Support the Atlantic Monthly for Publishing a Nuanced, Balanced Article on Child/Teen Transitioning/De-Transitioning

The Issue

Support The Atlantic Monthly (and author Jesse Singal) for having the courage, in a censorious media environment, to investigate the issue of gender transitioning and detransitioning of children and young adults in a balanced way.  This is the first article by US mainstream media to present questions and nuanced consideration of the pro-transition narrative re children and teens. It has received enormous condemnation from “gender identity” activists on social media who are generally highly successful in silencing balanced information.  Your support for this coverage will hopefully encourage other media outlets to follow suit and courageously stand up to the silencing tactics of “gender identity” activists.

What You Can Do

Email The Atlantic and other media outlets to let them know you support balanced news coverage and will not allow “gender identity” activists to silence alternative views.  Encourage them to take a step further and cover other alternative views of “gender identity” ideology.

Email Script

Dear Editors of The Atlantic,

Thank you for your July/August 2018 feature story by Jesse Singal.
I support your investigative news coverage of children and teen’s  gender transitioning and detransitioning. Your balanced coverage is  very important in a media environment that has become increasingly censorious of reporting on the issue of gender transitioning from anything but an unquestioning, non-critical perspective.

Even you, dear Editors, under the bullying of trans activists changed the original title from  “Your Child Says She’s Trans. She Wants Hormones and Surgery. She’s 13” to “When Children Say They’re Trans.”

The vociferous backlash to the article’s publication displays  the enormous pressure to not go against the avalanche of silencing tactics.  By courageously stepping above the fray you have helped many parents struggling with their children’s Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria , as well as many young adults who feel confused and anxious about where they fit in society.

I also thank you for the thoughtful, nuanced video Reversing a Gender Transition.  I sincerely hope with your article and video that you have paved the way for other media outlets to  provide balanced, nuanced, investigative reporting.

I also urge you to consider other “gender identity” issues that may have escaped you in an atmosphere that has become increasingly hostile to narratives that don’t fit a particular political ideology.

  1. “Gender identity” ideology is not grounded in material reality. Insisting that “gender identity” is innate and demanding that children be medicated to fit this narrative is creating a rush to build more and more clinics to treat them, which will in turn create a need for more and more patients to support those clinics.
  2. “Gender identity” ideology denies that human bodies are sexed. As such, it rejects the notion that human beings can be attracted to people of their own sex, or of both sexes. This view is extremely homophobic.
  3. It is not possible for a human being to change, or “identify out of,” his or her sex.
  4. Women fought hard for the right to participate in sports, and to have their own sports teams. Male people who wish to compete against females on the basis of “gender identity” are invading women’s sports, which is unfair to women and girls. In addition, women are being fired from jobs, banned from political parties, and black-listed, simply for questioning the notion that males can be female.
  5. The “gender identity” movement is largely funded by corporate white elites (pharmaceutical, medical, bio-tech, etc.) who benefit financially from the insistence that “gender identity” is innate and that it is possible to physically change one’s sex, which is not true. In addition, “gender identity” ideology coopts and undermines the legitimate language of the 400-year-old struggle for civil rights for African Americans, which is racist.
  6. “Gender identity” ideology coopts and undermines the legitimate language of intersex people, who are fighting for their rights to safety and privacy, do not consider themselves “transgender,” and do not wish to be associated with “gender identity”

Thanks again to The Atlantic Monthly, and to Jesse Singal for having the courage to ask the hard questions and to stimulate the necessary dialogue in confronting them.

Sincerely,

(YOUR NAME)

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