Today on ‘the right side of history’
Metaresearch published in the latest issue of Nature finds that people identifying as gender-trendy are much more likely to be autistic than the general population.
The conclusion is not surprising to anyone who has paid attention to this issue. Disturbing rates of autism have been identified at pediatric gender clinics in the UK and Australia, with nearly half of all patients exhibiting characteristics of the disorder.
According to the authors, this phenoneon is all too real.
“(A)cross all five datasets, transgender and gender-diverse individuals were 3.03 to 6.36 times as likely to be autistic than were cisgender individuals, after controlling for age and educational attainment,” they report.
Second, transgender and gender-diverse individuals scored significantly higher on self-report measures of autistic traits, systemizing and sensory sensitivity and scored significantly lower on empathy traits compared to cisgender individuals. Third, in two datasets with available data, transgender and gender-diverse individuals had elevated rates of multiple other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions. Finally, exploratory analysis identified that transgender and gender-diverse individuals were more likely to report that they suspected they had undiagnosed autism.
“The results may have clinical implications for improving access to mental health care and tailoring adequate support for transgender and gender-diverse individuals,” the authors say, rather understating the impact of their findings.
Rather than make the world better for dysphoric people, the “trans acceptance” project has been de-sexing autistic children at a rate not seen since 1927, when eugenics and sterilization were considered a progressive project.
Worse, sexism makes us less likely to notice autism spectrum issues in girls, so they are particularly vulnerable to a social movement which explains such symptoms as a magical, ineffable “gender identity.”
One need only look at the history of Lupron to see what has happened here.
In the first decade of the 21st Century, a group of quacks began using the drug off-label as a “miracle cure” for autism. Most eventually lost their medical licenses, but not before deliberately sterilizing many of their patients.
“The idea of using [Lupron] with vulnerable children with autism, who do not have a life-threatening disease and pose no danger to anyone, without a careful trial to determine the unwanted side effects or indeed any benefits, fills me with horror,” a leading clinician told the Chicago Tribune in 2009.
That critic was Simon Baron Cohen of Cambridge University, world-renowned autism expert and co-author of this new study at Nature.
Unfortunately, these warnings went unheeded as gender clinics raced to expand their patient lists in the last decade. As a result, thousands of children have received Lupron for puberty blockade, and almost half of them appear to have been on the autism spectrum.
Mainstream media has avoided critical examination of these issues for fear of aggravating the noisy adult men who use autistic children as human shields for their fetish.
Because only conservative outlets have been willing to gaze into this abyss, urgent news items such as this study have not penetrated the information bubbles of enough people in the political center and left to make a crucial difference.
But the evidence cannot be ignored any longer. As with America’s last experiment in eugenics, the judgment of history will not be kind to the “woke” crowd that ignored this horror and tried to minimize it.