by Aaron Warner
Despite rain and poor weather both sides of the hotly contested transgender phenomenon were out and loud last night at the Moore Hall Dartmouth’s campus. Attendees were greeted by a throng of some sixty or so protestors yelling, chanting and exhorting one another with the soon to be top 40 hit “Hey, hey, ho-ho (insert grievance here) has got to go!” In this case it was an 18-year-old girl standing all of 5’3” and weighing maybe 120 lbs from California, Chloe Cole. Cole was joined by an equally unintimidating female, Dr. Carrie Mendoza, visiting from Illinois.
The Filene Auditorium was livelier than my last visit to see James O’Keefe, then of Project Veritas fame, who came to share stories and his new book American Muckraker. The room was over half full with many standing, talking and smiling until the President of the Dartmouth College Republicans, Chloe Ezzo, introduced the evening’s speakers.
Miss Ezzo joined the two guests in an interview style presentation where we learned from Chloe Cole the events, emotions and thoughts she experienced from as young as eleven years of age that led her to enter the gender transformation machinery now available at hospitals around the United States.
Her story begins with her simply observing she didn’t have a womanly figure compared to other girls and adults, especially like one of her favorite celebrities Kim Kardashian. Built more like an endurance runner she mistook her lack of voluptuousness and interest in athletics and boys to mean something wasn’t quite right. Exposed to an online community, thanks to her parents getting her a smart phone per her eleven year-old plea to be with other kids online, she was introduced to a more mature online community that suggested maybe she was meant to be a boy.
Captured by this thought she began to slowly convince herself, with the help of her remote gamer and fandom communities, that she was both meant to be, and would be, happier as a boy. This led to her writing a letter to her parents letting them know she was now a boy.
Her parents took this to mean she had a mental illness and needed psychotherapy, which is what they sought for her. However in California, and thanks to the Obama-care provision that enshrined civil rights, the therapist’s state mandated protocol suggests Chloe be “affirmed” per her preferred gender, pronouns, etc. Rather than address any underlying co-morbidities such as depression, social anxiety, or trauma the therapist essentially rubber stamped her transition. When her parents expressed concerns they were given the now standard emotionally blackmailing response “if we don’t she will kill herself”.
Dr. Mendoza interjects to remind us this is not how medicine is or should be practiced. The combination of patients rights as a mandate to validate their dysphoria followed by emotional manipulation from medical staff to create entry-ism is medically unethical. However hospitals are starved for new revenue streams, hence the rapid building of the trans-medicine machinery that is now a multi-million and soon to be multi-billion dollar industry.
Chloe continued to dress and act as boy-like as she could and found exploring this change seemed to answer her feelings of not belonging, either socially or in her own body. Her online LGBTQ community acted much like cult would at this stage – love bombing her and offering radical support while isolating her from family.
She was twelve years old.
Shortly thereafter she was recommended anti-cancer medicine turned puberty blocker Lupron. Lupron was made famous in Matt Walsh’s “What Is A Woman” documentary when we find one of its common usages has been to chemically castrate pedophiles. Chloe’s assessment was “it sucked”. Rather than offer chemical assistance it entered her into a premature menopause. Hot flashes in central California are a little hotter than most.
Her transition still new, she was getting pushback from classmates. One boy bullied her to the point of sexual assault. He grabbed her breast. Classmates also treated her with hesitancy, and the combined resistance engendered Chloe to prove them wrong.
Off the puberty blockers she sought testosterone treatment. Her first endocrinologist said “no way you’re too young”, however a quick referral and a second opinion from a more open minded endocrinologist and she was given a prescription. Testosterone is a powerful hormone that immediately offers a sense of well being, confidence and strength. Add to that Chloe was noticing a change to her jaw, loss of unwanted body fat and added muscle mass and she began to feel euphoria at becoming a young man. Her voice dropped rapidly and was deeper than the rest of her peers.
However the euphoria soon vanished as she realized she didn’t feel like one of the boys. Boys don’t have intimate conversations like she wanted. Boys don’t like some of the girly things she was still attracted to, and boys were just a bit more aggressive than she was comfortable being. Soon she felt more lonely and isolated than ever, while also suffering the social distance learning thanks to Governor Newsome’s lockdowns. She became depressed and sought comfort in substance abuse.
Still wanting to find herself in transition and supported by her now faithful online friends she opted for top surgery. Within six months she was under the knife and had her perfectly healthy fifteen year old breasts removed forever. The scars that formed included emotional ones. The physical ones required her treating then daily yet would “heal within a year or so”. Her mom had to take time off work since she couldn’t raise her arms post-op. After two years she was still dressing them. She found she had nerve damage that precludes her ever feeling erogenous sensations in her chest again.
Chloe’s final straw was learning of the bond a woman has while breast feeding her baby. She was beginning to have the inevitable maternal instincts innate to nearly all women. She began to wear makeup and dresses in secret and found her dysphoria was exactly that. She knew now she had made a mistake and she was in fact a woman all along and that would be her source of satisfaction.
Thinking she might get support from her trans-family online, she was shocked and hurt they turned on her. They told her to keep quiet. They shamed her for “wasting resources”. They emotionally ostracized her, again like a cult would.
Eyes wide open now she has embraced her femininity and taken to sharing her story despite threats to her personal safety from a community that prides itself on demanding respect for personal safety. The problem with hypocrisy is it doesn’t know how to hide. Chloe is now embroiled in a lawsuit against Kaiser Permanente and is accepting funding via the Center for American Liberty website. She remains steadfast to speak truth for children, including her nephews and nieces, so they are not likewise misled into walking down this dark road paved with lies and distortions, where her ultimate message is learn to love yourself, imperfections and all.
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