So what about those historical analogues?
Well, an easy one to spot was the sudden rise in the number of gay ppl who publicly came out. And why did this happen? Because issues around gay...
And yet, those close friends of the anti-trans mob, the far-right US evangelical fundamentalist movement tried to...
What do you know,...
And, of course, the "cure" being offered in both cases are the same: media and education is to blame for...
It is also no coincidence, by the way, that both the anti-trans...14/n
And I will get to that, but first I'm off to my GP, so a bit of a time gap in me posting.
The 90s saw an increase in the number of children being diagnosed with autism and when graphed that rise bears a certain similarity to...
Now, when you realise that most ppl have no understanding of the history and study of autism, and most ppl have a very primitive and underdeveloped sense of cause and effect, correlation, and causation and, in addition, are...
But, of course, when you are on the inside of the story looking out it becomes immediately obvious why there was a sudden increase in the number of children being...
So let's go inside the story of autism and to do that, we need to jump back in history. Autism has been known about and studied since not long after the discovery of...
But arrive it did, and so children began to be diagnosed with ASD at a much higher rate. It wasn't that there were any more children as a percentage...
So, if you were on the outside and didn't know any of this, and only knew through the media that there's an increased number of stories on...
But then, to pick up on a point I raised earlier on, why do ppl want to believe simple stories? In fact, why do they want to believe stories at all, especially...
There's a theory, one that I happen to agree with, that the reason that we, as humans, are currently sat or stood here doing human things, rather than being a bunch of hairless apes sat around on a savanna picking lice...
So, to borrow from, and paraphrase, the...
Yes, that means from the earliest age all of us have been taught victim-blaming. No surprise that victim-blaming is so prevalent in society. But what has that got to do with ppl with ASD, or even trans kids?
With being suspicious.
With being cursed.
Story after story have historically shown that those who are different, especially those with disabilities or...
And we're not talking about stories from the dawn of time here.
And that is where the stories come in. A child is diagnosed with ASD and without thinking about it, unconsciously, their...
Can you spot why that mistake is made?
It's born right at the beginning...
And, of course, the same is happening now with trans kids. A trans child comes out and a parent who can't accept it immediately thinks that the child...
And ROGD is a story specifically designed to tap into that fear, and to feed the idea that because being 'trans' is a bad thing this can only have happened to their child because...
It's an insidious and nasty bit of storytelling designed to get into ppls heads, to prey on ppl at their most vulnerable point, to stop them from accepting their trans child, or to give them...
'But my child's not really trans, it's just social contagion'
No, that's your fears, your blindness to the stories that have shaped you, being deliberately manipulated into making you think that having a trans kid...
ROGD - not just pseudoscience, but a deeply nasty piece of propaganda designed solely to play to, and influence, ppls worst fears.