They’re still shuffling the broken remnants on deck and the band is still playing, but the titanic trend for Transgender Ideology is taking on water. Research and growing testimonials of silent suffering under the tyranny of peer pressures and academic consequences are working to expand opportunities for truth.
Brown University Research Fellow Lisa Littman authored the peer reviewed study: more than 250 parents of gender dysphoric youth answered a 90-question survey.
Findings included support for a described phenomenon, Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria noting, “In 36.8% of the friendship groups described, the majority of the members became transgender-identified.”
In the overall population, less than one-half of one-percent of the population reports a transgender identity.
The dysphoria impacts included distrust of non-transgender people (22.7%); cutting ties with non-transgender friends (25.0%); isolating from family (49.4%) and only trusting information about gender dysphoria from transgender sources (46.6%).
Brown University censored from their online information boards all mention and links to the reports after being pressured by transgender activists.
No one flinched or stuttered or acted like this activity was superfluous. One person even announced that some days she would prefer to be called she, but other days by he
The discussion continues at parent information blogs such as 4thwavenow.com online where college and high-school observers join grieving parents to share what they experience and learn.
A liberal feminist student age 20 who goes by the pen-name Emily said her journey included silently observing a form of madness at a selective but small liberal arts college.
“On the first day of orientation after moving into my new dorm, we had a floor meeting in which we introduced ourselves by name, location, fun fact, and preferred pronouns,” Emily said.
“Remember, you cannot assume anyone’s gender identity!” She added, quoting what they were commanded.
“No one flinched or stuttered or acted like this activity was superfluous . . . One person even announced that ‘some days’ she would prefer to be called she, but other days by he. Everyone nodded along, as if, of course, this makes sense.”
She noted that the number of transgender identifying students she met or knew of in passing grew steadily until by several months into her second year there are about 50.
“I now know about 30 trans people personally, and another 20 by name, Emily said. “There is no doubt in my mind that there is a social contagion among college students. At my school, it is trendy to be transgender.”
Her college blocked all bathroom signs in solidarity for transgender bathroom difficulties, resulting in women turning out from bathrooms to find another, or facing a flimsy stall in the amidst of men there.
Several young women who selected women-only housing are facing a male roommate this year because he must be accommodated as “transgender.”
As a feminist, she said that this added unwarranted difficulties for women who deserved to be able to prepare for a professional career, and it could lead to sexual assault problems also.
She concluded that many others at her college may be adapting to this as a problem like she is, but they are not speaking out.
“What I don’t understand is why all of my friends act like this is normal,” she said. “Am I really the only one who has concerns? Or is everyone as scared as I am to say something?”
More than 100 joined Emily’s open discussion at 4thwavenow.com, including many noting their similar examples at colleges and universities: the peer pressure and institutional bias for transgenderism, it sounded familiar to them.
“There are days when I feel like maybe I’m the crazy one or maybe I really am just an evil bigot,” a respondent calling herself “H” said, “and it’s so helpful to hear the stories of others. No, you are not alone.”