Sunday, July 15, 2018

You May Be Surprised That I Have Gay Friends and Readers

One tells me on condition of complete anonymity concerning transgenders he has talked to in the Bay Area:
- in general there is a high percentage of autism among the males looking to do this
- he routinely poses a question to these candidates "how do they expect their lives to be different/better after surgery?" and then asks whether their therapist ever asked that question (they routinely say 'no')
- in follow-up conversations with these candidates, many have commented to him that after thinking it over they have decided that the gender reassignment doesn't seem attractive any more
- in Europe where the gender roles are more flexible, gender reassignment  is relatively rare compared to cultures where the gender roles are more tightly proscribed, as in Latin culture
- he suspects that the therapists are unnecessarily promoting gender reassignment
- his intuition is that 90% of the gender reassignments are not necessary
- quite a few folks in the LGBT community agree with him but nobody is willing to get tar'd and feathered by talking about it publicly
I have long made myself outside the realm of respectable conservative bloggers for my skepticism of homosexuality and same-sex marriage (most conservative bloggers have made piece with both, to prove they aren't Christians), but homosexuality is positively healthy compared to have your genitals cut off and refashioned into a vagina substitute (for biomen) and the inverses for biowomen.  But I am not surprised that the lack of honest discussion in the LGBT community makes this a political suicide act.

3 comments:

Karl said...

The battle over "same-sex marriage" seems to have been ceded to the loud crowd.

My theory about "same-sex marriage" is that now that it's the law of the land, same-sex couples (and larger numbers???) will find that any social benefits they believe accrue from being married will fade away as the majority culture ceases to regard marriage as anything more special than "some people playing house".

When religious institutions devise some other institution to do what marriage used to do, I hope they will implement legal safeguards to keep it from being diluted by activists.

BFR said...

The reductio: "If a child is competent to decide to allow a 35-year-old surgeon to cut off her breasts, then why is she not competent to allow a 35-year-old surgeon to fondle them?"

https://dougwils.com/books-and-culture/s7-engaging-the-culture/this-cavalcade-of-concupiscence.html

pigpen51 said...

I had a gastric bypass surgery done about 11 years ago, and lost about one hundred pounds and have kept it off. But after 5 years or so, I ended up getting some counseling and learned some things about myself, and realized that if I had the counseling first, I might not have needed the surgery in the first place. That is not certain, but possible. In any case, I am glad I did get the counseling, and recommend it to anyone who thinks that they might need to work through some issues in their life.