Transgender buyers’ remorse little discussed

From Terrell Clemmons at Salvo:

Transgenderism is more the rage today than ever before. Caitlyn Jenner became a household name this year among a generation of young people who’d never even heard of Bruce. Following that craze, Barnard College announced it would begin accepting trans women. (Barnard had actually been one of the holdouts. Now most women’s colleges effectively accept all gender fusions except for straightforward, lifelong males.) Then came Bravo TV’s announcement that it would cast a transgender woman in season 8 of Real Housewives of Atlanta. And lest the children be left out, Gen Zed, a new animated comedy set to launch in late 2015, will feature transgender Shona as a lead character who is “proud of who she is.”

And if you display a different response to Caitlyn, Barnard, or Shona . . . well, now aren’t you the transphobic bigot who ought to be shut up in the closet?

Whether or not you are a bigot, though, you would be a reasoned responder with a cogent point. Studies conducted since 1979 have only underscored the mental health problems that Meyer and McHugh recognized in the 1970s. In 2004, the UK Guardian reported on more than 100 international medical studies of post-operative transsexuals reviewed at the University of Birmingham. Not only did the reviewers find “no conclusive evidence that sex change operations improve the lives of transsexuals,” they found that many of the patients remained “severely distressed and even suicidal after the operation.” In 2014 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reported that 41 percent of transgender adults have tried to take their own lives. A suicide hotline set up in 2014 by transgenders for transgenders, Trans Lifeline, received more than 20,000 calls in its first nine months of operation.

Tragically, the cultural powers that be seem to have contracted an illness. In any other realm, we would call it denial. More.

Reality check: The patients don’t really matter; they are tools in the progressive move to break down the idea that there are any fundamental differences among human beings that cannot be addressed by propaganda and legislation, preying on emotional neediness.

See also: From the BBC Newspeak dictionary committee: End “he” and “she” (The question isn’t whether they can change the language; it is whether they can throw a widget into everyday normal communications. That is a key progressive goal, sometimes marketed as “fighting hate.”)


New York Times flirts with gender-neutral “Mx”

  • You mean they regret the whole self-mutilation thing?

    • tom_billesley

      ” ….tired of putting on make-up and wearing heels ….”
      NHS paid for £10,000 M2F sex change now recipient wants a NHS to pay for a £14,000 F2M reversal.

      • Ontario has been funding transgender operations since the mid-1990’s. Amid protests, the Government’s argument for starting the funding back then: “there are only about six trangenders in all of Canada”. In other words, “how could you be so selfish to deny a mere six people funding for the operation?”. And once again Canadians were “guilted” into paying for the practice — no medical reasons, simply guilt. Works every time for Canadians, most of whom are born retards.

        I predicted years ago that a number of post-op Trannies would experience regret, and in the future they would have a legal basis for medical malpractice suits. So who will have to pay for the suits? The Canadian taxpayer. And who had to pay for the Tranny operations in the first place? The Canadian taxpayer. And who has to pay for the current education system that indoctrinates children into gender confusion at a vulnerable age? The Canadian taxpayer. And as the indoctrination in our schools takes root it’s obvious there will be many more than “six” Trannies in all of Canada — there will be hundreds if not thousands. And who will pay for this mistake, the correction of the mistake, and the continuing indoctrination of children into gender confusion? The Left never ever pays for its failed social experiments foisted on the Canadian public.

        • tom_billesley

          A committee of the UK parliament has published a report recommending that the age for a sex change without parental consent be lowered from 18 to 16.

          • I remember when they did that in Canada for abortion, after promising they would never do it. The pattern is the same for every issue, without exception. The militant Left ALWAYS gets its way — I can’t think of a single exception in my lifetime. We are living under a Socialist dictatorship — irrespective of which political party nominally governs at the top — unelected Socialist bureaucrats enforce their own laws. Against the constitution. And every time it results in harm they never pay.

            If the Government hires an engineering company to build a bridge and the bridge fails, then the company is held responsible. If the Socialist Left enforces a social experiment that fails, they are never held responsible. For me it’s irrefutable proof that Canada is an ipso facto Socialist dictatorship. It’s also irrefutable proof that Canadians are born retards. And as mental retards, I think it’s about time that we sued the Socialists for exploiting the mental deficiencies of the general population.

          • disqusW6sf

            Agree on all points.

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            Sick. Just sick.

      • Brian Jones

        He’s lucky he stopped at the boob job and hormones – it’ll be damaging enough but at least he’s got a chance of recovery. Take the silicon bags out, stop taking estrogen, probably start taking testosterone again and there’ll be some rough patches in the change back, but it could be far worse.

        Once they do the “bottom surgery,” though, that’s not reversible.

        I believe him about the lack of evaluation – mostly the ones doing the evaluations are either tranny activists themselves or too worried about being seen as not allies enough to refuse. Just a rubber stamp, and the activists still complain there’s too many hurdles in the process.

  • Justin St.Denis

    As a lifelong advocate for clear language and writing, I loathe the introduction of a lexicon of pronouns to accommodate such ambiguities.

  • simus1

    Extreme leftist control of the media agenda assembly line is very much like a big three manipulative auto company with a well earned reputation for building lousy cars. Each new model year the chrome geegaws were shifted around around a bit to give an illusion of newness but the basic product hiding underneath was just the same old crap, year after year.

  • Gaylord Ponce

    I am a transphobic bigot ( and proud of it)

  • BillyHW

    Someone warn Michael Coren before it’s too late!

  • UCSPanther

    This is just a craze, like the “recovered memories” craze of the 1980s. Ultimately, it will have more far reaching consequences at the end of it all. A lot of trannies are known to be unhinged in some manner, and the more honest ones freely admit to that.

    When the craze blows over, we will be able to get a proper critical look at it. What we will see, will not be pretty.

    • bargogx1

      Yep, that’s exactly what it is. And just like then, there are all sorts of “experts” claiming all sorts of scientific proof that this nonsense is real.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      ” A lot of trannies are known to be unhinged in some manner”
      Well, they’re unhinged in the first place by being trannies.

  • bargogx1

    “The patients don’t really matter; they are tools in the progressive move
    to break down the idea that there are any fundamental differences among
    human beings that cannot be addressed by propaganda and legislation,
    preying on emotional neediness.”

    Exactly. Like I keep saying, it’s all about mind control. Make people believe a man is a woman, and a woman is a man, and you can make them believe just about anything. It’s happening right in front of our faces.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Oh well. Their bodies their lives. Not my problem.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Except you’re paying for the whole bloody mess. Unless you’ve managed to find a way to avoid paying any taxes, in which case my hat is off to you. 🙂