Me again. I’ve been looking through your posts. On 15th May, you wrote this: “Young people are growing up with a sense of entitlement rather than a sense of shame and fear.” Of course they are, but does the older generation take that into account when considering young people with gender issues, or do they project their own histories on to them. I think that sentence is profound in understanding some of the issues involved in helping young people exhibiting symptoms of GD. Thank you! :)


I don’t remember the context of what I was saying here and I’m too lazy to look it up in a Sunday morning!

What you say about the older generation projecting their experience onto younger generations is certainly true.

Older generations experienced a lot of open transphobia and homophobia and as a result have internalised transphobia that is unresolved. I do often wonder if it is these experiences and resultant (and understandable and valid) insecurities that are being projected onto younger generations and creating this environment of insecurity juxtaposed with entitlement.

Sorry I haven’t woken up properly yet.

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