For a long time, I’ve tried my best to understand and make sense of the transgender issue, but even after all this time, I’m still no closer to doing so. It’s not that I don’t feel any sense of sympathy or compassion for what these people are going through. It’s just that after all this time, I’ve yet to see any compelling scientific evidence that a quote, unquote “sex change” actually does meet the criteria for turning people into the opposite sex. As far as I can see, all it does is take vulnerable people with severe mental health problems, irreparably mutilate their bodies, and turn them into a poor imitation of what they aspire to be.
Yet despite these very real reasons that make many people, myself included, feel skeptical, the issue only seems to be getting more attention and becoming a much bigger deal, with absolutely no attempt being made to address our skepticisms . I think really since around the time that Bruce Jenner transitioned, the issue has been heavily pushed by the media and the political establishment as the next big “civil rights frontier” to overcome. We’re led to believe that the reason why we’re hearing so much more about it today is because of “greater awareness”, “greater understanding”, and that more transpeople are “finding the courage” to come forward because of this.
I personally don’t buy it myself. I am not a scientist, so I don’t have the empirical evidence to back up what I’m about to say, but this is my own personal belief, based on observation and contemplation. I personally believe that there are two different kinds of transgender people, similar in a way to how there are two different types of diabetes. Type A, are people who are born with their brain wired differently than what is typical for their biological sex. These people are naturally transgender, and make up that tiny minority who have always existed. There’s probably no way that these people will ever be able to come to terms with their biological sex, and while I don’t personally think that transitioning is a good idea in general, it’s probably the best solution for addressing their specific cases.
Type B on the other hand are a product of nurture rather than nature, and are I believe, the vast majority of cases, particularly the cases that have come in the past few years. The average human brain is not fully developed until around the age of 25 and even then, neuroplasticity, is a thing. The human brain can rewire itself based on external stimuli. Therefore, is it really that hard to consider the possibility that when the media is heavily pushing something, and SJW parents and teachers are encouraging it, that this can have an effect on how children think, and this could be what actually accounts for the massive rise in transgender kids the last few years?
What a strange coincidence here. The parent is trans, and the child is too. Clearly the child came to this decision zirself, and not because of the prompting of the parent.
So if my theory is correct, and the majority of the recent transgender cases fall into the Type B category, then would it not be logical to try and prevent these kids from dealing with the mental health issues in the first place, and potentially have to undergo the highly damaging surgery, by not glamourising it so much, and by not drawing so much attention to it? If it wasn’t being pushed so heavily, there would be much less cases of the Type B, and therefore much less children having to suffer the associated problems of struggling with their gender identity. By all means, have facilities in place to try and identify and help those who fall into the Type A category, but as things stand, the media and activists conflate both the majority Type B and the minority Type A into one category, and in my opinion, this is completely wrong.
Anyway, that was a pretty long introduction to what is in fact, a very brief article that I wished to share.
A review of Ireland’s gender recognition laws is to be brought before the Cabinet this morning.
It reportedly recommends making it easier for children to change their gender.
Commissioned by Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty, it is understood the report recommends letting children officially change their gender without going to court.
Regina Doherty, who is a high ranking member of Ireland’s Fine Gael party.
Never forget, that Fine Gael are supposed to be Ireland’s “right wing conservative party”. They brought Ireland the Gay Marriage referendum. They brought Ireland the Abortion referendum. They’ve talked about making free (ie., tax-payer funded) contraception readily available. Our current Taoiseach is best buds with that snivelling worm, Justin Trudeau. And now, we’re getting this rhetoric from them.
But yeah people are still delusional enough to think that they’re totally a right wing conservative party, because the Overton window has moved so far to the left, that full on Communists are now mainstream, and centrist parties like Fine Gael, seem far right in comparison.
Children under 16 would be allowed to register the change on documents as long as they have parental consent.
Parental consent? Oh dear that’s such an outdated attitude to have. Why should parents have any say in any life changing decisions that their children wish to make? I think maybe Leo should take some advice from how things are done in the country of his good buddy Trudeau.
It would take the decision out of the courts unless there is a situation where one parent does not consent to the change or if there are mental health concerns.
I’m sure we can guess which parent the court will side with in such a scenario.
There have been calls for the minister to publish the report findings, which will likely be done after it is noted by Cabinet this morning.
I look forward to seeing the report. Actually to be honest, I really don’t care.
I can’t see this situation ending well at all. I can see many vulnerable kids with mental health problems, being encouraged to do something that is not in their best interests at all. And then when they end up realising that they’ve made a mistake, as so many do, and feel as if suicide is their only option, because they’ve destroyed their bodies and ruined their lives, do you think those who encouraged them, are going to accept any responsibility for it? Do you think they’ll honestly reflect on their own behaviour and think “maybe it was a bad idea to encourage this”?
I personally don’t think they will.