We've all experienced buyer's remorse. You buy that new shirt and take off the tags, only to realize it doesn't fit like you thought it would. However, some things are a little harder to take back than others. Like a sex change.
That, amongst many other reasons, is why it is so detrimental that young people are being sold the lie that they should "change genders" (as if that's possible) if they are unhappy with their current reality. Stars like Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner have made it seem popular and glamorous to "free yourself" from the chains of the gender you were born with. But reports are coming out that Bruce is not experiencing the joy and freedom he was expecting.
The Christian Post reports that Ian Halperin, a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, is writing a book about the famous Kardashian family. Through his research, Halperin has been told by several sources close to Caitlyn that he is unhappy with his current life. "One source confirmed to me Caitlyn has made whispers of 'sex change regret,' hinting she might go back to being Bruce Jenner," Halperin said.
In fact, the source shared that a "de-transition" is quite likely in the next couple of years. "It hasn't been easy for Caitlyn, it's been very hard. She's thrilled she has raised awareness about how transgender people have long been discriminated against but I think there's a chance she'll de-transition in the next couple years. I don't think it would surprise anybody in her inner circle. It has been much harder than she anticipated. My heart goes out to her and I know her true friends will be there to support her on whatever path she chooses."
And a recent study in Sweden confirmed that Bruce's unhappiness with his decision is not rare. "The study, which followed 191 male-to-female gender reassignments and 133 female-to-male gender reassignments from 1973-2003, found that suicide attempts and in-patient psychiatric treatment actually increased in Sweden among those who had a sex change," shares The Christian Post.
It makes sense, since you can never really change your true sexual identity. But it is sad. And it's even more sad that young people are looking at Jenner as inspiration, while in reality, he may be quite unhappy and regretful. What do you think of these reports? Do you think Jenner is unhappy with his decision? Do you think he will ever change back to Bruce?