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(1/9) Useful concepts and terms for discussing the current epidemic of transgenderism among adolescent girls (Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria #rogd):
(2/9) - Culture-bound: A culture-bound psychological disorder is specific to a culture, not universal among humans. It has no obvious physical cause. Anorexia is one example of a Western culture-bound disorder.
(3/9) - Idiom of distress: An idiom of distress is culture-specific way of being sick. Idioms of distress are metaphorically connected to cultural and personal conflicts...
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A year ago, someone close to me said of the transgender movement "I'm tired of having all this stuff rammed down my throat".

Someone in his family was transitioning in what I now know is a case of #ROGD.
At the time, my reply was "no one is ramming anything down your throat".

I told him maybe he should just accept what his child was going through, just to avoid losing contact. I meant well.
Now, roughly one year and a lot of research later, I find myself in complete understanding of his view.

If the debate over gender stopped at protecting transgender people from discrimination, I think most of us would get on board.
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do you think youve experienced #RapidOnsetGenderDysphoria? do you have a child or friend that you think may have #ROGD? i lived w #rogd for 3 years believing i wasnt a girl bc the #transcult told me i didn’t have to be. i wanna answer any questions u have abt #ROGD or #beingtrans
also if you’re too nervous to message or reply to me you can ask at my curiouscat! i don’t bite, i promise. :-) curiouscat.me/guessimafab
the basics: id been “part of the LGBT community” (aka, i ID’d as bi and was active on tumblr) thru of high school. i’d been a tomboy when i was young, had a sexuality crisis in middle school, and went thru HS as a “regular girl”- i wasnt feminine, but wasn’t gender nonconforming.
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You know what I think is a shame? Every time I see news of some pedophile ring swept under the rug, or a cop getting away with shooting kids or his spouse, or conservatives stripping civil rights from women and other groups, or refusing to pass education reforms I think-
“imagine if Trans Exclusionary Rad Femmes used their energy to focus on this instead.

Imagine if they stopped harassing and attacking us, wasting our energy defending against them so we had the energy to focus on this instead too.”

#rogd
#terfisaslur
#adulthumanfemale
T3rfs: Trans women are a danger in women’s spaces.

Us: Um, there have been less than a handful of cases-

T3rfs: NO. NOT ONE WOMAN MUST SUFFER EXPOSURE. Peens! We don’t want. Children might see!
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Says @chiaracanaan : "I am very confident in Littman’s study, and believe that discrediting it as 'transphobia' is wildly irresponsible. I find it very strange that trans activists see any inkling of criticism as a direct, 'violent' attack."
4thwavenow.com/2019/02/27/a-g…
"It was a vicious circle."
4thwavenow.com/2019/02/27/a-g…
So @PLOSONE @HealthyBrown You can see it's not only parents who have observed #ROGD . There are now detransitioned women talking about it openly. Maybe it's time to listen to them, not just angry trans activists who have tried to discredit Dr. Littman?
piqueresproject.com/about.html
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glancing at my feed, it seems as though somebody somewhere has published yet another ROGD-moral-panic piece. so I am re-upping this essay, feel free to share: medium.com/@juliaserano/e… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #psychology #children #gender #ROGD
...there should be a law that, if you decide to write or publish an alarmist #ROGD piece, then this paragraph from the WPATH Standards of Care gets permanently tattooed to your forehead... #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #psychology #children #gender
...btw @JennyBoylan just wrote a wonderful response to the aforementioned ROGD piece, in the NY times no less! nytimes.com/2019/01/08/opi…
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Dr. Susan Bradley, founder of Toronto's gender identity clinic for children, has decades of clinical experience with gender dysphoric and autistic youth. She knows whereof she speaks. Listen to her interview on "Wrongspeak" here.
Interview with Dr. Bradley touches on #ROGD , Lisa Littman's study, the huge increase in girls presenting to gender clinics, the link between ASD and/or same-sex attraction w/gender dysphoria, & much more.The feeling of "not fitting in" is a key factor for these vulnerable teens.
Susan Bradley has a deep understanding of (in particular) girls who have issues w/social communication and/or "repetitive/obsessive interests," and how this contributes to gender dysphoria. "The dilemma is that we didn't appreciate this was an issue until about 15 years ago."
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Amanda often asserts that her family's experience is the only one possible when it comes to trans identification. But neither she, nor the MTF who wrote the article Amanda is praising, know anything about the families she repeatedly judges. A little humility would go a long way.
For someone who insists the "lived experience" of herself and her family are not to be questioned in any way, she has an odd penchant for invalidating the lived experience of parents, desisters, and detransitioners who have, in fact, been impacted by #ROGD .
Screen cap for those blocked. This is becoming a pattern--using her large platform to go after people impacted by a phenomenon she clearly doesn't understand.
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just wrote a rebuttal to that horribly misinformed @PsychToday piece from last week: "Mass Psychogenic Illness: The Latest Make-Believe Cause of #Transgender Identity" – it's on Medium, so please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it!
medium.com/@juliaserano/m… #psychology
...also, the piece is not monetized, as I wanted it to be as accessible as possible. if you appreciate that I make essays like this for free, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
re: two misconceptions about my new essay: 1) I did not address certain claims made in the @PsychToday article (re: "peer clusters", social media influence, etc.) b/c I already addressed these in depth in my #ROGD essay: medium.com/@juliaserano/e… #transgender #psychology #LGBTQ
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Thoughtful article calling for compassion & reason on all sides. The problem (& why groups like ours exist in the 1st place) is the refusal by too many activists & clinicians to even consider that a new group of youth are being influenced by social contagion. Why is that so hard?
Instead of engaging/respecting parents & others who ask for more careful handling of gender-dysphoric teens, we get compared to white supremacists, even by leaders in "affirmative" therapy. @samuelveissiere this sort of dismissal is pretty much all we hear
You should also know @samuelveissiere that the trans activists who vilify us the most are adult-transitioning MTFs, whose experiences of gender dysphoria are simply not the same as our (mostly) female teens.
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So, I've waded through the Evangelical Alliance's new pastoral "guidelines" for interacting with trans people (ughh, the things I do to expose #transphobic #ciswits to the world), and let's just say it's time to tear this particular sh*t-bag a new hole.

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So, straight off the bat, first page of text, the use of #language is . . . well, yeah, see for yourself:

"It is important to remember that transgender is not simply an issue to be debated;" - p5, #Transformed

*sigh*

When such language gets reinforced by insisting...

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Massive freakout by activists/gender clinicians on the Transgender Health (formerly WPATH SOC7) public FB page coz @PsychToday had the audacity to publish on #ROGD. Make no mistake: These ppl want to suppress any evidence that challenges their narrative.
facebook.com/groups/transge…
Gender clinician Laura Jacobs uses thread to urge a continued witchhunt against the one researcher who had the guts to start investigating the #ROGD phenomenon. Trying to suppress initial research and harm the investigator--what kind of person does that? #TransTotalitarians
So @PLOSONE and @HealthyBrown : One hopes you can see that this witchhunt (continuing in the last hour) is driven by ideologues hellbent on denying any evidence they don't like? @jflier
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We see now this is a pattern, not an anomaly w/4thWaveNow's article stealth-edited by censors at Wordpress.com. In this case, the protected party is Hailey Heartless. @wordpressdotcom replaced Heartless' real name w/ [redacted] , informing the blog owner after the fact.
For those who don't know about our story, it's here:
Who is Hailey Heartless, and why is @wordpressdotcom involved in protecting this person? Meghan Murphy, now banned from Twitter, wrote about the power Heartless has in British Columbia in her piece for @QuilletteM yesterday:
quillette.com/2018/11/28/twi…
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#transkidsitstimetotalk #Transgender people experience discrimination and violence and have a shockingly high suicide rate. To protect vulnerable people we must oppose discrimination and promote access to key medical services, as a human rights issue. #TransKidsItsTimeToTalk/2
People needing urgent medical assistance must receive help. The point is, how. Can transgender identity be a phase, #ROGD, a social contagion among teenagers? Some say no, the idea is “transphobic”. Yet many relate personal experience in which it was, in fact, a phase./3
I felt like a boy for many years but transition was impossible. Lucky escape! Now I am happily married to a woman, with two great children. There are also #detransitioners and people expressing #transregret. Do those stories deserve to be told, or must they be suppressed?/4
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@tarahaelle @ MINIMUM, AAP Docs should inform of iatrogenic risks of Affirmation Model, namely that social transition lends itself to persistence, lends itself to medicalization. Yes, all treatments have risks, all the more reason parents should be informed of all of them. /1
@tarahaelle This is not what is happening. Without mental history of patient, w/o weighing of pros/cons, w/o expertise in area of GD, AAP Docs promote affirmation model only, which is a pyschosocial intervention. /2 forbes.com/sites/tarahael…
@tarahaelle It is one of the hardest decisions a parent can make in navigating care for their #ROGD child and so much depends on the severity of their gender dysphoria, the age of onset, any comorbid diagnoses, and the motivational behaviors behind the reinvention of self. /3
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Right then.

And so, finally, I get to turn my attention to the shambles that is the #FairPlay4Women guidance.

Hooray!!!

I'll be breaking up the posting times of this, so the whole thing will likely take a couple of hours to come through.

Stay awhile, and listen

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But before we dive into the nitty gritty of what’s wrong with it (everything), let’s step back a bit and look at the big picture here. This is a consultation that is set up to look at the issue of making it easier for trans and intersex people to get a GRC to correct...

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, or adjust, the initial info recorded on their birth certificate when it was first issued. That would be ALL trans and intersex people(and before you chime in with your usual bullshit, do you know what it is that actual intersex organisations say about trans people...

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a THREAD based on my latest piece: I've heard many complaints over the years about how "born that way" arguments are essentialist or pathologizing, and some #LGBTQ folks will say "why do we even have to explain why we exist?"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
...while I sympathize with such sentiments, they overlook the main reason *why* "born that way" arguments have been successful, namely, because they assuage longstanding fears that queerness is somehow contagious. medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #queer
...another thing I implicitly tried to convey in this piece is that, while I don't believe #trans or #LGBTQ are "contagious," the social stigma projected on us most certainly is - this is what sociologists call "courtesy stigma"... medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #transgender #queer
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brand new Medium piece, but of an older spoken word piece (from 2012) about the rather old superstition that #LGBTQ people are somehow "contagious" - that's right, the #ROGD crowd didn't invent that! medium.com/@juliaserano/t… #queer #trans #transgender #children #health #psychology
please give it lots of "claps" so that others see it! also, it is not monetized, as I wanted it to be as accessible as possible. if you appreciate that I make essays like this for free, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
also, if you'd rather not sign up for Patreon, you can also support me by buying my book Outspoken - the Medium piece is an excerpt from one of the chapters of that book (called "Contagious"): juliaserano.com/outspoken.html #trans #transgender #queer #LGBTQ #feminism
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Dear parents of trans kids,
To those of you who are struggling to understand what is going on, who feel that you've received the news that your child is trans like it came out of left field, to those of you who are searching for answers, I want to give you some advice. 1/19
You may feel like your kid has just sprung this on you out of nowhere, you may feel upset or hurt because they're saying (in your eyes) that they are not the child you have been raising. 2/19
You may be asking what you've done wrong or what you've done to deserve a trans child. You may be feeling embarrassed because your own child is now telling you that you've been referring to them in the wrong way for however long it's taken for them to come out. 3/19
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A REALLY strong sign that your “scientific” article is total hokum:

When folks raise legit questions about your obviously flawed methodology and specious conclusions, you respond by calling them whores and perverts and can’t defend your *actual* work.

#ROGD
I’ve presented at a number major professional conferences in multiple disciplines, and I’m a peer-reviewer for several journals. I can honestly say that I’ve never had someone try to defend work I criticized by calling me a slut. 🤷🏻‍♀️
I’ll be totally honest, the #ROGD “study” is something that I’d probably hand to undergrads that I’m trying to teach how to critique published research. The errors in both method and in analysis are egregious enough that I’d expect a college sophomore to pick them out.
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okay, I just responded to all the questions and accusations here: medium.com/@juliaserano/r… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #children #health #psychology #science
btw, I've spent almost all of my last 10 days writing the original piece & responding to it. neither essays are monetized, as I want them to be as accessible as possible. so if you appreciate all this work, please consider supporting me on Patreon: patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
I am exhausted & in dire need of an internet break. but before I go, here are the most pertinent passages of this follow up essay. if you like them, please RT: medium.com/@juliaserano/r…
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So since @HealthyBrown and @PLOSONE are considering dropping @LisaLllittman's "ROGD" paper, I wonder if I surveyed "ROGD" kids parents for their thoughts on why their kids are trans if any themes would emerge? /thread #peakterf #ROGD
#YOUTUBETURNSYOURKIDSTRANS Ban it, block it, but really how many kids are watching @ContraPoints !!
#MMORGSTURNEDMYKIDSTRANS Don't let them enjoy online role play for the love of god! But, uh, Quotev is an online story writing website, wait they might end up like JK Rowling AAND TRANS!!
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So I want to discuss the topic of #ROGD that is being mentioned in #ROGDWEEEK2018.

I realized I was trans when I was around 8-10 years old. Until puberty hit, I was able to justify the difference between my body and my brother's body as us just being born different. 1/
But when puberty hit, it was like everything about myself betrayed who I was. I was growing breasts, I started my period, I started looking more feminine.

Up until my first period, I was able to justify and deal with being trans. When it happened, dysphoria hit with it. 2/
I didn't have any of the signs or symptoms listed today for childhood gender dysphoria, so by the thoughts in #ROGD I would have had rapid onset. It didn't matter that I knew I was trans for a year or more before my first period, my GD was "rapid" and started with puberty. 3/
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Ah, the anti-trans crowd are desperately trying to get #ROGD traction and legitimacy by trying to get it trending on Twitter.

So let's break it down.

#ROGD is pseudo-scientific bunkum that has less credibility than the flat earth theory.

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

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But in all seriousness, #ROGD is nothing more than the #transphobic denial of reality, and an attempt to explain away a phenomenon that has parallels running throughout history and is already well understood.

See, here's the thing. As the results of the UK LGBT Survey...

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showed, trans ppl in the UK still face horrific levels of abuse and discrimination in society. And, as with any marginalised group in society that faces that level of threat to their safety and health, anybody who wants to come out as being trans has to make a calculation...
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