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If children are involved, how young are they? For the Biden administration, the answer to that question is highly political.
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy made some compelling comments this week about children using social media. “Personally, I believe 13 is too early, based on the data I have seen … Many children are undermined by their self-esteem, their relationships, and the distorted and often distorted environment of social media. It often does us a disservice.”
I mostly agree. There’s a flood of research showing that teens make particularly bad decisions because their brain’s prefrontal cortex is underdeveloped. You will be ready to make decisions.
And even if they were able to maintain and choose wisely, they would still be subject to all sorts of opinions and influences.
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So why don’t the same ideas and limitations apply when discussing puberty blockers and gender reassignment surgery? How do you understand the concerns about the “distorted environment”? These children are clearly under the influence of the same forces Mercy understands are damaging social media. increase.
But last March, Marcy tweeted a thread targeting Texas, accusing him of trying to limit “gender-affirming care.” Its care is especially pubertal blockers and surgery. When the number of transgender youth explodes, it would be highly irresponsible to simply give these children blockers or surgery.
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Again, teens make poor decisions, not just on social media, but when they choose to have their breasts removed to become boys. They should have people in their lives who support them, but don’t let them do what they want.
Evidence is emerging from the UK that the approach of putting confused children on gender blockers has damaged these children and calls for caution. It’s going full steam ahead with a politicized zeal to do whatever the kids want it to do. And just like adults need to control what their children see on social media, adults need to control what their children do with their bodies.
Last February, Murthy tweeted:
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it was. And this happened because of the same politicized policies Mercy is currently promoting.
Opening the schools was what the nasty Republicans wanted, and the Democrats sided with the teachers’ union to keep the schools closed. They motivated political alliances to make decisions, and children were hit hardest.
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It’s still happening. In the same thread, Murthy tweeted, “We are in the middle of a massive national experiment on children and it is the social media companies that have access to the results.”
Yes, we are in the middle of that experiment and kids are guinea pigs, but social media companies are not going to save them.
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