The New York Times published an article detailing regrets from people who received transgender surgeries, and many on the left went on the attack on social media.
Azeen Ghorayshi, the Times science writer, tweeted that she wrote the article because many on the left denied that operations related to the transgender agenda were being performed on underage people.
The article said that such surgeries are rare for underage people, but documented how some people regretted the decision later.
Both the Times and Ghorayshi were assailed on social media.
"So... conservatives lie about genital surgeries, people on the left tell the truth about genital surgeries... and, uh... something something both sides?" responded activist Parker Molloy.
"This is transphobic fearmongering, even if unintentional, and there's no reason to focus on top surgery specifically except to stoke cultural flames for attention," replied another critic.
"This isn’t journalism. It’s a non-story. It exists to create a controversy to mollify cisgender peoples biases. To create a permission structure for us on the left to ignore the state repression of parents with transkids and trans families," read another tweet.
Others accused Ghorayshi and the Times of putting transgender lives at risk with the report.
"People like Azeen are going to get hospitals bombed and doctors assassinated with their lies and disinformation," said another critic.
"Do you share the goal of exterminating trans people, or do you simply not care who suffers so you can make a buck?" read another tweet.
"One can only hope for no violence, but if a doctor is killed or a hospital is bombed you should be required to cover the story after writing this bulls*** and adding fuel to the fire," wrote another detractor.
The Department of Justice has vowed to investigate threats against hospitals over transgender surgeries after being exposed on social media.
Here's the latest in the transgender debate:
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