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Princeton Professor: ‘There Are Few Superstitious Beliefs As Absurd As’ Transgenderism
In fact, apparently unknown to the Princeton Professor of Jurisprudence, there are a number of biological reasons for transgenderism, including genetic, neurological, and hormonal differences.
Apparently unknown to (or just ignored by) you is that the American College of Pediatricians says that gender is binary. Also ignored by you is that Johns Hopkins Hospital, which pioneered sex change operations found there was no benefit to them and that "transgenderism" was really a disorder. That stands to reason. After all, if we can ignore the physical and genetic reality of our gender, could we also ignore the physical and genetic reality of our species?
Ignoring reality is vitally necessary for 'Progressives'. When they can't remake human society through socialism/communistic beliefs, why not try a switch to redefining what it means to be a man or a woman?
If you can get people to accept THAT, telling them Venezuela's a real success story and that they're oppressed because of all the goods they have in the stores here in the US shouldn't be a hard sell at all.
“In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is...in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”
― Theodore Dalrymple
That is a great quote. It fits perfectly this video in which college students can't define what is a man or a woman. They've been forced to go along with a lie.
Sheesh! I hit enter and it posted without the link:
I think "they" might be referring to that teeny tiny portion of the world that suffers from gender ambiguity due to genetic or hormonal defects.
Chronic adrenal defficiency, klinefelter's syndrome (XXY), and androgen insensitivity syndrome (and a few other even rare disorders) that come with a host of other physical and endocrine problems, caused by errors in DNA.
Affects something like 1-3 out of 100,000 which has nothing to do with the current fad of mental illness/child abuse that you can change your sex or the sex of your child like a costume.
Klinefelter's syndrome occurs in about one in 500 male births, but is not necessarily associated with being transgender.
Overall, about 1% of the population has some degree of gender dysphoria.
mudbug: Apparently unknown to (or just ignored by) you is that the American College of Pediatricians says that gender is binary.
The American College of Pediatricians is a small conservative group specifically formed in opposition to adoption by gays. They chose their name so that people in the echo chamber would conflate them with mainstream organizations.
mudbug: Also ignored by you is that Johns Hopkins Hospital, which pioneered sex change operations found there was no benefit to them and that "transgenderism" was really a disorder.
Here you seem to conflate a retired professor, Paul Hugh, with an official position of Johns Hopkins Hospital; but we'll look at a citation if you have one.
mudbug: After all, if we can ignore the physical and genetic reality of our gender, could we also ignore the physical and genetic reality of our species?
Actually, you are ignoring the wide variation in human gender behavior and physiology. For instance, someone born without a SRY gene on their Y-chromosome will usually develop female genitalia, but will have neurological structures associated with males. Then there are many people born with multiple sex chromosomes, XXY, YYX.
So you're arguing that differences between genders are biological and not cultural?
That's exactly what they are arguing. One of these days the implications of that are going to hit them right between the eyes.
Another guy named Dan: So you're arguing that differences between genders are biological and not cultural?
There are both biological and cultural influences on gender identity.
You could say the same thing about other mental disorders too. Don't you agree?
Dale: You could say the same thing about other mental disorders too.
There are are wide natural variations in human sexual behavior and gender identity. That doesn't make them mental disorders. Consider the case of someone with XY chromosomes, but who develops physically as a female due to a missing gene. Also consider that about one in a thousand human births result in ambiguous genitalia. Parents often choose to "fix" the problem, but often create a new one in its place when gender identity conflicts with anatomy.
Having the courage of your convictions is admirable, so if you enjoy dressing as a woman, have at it. It's a free country. But don't pretend that perversion is normal and I guarantee that if you follow little girls into the ladies room one too many times someone is going to kick your ass.
von Funkenberg: Having the courage of your convictions is admirable, so if you enjoy dressing as a woman, have at it.
You are conflating transvestism with transgenderism. They are not the same thing.
Gender dysmorphia is a mental disorder, and is also often a symptom of schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder.
Re: Paul Krugman
I hate to be "that guy", you know the one that seems to think it fun to mock people with brain damage, but
America is unique among advanced countries in its utter indifference to the lives of its youngest citizens.
Yes, Paul, I raise kids just to feed them to my wolves - sheerly for the entertainment value. I don't think I'm "utterly indifferent" to them, though, I take great pains to make sure they're fat and juicy. That's exactly how depraved I am, that I'm not willing to eagerly agree that free childcare for all provided by government is not going to be horribly expensive and horribly bad and yet no matter how expensive and how bad, the prescription for fixing it is always going to be giving the people who made it so expensive and so bad more money and more control. I have no idea why I don't feel more ashamed of myself for my depravity, must be something wrong with me.
Maybe child care is PK's way to make restitution for the way progressive policies has destroyed the American family of the poor, especially the American blacks.
The left claims to want to elevate the poor - yet there are more poor. Then claim to want to take care of our military - but the VA has been killing vets. Now they want to take care of our kids? No thanks.
So PK wants government child care for all. Not satisfied that the government already controls the K-12 system...how's that working out? Maybe we can re-direct the TSA to childcare since they are doing such a wonderful job at the airports.
Paullie "The Beard" Krugman is right: Abortion; leftism taught in schools; interference with parents; (add your own additions here).
AF Academy and Careerism and Psychopathy:
re The Bullshistory of “Sykes-Picot” - History lesson: Sykes-Picot did not—repeat, did not—establish the borders of the modern Middle East.
It seems the author is picking nits here. The larger point remains. It was still the winners of WWI that influenced events in the region during and after the war and sewed the seeds for the unintended consequences that would befall us decades later.
Sykes-Picot came with a map, colored in five parts: direct and indirect British and French zones, and an international zone encompassing Jerusalem and a route westward to the coast at Haifa. The indirect British and French spheres of influence were to be the domain of an “independent Arab state,” and those very words appear on the original map.
The plan was there to divvy up the Middle East, it just evolved over the years.
Transgender people are suffering and need help. However, are sex hormones and amputation really the best treatment for these folks? Anorexia is another body dysmorphia disorder, but we treat them quite differently, helping them learn to be comfortable in their own skin rather than feeding them pills and doing medically unnecessary surgeries on them.
Do we treat anorexics with diet pills and liposuction? If not why not?
Also, the stereotypes that transgender people cite as 'proof' that they really the opposite sex are totally retrograde. Since when does being a woman mean that you like wearing makeup, high heels, and flirty dresses? Being a woman means that you have breasts and once a month you menstruate, not that you like to wear nail polish! Come on. Is this the 1950s? Who cares if men wear dresses and women wear pants? I certainly don't. Do what you please - just don't try to send me back to the 1950s, and don't try to claim that your ideas about gender are anything other than your personal fantasies.
I think the Dalrymple quote about explains it.
Another good discussion is that of Richard Fernandez in his essay, "You Are the Someone."
The West is filled with millions of people like Alex, all of them waiting for Someone. They are the product of a multi-decade campaign to deliberately empty people of their culture; to actually make them ashamed of it. They were purposely drained of God, country, family like chickens so they could be stuffed with the latest narrative of the progressive meme machine. The Gramscian idea was to produce a blank slate upon which the Marxist narrative could be written.
Too bad for the Gramscians that the Islamists are beating them to the empty sheets of paper. And they are better at it too.