We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I don't see why transgenderism isn't denounced as yet another example of male privilege - it's mostly men demanding the right to be treated as women and society bowing to their wishes, isn't it? Not that I'm not entertained by watching the more-victimized-than-thou Olympics, it's as amusing as the Monty Python sketch of the Batley Townswomen's Guild Presents the Battle of Pearl Harbour.
Re: "[W]e intentionally did not include Matt Damon who plays the actual [sic] Pvt. Ryan in our field training, as we did not want the Rangers to bond with him. They resent him in the story and we wanted to preserve that feeling." So people's natural reaction on first meeting Matt Damon is to dislike him? Yeah, I can see that.
One of the side effects of that sort of training, as good as it is, is that the actors actually thought they had some insight into the military and combat. It reminds me of when actors who played farmers in a movie were invited to appear before a congressional committee (run by Democrats, of course) to lend "expert testimony" for a farm bill.
Gender dysphoria is real. However, the incidence is no where near the 2-3% range cited, though likely higher than historically reported for a variety of reasons. That being said, it is not a disorder of the genitals, nor of the gross endocrine systems (micro exposures perinatally? Perhaps.) Thus any treatment centered around these organs is unlikely to be of benefit, as measured by the fact that the suicide rate of those so afflicted does not go down after surgery.
My belief is that confirmation surgery will go down with lobotomies and trephining in the "What were they thinking?" section of medical history books.
As to multi-gender theory, it is not medical, and barely psychological. It is primarily a sociological theory. It seems to me that there are 7 billion people in the world, who likely express sexuality in 7 billion subtly distinct ways along a continuum. any attempt to categorize this definitively is just a circle-drawing exercise, doomed to be changed forever by the next person to use different criteria to draw his/her/ their circles.
Another Guy named Dan
Well put, sir.
Assistant Village Idiot
How Oregon Built A Transgender Medical-Industrial Complex On Junk Science: I trust you all know that Oregon is run by crazed Democrats (not there are non-crazed Dems in gummint).
MSNBC, CNN rip House Dems over 'failure' Lewandowski hearing: 'They don't know what they're doing': Face it, Dems! Lewandowski is waaaaaaaaaay smarter than you.