A politically incorrect university study has upset transgender people.
They’re upset because a professor at Brown University conducted a study into ‘rapid-onset gender dysphoria’ among young adults and teenagers.
Brown University is a prestigious research university in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
The politically incorrect university study found that ‘rapid-onset gender dysphoria’ may be a social contagion due to:
- An increase in internet use.
- Having friends who identify as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender).
- An identity politics peer culture.
The laden phrase ‘identity politics’ has come to signify a wide range of political activity and theorizing founded in the shared experiences of injustice of members of certain social groups.
Rather than organizing solely around belief systems, programmatic manifestos, or party affiliation, identity political formations typically aim to secure the political freedom of a specific constituency marginalized within its larger context.
Also, members of that constituency assert or reclaim ways of understanding their distinctiveness that challenge dominant oppressive characterizations, with the goal of greater self-determination.
Gender dysphoria is a medical term to describe the condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one’s biological sex.
Similarly, transgender is a non-medical term to describe the condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one’s biological sex.
The phenomenon that caused a professor to conduct a politically incorrect university study
“Parents have described clusters of gender dysphoria outbreaks occurring in pre-existing friend groups with multiple or even all members of a friend group becoming gender dysphoric and transgender-identified in a pattern that seems statistically unlikely based on previous research.
Parents describe a process of immersion in social media, such as ‘binge-watching’ Youtube transition videos. And excessive use of Tumblr, immediately preceding their child becoming gender dysphoric.
These descriptions are atypical for the presentation of gender dysphoria described in the research literature…”
Transgender activists complain about the study
Transgender activists complained and also campaigned to suppress the study.
Consequently, Brown University issued an apology and stated that:
“… the study could be used to discredit efforts to support transgender youth and invalidate the perspectives of [transgenders].”
Young trans people are seeking help to return to their original gender
Sky News speaks to transgender people who have undergone gender reassignment surgery but wish they hadn’t.
Politically incorrect university study
Let us not forget that since the 1950s, scientific studies were suggesting that the smoking of cigarettes was harmful to a person’s health.
However, the powerful tobacco industry has denied and continues to deny the carcinogenic nature of its product.
The suppression of alternative points of view is wrong.
Let’s have an open and honest debate about everything without the fear of political correctness!
Furthermore, the British National Party believes that criticism and debate are essential in a democracy.