An Uncomfortable Vocabulary
About a year ago, I was told by my younger sister that her son, my nephew, thought he was trans. I was shocked, confused and immediately questioned “how?” Thus began my indoctrination into the dark world of transgender. I had to learn what transgender meant, what TERF stood for, what transphobic meant. I suddenly acquired a whole new un-wanted vocabulary: non-binary, binary, social contagion, gender dysphoria, cisgender, gender nonconforming, pansexual, phalloplasty, reassignment surgery, top surgery, bottom surgery, binders, dead name, gender affirming surgery, MTF, FTM. It was a lot!
Plus, the use of pronouns and what they meant: she/her, he/him, they/them. It was mind boggling to say the least. Then I began reading articles, and news clippings, and watching videos about detransitioners and desisters and persisters (three more words added to my vocabulary).
I had no idea how world-wide this cult had spread. “Puberty blockers” was beyond my comprehension and I hated adding those words to my vocabulary. How could such a thing be happening? Children, young boys and girls were being given drugs to stop the natural development of their bodies?
Who in their right mind would think this was acceptable? Do we have a bunch of mad-scientist doctors in charge of the world now?
We are in the fight of our lives for our children and for all future children of this world. These words should not appear in school books or be taught to young children ever!
Trust me, I did not want to know any of these words as a 65-year-old Aunt but to support my family and understand the pain and fear they were going through, I had no choice. Please continue the fight everyone—do not give up, do not give in, do not turn away.
We must continue together to tell the truth and continue to show love to those who have been caught in the evil clutches of this dreadful cult. Never lose HOPE—it is the backbone of our fight. Now I hear and/or read these “new words” almost daily and I am now aware of the harm these words cause.