White House press secretary says children with gender dysphoria "belong to all of us"

May 21, 2023

Fox News reported that White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spoke to reporters while attending the 34th annual GLAAD Media Awards last week.

Using words that seem as if they could have been uttered by a kidnapper, Jean-Peirre at one point claimed children who suffer from gender dysphoria "are our kids." 

"They belong to all of us"

"I’ve met a lot of parents of trans kids in the past couple of months who have told me these devastating stories, whether they’re in Texas or Oklahoma or wherever they are, saying how they now have to seriously consider leaving their state to protect their child," Jean-Pierre said.

"That’s something that we have to call out and continue to be very clear about. These are kids. These are our kids. They belong to all of us," she insisted ominously.

However, some individuals who underwent so-called gender-affirming care as teenagers later expressed regret over having done so.

"As soon as I said I was trans, it was all hands on deck"

One of them is Helena Kerschner, and last summer she recounted some of her experiences in a presentation to the group Genspect.

Fox News reported last spring that former New York Post contributor Suzy Weiss profiled Kerschner and other detransitioners in a Substack post called, "The Testosterone Hangover."

"I had a ton of issues with my academics and my mental health, but I never really got help with that," Kerschner recalled. "As soon as I said I was trans, it was all hands on deck."

Kerschner is far from being unique. Weiss also spoke with a girl named Chloe, someone who came to "deeply" regret her experience with transgenderism as a teenager.

A growing number of countries "reversing course"

Weiss noted that Chloe "was the beneficiary of what transgender activists call 'gender-affirming care,' which means all the adults in her life—doctors, nurses, social workers, teachers, parents—actively supported her decision to become the person she believed she was meant to be, even if that person required an elective mastectomy in high school."

"I don’t think gender-affirming care helps kids like me," Chloe explained. "There should be more regard to alternatives in treating dysphoria, especially when it comes to kids."

Weiss also noted that countries such as NorwaySwedenFrance "are now reversing course in the absence of evidence that such care actually improves mental health outcomes for dysphoric children."

"Critics say that even the phrase 'gender-affirming' is misleading—a euphemism for something closer to medical malpractice," she pointed out before asking, "When else do we trust children to self-diagnose and make lifelong medical decisions?"

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