The World Turned Upside Down
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Parents with Inconvenient Truths About Trans: Tales from the Home Front in the Fight to Save Our Kids
EDITED BY JOSIE A. AND DINA S.
FOREWORD BY STELLA O’MALLEY
Since 2021, “Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans” (pitt.substack.com) has been the voice of parents whose lives have been upended by gender ideology. Since that time, PITT has published over 500 essays, almost all authored by parents. Together, these essays provide a view beyond the looking glass – into the dystopian world of parents with trans-identified children.
No one wishes to see a child suffer. And no one would be happy to see that child set on a path of life-long medicalization, even if it is to address an illness. Most abhor the thought of surgery for a child. Parents should seed an evidence-based approach from the medical and psychiatric community to treat an ill child.
All these things are true, that is, unless your child utters these four words: “I think I’m trans”.
Welcome to the special hell of the parents of a trans-identified child.
Trans ideology is no longer a niche issue. It was front and center in the latest Republican presidential candidate debate. The topic is coming for you for whether you like it not. Try to follow the news in entertainment, academia, sports, or politics without hearing about it. It’s not possible. And sadly, if you follow only the U.S media., you are not getting the complete story.
Read PITT’s book “Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans: Tales from the Home Front in the Fight to Save Our Kids”; a compendium of our most compelling essays.
One mother’s account:
My son was a happy-go-lucky kid in every way, until high school. Then, suddenly, he became self-conscious and insecure about himself and started discussing this with a friend who felt the same way. They both decided together that being trans was the answer.
We describe what it’s like to wake up one morning and find that the normal, predictable life you had, filled with support, love and community is gone, replaced by a new, nightmarish reality, where your beloved friends and family turn on you, your trusted doctors scorn and patronize you, your clergy shut off your spiritual support, and your children’s teachers and the rest of your community spurn you and actively conspire against you.
Now your child is suffering from a mental illness (see DSM5) but this is not a cause for concern. It is to be celebrated! The treatment, which should begin right away, is to start your child on puberty blockers, which, you are assured, are reversible. (They are not). You are told that blocking puberty is a “pause button”. It is not - 99% of children on puberty blockers will proceed to cross-sex hormones.
Another mother describes her situation:
Well, my world changed forever about two years ago when my smart, beautiful, self-confident, extraordinary girl crashed and burned in the next room and was “saved” by a transgender identity. Yes, my girl, with no history of issues with being a girl, suddenly decided that her whole life had been a lie, a secret, and that she “had always known but was too afraid to say anything.”
If your child is a young adult, they will pass go and be directly prescribed cross-sex hormones. If things progress according to plan, your child will be consigned to a lifetime of medication with debilitating side effects including reduced sexual functioning as an adult and possible infertility. Oppose this, even question it, and you are a transphobe.
Another parent writes:
All your political and social capital, all that history, is tossed aside. There is only trans, and you are a bad parent if you do anything but throw a party—and if you do throw that party, you are now brave in the eyes of those you love. You will make them so proud.
Parents are driven underground, unable to speak out, and viewed as part of a subversive, dangerous element working against progressive, modern society. All this before we can broach the suggestion of NOT medicalizing our child but maybe, just maybe, pursuing other, less invasive treatment first. Often the answer is no. Often the answer is delivered in dripping condescension with copious use of our child’s new name and pronouns.
Inevitably you wonder how the whole world went mad without you noticing—until it was too late.
Thousands of families are now living in this dark, dystopian world. Many openly fighting it, others hiding in fear of the backlash from speaking out against what has become a quasi-religious movement. Now, with these firsthand accounts in “Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans: Tales from the Home Front in the Fight to Save Our Kids” there are resources available to the curious and open-minded. There are no longer any excuses for blindly following the group think around gender ideology and all its harmful consequences.