Girls fall for transgender lies when society degrades true womanhood by Jean Mondoro for Life Site News
Asking girls for their pronouns is a disguised way of saying, ‘Are you sure you want to be a woman?’
Every day seems to bring yet another tragic story of a young woman or girl who has fallen for the lie that a so-called “transgender” lifestyle will solve whatever problems she is facing.
Over the years, various studies have shown that “transitioning genders” directly results in depression and other mental health issues. In April 2022, the National Library of Medicinereported that “82% of transgender individuals have considered killing themselves and 40% have attempted suicide, with suicidality highest among transgender youth.”
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Recently, I listened to the heartbreaking story of a high school girl who committed suicide after pursuing a so-called “transition.” The girl chose the “transgender” path because she was told that it would solve her problems with depression and bullying. Her mother was warned not to attempt to change her daughter’s mind, or the girl would commit suicide. But the very result that LGBT supporters claim to avoid is precisely how many of these “transition” stories end.
I don’t understand. We have the data. We have the testimonies. Why are so many young women and girls falling into this trap?
Girls who desire to “transition” are not just trying to become a boy—they’re trying not to be a girl. Contemporary society constantly compares men and women and pushes a narrative that women are victims of men. The desire to “transition” begins when girls are told that their dignity as women is defined by how similar they are to men. Comparison is the first way that the devil turns girls away from their vocations as women.
Satan’s greatest weapon in the transgender battle is words. Large swathes of society have conformed to the practice of asking everyone which pronouns they use, as if it were settled science that gender and sex diverge. At my university, it was impossible to escape. Most students and professors included their pronouns at the end of emails. Hundreds of young people on campus volunteered that information, even without being asked.
One day in class, we students were introducing ourselves to each other and the professor. Although almost everyone else had declared their “preferred pronouns”, I simply said my name and major, not seeing a need to state the obvious. One of my classmates sent me a message after asking which pronouns I used. I had never been asked that directly before, and it made me incredibly self-conscious. There was no danger of me saying anything other than the truth, but having someone ask you that question is enough for the devil to swoop in and get to work convincing you to second-guess who you are. Asking girls for their pronouns is a disguised way of saying, “Are you sure you want to be a woman?” Eventually, those words can be heard as “You’re not enough as you are.”