Thanks to the events of the recent past, many people have been putting a huge emphasis on avoiding people who seem ill. They want to avoid contagion, so unless they’re healthcare workers, they don’t spend all day around sick people.
I am very happy that my daughter is now going to a private academy with Christian and libertarian values. While she’s young, I want her to avoid the contagion that often comes with today’s public school system, which is largely filled with far-left, debased activists, who see her as their property. A recent university study made this desire more literally true. It found that children claiming to be transgender were on the rise to a shocking degree, and that it was especially true for young girls and those with neurodivergent traits.
More importantly, it described a process of social contagion, wherein young girls would have a friend “become trans,” promote the desirability of being trans, and then have their entire peer group become trans as well. As the study noted, “Eighty-seven percent of the children studied became gender dysphoric after friends did, after increasing their time online, or both.” Just as I do not recommend the immunocompromised spend time around the diseased, I do not recommend that young children be surrounded by this contagion either, especially when most of their week will be spent being immersed and raised by such people.
More importantly, much of this contagion is targeted. A “gender clinic” in Great Britain was found to be targeting autistic children (photo represent referrals), hoping to “reassign” them, with both drugs and surgeries. This is despite the following:
Educational books I read from the local school district specifically instruct teachers how to be better activists by targeting “resistant children, then resistant teachers, then resistant parents.” One book noted that the parents were the least important factor.
Just as I would not have those who could easily fall ill spend time surrounded by the diseased, I would not have my child be immersed in a social contagion. Or perhaps as God notes,
“You shall teach…to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” (Deut 11:19)
That involvement is important.