Thursday, June 4, 2015

Trans-Blendered Saturnalia

Pop Culture has made a Cult of the Psychological Disorder called Gender Dysphoria

Transgenderism in all its various flavors is a complex issue that popular discourse is grossly incapable of addressing rationally.

Discussions of this psychological phenomenon are no good outside the clinic, so let's hear from a psychological professional within the Clinic:
"When children who reported transgender feelings were tracked without medical or surgical treatment at both Vanderbilt University and London's Portman Clinic, 70%-80% of them spontaneously lost those feelings. Some 25% did have persisting feelings; what differentiates those individuals remains to be discerned." (Paul McHugh - WSJ)
Most of the surgically treated patients described themselves as "satisfied" by the results, but their subsequent psycho-social adjustments were no better than those who didn't have the surgery. And so at Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a "satisfied" but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs. (Paul McHugh - WSJ)
Child Psychologist Susan Bradley, who has worked with gender dysphoria children, holds a similar point of view.

If you don't believe there is a "monkey see, monkey do" component to this, you know nothing of human nature, and you are ignoring the increasing number of children seeking sex reassignment. As this blooms like spores in popular culture, it also seeps into the human consciousness and can't help but color our thoughts and feelings.

What evidence exists to suggest gender-reassigned children will enter into a happy, or even well-adjusted adulthood?

More likely, adolescents and adults who decide to do the Caitlyn Jenner will end up depressed because they didn't make the splash the famous pioneers did.
"The long-term study—up to 30 years—followed 324 people who had sex-reassignment surgery. The study revealed that beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable nontransgender population." (Paul McHugh - WSJ)
"Be Excellent to Each Other"

What we indeed must discuss is Tolerance, Diversity, and all those other freighted terms that leftwing progressives use to bash us over the head with. Can we just teach the Golden Rule, and hold one another to it?

Perhaps in such a Golden Rule environment where "otherness" was simply accepted instead of celebrated and smashed into our faces, the intolerant haters would be less inflamed, and maybe even go back to minding their own business.

And maybe, just maybe, those who suffer mental illnesses or who simply deviate from the norm could get on with their lives without feeling they have to take drastic and irreversible actions with their bodies and their lives.

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