Child advocates opposed to trans-ideology have warned of the risks of allowing children to use TikTok, especially as evidence grows that young people are being pressured into taking experimental puberty blockers and to undergo elective surgeries to remove essential parts of the body.
According to an analysis of the Daily mail On Sunday, TikTok videos with the hashtag #Trans were viewed over 26 billion times. Such videos often feature young people documenting in a fun and light way the different stages of the development of experimental hormones and irreversible surgeries that change the body to appear more like the opposite sex. The popular social networking service was reportedly the most downloaded app in the UK last year.
In the UK, parents are increasingly concerned that the app is fueling contagion, causing vulnerable young people to identify as being of the opposite sex and potentially a lifetime of harmful repercussions. TikTok’s own figures reveal that over 25% of TikTok users aged 15-25 and children aged 4-15 use the service for 69 minutes per day on average.
Critical transgender groups say the proliferation of ideology on social media puts young people at risk, given how it is touted as the latest trend.
Transgender Trend’s Stephanie Davies-Arai said that TikTok is “hugely influential and full of videos that describe the medical transition as cool and daring.”
âThe genre is seen as the new rebellion,â Davies-Arai said.
She added, “Those social media platforms that promote medical transition should include a disclaimer on such material.”
In an email to the Christian Post on Monday, investigative blogger Jennifer Bilek, who writes to The 11th hour and has largely documented How? ‘Or’ What intimately attached transgender activism is with the medico-industrial complex, said it is vital for the public to realize how far the technology has developed. She pointed out that technology has the power to influence everyone, especially children, in ways they are not even aware of.
âInternet marketers use this power to sell us dissatisfaction with ourselves and then cures that dissatisfaction. Children are less equipped than adults to realize what is happening to them, especially when the marketing takes place on the Internet. their own social media channels. We cannot control children’s access to all mainstream media, but it is our responsibility as adults to protect them from predatory marketing on their technology platforms, âBilek explained. .
âThat children could be exposed to genital mutilation surgeries 26 billion times is inconceivable. That he is being marketed as cool via âtransâ models, surgeons and makeup, on their social media is unacceptable. Parents and caregivers must intervene and become the technological police of what their children are exposed to, because transitional surgeries are offered to them and they buy the illusion as a panacea for all their adolescent anxieties, âshe said. added.
Likewise, Kate Harris of the LGB Alliance – a group of lesbian, gay and bisexual dissenters, which formed in part out of opposition to trans ideology and activism in LGBT group policies. Stonewall – expressed concern over the millions of impressionable children watching these videos. .
“It is no coincidence that TikTok’s growth coincides exactly with the exponential growth of children with gender dysphoria,” Harris said, noting that some of the videos on the platform are “deeply frightening.”
âThe message so often is, ‘Don’t involve your parents’,â she said.
“What these videos would have a generation of kids believe is that changing your gender is easy and the answer to all your problems.”
It was recently announced that the video platform is officially partnering with Stonewall, the country’s largest LGBT rights group, to promote trans-themed material.
A spokesperson for TikTok told the Daily Mail: âWe are honored that the LGBTQ + community has embraced TikTok from our earliest days, as a platform for self-expression, education, community development and joy. . “
Likewise, a Stonewall spokesperson said the content “lets LGBTQ + youth know that they are not alone in their experiences.”
The Daily Mail’s analysis of data on the normalization of experimental drug use and transgender surgery follows a leading publication showcasing the most radically invasive transgender surgeries.
In its most recent edition, New York magazine featured it as its cover story an article about the journey of journalist Gabriel Mac, a woman who has openly recounted her long psychological struggles as she underwent phalloplasty, an operation that removed layers of tissue and fat from her thigh to build a fake penis.
Mac was pictured wearing only Calvin Klein underwear with the surgical scar on her leg clearly visible. The article, titled “My Penis, Myself,” detailed the operation as a necessary step for her to feel complete in the identity she has chosen.
Until recent years, diagnoses of gender dysphoria were extremely rare and seen almost exclusively in prepubertal boys. Today, post-puberty adolescents are the predominant demographic, and the type of gender dysphoria they report experiencing is not traditional but is, according to public health researcher Lisa Littman, the result of contagion. peer-reviewed largely Internet-powered.
The phrase ‘rapid onset gender dysphoria (ROGD)’ emerged from Littman’s groundbreaking 2018 study to describe the phenomenon that many young people were experiencing. This medical mystery was then explored further in the book, Irreversible damage: the craze for transgender people that seduces our daughters, by Abigail Shrier.