Lisa Marchiano

Lisa Marchiano

The Ranks of Gender Detransitioners Are Growing. We Need to Understand Why

The Ranks of Gender Detransitioners Are Growing. We Need to Understand Why

A recent NBC News report warned that media coverage of detransitioners—formerly transgender individuals seeking to return to the gender associated with their biological sex—is misleading and potentially harmful. “No one disputes that transition regret does exist,” author Liam Knox writes. “However, trans advocates say some of the recent

Lisa Marchiano
Lisa Marchiano
Health
Trans Activism's Dangerous Myth of Parental Rejection

Trans Activism's Dangerous Myth of Parental Rejection

When children and adolescents experience gender dysphoria, our aim should be to provide them with treatment of the highest standard of care. We should be attempting to provide assistance that will result in the best outcomes—in the short-term, as well as the long-term. Unfortunately, treatment of childhood dysphoria is

Lisa Marchiano
Lisa Marchiano
Art and Culture
Transgenderism and the Social Construction of Diagnosis

Transgenderism and the Social Construction of Diagnosis

Last week saw another attempt to silence debate and research whose findings diverge from an accepted orthodoxy. In the Advocate, transgender activist Brynn Tannehill decried a 2017 abstract that appeared in the Journal of Adolescent Health, stating that the research into rapid onset gender dysphoria or ROGD was “biased junk

Lisa Marchiano
Lisa Marchiano
Art and Culture
Our Search for Meaning and the Dangers of Possession

Our Search for Meaning and the Dangers of Possession

“There is no such thing as not worshipping,” wrote novelist David Foster Wallace. “Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.” G. Jung would have wholeheartedly agreed. He posited that psychic life is motivated by a religious instinct as fundamental as any other, and that this instinct

Lisa Marchiano
Lisa Marchiano
Art and Culture
Collision with Reality: What Depth Psychology Can Tell us About Victimhood Culture

Collision with Reality: What Depth Psychology Can Tell us About Victimhood Culture

When Carl Jung was a 12-year-old schoolboy, he was shoved to the ground by another child, hitting his head on the pavement, and nearly losing consciousness. Instantly, he grasped the opportunities created by this attack. At the moment I felt the blow, the thought flashed through my mind: “Now you

Lisa Marchiano
Lisa Marchiano
Art and Culture
Misunderstanding a New Kind of Gender Dysphoria

Misunderstanding a New Kind of Gender Dysphoria

A year ago, as a result of a blog post I wrote, I began offering consultations to parents of teens who had announced “out of the blue” that they were transgender. Each week, several new families made contact with me, and their stories are remarkably similar to one another. Most

Lisa Marchiano
Lisa Marchiano
Art and Culture