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Gender Voodoo in New Jersey Classrooms: A Movie Review
New Jersey parents, brace yourself. The transgender agenda is on the hunt for YOUR children. Getting a head start on the new National Sex Education Standards that will be required by law for all NJ public schools by the 2022-23 school year, parents were caught off guard when their Pearl R. Miller middle schoolers received a lesson from a female to male (FTM) transactivist before the 2021-22 academic year ended.
FTM transgender activist Aydian Dowling’s short film, Ten Years on Testosterone, was presented and later followed by a Zoom assembly with the activist herself as part of the “Stories of Adversity and Resilience Program,” also known as SOAR. The presentation for that assembly can be found here.
Parents, advocacy groups, and some outlets took note (see here and here). The NJ Department of Education refused to reconsider their position after the backlash and remains full steam ahead in requiring the new sex ed guidelines. While the NJ Education Commissioner, Angelica Allen-McMillen believes the new guidelines “convey self-worth and acceptance of all students,” others do not and think a parents bill of rights is in order. The details of Aydian Dowling’s film Ten Years on Testosterone should make even the most skeptical parents agree that a parent’s bill of rights is a step in the right direction.
I am a parent with a trans identified child and felt it was my obligation to view this film to know what we’re up against. It’s tough to watch, but please do—we can’t hide our heads in the sand. While Ten Years on Testosterone is a must watch for any US parent with a child in the public school system, it is NOT appropriate viewing for children. The film begins with a soft spoken 21-year-old Aydian informing the viewer, “I recently found YouTube and from the moment I found it I wanted to make a video…but I felt like I really would not have anything to say.” As she speaks these words, the sound ramps up and image after image is flashed upon the screen. Each image has a smiling Aydian at the center of attention and culminates with her appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, now a few years older and sporting a deep voice and a beard. Voila! A transformation had taken place and the love bombing had begun. It seems Aydian sure is finding a lot to say these days, even to middle schoolers.
Aydian has become a popular FTM social media influencer along with many others whose timelines to stardom can also be traced to their beginnings on YouTube. More information can be found about some of these YouTube FTM influencers on the 11th Hour Blog in the 3-part series, “Cutting to the Chase.” YouTube is the place where FTMs often discover the gender identity concept that leads them far from their biological origins by using harmful products (like breast binders and silicone phalluses called packers) and wrong sex drugs and partaking in body altering surgeries. It is also the platform some FTMs lure other unsuspecting and confused girls and young women far from their natal origins as well, and a place where they can make money for these activities that society should perhaps consider criminal.
Aydian began her channel in 2009 and in the years since it has garnered over 8M views and has been a tour de force along with other YouTube influencers pushing the FTM lifestyle into every facet of American life. Not only has Aydian made appearances on the “Ellen” show, but she has also been featured in magazines, given talks at universities, and started a company, now called Point of Pride, to sell the FTM lifestyle, among other endeavors.
There is a line in this Men’s Health article that cues people in to her original company name, Point5cc. “In October 2009, Dowling began his [sic] first dose of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and since then, has injected 0.5 ccs of testosterone in his [sic] muscles every week.” Yes, she originally named her company after the dosage for the unproven, off label, Class 3 anabolic steroid she is promoting on her platform, at her company, and now even to NJ middle schoolers! And yes, Men’s Health is recognizing Aydian as a man for such harmful practices. Without a medical background, parents might never think twice about this clever name, but many confused middle school girls might know exactly what Point5cc means if they spend any time on social media. The company operated under the Point5cc name from 2012-2021, recently changing its name to Point of Pride. Aydian has also offered her troubling input to other public school systems appearing as a keynote speaker in 2017 at Iowa’s “The Governor’s Conference on LGBT Youth.”
As Aydian says in her film, “I was 21 years old with no language to describe the way I was and no one to turn to.” YouTube was her savior providing both the language (that she discovered from other FTM YouTubers) and the outlet to express her newfound transgender identity. If FTMs are successful enough, the monetization on YouTube can catapult them to fame and open endless possibilities. As written in part 1 of “Cutting to the Chase,” “These influencers do not act alone but appear regularly in one another’s content and collaborate on selling the ideology and products to support the illusion of “transition.”” Part 1 goes on to say, “It is not hard to see how the interconnectivity of influencers and platforms just might permit a freakish explosion of a very bad ideology causing monumental harm to an entire generation of young people.” The article uses Aydian’s company, Point of Pride, as an example showing the connections to many other platforms and programs leading to a lifelong regimen of devices, drugs, and surgeries.
Ten Years on Testosterone is filled with obviously alarming content, including a testosterone injection scene, but it also contains a concerning dose of subtle content that might be overlooked. The first injection site is the thigh of a younger hairless Aydian. Seconds later the scene jumps to the hairy thigh of a more masculinized Aydian after testosterone had been coursing through her body. How cool might that be to a confused girl in a society selling a way out of being herself?
Her attire throughout the short film is unlikely to resonate with parents, but for the girls aching to escape the societal standards of an over-sexualized world, they may recognize a few items. Take for instance the red t-shirt Aydian is wearing at the 2:49 mark as seen below.
The Superman imagery superimposed over the letter “T” is popular among the transgender activists and their followers and can also be seen in these other images below. Does “T” stand for testosterone or for transgender?
Source: FTM Activist, Ty Turner’s YouTube Channel,
Aydian’s other costume changes during her short film include both a t-shirt and a hoodie with the words “I am enough” (watch at 0:51 and at 2:58). Language in the world of gender ideology has played a starring role to gaslight the public and sell cross-sex identities. “Enough” is just one of many that has been twisted into Orwellian newspeak. “Enough” can also be found in part 2 of the “Cutting to the Chase Series.” FTM activist Chase Ross’s Trans Enough project was covered where girls as young as 13 submitted videos that were featured on her channel. The girls and young women spoke about incidences when they felt they were not trans enough, as if this were possible. The truth is there was an entire campaign launched by activists around the word “enough” in 2018 on none other than the “Trans Day of Visibility.”
The short film makes sure to flash Aydian’s surgically altered chest repeatedly, making some middle school girls wish for an end to their own discomfort in their growing teenage bodies. At the 3:14 mark, Aydian sits in front of her merchandise that students can later purchase on Aydian’s YouTube channel (although they may not be told this). Are students alerted that the Aydian Dowling brand is a business venture? Even if not, it is likely some in the audience know of Aydian from her channel or will soon learn after being enticed by her presentation. A hat with “.5” is strategically placed center right in bright blue lettering. Imagine your daughter or any middle school girl wearing the dosage for testosterone on her head!
Ten Years on Testosterone is a short film by FTM Arlen Kerndt. Arlen’s films focus on “social justice, mobilization, and empathy building.” Acceptance of the transgender lifestyle requires these things for society to be willing to hand over their children to the wolves in doctor’s clothing at gender clinics spawning across America. Many are doing so believing doctors know best when this could not be further from the truth.
Arlen’s most popular film is titled Another Shot which was featured at the Richmond International Film festival in 2021. Without going into detail, the film features a blue dildo and the line, “I did not come here to suck on some latex lollipop.” This actress was referring to a packer worn by FTMs that can also be used for sexual activity. Many such “latex lollipops” (they are usually silicone) were covered in part 2 of “Cutting through the Chase.” FTM transactivist, Chase Ross makes a bundle off of these “latex lollipops.” Is it not ironic that the university where Arlen received a post graduate degree in media production also has a gender clinic?
As for the harms of this lifestyle, there are a growing number of resources (like here for one) yet Aydian’s presentation to middle schoolers somehow fits the bill as a “story of adversity and resilience.” Aydian obviously left out the details to these middle schoolers about having a hysterectomy or the reasons behind this surgery.
An important frontier to conquer is the American classroom where the most vulnerable of our nation are gathered under the guise of public education. Many more states are destined for this path with the National Sex Education Standards being yet another avenue to supply a burgeoning transgender industry with fresh, young patients to fill the gender clinics’ surgical suites. These standards were produced by Siecus and Advocates for Youth whose roles shift over the years to push the latest sexual agenda of the day. “Sex Ed for Social Change” is the tagline added to Siecus in 2019.
Influencers are the propaganda machine for an industry. They are supported by tech platforms, corporate media and an industry that sells harmful binders, packers, sexual products, drugs, and surgeries. Sucked into the rabbit hole of transgender medicine often as children, they are now adults peddling harmful lifestyles despite most lacking any medical background whatsoever. They do not belong on YouTube much less in America’s classrooms. America’s children were born in the right bodies and are enough as they are.