resistance.

  120. anon[408] • Disclaimer says:
    @Servant of Gla'aki

    Od and Grumpy wonders

    Wonder what the end game is?

    Servant
    Every time they convince one of these girls to sterilize & mutilate herself, in many cases that means some man just lost his wife, or at the very least, some family will now never be born.

    Greg Cochran had this to say about 2.5 years ago.

    https://westhunt.wordpress.com/2018/08/30/nits-make-lice/

    You might think it would be difficult to induce parents to have their daughters spayed, but apparently you can convince bien-pensant liberals of absolutely anything, as long as it’s false. Gotta keep up with the Jim Joneses. They even pay for it!

    • Replies: @Alden
  121. Anon[904] • Disclaimer says:
    @James J O'Meara

    “contended, most spuriously, that video conferencing was replacing travel.”

    The very most “spurious” yet the one most likely to have made you a Covid millionaire.

    True, but to call something a trend is not to predict its future ubiquity, but to claim its current ubiquity.

    A lot of New York Times culture trend pieces come off like the people interviewed comprise the complete set of people the reporter identified as doing the claimed activity. There are usually three people identified and quoted, and the third one seems like a weak example, so you figure there is no fourth or the reporter, always female, would have used that one instead. And one of the people is a friend of the reporter, and one is also somehow related to the reporter, like a friend of a friend. The third might be someone found during a Twitter search after the trend has been “confirmed” by the existence of the first two people. And of course, all the people involved in the trend live in New York City, or in a particular section of New York City.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @photondancer
  122. @Achmed E. Newman

    It’s actually a traditional song that can be traced back a couple hundred years. I only saw it once in concert. It was fun, but took a backseat to some of the other stuff they played that night.

  123. ‘…Jules Gill-Peterson…’

    Is 'Jules Gill-Peterson' Jewish?

  124. Anon[904] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill P

    “cultural expropriation” — I don’t know if that is a typo, but I like it. We’re not only going to copy your shit, but we’re going to demand that you stop doing it.

    • Replies: @Bill P
  125. ‘…If you can’t trust a professor of English for a valid grasp of statistics, who can you trust?’

    She’s more than just a professor of English:

    ‘Jules Gill-Peterson researches and teaches in transgender studies, queer studies, critical race theory, childhood studies, and the medical humanities…’

    I’d say consulting her on this question would be about the same as asking Julius Streicher about the historical role of Jews in Germany.

    Interesting that the article would describe her as merely ‘a professor of English,’ though. To stick with Streicher, it would be kind of like describing ol’ Julius as ‘a newspaper editor.’

  126. Lurker says:
    @Michael S

    I’ve begun to wonder if Creationism wasn’t a troll, a flex designed to lead Christians into dead end, a battle they would lose.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  127. @El Dato

    ‘Speaking of Art:

    John Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar: The Novel That Predicted Our World

    As if all that isn’t prescient enough, it even has a character called President Obomi, and predicts…’

    Add another one: one of the characters describes eating ‘a steak as big as the palm of your hand’ — the inference being that that would be extreme luxury.

    At the time, of course, that this would be extraordinary would stand out — steak houses were still cheap eateries. Steaks were a lot bigger than that.

    Now, it doesn’t sound so weird. ‘A steak as big as the palm of your hand’ isn’t extraordinary — but it’s pretty standard.

  128. @J.Ross

    If they believed their own claims why would they expose themselves to risk?

    Right?

    Off-Guardian highlighted a comment that postulated that Beer Flu is really meant as cover for the coming collapse of the US financial system and dollar, touched off by spiking overnight interbank lending rates in September 2019:

    https://off-guardian.org/2021/01/22/the-old-lady-who-swallowed-a-fly/

    • Replies: @MB
  129. @Henry's Cat

    This makes me nostalgic for going “caravanning” unchaperoned during the “hols”. Keep those ginger beers coming!

    Vicariously, via the Five books.

    I had to remember the fifth was a dog. I don’t think he had much personality but he occasionally saved the day.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
  130. Referrals to the Royal (Australian) Children’s Hospital Melbourne gender service:

    Prior to 2008 – 0 to 2 per year
    2009-2011 – 6 to 8
    2012 – 18
    2013 – 40
    2014 – 104
    2015 – 170
    2016 – 226
    2017 – 253
    2018 – ~265
    2019 – ~340

    • Thanks: photondancer
  131. @Henry's Cat

    I can remember in one of the novels a situation where the George character was kidnapped by the villains who directed her to leave a note for her cousins so they wouldn’t worry about her. She craftily signed the note ‘Georgina’ so they’d know something was amiss.

    Back in the 80’s there was a British anthology comedy series called ‘Comic Strip’. It featured some of the stars of “The Young Ones” as well as Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. My favorite episode was a spoof of The Famous Five called “The Five Go Mad On Mescaline”.

  132. @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, but there are so many more. Twentieth-Century Man and (Dave’s) Living on a Thin Line. My daughter loves Victoria, and so do I. And on and on.

  133. anon[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    So a “trend” in the NYT is a lot like an episode of Seinfeld or Sex and the City.

    Makes sense.

  134. epebble says:

    Wow, my head is hurting:

    New York parent seeks OK to marry their own adult child

    I take my child to be my lawfully wedded spouse …

    A New Yorker who wants to marry their own adult offspring is suing to overturn laws barring the incestuous practice, calling it a matter of “individual autonomy.”

    The pining parent seeks to remain anonymous because their request is “an action that a large segment of society views as morally, socially and biologically repugnant,” according to court papers.

    “Through the enduring bond of marriage, two persons, whatever relationship they might otherwise have with one another, can find a greater level of expression, intimacy and spirituality,” the parent argues in the Manhattan federal court claim filed April 1…….

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-parent-seeks-ok-to-marry-their-own-adult-child

    • Replies: @Alden
  135. Anon[245] • Disclaimer says:

    Was transgenderism a troll, thought up by anti-gay groups, and rapidly accepted by progressive and homosexual groupings?

    Until homosexual marriage became legal, transgenderism was either comedy fare, or a bizarre medical condition, looked upon with pity. Sailer’s “World War T” was one of the first places where one heard about it getting traction.

    As soon as gay marriage became legal it seemed that transvestism exploded. LGB became LGBT and then started accruing additional letters at a rapid clip.

    At some point normal people are going to be horrified by the prospect of their kids or grandkids mutilating themselves and ending their reproductive prospects and they’re likely to go after all of the fools who associated themselves with this perversion.

    There must be a term for this, and if there isn’t, one should be invented: trolling your opponents to the extent that they embrace something so utterly repugnant that they destroy themselves.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  136. Alden says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Jenner’s wives, step daughters natural daughters and daughters in law had all his children and grandchildren.

    Without DNA there’s no proof any of them are his. Chris was unfaithful to Bob Kardashian during the years she had their kids. Who’s to say she was faithful to Jenner? Maybe the kids by the first wife are his. Maybe not.
    Still, a White man with 20 grandchildren kudos

    • Replies: @3g4me
  137. Alden says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Boys do play with Barbie dolls. A friend, a man played Godzilla with his sister’s Barbie dolls. He’d stomp on them. Sometimes he’d pop the heads off and put the heads on the Barbie’s laps.

  138. Alden says:
    @epebble

    Family Guy predicted this years ago. Peter wanted to marry Chris for some reason.

  139. @Ben tillman

    “Lola” is based on a funny story the Kinks’ manager told about a time he got really drunk and …

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  140. Anonymous[735] • Disclaimer says:

    Because he would kill for her. And also would probably kill her, but can’t because he’s behind bars. Because he’s so bored in prison he probably doesn’t have to fake interest in her mundane happenings, hanging on her every word. Because she is literally his everything, meanwhile he is just 10% of her life. Because she thinks this makes her a “good person” in the same way as clergy who minister to inmates are seen as good (she isn’t.) Because she can have the status of a married woman (pictures, Valentine’s Day, etc) and still bang randos with ease. Because he actually has some interesting stories from the past to tell. Because he can impart knowledge on how to break the law. Because she can use the drama of the execution (should the day ever come) to her advantage (attention, excuses.) I am sure many of them intend on writing exaggerated memoirs for fun and profit (My Life With Ice Pick) but never get around to it.

    Because she’s a hoe with a Cluster B personality.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  141. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Wilkey

    The notion that we should mutilate, physically and chemically, the body of a physically healthy human being in order to treat a psychological condition, is insane, and an idea that is, sfaik, considered unacceptable and inhumane for any other psychological condition known to man.

    What’s interesting about the trans thing (and I think this is something that Steve has alluded to in the past) is that it’s very very different from what was happening in the 60s and 70s with the Sexual Revolution and Gay Liberation. In the 60s and 70s it was all about celebrating sex and sexuality and accepting one’s sexuality.

    What seems to be happening today is a rejection of sex and sexuality. The trans thing, especially among the young, seems to be a way of avoiding sex.

    Having your genitals destroyed by surgery or pumping yourself full of hormones that destroy your natural sexual responses is not that much different from having your cat desexed. The objective is to create a human with no actual sexuality at all.

    • Agree: utu
  142. Bill P says:
    @Anon

    Not a typo. “Cultural expropriation” has been used for a while by the more radical academics.

    Cultural expropriation—stealing exploititavely from a marginalized culture—is the term we should be using to describe things like the Washington, D.C. professional football team, the “ghetto fab” halloween costume, or the performance style of Iggy Azalea (as opposed to the performance style of Eminem).

    https://newrepublic.com/article/126562/oberlins-food-isnt-cultural-appropriation-doesnt-mean-students-wrong

  143. Alden says:
    @AndrewR

    Go back to the Andrew Anglin article about the slaughter of 6 Whites and keep on defending the black man who did it.

    Haven’t had cats for decades. Never had a litter box. Because my children and the mother cat trained the kittens to ask to go outside as dogs do. Even woke us up at night a few times as dogs do.

    You’re a black man who makes numerous comments defending former black football player Adams massacring 6 Whites. Judging by your defense of black on White crime, you must work for Benjamin Crump or MSNBC.

  144. @Anonymous

    Tracey Ullman has done a couple of perceptive sketches on women who love Death Row inmates. The more recent is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, but it’s not online so far as I can tell.

  145. Alden says:
    @anon

    One thing I’ve noticed about liberals. They will believe anything .

  146. Craken says:
    @ic1000

    That’s an extremely rapid growth rate from 2008 to 2016. Since 2016, it’s still fast, about 15%/year. Given 250,000 births/year in Australia, they’ve exceeded the 1/1,000 rate for “medical intervention” in these children.
    The more children who are thus mutilated, the higher the percentage who will regret their choices. These regretful ones will be the majority of the post-intervention population before long, if they aren’t already: a possibly potent source of counter-propaganda if not censored off the channels. On the other hand, the gaslighting of these people does not end after the intervention. They face continued pressure to be pro-actively trans-affirming regardless of what has become of their actual personal lives.

    • Agree: ic1000
  147. @Anon

    It’s not just the NYT, I’ve been seeing this for years in print media and in blogs. Any article headlined “Why we’re all X” or similar will, in reality, boil down to “I know a couple of people who X”. And yes, it’s always a female author, usually young. This is how Carrie in Sex and the City writes her columns. Did Bushnell create this technique or just capture it?

  148. @Michael S

    a) Protestantism is not, and has never been, Christian. Protestants have always been progressive and secular, by design and from the start; they just took the “boil the frog slowly” approach and now have finally arrived to their desired state.

    b) Lysenko was right, in the end. His beef was a purely scientific, he argued for a larger role of epigenetics in biology, and modern science has finally vindicated him.

    • Disagree: ic1000
    • Replies: @ic1000
  149. AndrewR says:
    @gent

    It’s to sterilize children. The next step will be open pedophilia. By 2030 you will lose custody of your kid if you refuse to let them have sex with whomever they want (or think they want)

  150. AndrewR says:
    @David

    Executed for using a dildo? That’s pretty harsh.

  151. I hope the genocidal murder cult, the Nation of Islam, doesn’t sue Steve (or worse!), for using the phrase “ex-men.” Usually, when people think of that term, as spoken, they think of the NOI assassin security service.

  152. AndrewR says:
    @HammerJack

    Are you sure she was ever on them?

    • Replies: @Polistra
  153. @Lurker

    Christianity as a whole does not support creation science or a literal interpretation of the Bible. It is only fundamentalists who do so.

    Fundamentalist preachers particularly those on TV, wield quite a lot of influence on uneducated congregants, and enrich themselves at their expense.

    The creation myth in the book of Genesis is similar to that of a number of other cultures and religions, and represents the best effort of wise men in a prescientific age to provide an explanation of where human beings came from, where God came into the picture, and why there is sin in the world.

    However very few people believe today that women suffer pain in childbirth as a punishment from God for Eve seducing Adam into disobedience! The evolutionary explanation is much better.

  154. Bill says:
    @tyrone

    The past is really a different (and so often, as here, better) country.

  155. Bill says:
    @photondancer

    Is gun control usually described as controversial?

  156. Bill says:
    @Morton's toes

    DeShawn Watson deserves to have his “career” ruined and to be locked up in prison, as do his jock-sniffing fans.

  157. ic1000 says:
    @anonymous coward

    > Protestantism is not, and has never been, Christian
    Okayyyyyy…

    > Lysenko was right, in the end.
    Not in any meaningful sense of the word right.

    > His beef was a purely scientific
    Nope.

    > He argued for a larger role of epigenetics in biology
    Stopped clock, and a poor excuse for shipping Mendelist-Morganist geneticists to the gulag.

    > and modern science has finally vindicated him.
    Not in any meaningful sense of the word vindicated.

    Let’s trade links.

  158. Bill says:
    @Alden

    I doubt very much that there is really a fashion of becoming boys among teen girls.

    “Gender affirmation” surgery is rapidly growing:
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29490365/

    So much so that you can buy market research reports on it, as it is becoming big business:
    https://www.gminsights.com/industry-analysis/sex-reassignment-surgery-market

    The demographics of this surgery increasingly tilt towards F to M, reaching parity recently, and age at surgery has been trending down:
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33644314/

    These studies could also be lies, I suppose, and the last one is a single-center study, but it’s hard to see how to limit this “Everything I can’t see for myself and don’t like is a lie” thing.

  159. Bill says:
    @AnotherDad

    If they offer these kids transition there is no legitimate reason not to offer them suicide.

    I’m not sure what your point is, but the same people who like “gender affirmation” surgery generally like “assisted suicide,” and the limitation of assisted suicide to people who really are terminally ill (or even to people who actually want to commit suicide) is pretty passe. Verification that an assisted suicide patient actually wants to die or is terminally ill is about as rigorous as verification that an organ donor is actually dead.

  160. 3g4me says:
    @Stan Adams

    @48 Stan Adams: He married the wrong woman and then failed to be head of the household and a proper father to his daughter, allowing pop culture, public school, and said stupid other to raise her

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
  161. Bill says:
    @ic1000

    After 2017, those are projections.

    • Thanks: ic1000
    • Replies: @ic1000
  162. 3g4me says:
    @Alden

    @139 Alden: “Still, a White man with 20 grandchildren kudos”

    1. He’s a mentally ill, chemically castrated ‘man’

    2. How many of his grandchildren are White?

    All those of his bloodline ought to be removed from the gene pool.

  163. @Anon

    That T has been in their acronym for a long time. Most people ignored it (along with the B) and assumed the conversation was about regular homosexuals all along.

    Haha, no. The L’s and G’s have a long tail of weirdos and sickos who keep them excited and active. Someone harassed your buddy who dresses up? We need our rights! What, you mean he can’t give blood because he’s HIV positive? Rights! The crazies are always in the vanguard of any movement, because they don’t care what anybody says about them.

    This won’t stop until there’s some sort of barbarian invasion and fall of Rome.

  164. Escher says:

    The idea that transgender youth are new and poorly understood, and therefore should be treated with intense caution and scrutiny, is reinforced by many opponents of trans children’s access to health care and sports.

    How dare they treat these gender change requests with caution and additional scrutiny. It’s not as though this is something serious like a tendency to be unwoke or vote Republican.

  165. Escher says:
    @jon

    Is (s)he/it also a Transgender person?

  166. @3g4me

    Yeah, pretty much. I don’t know the guy well – he’s a casual acquaintance who I see a couple of times a year – but, from what I’ve seen of his marriage, the wife is the one who wears the pants.

    He used to brag about his daughter (“She’s already talking about going to med school!”) but now he barely says two words about her. When I asked him how she was doing, his expression turned very morose and he mumbled, “We’re having some issues with her. She came out as trans last month. My wife is dealing with it a lot better than I am. She’s already talking about medical treatments. But I think it’s way too soon. I’m just hoping that [his daughter] grows out of it.” Then he abruptly changed the subject.

    The same day, I was talking to another acquaintance about his five-year-old daughter. I asked him if he had seen any evidence that she was starting to internalize the anti-white, pro-deviant propaganda. He said, “No, we haven’t seen any evidence of that yet. We’re pretty vigilant about it, as you can imagine.” I mentioned the plight of the guy with the “trans” daughter and said, “I shudder to think what bullshit they’ll be pushing on kids by the time [your daughter] is a teenager.” He nodded and said, “We’ll do our best to keep her away from it.”

    This second guy has a good, sane wife, so I give his daughter better odds of growing up to become a happy, healthy woman. But it really is a minefield out there.

  167. ic1000 says:
    @Bill

    Bill, the report you linked claims to have numbers through 2019. The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne case numbers are actuals, through the same year. So the Not-A-Trend appears to be quite real.

    • Replies: @Bill
  168. Bill says:
    @ic1000

    Yeah, I agree that the trend is real and really disturbing.

  169. BSDN says:
    @James J O'Meara

    No, but in that religious faith is pooh poohed all the time, merely to point out that faith in reason at bottom is faith. Science can’t “prove” anything about the origin of the universe tho it is very useful in regards to the world we live in now.

    Likewise scientific “faith” in evolution.
    Well, yeah. Micro evolution within a species. Cats, tigers, lions etc.
    But macro evolution between species?
    There’s a reason they call it the missing link. We haven’t seen it yet.
    You know, we don’t have any material scientific proof of it despite all the table pounding and bellowing about irrational fundamentalists.

    And to assume that the macro necessarily follows micro is induction, not deduction.
    Where’s the proof, beyond the assumption?
    Crickets.

  170. MB says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    Hey, you stirrin’ the pot or whut?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  171. MB says: • Website
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Climate change and the rest of the Lib Prog nonsense social programs couldn’t pull off the Great Reset to digital money and total control that Bill Gates and his drinking buddies think is the way to save Mother Earth from the rest of us and for them exclusively.

  172. @MB

    Hey, you stirrin’ the pot or whut?

    I like the neologism confuscation. They addle your pate first, then utilize [sic] your resulting distraction to seize your goods.

    As a typo, it is most excusable; as a pun, you should get credit. Get it up on Urban Dictionary before anyone else does!

  173. @Savage Indifference

    Don’t forget Aunt Fanny’s gooey macaroons.

  174. Bill says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    It’s long past the time for conservatives.

    Exactly. What sort of freak wants to conserve what we have now?

  175. Polistra says:
    @AndrewR

    I’ve seen her post remarkably knowledgeable and cogent material. However she’s also said that her husband sometimes uses her account so who even knows.

  176. Kibol says:

    Don’t you know you have been drinking water full of hormones.

  177. Ethan says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    You think gays aren’t prevalent in romance language countries? Wrong. Spain and the Latin Americas are incredibly gay. As is Portugal and Brazil.

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The JFK Assassination and the 9/11 Attacks?