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brand new piece! it's more of a massive timeline than an essay: Origins of "Social Contagion" and "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria"... juliaserano.blogspot.com/2019/02/origin… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #healthcare #children #psychology
...for those who'd prefer a TL;DR (it is very long), here is the summary of the piece... #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #healthcare #children #psychology
...I will share more excerpts from the piece tomorrow. But in the meantime, feel free to share it with others. And if you appreciate this work, and the fact that I make pieces like this for FREE, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
ok, so I promised more excerpts, so here we go. in my investigation, I found that the *first ever* claim that "social contagion is making kids transgender" came from a reluctant parent of a trans child posting on 4thWaveNow in February 2016...
...as a side note, as @ZackFord uncovered, this same website (where "transgender social contagion" was invented) is where Jesse Singal recruited reluctant parents for his The Atlantic story last summer, but editors purposefully censored out that fact...
...shortly after "transgender social contagion" is invented, a new website – Youth Trans Critical Professionals - is born, and continues to promote this claim. in timeline, I make the case that YTCP was founded by "skepticaltherapist" (who invented the "social contagion" meme)...
...only a few months later, Littman recruits parents from these same 3 websites (where the "transgender social contagion" narrative has just been invented) & re-brands the concept as "rapid onset gender dysphoria" (ROGD) for her study...
...the following month, the idea of "transgender social contagion" goes viral in social conservative circles and among anti-LGBTQ+ hate groups. not sure how they 1st learned about it, but they immediately recognized its usefulness as a "moral panic" device...
...amazingly, everything I've detailed so far happened within a MERE SIX MONTHS of when the idea was invented! as others have noted, it's almost as if the notion that "transgender is caused by social contagion" was itself socially contagious!
...ok taking a break for now. I will share a few more excerpts later today. in the meantime, feel free to share this with others. and if you appreciate this work, and the fact that I make pieces like this for FREE, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
...to continue: fast forward 1 year later, we start seeing evidence of the old guard of gender-disaffirming practitioners ("GDPs") such as Bailey, Blanchard, Zucker, etc. taking interest in the "transgender social contagion" meme & teaming up w/those who've been promoting it...
...I chronicle # examples, but here's a choice one: Bailey & Blanchard (& their super-hetero-male-centric views of gender & sexuality) doing a guest post on explicitly TERFy 4thWaveNow. what could they possibly have in common? disaffirming trans teens' gender IDs, that's what...
...the clearest example of this collaboration is the Gender Dysphoria Workinggroup – a confluence of well-established GDPs that many of us have long been familiar with, & relatively new anti-trans/trans-skeptical voices that came out of and/or were amplified by the 3 websites...
...for evidence that Gender Dysphoria Workinggroup's agenda may go beyond simply being "skeptical" of the gender affirmative model, & veer into blatantly transphobic territory, look no further than 3 of its members co-signing a letter to Trump from known anti-LGBTQ hate group...
...since we now know that Bailey has no qualms with co-signing letters from anti-LGBTQ hate groups asking Trump admin to essentially strip away basis for trans rights & protections, you should also know that he's carrying out his own "Littman 2.0" ROGD study as we speak...
...anyway, that's it for now. there are many many more entries, so please check out the timeline! or at the very least, please click the link so that it is more readily found on search engines: juliaserano.blogspot.com/2019/02/origin… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #children #psychology
once again, if you appreciate this work & the fact that I make pieces like this accessible & FREE on my blog & Medium, pls consider supporting me on Patreon. you'll get patron-only writings and sneak-peaks into what I'm working on, plus potential rewards! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
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