Transgender? Fact, Fad or Fiction

On January 20, 2017, Barack Obama officially departed his 8-year tenure as the most powerful man in political office within the United States. His journey had taken him to unimaginable highs and lows, effecting policies and law for the betterment of (wo)mankind. In those 8 years of grandeur Obama was granted the Nobel Peace prize, (too) early on, for making “extraordinary efforts (read, attempts without actual accomplishments) to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

A lone, unknown news reporter approached Obama that fateful last morning and asked him, “What are you going to do now?” Obama replied matter-of-factly, “I’m going to take Michelle to the bathroom of her choice at Disneyland!”

Okay, this never happened but it could have.  One population of apparent g-r-a-v-e concern to Obama, and one he felt the world needed to recognize and patronize, has been the “transgenders.” Transgender is a label applied to “a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex.” In other words, they are the physical “he’s,” who think they are or want to be, “she’s” and vice versa. Definitions aside, what humanitarian action did Obama single-handedly perform for these lost souls? He allowed them to use the bathroom of their choosing, regardless of what sex they were born into or what genitalia they were physically equipped with. This supreme politician (denoted only by the public majority who voted for him) was so emphatically motivated, he legislated that public bathrooms, for children within schools around his great nation, be relabeled and permitted for transgender use. Those previously assigned, single sex rooms, originally created for the most private of bodily functions involving genital nudity, would now have to submit to an open-door policy for any sex individuals IF those persons personally identified as being more comfortable in that atmosphere. Imagine that boys and girls, the physical female of the two having to share near-immediate space with a boy who thinks he’s happier if he were a girl, forcing a normal person to potentially give up their privacy and decency while in the company of the “less than normal”? Wouldn’t it have just been easier to put a porta potty in the hall and label it for the mentally ill? Make no mistake, they or someone very close to them have decided to take a path less traveled and in doing so, have cast doubts upon who or what they are. As you will read further, they are in fact described by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

In a world marred by various, simultaneous war conflicts, preceded or potentiated by international terrorism, rendering societies useless and people destitute, how is it that the (then) King of America could only think to help these exceedingly few “disadvantaged”? Some might suggest to you that he did it out of love for his wife, Michael, I mean Michelle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2EKzoh6AAo). A man’s love for his “he” who identifies best as a “she,” has no bounds (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFbZxOR6wd4).

But I digress. This isn’t about Michael/Michelle, whomever or whatever he/she/it may be. This is about handing out recognition cards and favoring the imbalanced. You may not like the way that sounds but there is no question that these people need (a lot) more help than society can give them by being forced to give them free rein to use the bathroom, locker room and shower of their freely chosen gender identity rather than their biological sex.

“Gender identity is what the person says it is and a school must treat students consistent with their gender identity [i.e. their internal sense of themselves] even if their education records or identification documents indicate a different sex. Most people assume that being “transgender” is a diagnosable or legal category that one meets by making certain observable changes or being declared such by a medical or psychological professional. This is not the case. One is to be accepted as transgender simply by declaring it so. The transgender person need not show any external confirmation of his claim. If a transgender person wishes to make no outward physical change at all, that is his or her decision that everyone must honor. Any male with ill intent (or not) can enter a woman’s restroom, shower, or changing room and present his naked self under the false auspices of changing his clothes, dropping his pants to tuck in his shirt, shower after a workout, etc. There are many things boys and men will be able to do in the girls’ facilities that cannot be questioned but will be deeply disturbing to the average woman. Many of the world’s leading clinicians working with such children do not refer to them as ‘transgender’ but as gender dysphoric. This is because the best research reveals that 75 to 98 percent of children who at some point identify as the opposite sex return to their biological sex identity at or sometime before the onset of puberty. It is not something they are, but something the overwhelming majority deal with for a period of time in childhood. Leading clinicians working in the Netherlands report the results unequivocally showed that gender dysphoria remitted after puberty in the vast majority of children. Thus, referring to gender dysphoric children as “transgender” is not advised by the best research. This is primarily why the Amsterdam Gender Identity Clinic, one of the largest clinics in Europe treating gender dysphoric children, does not recommend that parents, teachers, or clinicians facilitate pre-adolescent sex transitioning:

Because most gender dysphoric children will not remain gender dysphoric through adolescence, we recommend that young children not yet make a complete social transition (different clothing, a different given name, referring to a boy as ‘her’ instead of ‘him’) before the very early stages of puberty. In making this recommendation, we aim to prevent youths with non-persisting gender dysphoria from having to make a complex change back to the role of the natal gender.

One of the world’s leading pro-gay think tanks puts the total population of transgender adults no higher than 0.3 percent; the percentage of young people is much lower.” For these few, everyone else must jump through hoops? (http://thefederalist.com/2016/06/01/5-reasons-president-obamas-new-transgender-school-policy-is-foolish/)

The ramifications of the abuses this begs to offer are astounding. This “guidance,” viewed as a violation of the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, was enacted by a Constitutional Law Professor no less. We may have been a superpower at one time but we have quickly become a nation of superfreaks (AND yet to be discovered, sexual deviants), whom the normal have been forced to cater to.

Have you ever heard about the Human Rights Campaign’s Parents for Transgender Equality Council (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/parents-of-transgender-children-request-meeting-with-trump-devos-sessions/ar-AAnoJyW?li=BBnbcA1)? Apparently, there’s a “council” for everything these days, this one because “The Obama-era guidance specified not only that transgender children should be allowed to use bathrooms matching their gender identity, but also how schools should navigate questions about which names and pronouns to use and which athletic team a child should be permitted to join.” Fortunately, several states sued and an injunction was issued that currently prevents the federal government from enforcing this ludicracy. That hasn’t stopped some states (who, no doubt, favor Obama) from taking the reins and acting towards Obama’s desired endpoint.

That article alludes to one written by the Washington (yes, THAT Washington) Post, titled “Parents of transgender child: Our magnetic 5-year old is not a threat to anyone” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/06/03/parents-of-transgender-child-our-magnetic-5-year-old-is-not-a-threat-to-anyone/?utm_term=.e08bf8d436d4). “Ellie” was born male but at FOUR (4) years of age, “she let us (HIS parents) know who she truly was.” Presuming you missed that, a FOUR year-old is telling his/her parents who she is and they are going with it!

His/her parents would have you believe that the transgender issue isn’t so much about bathrooms but equality and the lack of discrimination. DISCRIMINATION, as to the “use of facilities based on race, nationality, creed, color, age, sex or sexual orientation” in strictest terms, doesn’t apply.

  1. Their sex is listed on a birth certificate and are being treated according to that state document, not some whim or notion of theirs that pops up for reasons unknown.
  2. Sexual orientation is sexual preference, as in what sex they are attracted to for sexual activity, not which sex they prefer to be.

Oh, and although the parents are an interracial couple with the father being black, I’m sure this had nothing to do with his discussions WITH Obama prior to Obama’s enactment of transgender bathrooms, despite the ill effects his presidency created with regard to racism.

Not far behind Ellie is Avery Jackson, a born male. At FIVE (5) years of age he decided he was really a she, as reported in, you guessed it, the Washington Post, titled “Applause and anger greet 9-year-old transgender girl on January cover of National Geographic”(https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/12/19/applause-and-anger-greet-9-year-old-transgender-girl-on-january-cover-of-national-geographic/?utm_term=.f823f3153e81). The article adds that, medically speaking, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center states, “in children, gender solidifies at about 3 to 6”. This statement would seem to contradict the American Psychiatric Association (APA) website that states, “medical transition is only relevant at and after the onset of puberty.” I guess that time range for gender solidification isn’t as valid as it was portrayed if the APA doesn’t recommend the disturbed person to medically act (by hormone therapy or sex-change surgery) on their possible indecisiveness for years AFTER that gender identity has solidified.

How about that 17 year-old, Mack Beggs? He’s that “born girl, turned boy” with the help of testosterone treatments, who was profiled with notoriety for winning a wrestling championship. Did her/his testosterone treatments give her/him an unfair advantage over the other GIRLS he wrestled? Had (s)he not been a transgender, would it even have been newsworthy?(https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/transgender-wrestler-wins-state-championship/ar-AAnp4HH?li=BBnbfcL) You can’t tell me that she, her parents, or influencing friends and contacts aren’t more than just a little f##cked up! A 17 year-old, not having reached the age of legal maturity much less completing puberty, who probably can’t tell you what (s)he wants to do when (s)he grows up, is able to tell you what (s)he wants to be when (s)he grows up? Come on!

Children are far from being considered any kind of an authoritarian, on ANY subject. That comes with real world experience, coupled with knowledge in most cases. Where is their experience or knowledge coming from at pre-puberty stages in life? Children are born with a blank slate. It’s only what they perceive that changes that slate. Who controls that slate? Their parents initially, who will then relent some responsibilities to the other siblings present, only to be joined by acquaintances turned friends outside the family. In all cases, the overseer is the parents so yes, there is a responsible party for the mayhem and it starts with overly indulgent parents (http://thefederalist.com/2017/02/28/blame-parents-share-sudden-emergence-trans-kids/).

Before we start to unconditionally accept a child’s wish to be different than who they are, perhaps someone should rule out the childish reasons for that wish. Who were their role model? Did THEY act the part? Was their a sibling, same sex or otherwise that was treated better in the eyes of the child? Are they accepted by their friends for who they are? Are they bullied? What are they running away from, or towards?

Then there are the Caitlyn Jenners of the world.

God forbid what comes out of the closet next!

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