For those wondering whether the gender insanity preached in government schools across America was having an effect, we seem to have an answer — and it’s not pretty. According to a study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, more than 25 percent of children aged 12 to 17 in that state are viewed as “gender nonconforming” at school. And the numbers are likely to keep rising.
The findings, based on surveys of almost 1,600 youth in California, divided students into three categories: gender conforming, highly gender nonconforming, and “androgynous” for children who were neither masculine nor feminine. Of those, just 1,200 were identified as “gender conforming,” while the rest fell in the other two categories.
California, of course, has been leading the nation in forcing the LGBT agenda on children in government schools. Indeed, even history textbooks for young children in California now must peddle the indoctrination or face a statewide ban.
Gender nonconforming youth “were significantly more likely to report severe pscyhological distress in the past year compared to gender conforming youth,” the authors wrote. They also noted that “estimates of suicidality among androgynous youth in this study were nearly twice that of gender conforming youth.”
However, instead of realizing that the gender ideology they preach is harming children’s mental wellbeing, the extremist authors argued that more indoctrination of the rest of the population was needed. That way, those confused about their gender may feel better about themselves.
“The data show that more than one in four California youth express their gender in ways that go against the dominant stereotypes,” said lead study author Bianca Wilson of the UCLA School of Law’s “Williams Institute,” a self-described “think tank on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy.”
“However, the heightened psychological distress we see among gender nonconforming youth indicates that we must continue to educate parents, schools and communities on the mental health needs of these young people and reduce known risk factors, such as bullying and bias,” Wilson added.
In other words, gender confusion needs to be normalized through government propaganda and “education.”
Data from outside of the United States confirms that the government promotion and normalization of gender confusion begets more gender confusion. According to child psychiatrist Louise Frisén at the state-run Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, the number of children claiming to be “transgender” is doubling every year in Sweden — a nation where schools and government-run media promote gender confusion so vigorously they make California look almost reasonable.
“There’s a 100 percent increase in numbers each year, and the people we’re seeing are younger and younger and more and more children are coming at very young ages,” said Frisen. “The increase is identical on the adult side of things, too.”
In response to the explosion, rather than ease up on the government’s campaign to promote gender confusion in the media and education, authorities responded by promising more support for “gender identity clinics.” “It is totally unacceptable that there are deficiencies in care for transgender people at every stage of treatment,” said Swedish “Health Minister” Gabriel Wikström, vowing reduced wait times for people seeking “sex change” surgery.
Of course, real doctors have long warned against encouraging children to impersonate the opposite sex or even mutilate their genitals in a doomed quest to look like another gender. “To indoctrinate all children from preschool forward with the lie that they could be trapped in the wrong body disrupts the very foundation of a child’s reality testing,” explained Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians.
It is also “child abuse,” she said. “If a child can’t trust the reality of their physical bodies, who or what can they trust? Transgender ideology in schools is psychological abuse that often leads to chemical castration, sterilization and surgical mutilation,” Cretella added. “If that’s not child abuse, ladies and gentleman, what is?”
The establishment narrative claiming that children are born “transgender” or homosexual is clearly false. Instead, it appears increasingly likely that gender confusion is a result of some combination of indoctrination, mental health issues, and mankind’s sinful nature. Either way, it is clear that government schools are contributing to an epidemic of gender confusion that is ruining lives.