Skip to comments.'Puberty is not a medical condition' billboard unveiled in Los Angeles; push for other cities starts
Posted on 11/02/2020 10:46:36 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
A billboard aiming to force discussion on the gender-transitioning of minors has been erected in Los Angeles and it asserts that "puberty is not a medical condition."
The billboard, which was unveiled last week and will remain up for one month, reads: "Your child is learning about gender identity in school. Puberty is not a medical condition. Get the facts. Read this book."
Positioned beside the text is the cover of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier. Shrier's book is a work of investigative journalism that explores the rapidly increasing number of girls and young women swept up into a peer contagion, many of whom have been put on a pathway of experimental medicalization that yields permanent, often devastating effects on their mental and physical health.
The billboard is located near La Cienega and Rosewood in Los Angeles, not far from West Hollywood.
The Los Angeles-area Jewish father who put up the money for the billboard has a high school-age daughter currently caught up in the transgender ideology and spoke to The Christian Post by phone Monday on condition of anonymity. Should his identity be revealed, he risks losing his job. His daughter has not gone on puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones but wishes to medically transition.
His daughter became mired in gender identity confusion through a combination of a trans-identifying friend, extended amounts of time on the internet, and a trans-affirming school curriculum, he said.
"I am determined to do anything in my power to a) stop this from happening to her and b) make the public aware of what is going on. And it's very challenging when the media and the schools and the doctors are all thinking one way and the truth is being censored," the father explained.
He was inspired to do this after seeing a recent campaign where billboards featured messages of appreciation for Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling, who penned an essay this summer expressing concern about radical transgender activism and solidarity with feminists campaigning for sex-based rights. Rowling has since been decried as bigoted by much of the mass media and many celebrities for her stance.
Shrier's book "hit the nail on the head," the father told CP.
"I wanted to choose a place in the middle of the city. There are other strategic places to put these billboards, certainly near two hospitals that are very complicit in this craze, like Children's Hospital-LA and Kaiser. But I chose the middle of the city because it had the most visibility of what was available."
Since the billboard has gone up, he has heard from "dozens" of other parents of kids in crisis who want to do something similar in other cities and states. A GoFundMe has been launched for such purposes.
"It is beyond frustrating and scary. And it's hard because I have no one to speak to except other people who are going through this. I believe that around the country and certainly in Los Angeles, people are not taking the time to see the other side of the coin. They have no idea what's going on. It's 100% blanket sympathy to the transgender ideology. They have no idea the harm it's causing these girls," he said.
He believes that within a decade, a large cohort of detransitioners men and women who once identified as transgender but then go on to reintegrate with their biological sex whose voices detail how gravely they have been harmed will not be able to be ignored and it will be "an absolute circus."
Given that the billboard is positioned near West Hollywood, where many who identify among the LGB portion of the acronym live, the father stressed that it is important for gays and lesbians to see what is being done to same-sex attracted young people.
"If my daughter were to come out to at any point and say 'I am lesbian or bi,' she would be completely celebrated in this family," the father said.
He had previously been on the political left but now identifies as "center-right" in large part because of this issue.
"I have 100% abandoned the left," he added.
The father went on to explain that forcing the issue on a billboard where passersby have no choice but to see it is one way of countering the strategy of transgender activists that was unearthed last year in a document by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Youth & Student Organisation; the Thomson Reuters Foundation; and Dentons, which claims to be the largest law firm in the world.
While both Dentons and the Thomson Reuters Foundation note that the document does not necessarily reflect their viewpoints, it nevertheless advises that "states should take action against parents who are obstructing the free development of a young trans persons identity in refusing to give parental authorisation when required."
The document also urges the transgender cause to wed itself to politically popular initiatives, conscious that its own cause and gender identity legislation is not widely supported, as this will still enable its goals to advance quietly and quickly.
"Another technique which has been used to great effect is the limitation of press coverage and exposure," the document reads.
The author of Irreversible Damage is saluting the father's effort.
Having a teen daughter suddenly transition is a terrible trauma for families. I applaud these parents efforts to warn other families and save other girls, Shrier commented in a Monday email to The Christian Post.
The father of the troubled teenage girl emphasized that he especially wanted to highlight Shrier's book publicly not only because it was well-researched but since it too was being squelched.
Earlier this year, prior to its publication, online retail giant Amazon refused to allow the book's publisher to purchase ads to promote the book, and Shrier told CP in a subsequent interview that purportedly mainstream news outlets and podcasters have told her they would like to have her on their programs but they cannot do so for fear of backlash from mostly male trans activists.
"I took on this issue because I think it gets really to the heart of what's hurting America today. If we're allowing woke culture to stop us from protecting young girls, who literally carry our future with them, then that is a culture bent on self-destruction," Shrier said at the time.
"They are our future, these girls. If we don't safeguard them and give them a promising future, we have no future."
Transgenderism is definitely a medical issue.
A MENTAL ISSUE...................
>>Transgenderism is definitely a medical issue.<<
More like a psychological disorder.
I have a friend who has been going through the same thing with his daughter. It has been devistating to the entire family.
Our education system is in the hands of criminal perverts. Everyone behind this sick curriculum needs to be arrested and locked up forever. At a minimum.
That’s what I was getting at, should’ve been more clear.
Says the party of science..
Mutilating healthy boys and girls is literally killing our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, etc. — Satan’s master plan for human extinction.
I’ve met more than a few transgenders, and they are pretty much all cuckoo. As in complete bipolar mental train wrecks.
I’m going through this with my sixteen year old daughter and it is devastating. She’s autistic, socially awkward and we’ve had to move a lot due to my husbands job—and now instead of feeling like an outsider she’s found away to to gain acceptance and praise from her peers and even some adults.
I live in Texas and even here most medical/mental health providers and schools are so brainwashed or fear what will happen if they don’t march in lock step are “affirming” these poor children’s delusions. I’ve been told on numerous occasions by doctors, therapists and school counselors that if I don’t “accept” that my daughter is male that she’ll commit suicide.
I’m in a group trying to raise money for more of these billboards but keep getting thwarted from fund raising platforms who consider this “hate” speech.
There is a Joe Rogan podcast with the author of this book, Abigail Shrier. A lot of my more “open minded” friends/family are finally coming to understand the truth about this trend.
Agreed. And let me help explain it further.
If you believe science says people are born automatically attracted to males or females (born straight or gay), but not born male or female themselves because you choose your own gender ... you might be a Democrat. LOL
I mean, have they truly thought about how incongruent those two beliefs are?
This has to be talked about among families with minors.
Once you start fiddling with hormones, you may set something in motion that is both negative and irreversible.
Puberty is a natural event, which usually requires no ‘treatment’.
Have her endocrine system checked. She could have NCCAH, which DOES energe during puberty, and causes, among other things, gender dysphonia.
The best term I’ve heard about this issue is “Stop pathologizing girlhood”
I cant even imagine. Sorry for their loss.
Im so sorry you and your family are going through this.
I dont know if it would help, but when I was your daughters age I was very much the same although I am now 58. I hope my story may give your daughter food for thought. Ive never really shared this before, but feel compelled by recent events where very young people are being railroaded into transitioning.
I have Aspergers syndrome, and three older brothers and two younger brothers, which I think caused me to be very much more male in my tendencies as a teenager. I was constantly mistaken for a teenage boy, my face and build were quite masculine I guess, as were my tastes: I loved to roam the woods, play sports, target shoot. I hated wearing dresses and shopping. I wanted to be member of the Boy Scouts so I could learn more about camping and survival. It hurt when I they said no. A lot of situations were hurtful at the time to be honest. I was socially awkward and uncomfortable in groups, and was never really integrated with the other kids at school. I felt an outsider, rejected by the more normal kids.
So I have not a doubt that if I had had the misfortune to be born recently, a teacher or counselor would undoubtedly have told me about transitioning, and encouraged me to do so. I thank God every day that I never had that option, because, with pressure, I may have believed it to be a good option and might have done it. But I never had that option. Thank God.
I want to encourage your daughter to wait. There will always be time to transition down the road if she still feels the need. But youth is a time of change and constant adjustment, and if she just could hold off for a short 10 years or so, she may be surprised, as I was, to find her life and inner feelings smooth out into contentment, a natural fitting in, and then happiness.
I thank God every day that I suffered through that rejection and discomfort of the teenage years without changing who I am as an essential being. I am whole in my skin now, and have been for many years. All that it took was extra time and maturing through the turbulent painful teen years. I was born a woman, and remain a woman, and am happy and proud to have come this far. I am not a typical woman to be sure, but my differences make me special and unique, in many positive ways. Now I can say I am beautiful, just the way I am. The way God and nature made me. All it took was some extra time for me to reach a happy maturity.
Please, for those thinking of transitioning, please, please wait. Give your body and mind time to fully adjust into maturity before doing or taking anything. You may only need time to help you, not hormones or surgery.
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