An effort to warn the world’s youth about the dangers of radical gender ideology is gaining traction.
Pique Resilience Project, made up of four brave young women, is a recently launched movement created to support individuals who have been victimized by society’s increasingly progressive thoughts with regard to transgender ideology.
“All four of us experienced Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) and subsequently identified as trans men for several of our teenage years,” the group’s website reads. “We have all since detransitioned/desisted, and have been able to explore other individual factors that may have caused or exacerbated our dysphoria.”
The group launched a YouTube channel where they encourage conversations pertaining to “gender transition.” They especially focus on the pressure that currently exists for young people to identify their sexual identity when they are extremely young, and how all questions during the process of a transition are seen as combative instead of inquisitive. During a video they posted on February 1, the four women come together to share how they all came to identify as men. They explain what their life was like at this time, including the hormone supplements and other methods they were using to physically transform their bodies from female to male.
One of the women, Dangy explained that her parents’ acceptance and encouragement of her transition led her to make the choice too early in life.
“I think if I had been made to wait until I was 18, when I just on the verge of going to college, I would not have started hormones,” she said.
The women explained that most of their decisions to transition to male was related to their deep desire to feel loved, happy and accepted. They all agreed, though, that it didn’t give them the desired result.
“I think that transitioning both socially and then later medically became this way to inject positive change over my life when at the time I had no control over my life and was super sad,” Dagny added. “But, looking back it was probably the most stagnant period of my life so far. I made no new friends. I was miserable all the time, my grades were dropping, I was self-harming. I think what I saw as positive change was actually the thing that was dragging me down the most in my life at the time. So, I honestly can’t see any pros to, at least, my experience with transition.”
Jesse, another one of the four women, echoed this sentiment, saying her desire to live “as a man” only made her existing mental health issues worse. She describes this time in her life as “confusing and deluded.”
“I completely regret jumping into it. I should have just chilled out,” she said.
Though the group themselves are left-leaning politically and aren’t against transgenderism, they should be welcomed by believers who want to fight against radical gender ideology. These women might come at the issue from a different moral perspective than Christians or conservatives, but their experiences, especially those that highlight the negative aspects of radical gender ideology, is worthwhile in the continued battle against this volatile belief system. As such, their group makes a worthwhile ally in the battle against progressive transgenderism that is permeating today’s culture.
Though believers understandably disagree with many of the group’s beliefs and morals, their experience is of great value. It also should remind believers to pray for struggling brothers and sisters who even now are fighting against the message given to them by the culture, that things will be better if they become their “true selves.”
The women who make up the Pique Resilience Project know first hand that this is a lie straight from the devil. Being something other than what God designed a person to be will never lead to that person’s happiness. Therefore, believers should embrace the message these brave young women are sharing and encourage them to keep sharing this truth.
~ 1776 Christian