Michael Brown: More Evidence That the Transgender Revolution Will Fail

I have nothing personal against those who identify as transgender. To the contrary, my heart goes out to them. What struggles have they lived with, feeling trapped for years in the wrong body? What social rejection have they endured? How many have attempted suicide? How many have continued to suffer, even after sex-change surgery? My heart is to help, not to hurt.

At the same time, I am convinced that the transgender revolution, which includes a war against gender distinctions and gender norms, will ultimately fail. And it will fail, not because of “transphobia.” It will fail because reality is against it.

In July of this year, I listed “7 Reasons Why the Transgender Revolution Will Fail.” They were: 1) The transgender revolution is oppressive; 2) The transgender revolution is irrational; 3) The transgender revolution is unhealthy; 4) The transgender revolution is extreme; 5) The transgender revolution is dangerous; 6) The transgender revolution is unnatural; and 7) The transgender revolution is an attack on children. (I back each of these statements in the article, with citations and links.)

Now, just three months later, there is even more evidence that this unhelpful revolution cannot succeed long-term.

Here are a few reasons why, including a major development in the Trump administration.

1) The academic world will not be able to sustain its suppression of studies that contradict trans-activism.

In September, headlines announced that, “Brown criticized for removing article on transgender study.” Specifically, “The paper by a Brown assistant professor suggests that gender dysphoria occurring around the time of puberty could be due to peer pressure or online influences.”

Despite the fact that the study was published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, Brown decided to remove it from its website. “Brown representatives say they removed the article because of concerns over the study’s research methodology.”

So, a peer-reviewed journal determined the study was worthy of publication, but the professor’s own university decided against it.

Perhaps there’s more to the story? There most certainly is.

“Bess H. Marcus, dean of Brown’s School of Public Health, also said in a statement that ‘independent of’ concerns regarding research methodology, the school had heard from ‘Brown community members expressing concerns that the conclusions of the study could be used to discredit efforts to support transgender youth and invalidate the perspectives of members of the transgender community.'”

That, then, is the real explanation. The study was politically unpopular with the transgender community. So much for science and research.

As of September, “An online petition, which garnered more than 4,000 signatures . . . was created by supporters of [the professor’s] research to encourage the university to resist ‘ideologically based attempts to squelch controversial research evidence.'”

Now, in October, in England, over 100 academics have raised their concerns “about the suppression of proper academic analysis and discussion of the social phenomenon of transgenderism, and its multiple causes and effects. Members of our group have experienced campus protests, calls for dismissal in the press, harassment, foiled plots to bring about dismissal, no-platforming, and attempts to censor academic research and publications. Such attacks are out of line with the ordinary reception of critical ideas in the academy, where it is normally accepted that disagreement is reasonable and even productive.”

Trans-activism can only push so far before the inevitable pushback will come.

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Source: Christian Post