“I don’t want criticizing transgenderism to be used as an excuse for a backlash from the right against homosexuals, but it has a good chance of playing out that way, because the left can’t own the discussion because the left won’t allow the discussion to happen.”
I was talking to someone the other day about Obama’s order on transgenderism, and she said she it was hard to see how we could walk this one back.
My initial reaction was to say that medicine has to lead the way, since they validated it in the first place. Stop with the junk diagnoses and acknowledge that there are several different things going on here:
1. People have genuine severe body dysphorias (rare) and want surgery to remove parts.
2. Men with autogynephilia (crossdressing sexual fetish) are increasingly being allowed in under this validating umbrella, a fetish that is correlated to some extent with the committing of violent sex crimes, and these men are treated as misfortunates who need support.
3. Lesbians are socially pressured into medical transitioning if they do not perform femininity.
4. Adolescents don’t feel comfortable with their changing bodies and/or their personalities don’t align with…
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