“Zinnia Jones,” an American transgender commentator with her own YouTube fan page, recently argued that children should be legally able to consent to the administration of puberty blockers. "If children can't consent to puberty blockers which pause any permanent changes, even with the relevant professional evaluation,” she asked on Twitter, “how can they consent to the permanent and irreversible changes that come with their own puberty with no professional evaluation whatsoever?" You’ve got to be kidding me. We can’t consent to puberty, it happens naturally. We can’t consent to having two legs and either a penis or a vagina, either. God doesn’t need our consent. No matter how hard we try, we can’t “consent” to being born. But, I’m sure that will be the next big “progressive” issue. They will argue for consent to go through puberty, be a boy or a girl, and to be born…but not for consent to be aborted, of course! The kid doesn’t get that choice!
Jones further argued that “an inability to offer informed consent or understand the long-term consequences is actually an argument for putting every single cis and trans person on puberty blockers until they acquire that ability. An inability to offer informed consent or understand the long-term consequences of a healthy process that happens naturally and has been doing so since humans arrived on the planet is actually an argument for artificially stopping that process by injecting every child with chemicals that block the process from happening? That’s perfectly illogical. It’s like saying an inability to offer informed consent or understand the long-term consequences of aging is actually an argument for freezing kids cryogenically until they acquire that ability.
Jones’ comments are particularly remarkable in light of the increasing number of people who “transitioned” in their youth, fervently regret it, and now wish to go back to the gender of their birth. But she stated in her tweet thread that puberty became "optional" when technology was developed to "enable deliberate choice between natal puberty and puberty induced by cross-sex hormones.” Rather like how human intimacy became “optional” when technologically advanced sex dolls were developed. Or how reality became optional with the advent of virtual reality.
Unsurprisingly, Jones, who was “assigned” male at her birth (which she did not consent to), is an atheist who has posted numerous videos critical of religion. “Her” profile states: "After years identifying as a gay male, Zinnia finally came to the conclusion that she was actually a trans woman in 2011 and started a romantic relationship with her close friend and lesbian Heather McNamara, becoming an adoptive mother towards Heather's two children. Zinnia is currently in a polyamorous relationship with Heather and another trans woman named Penny.”
Does this mean that Heather the lesbian is in a relationship with two people with male genitalia? These things can get kind of confusing. What could go wrong? But I digress.
By Jones’ logic, why not put every kid on assisted suicide waiting lists, too, until each of them decides if he/she/they/xir/zie/etc. consents to growing up? (If they haven’t already been aborted.)
Many of us no longer wish to give our consent to the things that we can control and that should require it, like the decision to cover our own breathing apparatus with masks. But we do want veto power over natural processes and God’s will. Amazing.
Our arrogance and idiocy grow together, as does our ignorance and wickedness. Sorry to say, this does not bode well.