The Transgender Movement Is Preying on the Autistic
The social struggle "may be more outwardly noticeable" with boys, which is why it seems more boys are autistic than girls. "With young girls, the struggle is often more hidden (and undiagnosed)," Ehrhard argued. "I can offer some insight into this struggle through my own childhood experience as an undiagnosed girl with Asperger's."
She recalled engaging in the activity called "stimming." She flapped her hands, opened her mouth, and allowed her voice to sound like she was out-of-breath. "I loved stimming and still do," the author admitted. "It felt relaxing: a kind of natural, harmless high in the brain that others around me would never know and could not attain. Nonetheless, I learned at a young age to only stimmy in private so as to avoid ridicule."
Ehrhard argued that young girls are better at "faking it" until adolescence, when social expectations increase.
"Asperger's girls growing up often prefer the company of boys and generally find it far easier to relate with males," she noted. She quoted psychiatrist Martin L. Kutscher, who wrote that "many women who have Asperger's syndrome have described to psychologists and in autobiographies how they sometimes think they have a male rather than a female brain, having a greater understanding and appreciation of the interests, thinking, and humor of boys during their early school years."
What does that sound like? Oh yeah, transgenderism. But they beat this current movement to the punch. "This aspect of their cerebral wiring—the conflict between what they feel, how they perceive the world and how the world perceives them—existed long before the neo-Gnosticism of transgender ideology came into vogue," Ehrhard quipped.
Were kids with Asperger's transgender before transgenderism? Or maybe is this an area of psychology that modern science does not yet understand? And no one understands worse than teenagers.
"Due to their unusual traits, [girls with Asperger's] are also prime targets for bullying by 'mean girls' during adolescence, further alienating them. I can attest to that from personal experience having ended up with a concussion and blood streaming down my face in middle school," Ehrhard recalled.
"These girls are not 'boys trapped in a girl's body.' These are girls who think differently and are often misunderstood by the other young girls around them," the Asperger's writer emphatically declared. "They don't need to be encouraged to become males. Others need to be encouraged to better understand them as unique women."
This is not coming from a removed, critical conservative with no experience, but a woman who painfully lived through these struggles.
While Ehrhard could not know the same thing about boys, she had a very good theory on them, too. "Sensory-seeking little boys may like to touch the ruffles, tutus or lace on girls' clothes for comfort," she explained. "They often have delayed gross motor skills, making it difficult for them to engage in the contact sports through which boys generally bond."
Autistic boys "who toe-walk due to problems with their vestibular system may be mocked for 'walking like a girl' or 'acting girly.' Boys on the spectrum are routinely bullied or rejected by other boys, leading them to question their very identity as boys."
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