The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Helping troubled children and adults pretend to be the opposite of their biological sex might seem loving and compassionate on the surface — but what happens when the that indulgence turns a child’s life upside down, yet the underlying anguish remains?
That’s the harsh reality unveiled by this Daily Caller report, which details the case of Patrick Mitchell, a 12-year-old Australian boy diagnosed with gender dysphoria who “transitioned” to a girl — and now wants to be a boy again:
“You wish you could just change everything about you, you just see any girl and you say I’d kill to be like that,” Mitchell says in the interview [with Australian “60 Minutes”].
Mitchell received support from his mother to begin transitioning, and after taking hormones, he began to grow breasts.
“In the beginning of 2017, teachers at school began to refer to him as a girl which triggered Mitchell to question if he had made the right decision,” the independent added.
After reflecting on the decision to become a girl, Mitchell decided that he no longer wanted to be a girl.
“I began to realize I was actually comfortable in my body. Every day I just felt better,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell has stopped taking female hormones as he attempts to go back to being a boy and is expected to have surgery to remove the breasts he grew during his time as a girl.
What happened here is perfectly obvious: this poor kid’s discontent was taken to be a sign that he was born in the “wrong” body when in reality it was caused by mental problems that needed care and counseling. In this case, it’s something of a miracle that he eventually realized on his own what should have been obvious to his mother and a slate of so-called medical professionals from the beginning. There’s no guarantee that he’ll get the help he needs from here on out, but it’s something.
Others are not so lucky. Last month, LifeSiteNews reported on the heartbreaking case of Brad “Ria” Cooper, a young man from the United Kingdom who has had three sex changes so far because nothing has seemed to address his depression:
Cooper, who was the UK’s youngest “sex change” patient at 15, announced he is undergoing his third “sex change” operation, this time to make himself more like a woman again.
Shortly after his 18th birthday, Cooper “transitioned” back to his biological gender and lived as a “gay man.”
“But five years in Ria is more certain than ever that is not the real her – and is making her second attempt at becoming a woman to have the future she always dreamed of,” The Mirror reported.
De-transitioning back to a man “made me even more unhappy,” Cooper said. “Now I’m going to be me – and I hope I will finally be happy.”
Gee, who could have guessed that indulging a delusion rather than addressing it wouldn’t be the healthiest choice for mental health in the long run? I guess a few traumatized lives are a small price to pay for the Left’s vision of a genderless utopia.
Liberals should be so proud.