I’m really interested in people’s opinions on this story. It goes on to include…
“This is child abuse. It’s like performing liposuction on an anorexic child,” said Dr Paul McHugh, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University.
I’m a bit of a fence sitter on the issue, but what do you think?
Out of everything my mother regrets when it comes to my childhood, is that she didn’t let me start sooner. She feel horrible that I was in pain for so many years. I knew I was a boy from a young age and I constantly told anyone who would listen. My mother pressed gender on me thinking it was the right thing to do. She regrets it now. She didn’t know it was possible for me to be this happy. She says she no longer worries if she will find me dead from suicide. She gets pretty emotional about it.
People who continue to see transgenderism as a “mental disorder” that can be “cured” by preventing transgender people from transitioning will continue to hurt and abuse people who are just human beings who feel comfortable in a certain kind of skin.
It’s not that big of a deal, guys.
As Ellen Wittlinger says in Parrotfish,
“People changed lots of other personal things all the time. They dyed their hair and dieted themselves to near death. They took steroids to build muscles and got breast implants and nose jobs so they’d resemble their favorite movie stars. They changed names and majors and jobs and husbands and wives. They changed religions and political parties. They moved across the country or the world — even changed nationalities. Why was gender the one sacred thing we weren’t supposed to change? Who made that rule?”
Man, that article is 50 different kinds of wrong.