Transgender Toddlers: We Need to be Worried

Transgender_Toddlers_We_Need_to_be_Worried_Marriage_Alliance.jpgWhat the Safe Schools Program is enabling raises serious concerns for all Australians. Recently, the headline of The Daily Telegraph read: Preschooler begins transition aged four: Children as young as three claiming gender dysphoria

The breaking news is that a four-year-old in NSW has begun the transition from one unspecified gender to another, before they have even started kindergarten. According to the Telegraph: 

The case emerged during an exchange at a state government budget estimates hearing that delved into the Safe Schools program. The Education Department’s deputy secretary of school operations Gregory Prior said the school had used Safe Schools resources to help teachers assist the child.“ We have a number of students who are going through gender transition in our schools, with the youngest being a four-year-old at the moment,” he said.

But what is even more disturbing is the fact that supposed ‘authorities’ were completely fine with allowing this “transition” to take place, although some did not that the child was a bit young:

Prominent transgender advocate and Australian of the Year finalist Catherine McGregor said kids that age were usually right about their need to switch genders, but there needed to be proper checks to ensure premature mistakes weren’t made.

“I would have thought four is pretty young for any official policy support,” she said. “In my experience, kids with strong cross-gender identification tend to get it right but I can understand there would be caution on the part of the department and medical practitioners on making any irreversible decisions at that stage.”

Leading child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg said 250 children as young as three were being assisted by the gender dysphoria unit at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. A decade ago the unit had just one child “client” on its books, he said. “It is the feeling of being born in the wrong body … these kids exist and on some estimates up to 2.7 per cent of children could fit into this category,” Dr Carr-Gregg told The Daily Telegraph.

Nobody can reasonably expect preschool-aged children to make rational, informed decisions about their future career, a malleable aspect. Yet, when it comes to making permanent, physical alterations to their body, we expect young children to be able to rationally choose to undergo “gender” transitions? An irreversible decision that will affect them for the rest of their lives onward? Have we truly strayed so far from reason and logic?

This is the consequences of allowing the transgender ideology to permeate the schools. Toddlers who haven’t even begun kindergarten are now in charge of deciding their sexual orientation. Unless Australia takes serious steps in the opposite direction, these sorts of situations will, sadly, become more and more frequent.

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