Saturday, May 28, 2016

I Am Marie of Roumania

Last line of a quatrain by Dorothy Parker.  Brought to mind by this quote from a law professor denouncing the transgendered garbage:
We are teaching young people a terrible lesson. If I believe that I am a Russian princess, that doesn’t make me a Russian princess, even if my friends and acquaintances are willing to indulge my fantasy. Nor am I a Great Horned Owl just because—as I have been told—I happen to share some personality traits with those feathered creatures. I should add that very few actual transgender individuals are confused in this way. They understand perfectly that their sex and their gender do not align. Some choose surgery to make their bodies better align with their gender. Most choose not to.

2 comments:

Rich Rostrom said...

Aha. I saw a selective quote from Heriot that suggested she did not understand this. Lofgren clearly does not.

Gender dysphoria is a real, but very rare condition. Unfortunately, some people (primarily conservatives) don't understand what it is, and react badly.

This has created an opportunity for sexual radicals to hijack the issue, They conflate gender dysphoria with fetishes and perversions such as autogynephilia, homosexual drag, and "butch" lesbianism, and demand acceptance of these behaviors.

Windy Wilson said...

Considering all the research into molestation and homosexuality I wonder what the relationship between molestation and gender dysphoria is.
Or really is, considering that we'll probably never know in a society where one can no longer send children to psychiatrists or psychologists to explore the roots and causes of their homosexuality.