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New York Times Denies Basic Scientific Fact

When liberal journalists fight the culture war, truth is the first casualty
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This is the lede in a news story — not an op-ed, a news story — in The New York Times:

Chazzie is 11 years old. She has long, wavy hair and large, expressive eyes. She listens to Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande. She really likes playing Monopoly.

Chazzie was also assigned male at birth. But that, she says, isn’t what’s important.

“People just, like, see me as a girl,” she said.

On Sunday, Chazzie and five other transgender children and teenagers from across the country hung out in an elegant prewar apartment on the Upper West Side, ahead of their Tuesday appearance on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”

Emphasis above is mine. Just like that, the paper of record substitutes a gender-ideology category for actual biological science. This is a big deal. This is damned Orwellian. Does the Times make a point of denying scientific fact to advance culture-war narratives in other areas too? Does the Science section now have to subject its stories to the PC commissar?

As usual when it comes to all things LGBT, the Times engages in advocacy journalism. But you know, if you watch the Megyn Kelly clip in the link, you’ll see that she does it too. She introduces the story by telling viewers that what they’re about to watch will “likely inspire you to be a more understanding, supportive parent.”

UPDATE: I’ve learned since returning from France that a US judge removed a boy who wants to transition to a female identity from the custody of his parents, who opposed the move. So the state now reserves the right to take away your children if you do not want to let the children be injected with hormones to allow them to mimic the opposite sex. The Sexual Revolution is entering its Robespierre period.

UPDATE.2: I learned from the comments that last week, the Times celebrated another milestone in the march towards insanity:

When a transgender woman told doctors at a hospital in New York that she wanted to breast-feed her pregnant partner’s baby, they put her on a regimen of drugs that included an anti-nausea medication licensed in Britain and Canada but banned in the United States.

Within a month, according to the journal Transgender Health, the woman, 30, who was born male, was producing droplets of milk. Within three months — two weeks before the baby’s due date — she had increased her production to eight ounces of milk a day.

In the end, the study showed, “she was able to achieve sufficient breast milk volume to be the sole source of nourishment for her child for six weeks,” according to the journal.

The newspaper said that this news could signal “a next major stage in transgender parenthood.”

Scientists jacked a man up with chemicals that trick his body into lactating, and they call it motherhood. All this reminds one of that satanic master of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, who said:

The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

Lie big and lie consistently, no matter what, and there’s no telling how far you can go.

UPDATE.3: On the transgender removed from parental custody case, reader DRK posts important clarifying information:

As usual with custody cases, the facts of the Cincinnati transgender teen custody case are considerably more nuanced than the narrative of “the gummint us coming to take away your baby and change her sex” so beloved by conservatives.

In ruling for the grandparents in the custody case of the transgender teen, the judge was no doubt influenced by the fact that the kid called a suicide hotline in 2016, saying that he felt suicidal because he’d come out as transgender to his parents and his father had told the teen that he should just kill himself. His parents took him out of a children’s hospital, where he’d been hospitalized for anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation, so he could go into “Christian therapy”, which evidently consisted of six hours of sitting in a room having Bible verses read at him. (So-called “conversion therapy” is illegal in Cincinnati, by the way, and may be the reason that CPS got involved with this in the first place). Both of these events were reported by the teen, who may be an unreliable narrator. What was witnessed by others was the incident where, in a family therapy session, the teen tried to read his parents a letter he’d written, and the mother stood up, pointed her finger at the teen, and screamed, “you’re a liar”; the teen started shaking and curled up in the fetal position. These are not the parents of the year, is what I’m saying.

Given that even the parents wished for the teen to continue residing with his grandparents (they only wanted custody for medical reasons, to make him re-enter Christian therapy), the judge made the right call. In a few months, this kid will be eighteen anyway. He’s an excellent student and is doing well with his grandparents, so the judge felt that their having custody would be the least disruptive to the teen.


Also worth noting that the judge in the case has serious reservations about this kid’s mental state. She has ordered that the child be evaluated by a psychiatrist not affiliated with the children’s hospital where he’s receiving treatment: she was troubled that 100% of the patients presenting for treatment at the transgender clinic at the children’s hospital have been judged appropriate subjects for hormonal therapy. She has asked for the legislature to create a framework for these kinds of cases precisely so that families don’t end up destroying themselves in court. Her ruling is interesting reading, she is clearly frustrated by the whole situation.




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