The diagnostic criterion of major hospitals reveals that the apparent ‘scientific’ consensus on ‘transgender people’ is based on regressive assumptions.
The mere suggestion, nay, implication that the ‘science’ surrounding transgender people is not as well settled or as impartial as it is presented – is apt to get you cancelled. The dominant narrative is one of established ‘scientific consensus’, that all medical bodies, associations, psychiatric associations, and scientific bodies have agreed that being transgender, is simultaneously an innate part of the self and hence not a mental condition, but nevertheless requiring hormones, social reversal and sometimes surgery to function and live peacefully.
Is it that decisive though? Do we really have reason to believe that the medical sector has gotten this completely right, and that children, for example, identified as ‘transgender’ are in fact children with gender dysphoria? It is abundantly clear, once one does any kind of primary research, that the medical standard on this is not what is made out to be. Let’s just look at the diagnostic criterion and that becomes clear.
The sections of the medical industry involved in, and forming the bulk of the advocacy for ‘transgender medicine’ is a large network that consists of family physicians, psychologists, gender theorists, psychiatrists, trans accessory factories and sellers, and most importantly, big pharma. Transitioning, in terms of ‘gender’ is a term defined as “adopting permanently the outward or physical characteristics of the gender one identifies with, as opposed to those associated with one’s birth sex”. Children who suffer from gender dysphoria are increasingly being “transitioned” at earlier ages, as a way to “affirm” their gender identity. Another definition of ‘transition’ (the general one) is the “process in which something changes from one state to another”. Can a boy really become a girl? Is science that advanced? All this may seem perfectly natural, but the truth of transitioning is that it is an invasive list of traumatic processes that go on for the entire lifetime. Mounting evidence shows the assumptions underlying this position on transgenderism is harming children irreversibly.
What is the typical scenario? According to the Boston Children’s Hospital, “Children are typically diagnosed with gender dysphoria if they have experienced significant distress for at least six months and at least six of the following:
- Strong desire to be of the other gender or an insistence that they are the other gender
- Strong preference for wearing clothes typical of the opposite gender
- Strong preference for cross-gender roles in make-believe play or fantasy play
- Strong preference for the toys, games or activities stereotypically used or engaged in by the other gender
- Strong preference for playmates of the other gender
- Strong rejection of toys, games and activities typical of their assigned gender
- Strong dislike of their sexual anatomy
- Strong desire for the physical sex characteristics that match their experienced gender”.
What is sex, and what is gender?
‘Gender’ is a term that was has been used since the 17th century to distinguish the word “sex” from “sexual intercourse”. Until the 1970s, gender = sex = male and female. In the 1970s, sexologists with dubious links and some theorists invented an entirely new concept and attached the label “gender” to it. The concept was that the way one presents themselves in society is “gender”. This historically has never been the meaning of gender. As retrogradeorbit on Reddit put it: “The public at large continued to use gender in the original meaning (as you will see with official forms asking for ‘gender’. If they asked for ‘sex’, people would add a box with “yes please” on it and tick it). In the 2010s this new meaning of gender leaked out of academic circles and into the general vernacular. It is a concept that is entirely the invention of left-leaning academics, cross-citing each other repeatedly in echo-chamber journals.”
Sex or sexual dimorphism precedes humans by millions of years. Sexual development – not to be confused with sex itself – in humans is determined by chromosomes, which are the gold standard of testing for it. The Y chromosome alone determines your sex. XX – healthy female, XY – healthy male. DSDs (disorders of sexual development) are rare and exist, but all human beings have a sex. For example, a person with Klinefelter’s Syndrome XXY is still male. And a person with Turner’s Syndrome – XO, is still female.
What is ‘intersex’? Trans activism often conflates intersex with transgender as a way to prove that sex is a spectrum. It is not. However, for intersex people, due to hormone issues, the phenotype (physical appearance) often does not exactly match the genotype (X and Y). All intersex people have a sex, and often do need surgeries and hormone therapy. It has nothing to do with hermaphroditism either; that is definitely not a word to use for people, as it is offensive and misleading.
One thing to remember moving forward – nobody is born in the “wrong body”. Everyone gets the one body with one mind to work with, and that is all you have. Gender dysphoria is a mentally-disordered mind in a healthy body. The trans industry wants to convince you of the opposite, audacious and staggering lie – that trans kids are not suffering from a mental health issue, and it’s their little bodies that are abominations.
Let’s take a closer look at the criteria of the Boston Children’s Hospital and one can see why hordes of women and medical specialists are deeply worried about the current rhetoric, and why this amounts to essentially medicalizing children and forever make them patients of an unethical sector (primarily plastic surgery).
1. “Strong desire to be of the other gender or an insistence that they are of the other gender”
A boy of 5, just like a grandfather of 78, can never understand what the other sex is, or feels. Women go through menstruation, childbirth, endometriosis, cervical, breast and ovarian cancers. A man does not, and he will never know what it is like. A girl of 5 probably does not know what a penis is, how can she insist on anything? Most children think Santa and Batman are real-real. Some kids may feel like they are butterflies or princesses. Any grown adult will not take such claims seriously.
2. “Strong preference for wearing clothes typical of the opposite gender”
As of July 2020, most business suits for women still don’t have pockets. Not all girls want to wear body-hugging jeans that don’t let them breathe and have seizure-inducing glitter on them. Girls at 5 do not know what “typical clothing” for them is. I live in sweats and baggy tees. Not only is this argument to strictly enforce binary attire regressive, but also extremely sexist and it should be obvious that it is not a reasonable diagnostic criterion.
3. “Strong preference for cross-gender roles in make-believe play or fantasy play”
I’m a surgeon like my father. A lot of the world thinks women can’t be doctors, let alone operate. Most surgeons are men. Exactly how is a little girl wanting to play a doctor a cross-gender role? What exactly are these guidelines meaning to imply? That little girls must only “fantasy play” about cooking and laundry? That we can never want to be astronauts, or want to use drills or saws or trucks? It is obvious that these “criteria” frighteningly subversive and harmful, and are the basis of the claim of being ‘transgender’. Little girls and little boys can be what they want. They can dream of growing up to be anything. Except each other. A small boy cannot grow into a woman, because he does not have the anatomy for it.
4. “Strong preference for the toys, games or activities stereo-typically used or engaged in by the other gender”
How is this determined? The mere allocation of toys as being suited only for one sex or the other is merely a few decades old. Once a dispassionate observer takes a closer look at the criteria, it is clear that the so-called ‘consensus’ on transgender medicine was driven by deeply unethical and sexist doctors who believed in rigidity of gender roles as naturally ordained. It is clear a lot of the characteristics that qualify as gender dysphoria amount to rigid sexism for what kids can do, often before the kids understand. Will the pharmaceutical industry pushing the transgender narrative want to cut my breasts off at 13 because my mom bought me an Operation Game at 5 and I loved it? The answer may shock you.
5. “Strong preference for playmates of the other gender”
In a mostly hetero-normative society (governed by biological imperative, essential for species propagation), boys like girls, and girls like boys. While other parents may enforce the strict gender roles enforced by the patriarchy, I liked to play with boys because they had all the cool toys like me – bikes, scooters, and Nintendo Game Boys. Calling women dysphoric when they are just clever, brave, and more ‘akin’ to old fashioned ideas of ‘masculinity’ is unprofessional and reeks of quackery and pseudoscience.
6. “Strong rejection of toys, games and activities typical of their assigned gender”
Can you imagine a grown group of physicians and mental health professionals writing down these criteria and displaying them proudly on an official hospital website? Does a child even know the actual function of the toys and games they play? Most of them are meant to entertain and educate their forming brains. Saying a girl should pick up a Barbie only, and not a hammer is… even older people who believed in rigid gender roles would call it insufferably ignorant. There is nothing to even discuss here. Medical colleagues behaving this way are deeply embarrassing to my profession, and are also unethical and disturbing. This mass hysteria cannot continue.
7. “Strong dislike of their sexual anatomy”
A lot of young tween girls become disillusioned by their breast buds and their periods. They become aware that they are very different from the boys they play with, that they need to put on bras and that they may be molested or raped just for their bodies. Many girls in the third world undergo forceful female genital mutilation. They hate being female, and they hate the body parts that remind them of the price they pay for it. The pharmaceutical industry and the industry making money off of ‘accessories’ that can affirm constantly pushes binders, thick constricting bands that worn around the breast can crush the developing soft tissue and permanently deform them. There are young girls pushed into having double mastectomies (or breasts removal) at 13, just because their changing bodies make them uncomfortable. We need education and awareness for these girls. Instead they are being fed propaganda that their bodies are wrong and brainwashed into being mutilated by selfish surgeons.
8. “Strong desire for the physical sex characteristics that match their experienced gender”
A boy of 5 has not experienced anything much differently than a girl of the same age, apart from under-developed genitals, assuming they live in a semi-decent society. There is a transgender woman selling ‘plastic penis attachments’ specifically marketing them to girls under five. Does a girl of 3 need a plastic penis? Most don’t even know what a penis is, or what testicles are, unless they are being abused.
These criteria for gender dysphoria are subjective and deliberately vague, backwards, and give free reign for predatory agents and groomers to step in. To re-iterate: Sex is binary. Gender is a social construct. All people have a sex. Dysphoric children must be urgently protected from the vultures in a particular section of the medical sector that pushes transgender people as patients for a lifetime.