Monday, August 22, 2016

Transexual Mania.

The way that liberal elite culture has accepted the ideology of transexualism within the last 10 years resembles the Tulipmania craze of the Netherlands in the 16th century as everyone with the wherewithall to do so invested in tulips and tulip bulbs beyond reason.  Presumably the Dutch thought that the science of tulip-investing was as settled as moderns think that the notion of "gender fluidness" is settled.

But, wait!  There are dissident voices who have not yet been stifled by the straight-jackets of conformist ideology:

//A major new report, published today in the journal The New Atlantis, challenges the leading narratives that the media has pushed regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

Co-authored by two of the nation’s leading scholars on mental health and sexuality, the 143-page report discusses over 200 peer-reviewed studies in the biological, psychological, and social sciences, painstakingly documenting what scientific research shows and does not show about sexuality and gender.

The major takeaway, as the editor of the journal explains, is that “some of the most frequently heard claims about sexuality and gender are not supported by scientific evidence.”

The belief that sexual orientation is an innate, biologically fixed human property—that people are ‘born that way’—is not supported by scientific evidence.

Likewise, the belief that gender identity is an innate, fixed human property independent of biological sex—so that a person might be a ‘man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’—is not supported by scientific evidence.

Only a minority of children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behavior will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood. There is no evidence that all such children should be encouraged to become transgender, much less subjected to hormone treatments or surgery.

Non-heterosexual and transgender people have higher rates of mental health problems (anxiety, depression, suicide), as well as behavioral and social problems (substance abuse, intimate partner violence), than the general population. Discrimination alone does not account for the entire disparity.//

The report is at The New Atlantis. 

Read it before the last copy gets burned.

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