Can we just get back to calling this what it is? Transgenderism is a mental disorder called “gender dysphoria” and should be treated as such. These people don’t need their own bathrooms or be allowed into the opposite sex’s bathrooms; they need help from a psychiatrist. We as a society need to stop trying to normalize a very destructive mental ailment.
“For the transgendered, this argument holds that one’s feeling of “gender” is a conscious, subjective sense that, being in one’s mind, cannot be questioned by others. With this argument, advocates for the transgendered have persuaded several states – including California, New Jersey and Massachusetts – to pass laws barring psychiatrists, even with parental permission, from striving to restore natural gender feelings to a transgender minor. That government can intrude into parents’ rights to seek help in guiding their children indicates how powerful these advocates have become.” A quote from one of the two reports coming up.
This makes me wonder whether this whole tempest is more about an agenda to be pursued and inflicted on society, rather than on helping the “T” person possibly find peace in their own lives. It also helps these folks feel “special,” and since homosexual “marriage” has been inflicted on the general populace by the SCOTUS, articles by/about homosexuals and lesbians have appeared stating that they no longer feel “special” since getting their way. What a crock of horse manure…
Up first, the latest Firewall episode from Bill Whittle on this very topic, focusing more particularly on the bathroom end (or should that read “front?”) of this nefarious behavior being championed as a world-encompassing cause by none other than OBO the Clown Prince of Fools, Transgenderist-in-Chief. After all, who (the rumor would have it) knows more about the topic than he and his misogynist “wife” (where did those children come from?)
Previously a “he”, a real surgically-transitioned transgender, Dr. Richard Raskind, formerly a top-ranked amateur tennis player wrote a book titled “No Way Renée: The Second Half of My Notorious Life”, with a sub-head of “Better to be an intact man functioning with 100 percent capacity for everything, than to be a transsexual woman who is an imperfect woman.”
This is not only a sexually deviant life choice but a deadly one. Johns Hopkins University pioneered transgendered surgery, but due to the high rate of suicide (40%) they ended the procedure. A Netherlands large-scale 2011 study found treated transgenders had much higher than normal death rates due to suicide, drug abuse, AIDS, etc.
Transgenders need psychiatric help and counseling more than their fluttering around pretending to be what they are not, and to accept their physical designation as to who they really are. The way Hollywood decides on what films to produce, transgenderism seems to be the trend in film as well, sliming with the lamestream media to make acceptance of deviant sexual behavior normal. The real story is that they all have ghastly, appalling, endings.
As Dr. Paul McHugh (former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital) puts it at the end of his WSJ Op-Ed coming up: “At the heart of the problem is confusion over the nature of the transgendered. “Sex change” is biologically impossible. People who undergo sex-reassignment surgery do not change from men to women or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is civil-rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is in reality to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.”
TRANSGENDER SURGERY ISN’T THE SOLUTION
Editors’ note: This op-ed was originally published on June 12, 2014.
The government and media alliance advancing the transgender cause has gone into overdrive in recent weeks. On May 30, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review board ruled that Medicare can pay for the “reassignment” surgery sought by the transgendered—those who say that they don’t identify with their biological sex. Earlier last month Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that he was “open” to lifting a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. Time magazine, seeing the trend, ran a cover story for its June 9 issue called “The Transgender Tipping Point: America’s next civil rights frontier.”
Yet policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention. This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken—it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.
Dr. McHugh, former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is the author of Try to Remember: Psychiatry’s Clash Over Meaning, Memory, and Mind (Dana Press, 2008).