Has the Transgender Trend Peaked? & Homosexuals appear to be replacing Christians in the conservative movement
Mark Wauck from Meaning In History (firstname.lastname@example.org):
The post is full of interesting social science research, in charts and graphs, but Hayward starts off with this observation:
The first bit of evidence is a long and surprisingly balanced New York Times feature article this weekend about the controversy over transgender athletes in women’s competition. Understand that for the identity politics crusade, there can be no controversy about transwomen competing in women’s leagues. For the Times to acknowledge that there is a genuine “debate” about the matter is not just bigotry; it’s the equivalent of climate denialism.
Did I say there are charts and graphs in the post? There are fourteen charts and graphs—I counted them. I take it that Hayward found them here:
… over the weekend Eric Kaufman of the University of London and the Center for the Study of Political Ideology released a new study, “Born This Way? The Rise of LGBT as a Social and Political Identity” that notes the survey data suggesting the trend may have peaked and might even be receding.
Tucked in the middle are a couple of bullet points that pretty much some up those charts and graphs:
Here are some of the other findings that are sure to drive the identitarians into a rage:
Very liberal ideology and LGBT identification are associated with anxiety and depression in young people. Very liberal young Americans are twice as likely as others to experience these problems. 27% of young Americans with anxiety or depression were LGBT in 2021. This relationship appears to have strengthened since 2010.
Among young people, mental health problems, liberal ideology, and LGBT identity are strongly correlated. Using factor analysis in two different studies shows that assuming one common variable between all three traits explains 40-50% of the variation. [Mark Wauck from[...]
The question then becomes: are Christian conservatives welcome in these institutions, or has there been a great replacement?