Yep. I'll have to agree that the speaker is so far to the right, I had to hold on to my keyboard to keep it on the desk.
The idea that our current cases of gender dysphoria are somehow the result of a progressive liberal conspiracy seems more like a psychotic rant than an objective discourse.
But I was struck by his reminding me, prodding me, in fact, to consider the effects of the many endocrine disruptors that have found their way into our food chain. The effects of these, as indicated by what seems an alarming increase in the number of children experiencing early puberty makes me wonder how these chemicals may also effect a young person's perception of his or her birth gender.
Add to that what I believe to be a misunderstanding of the 1973 decision of the American Psychological Association to re define homosexual identity. Many take it as a stamp of approval, when IMO, it merely removed the stigma of choice
from a distressing mental inclination.
We really have no idea what causes any type of gender dysphoria. It exists. Many young people normally experience same sex attraction, penis envy, and autogynephilia. Should we then conclude that merely considering these possibilities prompts a child to define
himself or herself according to whatever focus is the attraction du jour
? And, have we considered the long term consequences for children to participate
in any sort of sexual dalliance?
Yet, we read where parents of children as young as six will insist their child identifies as possessing a gender different from that noted on the birth certificate. Does this sound bizarre? Just Google the topic how many genders are there
. It's revealing. . .
I'm interested in comments.