I just had to click on a headline that said a “transgendered man gave birth to a baby boy.” What? Here’s how the article began:
A Southeast Portland transgender man and his husband are celebrating the arrival of their new child.
Trystan Reese gave birth to Leo two weeks ago.
“I would say it’s unique. I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child between the two of them. So we know its unique,” said Trystan.
You don’t have to be a doctor to figure out what’s wrong with the headline — it’s 100% untrue. A man didn’t actually give birth to a bouncing baby boy. If you read the article, Trystan is a female. (The article says that she was “born female,” which — shocking revelation — means that she still is a female. She started taking male hormones ten years ago — which explains the facial hair — but stopped taking them when she got pregnant.
The Scientific American reports that transgenderism used to be considered a mental illness. Like, earlier this year:
At the dawn of 2017 the Danish parliament struck a blow for transgender rights and became the first country to remove trans people’s classification as “mentally ill.” In this New Year’s Day move the government took official action to destigmatize transgender individuals, separating them from any association with words such as “problem,” “disorder” or dysphoria…The change, although currently limited to Denmark, represents a new phase in the evolution of views on being transgender. An earlier change occurred in 2013, when “gender identity disorder” was dropped from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), U.S. psychiatry’s bible for diagnosing mental illness. A new condition called “gender dysphoria” was added to diagnose and treat those transgender individuals who felt distress at the mismatch between their identities and their bodies. The new diagnosis recognized that a mismatch between one’s birth gender and identity was not necessarily pathological, notes pediatric endocrinologist Norman Spack, a founder of the gender clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital. It shifted the emphasis in treatment from fixing a disorder to resolving distress over the mismatch.*
So, the fact that the scientific community is banding together to make sure people suffering from their gender delusions can live without being reminded of their actual biology is evidence that counselors, therapists, and psychologists have officially bowed down to the gods of political correctness.
The correct headline would be “Mentally Disturbed Woman Gives Birth to Baby Boy,” but I guess no one would click on that.
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