Something Has Gone Very, Very Wrong With Young Women's Mental Health
"Do today's global protests have anything in common?", asks the BBC in a November 2019 article. The answers they suggest are inequality, corruption, political freedom, and, in the last image, climate change. They seem to "miss" one wildly obvious observation: young women exhibiting deranged religious cult behaviour.
Mental health can be defined as the correspondence of one's perception to objective reality. The schizophrenic hears voices which do not exist in reality; the depressive perceives their condition as more severe than objective reality; the histrionic reacts in extremis to the situation in objective reality.
Women, in general, are more prone to mental health problems overall, compared to men. And it gets worse as they age.
One thing is becoming alarmingly clear: women and young girls are being deranged by social media, and we need to pay attention to their suffering.
The 1960s: Beatles Hysteria Worldwide
It's worth getting perspective. Teenage girls have been the same, all over the the world, forever. History is littered with art describing the frenzied chaos of young women struggling to come of age. There is no better example of this than "Beatlemania". The same phenomena happened with Elvis, the Stones, and plenty of other musician superstars.
"When The Beatles came to town, their fans, many of them young girls, would work themselves into a state so frenzied that some people thought of it as an actual disease. Psychologists even published studies struggling to make sense of why these Beatles fans went so crazy for these four young men. Concertgoers would sometimes scream so loudly that the band couldn’t even hear themselves play. And after word got out that George Harrison liked jelly beans, fans started hurling them on stage in hopes of getting his attention."
"It was concluded that ‘Beatlemania’ is the passing reaction of predominantly young adolescent females to group pressures of such a kind that meet their special emotional needs."
It has some basis in the medical recognition of Mass Psychogenic Idiopathic Illness, also known as mass hysteria. One thing to notice is that it is suffered 99% by women, as noted by Robert Bartholomew in "Little Green Men, Meowing Nuns and Head-Hunting Panics: A Study of Mass Psychogenic Illness and Social Delusion".
"While the ancients clearly got this wrong, modern science has confirmed that most sufferers of mass hysteria are female. Robert Bartholomew, a sociologist in New Zealand who has collected data on 800 outbreaks dating back to 1566, says that in 99 percent of mass hysteria events, the majority of its sufferers are female."
2021: 75%+ Of Women Report A Nosedive in Mental Health, MindGeek Hit With Lawsuits
Embedded in the frivolous marketing survey sewer this year is a genuinely horrifying "study" from a predictably vacuous "communications" firm labelled "The Evolution of Communication survey". Self-serving as always, but it reveals some interesting truth-isms. 93% of women prefer in-person communication (shock!) and 70%+ of women report it to be essential for their mental health.
In a surprise to no-one, three-quarters of women reported a downturn in their medical health during Covid lockdowns.
Shock horror: women are highly communicative beings who are wired with powerful empathy circuitry necessary for raising infants who can't talk.
Porn usage in that time skyrocketed, on top of "sex work" like OnlyFans. By women. Example: https://psyarxiv.com/kjvbr/
The first study was published before the unionisation of dozens of women uniting to sue MindGeek, the opaque money-laundering organisation behind 90% of online pornography. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/04/opinion/sunday/pornhub-rape-trafficking.html
"Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the complaint alleges that Pornhub and MindGeek knowingly profited from videos depicting rape, child sexual exploitation, revenge porn, trafficking, and other nonconsensual sexual content."
2020: BLM Religious Struggle Sessions
During the George Floyd riots, a deeply alarming trend emerged of public events with serious religious connotations. Worship behaviour for sociology-advertised causes involving self-abnegation and ritualistic humiliation.
Even Russia Today, the home of the first communist state, found it bizarre, but not original:
"None of this is new. Over the past several years, as I noted in March 2017 and again in 2018, these Maoist rituals re-emerged in social justice circles under the name of “privilege-checking” and social media piling-on routines. With the hashtag phenomenon, Twitter’s mobs have regularly attacked members of “dominant” social groups for their “white supremacist,” “patriarchal,” “heterosexist,” and “transphobic” attitudes and expressions. Zealous hordes on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram routinely demand apologies, renunciations, and self-abasement from the thought criminal."
One of the clearest things in any of these videos is almost all the participants are women; or if not, they are the majority.
2020: 57% Of Twentysomething Women Diagnosed With Mental Illness
Pew Research's Pew American Trends Panel: Wave 64 is raised in Evie Magazine. The data, collected and illustrated by a PhD researcher, is alarming.
"The study, which examined white liberals, moderates, and conservatives, both male and female, found that conservatives were far less likely to be diagnosed with mental health issues than those who identified as either liberal or even “very liberal.” What’s more, white women suffered the worst of all. White women, ages 18-29, who identified as liberal were given a mental health diagnosis from medical professionals at a rate of 56.3%, as compared to 28.4% in moderates and 27.3% in conservatives."
Let that sink in for a second. Over half of all white, liberal (left-leaning) women have seen their doctor and been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
How many hadn't visited the doctor?
2020: "Trans" Women Raping Female Prison Guards
In a surprise to absolutely no-one, many incredibly violent male prisoners have been "identifying" as "trans" so they can be moved to female prisons. In an even less surprisingly development, they've been given more jail time for raping other inmates. 1500 of the 90,000 criminal population are now apparently "trans".
"Prosecutor Christopher Dunn told the court: "She is allegedly a transgender female.
"The prosecution say allegedly because there's smatterings of evidence in this case that the defendant's approach to transitioning has been less than committed.
"The prosecution suggest the reason for the lack of commitment towards transitioning is so the defendant can use a transgender persona to put herself in contact with vulnerable persons she can then abuse."
Astonishingly, a former UK government minister, Rory Stewart, claimed this was the thin end of the wedge.
"Rory Stewart said that while he served in Government there were "situations of male prisoners self-identifying as females then raping staff in prison". The former Tory MP, who ran in last year's leadership contest, made the remarks in GQ as he was interviewed as part of his candidacy for Mayor of London."
This, of course, apparently never happened.
2020: Cohabitation Producing More Separations
In what is an epic breakdown of divorce statistics, Branka Vuleta summarises the available data, which is clear: living together before marriage doubles or triples your chances of breaking up. Uncommitted relationships have none of the benefits of marriage, and a massively increased rate of dissatisfaction and separation.
"Couples who do not cohabit before getting married are less likely to obtain a divorce within the first 20 years of their union. Men who live with their partner prior to marriage have a 49% chance of avoiding divorce for at least 20 years, while women who live with their partner before marrying have a 46% chance of remaining married for at least 20 years."
It goes on.
"There is a 20% chance of a first marriage resulting in divorce within five years. In comparison, couples who cohabit for five years have a 49% chance of separating. Similarly, married couples have a 33% chance of divorce within 10 years, whilst cohabiting couples have a 62% chance of splitting up in this timeframe."
2019: Countries Move to Label Airbrushed/Retouched Images
In 2017, the problem of anorexia linked to photoshopped images got so bad the French government followed Spain's 2006 ban on anorexic models and Australia's 2010 no-retouching pledge with an outright ban on beautified images without warning labels.
"Seventy percent of girls ages 10 to 18 report that they define perfect body image based on what they see in magazines," Katherine Record, deputy director with the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, told NPR in 2015."
Studies show that constant exposure to these artificially perfected commercial images of women is linked to low body satisfaction and low self-esteem in girls. Low self-image can lead to depression, anxiety, and disordered eating. One academic study even linked increased body dissatisfaction in girls to poorer performance in solving a school math problem.
And while there are many causes of depression and eating disorders, these conditions disproportionately affect young women, syncing with a time when whopping numbers of girls and women loathe their own bodies.
2019: Most Women Stop The Pill Because of Mental Health Side Effects
The problems with constantly pumping your body artificially with hormones are apparently very known, but totally unknown. According to the lefty Independent in 2018:
"But countless studies have identified strong links between taking the pill and poor mental health, and a new BBC Two documentary sheds light on the severity of the problem, revealing how it’s left some women suffering from depression and experiencing suicidal thoughts."
Sarah Hill, a social psychology professor, augmented the conclusions of a 2016 meta-analysis stating we have absolutely no data on the subject at all. Her book, "How the Pill Changes Everything: Your Brain on Birth Control" was an instant best-seller.
"Being on the pill is associated with an increased risk of being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, though there are some women who report the pill stabilises their moods. The association was particulary high in young women aged 15-19 and their suicide risk is also more than twice that of non-pill takers."
2019: The Testosterone Epidemic In Anorexic Teenagers
Abigail Shrier documented a worrying phenomena observed in teenage girls which had her stigmatized and harassed with a venom only few ever experience. Her crime was to write "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters". It documents the "contagion" of vulnerable, unpopular young girls being prescribed testosterone to improve confidence after "coming out" as "trans" in order to appear special.
In the UK, studies found a Beatlemania-style 4000% (THOUSAND) per cent increase in so-called "trans" self-ID.
"Something has clearly been lost. Adolescent girls — paradoxically, safer yet unhappier than ever — are experiencing the pangs and pains of puberty, mistaking it (as all adolescents do) for an existential crisis, then swallowing the ideological “identity” poison pill, which leaves them scarred for life."
2019: Climate Death Cult Costumes
New from the anti-Brexit crazyville in the UK arrived the "Extinction Rebellion" front group, who decided to disrupt infrastructure on everyone else's behalf and adopt strange clothing from the feminist revenge-porn series "The Handmaid's Tale". It was denounced multiple times as a "Millenarian death cult".
"The men and women gathered outside King’s Cross station and formed a circle. They swayed and chanted. They preached about End Times. ‘What will you do when the world gets hot, what, what?’, they intoned, conjuring up images of the hellfire they believe will shortly consume mankind. They sang hymns to their god – science."
2018: Mothers "Supporting" Their Children Into Radical Surgery
There is one unique feature in all of the stories regarding so-called "transgender" children. The mother is driving it.
In British Columbia, an infamous case has been dragging on for years which has alarmed every reasonably-minded person who has heard it:
"Hoogland has been outspoken in his opposition to what is now known as “gender-affirming” medical care in hopes of preventing his daughter from undergoing irreversible harm. Hoogland’s ex-wife, who is supported by the Canadian medical and legal system, is proceeding with their child's transitioning against his wishes."
This trend is reflected at a public level. The founder of UK charity "Mermaids" flew her son across the world to be mutilated as a 16th "birthday present" and aims to "help" others to do the same. A journalist who accused of her of the same was investigated by the police, but charges were later dropped after public outcry:
"on Wednesday Green pointed to a tweet sent by Farrow on 4 October last year, and subsequently deleted, which read: “What she did to her own son is illegal. She mutilated him by having him castrated and rendered sterile while he was still a child.” Farrow also accused Green of child abuse."
This fashionable horror has been noted for its prevalence among Hollywood actresses and their crank ideas about raising children "gender-neutral".
2018: Almost All Cyberbullying is Female-to-Female
Relational aggression - reputation destruction, stigmatisation, etc - constitutes most of the obnoxious internet behaviour, even to the cesspool that is Twitter. In 2019, AP reported on the latest US government data.
"There’s a rise in cyberbullying nationwide, with three times as many girls reporting being harassed online or by text message than boys, according to the National Center for Education Statistics."
Battle of the sexes: An examination of male and female cyber bullying by Catherine D. Marcum, George E. Higgins, Tina L. Freiburger, and Melissa L. Ricketts goes into the differences between boys and girls when they bully. Their conclusions are stark, and explain what every girl who has ever attended school, ever, already knows:
"The results for females showed that women are more likely than men to post gossip on the internet to hurt other people they might know. "
"When talking to others some women tend to gossip to other women about different situations that are going about in their lives. With this in mind females would rather hide behind the screens of the computer and spread false or true rumors about someone they might dislike than being assertive in person. Why? Females prefer participating in behavior that is not physically confrontational, and by hiding behind the protection of a computer, they can be more brazen with their behavior."
"These findings confirm previous literature that asserted females participate in bullying that involves emotional and psychological abuse, which involves gossiping and spreading of information (whether true or untrue)."
2017: Incidents of Self-Harm Rise 68%
The Guardian - of all publications - finally noted teenage girls were in big trouble, and predictably laid the blame on social media and "body dissatisfaction" (a change from patriarchy, society etc)
"New NHS data obtained by the Guardian reveals that the number of times a girl aged 17 or under has been admitted to hospital in England because of self-harm has jumped from 10,500 to more than 17,500 a year over the past decade – a rise of 68%. The jump among boys was much lower: 26%."
Self-harm in this context means children who had to be hospitalised because of the severity of what they'd done to themselves.
2017: Instagram & Face Apps Causing Distortion in Self-Perception
The effects of social media on mental health are now so well-documented and cited, it's difficult to see how they are still around. As the Guardian reported 2 years later:
"[The Millennium Cohort Study] found that many girls spend far more time using social media than boys, and also that they are much more likely to display signs of depression linked to their interaction on platforms such as Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook."
The horrific effects are laid bare by the New York Post, with its article "Instagram can wreck positive body image in just 30 minutes".
"The study, which drew on survey results from 350 Australian and American women aged 18-25, found that the more participants looked at so-called “fitness inspiration” images or compared themselves to celebrities such as Kendall Jenner or Karlie Kloss, the unhappier they felt about their own bodies."
2016: Public Hysteria At Election Results
Cynically described as "Trump Derangement Syndrome", the meme of left-leaning people being "mentally ill" took off with the election of Donald Trump. Again, we see the imagination at play with the media creation of a terrible villain, and the social pressure to become a member of "The Resistance" sisterhood.
They hated Orange Man because he and the Slovenian villainess sabotaged the first woman president. The Right, naturally, had a field day with the resulting insanity because it was easy pickings.
"I’m a witch and I’m hunting you,” declared Lindy West in the New York Times; Jess Zimmerman and Jaya Saxena wrote a self-help book, Basic Witches, in which they explained: “If you speak when you’re told to be quiet, take pride when you’re told to feel shame, love what and who you love whether or not others approve, you’re practising witchcraft.” Half the women I know called their group chats “covens”.
The trend was even noticed by ultra-lefty women's media, who missed the actual point and went down the ideological road, religiously:
"The language of mental illness is used so often against the left that a quick Google search of the phrase will lead you down a rabbit hole where “anti-Trump hysteria” is a motive for everything from malaise to murder, and that public activism is not a product of reason, but a substitute for therapy."
2015: Women Branded In A Female-Led Cult
In October 2017, the New York times reported on "Dominus Obsequious Sororium, a "secret sisterhood" that started in 2015 within NXIVM, in which female members were allegedly called slaves, branded with the initials of Raniere and Mack, subjected to corporal punishment from their "masters", and required to provide nude photos or other potentially damaging information about themselves as "collateral".
Each woman was told to undress and lie on a massage table, while three others restrained her legs and shoulders. According to one of them, their “master,” a top Nxivm official named Lauren Salzman, instructed them to say: “Master, please brand me, it would be an honor.”
A female doctor proceeded to use a cauterizing device to sear a two-inch-square symbol below each woman’s hip, a procedure that took 20 to 30 minutes. For hours, muffled screams and the smell of burning tissue filled the room."
In a familiar self-help repartee, one of the participants told Vice why she did it:
"She told me what it was: an international women's group, nothing to do with Executive Success Programs or Nxivm or Keith—a worldwide group of women. "Badass bitch bootcamp"—I can't believe that made it into the New York Times, which is so embarrassing. The group was supposed to be women that were going to be a secret society, sort of like the Freemasons, as a force for good. We were going to be able to change the world."
Almost gloating over "mystical power" in the delightfully-named "Bitch Media", an article cites mothers killing their own children at Jonestown and Rajneeshpuram:
"Though women are often barred from outright leadership within a cult, they frequently play critical roles in recruitment, facilitation, and maintenance of order. They are matriarchs, sympathizers, and silent leaders. In many cults, high-ranking women, though not the singular commander of the group, gain, retain, and wield power from behind the scenes."
2015: Campus Safetyism & Fragility At Unmanageable Levels
Social psychologists Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt wrote an enormously influential essay for The Atlantic ("The Coddling of the American Mind") which spawned a deeper book. One of its worrying observations was the sheer effect on young girls and the catastrophic decline in their mental health - which they singled out as different to boys' video game-play due to the effects of female relational aggression.
"there has indeed been a large increase in rates of anxiety, depression, and self harm among Gen Z girls in the USA and in the UK. (The Google doc also includes evidence of all three trends for Canadian girls, and evidence of rising anxiety and depression in adolescent girls in Australia and New Zealand.) There is also a large increase in the suicide rate for teen girls in the USA (up 77% for older teen girls; up 151% for younger teens, when you compare 2017 to the average of 2000-2009). There is a smaller increase in the suicide rate for teen girls in the UK (up "only" 30%)"
In other words: There are large, consistent, and alarming trends for girls in the USA and the UK (as well as in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand). The trends are smaller and less consistent for boys, but they too are doing worse today than before 2010.
2014: Fallon Fox Smashes Female Opponent's Skull in MMA Fight
After Fox "came out" as "transgender" in 2013, "she" received immediate opposition to competing in women's sport. "She" thought "she" was a gay man, got a woman pregnant at 19, and worked as a truck driver.
In 2014, "she" fought Tamikka Brents, and broke her skull.
"I have struggled with many women and I have never felt the strength I felt in a fight like that night. I can’t answer whether it’s because she was born a man or not because I’m not a doctor. I can only say that I have never felt so dominated in my life and that I am an abnormally strong woman in my own right? I still disagree with Fox’s struggle. Any other job or career that I say I try, but when it comes to a combat sport I don’t think it’s fair."
As usual, a flurry of lunatic digital media hall monitors went into a gaslighting frenzy, desperately trying to claim it didn't happen that way at all.
Examples as utterly dishonest as this nonsense:
2012: Abortion Rates Provoking Psychiatric Problems
In September 2011, the British Journal of Psychiatry published the results of a survey the press deemed "controversial" for not confirming the harmlessness of a mother opting to ask others to kill her own offspring.
The results were predictably horrendous.
"Women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, and nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was shown to be attributable to abortion. The strongest subgroup estimates of increased risk occurred when abortion was compared with term pregnancy and when the outcomes pertained to substance use and suicidal behaviour."
So, a correlation of 81%, but a causation of 10%. Right.
Official statistics show the abortion rate in the US has been declining proportionately with the population and pregnancy rate.
- The number of abortions fell by 196,000—a 19% decline from 1,058,000 abortions in 2011 to 862,000 abortions in 2017.1,2
- The abortion rate (the number of abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44) fell by 20%, from 16.9 in 2011 to 13.5 in 2017.
- The abortion ratio (the number of abortions per 100 pregnancies ending in either abortion or live birth) fell 13%, from 21.2 in 2011 to 18.4 in 2017.
Read that again. 1 MILLION offspring were killed in 2011.
2011: Depression Skyrocketing From Sexual "Liberation"
In 2011, sociologists Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker published "Premarital Sex in America How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying" in order to "pull together the authors' and others' analyses from the largest and best study of young adult sexual behavior at present (the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Wave III in early adulthood)".
In the New York Times, Ross Douthat conceded:
"Their research, which looks at sexual behavior among contemporary young adults, finds a significant correlation between sexual restraint and emotional well-being, between monogamy and happiness and between promiscuity and depression.
This correlation is much stronger for women than for men. Female emotional well-being seems to be tightly bound to sexual stability which may help explain why overall female happiness has actually drifted downward since the sexual revolution.
Among the young people Regnerus and Uecker studied, the happiest women were those with a current sexual partner and only one or two partners in their lifetime. Virgins were almost as happy, though not quite, and then a young woman’s likelihood of depression rose steadily as her number of partners climbed and the present stability of her sex life diminished."
This pattern is easily observed in extremis. Widely-considered the most beautiful woman in the world and able to select any partner she chooses, Megan Fox's admission she has only had 2 relationships makes female journalists furious.
2010: Single Women Outnumber Married Women
In 2020, researcher David Shor found 30% (THIRTY) of women claim to be lesbian or bisexual. Over 60, it is 5%. Clearly, the "everyone is freer to admit it now" argument is foolish on those numbers alone. Rod Dreher links it to data from 10 years previously about the single population.
"In 2009, the proportion of American women who were married dropped below 50 percent. In other words, for the first time in American history, single women (including those who were never married, widowed, divorced, or separated) outnumbered married women. Perhaps even more strikingly, the number of adults younger than 34 who had never married was up to 46 percent, rising 12 percentage points in less than a decade. For women under 30, the likelihood of being married has become astonishingly small: Today, only around 20 percent of Americans ages 18–29 are wed, compared to nearly 60 percent in 1960."
2009: Declining Happiness Since 1972
Starting in 1972, the United States General Social Survey (GSS) began asking men and women, “How happy are you?”. Almost every feminist organisation on Earth wishes they hadn't.
In 2007, two researchers at the University of Pennsylvania looked at the data and produced a study titled "The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness" (https://eml.berkeley.edu/~cle/laborlunch/stevenson.pdf)
Are women happier since 1972?
The result was damning. No.
Social science has been trying to invalidate it for years (obviously), but it remains a stubborn a fact as the "interest divide" between the sexes.
The study reported several findings:
Women in the United States have become less happy, both absolutely and relative to men;
The decline in women’s happiness is a trend seen across groups – both working and stay-at-home moms, for those married and divorced, the young and old, and across the education spectrum; and
These same trends appeared across industrialized countries for which there are sufficient happiness data.
As the uber-feminist HuffPost grudgingly notes in its desperate attempt to prop up, ahem, guess what, this isn't unique to one survey:
"And, in case you're wondering, this finding is neither unique to this one study, nor is it unique to the United States. In the last couple of years, the results from six major studies of happiness have been released:
* the United States General Social Survey (46,000 people, between 1972-2007),
* the Virginia Slims Survey of American Women (26,000 people, between 1972-2000),
* the Monitoring the Future survey (430,000 U.S. twelfth graders, between 1976-2005),
* the British Household Panel Study (121,000 people, between 1991-2004),
* the Eurobarometer analysis (636,000 people, between 1973-2002, covering fifteen countries),
* and the International Social Survey Program (97,462 people, between 1991-2001, covering thirty-five developed countries.)"
It turns out women don't find a life of barren spinsterhood, uncommitted sexual liaisons, and imitating men, to be particularly fulfilling or happy.
The Imagination/Magical Thinking Nerve
Magical thinking has a strong correlation with dreaming and creativity. Artists bring things from their imagination into real life as physical objects, such as paintings, films, music, and literature.
Imagination is also how we explore ideas. Conspiracy theories, for example, are low resolution worldview maps of large spaces, and a "first pass" at a mystery using our creative functions.
Benjamin Boyce is a Youtuber who is giving much time and attention to girls have "de-transitioned" from attempting to become men in their appearance and physicality. In one of his conversations with "Grace" - who also appeared on 60 Minutes, some extremely interesting patterns appear.
"It's such a big symbolically powerful step to like reshape your body to your own will, so that really appealed to me and at the time i was feeling like i had just never come into my own as a person."
But the most curious and insightful part is this astonishing admission:
"I think because i was just not in a not in a good spot in my life, and that felt like an almost like super clear-cut path to being 'this will make me a functional person, what is the true gender identity?'.
"I used to have this concept that everyone has a gender identity. What is a gender identity? I don't know. It's sort of like like some kind of underlying bedrock animating force of your personality or, I don't want to say soul, but like your soul. It's like the idea that that it's something that's like baked into you on a fundamental level, but everyone has to like discover it for themselves. So it comes packaged with kind of like a 'quest' in some way. You're on a gender journey to to discover this very deep level of yourself."
"I mean if you go if you take like a gender studies class, which i took many..."
- This introverted young girl was obsessed with her body, as anorexics are. She was miserable in school, vulnerable to neuroticism, and extremely compulsive/controlling.
- She became enmeshed in fan fiction on the "women's Internet of Tumblr", as "pro-Ana" flourished on LiveJournal. Particularly "witches and magical stuff". For her it was "like a dungeons and dragons character sheet you're like trying to figure out if you're a paladin or and if you're you know an elf or a gnome."
- She was entranced by the idea gender is a spiritual concept like the soul which needed to be discovered.
- She felt vulnerable as a woman and intimidated by men, who she believed life was easier for.
- She became radicalised through education and studying fringe social science literature.
- She was given radical medical treatments without ethical gating to change her appearance.
- Testosterone functioned for her like an anti-depressant medication.
- She believed changing her body would ease her emotional disturbance.
It's easy to dismiss these people as crazy. But it's far more complex. There seems to be multiple things at work confluencing simultaneously. Is body dysphoria now gender dysphoria?
What's going on here is "gender identity" is being confused with the soul, because of being anxious and insecure about your body and appearance.
The power of the imagination and its particular role in the female psyche is highlighted. The specific influence of literature, and the need to search for answers to one's condition and one's place in the world.
It also highlights what happens when that search meets answers which are terribly, terribly wrong, and adults whose good intentions are deadly.
What is Magical Thinking?
"Magical thinking is the belief that one's ideas, thoughts, wishes, or actions can influence the course of events in the physical world. It is something people all over the globe engage in, and many religious and folk rituals center around it. While magical thinking can be a very normal human response, and there are aspects of it that can have psychological benefits, it can also be counterproductive at times and even be a sign of a mental health concern."
What is Reification?
"When an abstraction (abstract belief or hypothetical construct) is treated as if it were a concrete, real event or physical entity -- when an idea is treated as if had a real existence."
In a "virtual" world where you can create multiple anonymous "personas" and have a smartphone in your pocket, and are continually blasted with images of "perfect" bodies, how long does it take for magical thinking to turn into reification?
When reality and imagination cross over during the process of dreaming and/or art, how long before people find it impossible tell the difference - particularly with a world of adults "affirming" them?
More importantly, if all the evidence we have is pointing to the suffering of women increasing, why is it being ignored? Why are there female aristocracies in different industries doing everything they possibly can to suppress that information and delegitimise it? Why are they desperately trying to confirm a bias in the cultural mind which is the opposite to the statistical truth?
If women are so religiously sacred to them, why don't they care about what's happening to women and how they are suffering?
Could it be that some women.... don't like other women and/or don't want others to include them in their new country clubs?