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21 Nov, 11 tweets, 5 min read
As many people know, in a New York minute, @PsychToday published, and than swiftly removed an article about trans-identified young people disowning their parents-a known fact to the parents, but apparently a novel narrative to the happily uninitiated /1
The article was pulled within minutes, after what looked like a coordinated attack by the TRAs. Comments from grateful and concerned parents were drowned out by the "How dare yous". Not surprising to anyone anymore, is it? /2

The comments illustrate perfectly what's going on in the gender debate. It's not hard to see who the unhinged bully is, and who is the reasonable voice in this conversation. But we live in the world were bullies win. /3
"Irresponsible, damaging, disgusting, vile" - a crowd of TRAs piles on within minutes of the article going live, all reaching for the same few words. /4
The TRAs are appalled it was published on Trans remembrance day. But on that day, many bereaved parents are mourning not the death of their loved one by suicide (as the narrative dictates), but because the young person's cut off all family contact-an act encouraged by the TRAs./5
TRA comments go and and on; 20 minutes later, the parents (aka "adults") arrive. It's hard to see the transphobic parent narrative being accurate. Judge for yourself: /6
A plea from parents for psychological exploration of the "suddenly trans" teen phenomenon, before one proceeds to cut off body parts, is countered with the false but powerful "dead son or happy daughter" (or increasingly, the other way around) dichotomy. /7
This is the other side of the "dead son/ happy daughter" argument, which powerfully weaponizes the rare events of suicide to bully parents into experimental and drastic medical interventions. This parent did not ask for psychological exploration, and did "everything right." /8
Back to the comments. Do these responses strike you as transphobic? Bigoted? /9
But of course, the writing is on the wall--both for the author and for @PsychToday , and everyone knows it. /10
Welcome to 1984, folks! Best wishes for the coming New Year!

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13 Oct
You re not paranoid. The TRA movement going after our kids' bodies is operating from a play book, which has been published by Thomson Reuters. Key strategies include "De-medicalise the campaign" (#2) "Avoid excessive press coverage and exposure" (# 8). /1 iglyo.com/wp-content/upl…
The other side has been incredibly effective at the complete institutional takeover. Let's learn from the best, shall we?

Rule #1: Target youth politicians.
"Main wings of political parties are often keen to listen to youth wings."

@AOC you are in the playbook, as the pawn. /2
Rule #2. De-medicalise the campaign.
"It was observed that the public often finds it difficult to accept irreversible surgeries until the age of maturity" and thus may be "apprehensive" to support gender laws for minors.

Let's make the public not notice where this road leads./3
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The study that Jack Turban is writing about is another troubled convenience sample with strange results.
Net-net: 738 respondents (out of 2784) knew someone who died by suicide. Of these 738 known deaths, only 172 (23%) were trans people. The rest - 77% - were "cis suicides". /1
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Dr. Kalin at @APAPubJournals. Thanks for listening to the concerned scientists and asking for a reanalysis of the Brandstrom study, and for publishing a correction. But why is the original study with uncorrected, misleading title and conclusion still on?/1
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Dr. Kalin, your correction says, "the results [of the reanalysis] demonstrated no advantage of surgery in relation to subsequent mood or anxiety disorder-related healthcare visits or prescriptions or hospitalizations following suicide attempts". /3
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Dr. Kalin of @uwsmph, the editor the AJP, followed up on concerns raised by scientists re: methodology issues in a major trans health study. This resulted in a publication of a correction to a key, erroneous claim: No objective benefit of SRS on mental health has been found. /1
But the original study's permeated medical literature, public health eduction, and medical eduction. How does one put toothpaste back into the tube? What's the @APAPubJournals's obligation to correct the original study's actual title and conclusions, which are still misleading?/2 Image
Not a single study to date has demonstrated long-term objective health benefits of hormones or surgeries. Not a problem, though. According to trans researchers, since the problem is not objectively verifiable, we shouldn't look for objective evidence of success of a solution. /3 Image
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