Surprise! Wash Post Survey Puts Happy Face on Gender Transitioning

March 23rd, 2023 11:59 AM

The Washington Post has released a survey of post-transition transgender adults. You’ll be shocked to learn that most of the results bolster various assertions of the trans movement. I leave it to smarter people than me to critique the survey methodology. Suffice it to say this is The Post, where democracy dies in data. 

The big headline for the main Post article announcing the results says “Most trans adults say transitioning made them more satisfied with their lives.” Below, readers learn that:

Among those who present themselves differently from their gender assigned at birth, 78 percent of trans adults say that living as a gender different from the one assigned to them at birth has made them more satisfied with their lives. More than 4 in 10 (45 percent) say they are “a lot” more satisfied.

And maybe they are. But consider: You crossed the Rouge Rubicon. You’ve made a dramatic life decision to defy biology, theology, and the accumulated commonsense of 5 millennia in a way that probably can’t be undone socially or, if applicable, medically. Now strangers want to know if you’re happy with your decision. Choose your answer:

  1. No, I can’t believe how gullible and deluded I was. I’ve made a mess of my life and maybe my body and I still have the same neuroses I thought I was escaping.
  2. Yeah, it’s great. My fantastic new life is just super and I’ve really got it together now. No regrets. Goodbye.

Human nature (which is still there, despite your efforts to ditch it) dictates you put your smiley face on no matter how you’re really feeling. 

Because The Post needs villains to contrast with these gender-divergent heroes, the piece makes it clear up front that modern America is a bloody hellscape for these gentle victims: 

Many have been harassed or verbally abused. They’ve been kicked out of their homes, denied health care and accosted in bathrooms. A quarter have been physically attacked, and about 1 in 5 have been fired or lost out on a promotion because of their gender identity. They are more than twice as likely as the population at large to have experienced serious mental health struggles such as depression.

But two of the findings raise an important question. As highlighted in a separate Post article by Annys Shin that lists six takeaways from the survey, readers learn that “Two-thirds of trans adults (66 percent) say they were younger than 18 when they began to understand that their gender was different from their sex assigned at birth, including 32 percent who became aware of it when they were 10 or younger.”

Further, Shin writes that “Just 31 percent [of surveyed transgender adults] have used hormone treatments, HRT or puberty-blocking hormones, and 16 percent have undergone gender-affirming surgery or another surgical treatment to change their physical appearance.”

So if most of these people knew they had gender issues when they were young, and most didn’t do anything medical about it, and today, they’re happier and more satisfied, why the rush to sell kids expensive, dangerous drugs and drastic irreversible surgeries? The end – happy people living as their preferred gender/genders/combination thereof – can be attained without drastic and dangerous means?

Why are plastic surgeons lobbying government to allow more younger patients to get sex change operations? Why does the most powerful pro-trans medical figure in America talk about the “return on investment” for facilities that offer those surgeries?

Could it be that Big Trans is also big business?