A California mother using the alias, Charlie Jacobs said she “went nuclear” to save her daughter from a “transgender fantasy” that left the teen contemplating suicide.
The mother penned an op-ed which was published Monday “warning” other parents of “gender dysphoria,” which the American Psychiatric Association defines as the emotional “distress that results from an incongruence between one’s sex assigned at birth and one’s gender identity.”
“My daughter was an ultrafeminine girl since birth,” she began her writing which is titled “What I’ve Learned Rescuing My Daughter From Her Transgender Fantasy”. “That all abruptly changed when she turned 12.”
Jacobs wrote about how her once feminine daughter started dressing in boys’ clothing, anime and cosplay, with her mother not realizing “anime and cosplaying involved gender-bending themes and that the community crosses into pedophilic and sexual themes.”
Jacobs talked about how her daughter had distanced herself from friends and began immersing herself in social media.
“She broke every family rule,” Her mother said. “She was morphing into an emo-Goth-vampire-like creature. She was unrecognizable. Her personality descended into anger and rudeness.”
Her daughter came out as being transgender before starting high school and started threatening suicide while sinking into a deep depression, her mother said, adding that she went “nuclear” after finding “jaw-dropping” information on her daughter’s social media.
“Almost everyone that she was conversing with was a stranger, except for the SacAnime friend, who sent her a self-made masturbation video. The discussions on the Discord platform online involved fetishistic sexual conversations. Kids were sending each other erotica, including involving incest and pedophilia. Older girls were instructing younger girls how to sell nude photos of themselves to men for money.”
“There were messages in which strangers told her to kick my head in because I was a ‘transphobe’ for refusing to call her a male name,” the mother continued.
“I went nuclear. I took the phone and stripped it of all social media – YouTube, Instagram, Discord, Reddit, Pinterest, Twitter. I even blocked her ability to get to the internet. I deleted all of her contacts and changed her phone number.”
Mom said she removed all anime content from her daughter’s room and banned all her friends who were “the slightest bit unsavory.”
“I involved the police about the porn. I printed out the law and informed her that if anyone sent her porn, I would not hesitate to prosecute. She hated me like an addict hates the person preventing her drug fix. I held my ground, despite the constant verbal abuse,” she wrote.
The mother said after consulting with mental health professionals and getting her daughter treatment for more than a year, her daughter “is finally returning to her authentic self – a beautiful, artsy, kind and loving daughter.”
A February Gallup poll found that 5.6% of U.S. adults identify as LGBT, up from 2017 data that found 4.5% of adults identify as LGBT.