Behind the Mirror: Adventures in Genderland (part two)

Sep 1, 2014 by

From gentlemind: Part one introduced us to Ben (male), Len (legal avatar), Len/Ben (Cisgender) and Lynn/Ben (Transgender). In part two, Ben and Lynn/Ben help us separate the legal from the physical by separating Gender from medical language. To avoid detection Gender cloaks itself in the language of the body, largely via medicine, but the more Gender reveals its true nature the less able it is to hide. To put clear blue water between body and mind, we need to know why it is not possible to...

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The rise of transgenderism: a study in gender dysphoria

Aug 31, 2014 by

By Barbara Gauthier: Recently, Maryland become the third state to cover the costs of gender reassignment surgery for its transsexual employees. There has been a good bit of reaction from the medical community, which is beginning to express publicly a growing lack of support for surgical interventions to correct what seems to be primarily a psychological disconnect with reality rather than something truly physical.  All the articles below are well worth reading carefully, for they provide much...

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Popular Dysphoria

Aug 31, 2014 by

By Dr Pat Conrad, Authentic Medicine Gazette: Years ago when a third year resident, the first breast exam I was directed to perform was on a man, semi-balding, beard, hairy chested, and former female impersonator. In his working days, he had gotten estrogen shots (his story) in his breasts to make them grow, and now he was worried about a lump. Not how I thought the day was gonna go, but any of us former med students have had similar surprises. Later in residency, I was assigned an...

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Transgender Surgery Isn’t the Solution

Aug 31, 2014 by

By Paul McHugh, Wall Street Journal: Policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention. This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken—it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is...

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Radfems Versus Trans: A Different Breed of Catfight

Aug 28, 2014 by

By Stella Morabito, The Federalist: Now for something completely different. It’s showtime! In this corner, wearing cargo pants and sensible shoes—at five-foot three and weighing in at 142 pounds—it’s Militant Radical Feminist! And in that corner, with the silky Pantene hair and red fishnet stockings—at six-foot four and weighing in at 213 pounds—it’s Militant Transgender Activist! At first glance, there’s a sideshow feeling to the public battle between transgender activists and radical...

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Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;’ Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossi...

Aug 25, 2014 by

by Michal W Chapman, CNS News: Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospitaland its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his...

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