The Public Discourse
2018/01/24 Transgenderism: A State-Sponsored Religion? BY ANDRE VAN MOL
The Public Discourse
2016/01/13 Transgenderism Has No Basis in Science or Law. By Margaret A. Haden
Excerpt: Gender dysphoria is a serious mental health issue. By contrast, transgenderism is a belief system that
increasingly looks like a cultish religion—a modern day Gnosticism denying physical reality for deceived
perceptions—being forced on the public by the state.
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The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique. FEBRUARY 6, 2015BY CARLOS D. FLORE
Series of related articles by same author Benjamin Wiker:
NC Register dot com
2019/08/27 Transgenderism is a Gateway to Pedophilia: The question then is not whether there will be a push for
pedophilia, but when and how it will occur.Benjamin D. Wiker , 2019
2019/09/03 Here’s How We Can Stop the Transgender Juggernaut. The strategy is very simple: Take it to court and
strike at the heart of the four pillars of the “transitioning” process
Reaxxion dot com
2015/07/03 Why We Need To Fight Against Transgender Acceptance. It's time to draw a line in the sand. By Adam
Excerpt: Why We Need To Fight Against Transgender Acceptance
It's time to draw a line in the sand...
...The Line In The Sand
Why must we draw the line at transgenderism? I argue that legitimization of transgenderism would constitute a
cultural sea change. It would be the first time the cultural fascists had succeeded in enforcing genuine doublethink.
Leftist ideology regarding transgenderism not only contradicts existing progressive doctrines (feminism), but is also
literally false. You are being ordered to believe in a fairy tale—the idea that a dog can transform into a cat if it just wishes
for it hard enough—and this is where the danger lies.
To be clear, I do not argue that we need to persecute or hate transgenders: people have the right to choose to play dress
up and freely associate with others who indulge their delusions. What we need to protect is our right to disapprove of
their behavior and reject their “science.” We must dig our heels in and fight. One is reminded of Picard’s words on the
Borg in First Contact:We’ve made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space and we fall
back. They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again! The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther!”: ...Of
course, in the film Jean-Luc eventually agrees with Lily, though this does not refute his point about the Borg. He is right
when he says that repeated compromise and surrender will not work. As in any war, the longer good men wait to fight
back, the more difficult it is to overcome a metastasizing and emboldened evil.
The progressives have been encouraged by traditional Americans’ reluctance to fight back due to a mixture of
indifference, moral cowardice, and bemusement. They are strengthened by the tendency of mainstream society to not
take them seriously, to say “Who cares about Bruce Jenner and the reality TV sideshow!”, and to think that the goodwill
and tolerance extended toward progressives will be returned.
This last point is crucial when we consider the history of previous civil rights causes. Earlier progressive campaigns
pertaining to issues such as women’s lib, gay rights, and miscegenation had decent libertarian justifications and did not
seek to impose much on society save tolerance of alternative life choices. (Social conservatives would likely argue that
there were other negative consequences.)
Transgenderism, by contrast, imposes a great deal on American society. It requires us to revisit all questions of sex
segregation, everywhere from schools to sports leagues to bathrooms. And note that this is all demanded based on the
softer concept, “gender,” as transgenders have all but stopped using the term “transsexual.” They understand that with
current technology, sex is immutable....The Real Danger
The biggest problem with the transgender agenda is that it erodes our right to our own minds and to our perceptions of
reality. A man is not a woman merely because he believes he is one, yet the progressives would have us believe so on
pain of social ostracism, loss of employment, and discrimination lawsuits. If we give progressives the right to redefine
reality...It is perhaps ironic that it is the traditionalists and conservatives that are arguing that there is more to being a
woman than copying stereotypical gender norms and looking the part. To say that Bruce Jenner is a woman after a bit
of surgery and makeup is degrading to the idea of womanhood. The case of Rachel Dolezal shows that black people are
not especially tolerant of whites identifying as black merely because they “feel” they are. Yet there is no strong
argument against transracialism if we accept transgenderism.
Given the example of Dolezal, women should be just as insulted at the pretense of someone like Bruce Jenner. Lacking
the biology and differing treatment from society that comes from actually being a woman, his claim that he “has always
felt like a woman” is absurd on its face. What he really feels is a compulsive desire to play dress up: to make manifest a
fetishized ideal of femininity brought about by his own psychological insecurities and a “grass is always greener”
presumption about life as a woman.
Transgender people suffer from a pervasive mental illness, and as a result they deserve our sympathy. There is no
reason to be violent or mean toward them. Still, we should not be expected to affirm their neuroses anymore than we
should affirm the beliefs of a schizophrenic who believes himself to be an alien.
The time for compromise is over. Do not apologize for “misgendering” them, do not feel bad for calling him “Bruce,” do
not be afraid to make jokes about them (they say worse things about whites and Christians), and do not ever apologize
for rejecting their unscientific hogwash. This noisy .001% of the population is sick and should not be allowed to dictate
to the rest of us. When they tell you to move, plant yourself like a tree by the river of truth and tell them: no. You move.
The Heritage Foundation
2018/02/09 Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones. By Ryan T. Anderson,
Ph.D.ormer Senior Research Fellow Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., researched and wrote about marriage, bioethics, religious
liberty and political philosophy. This piece originally appeared in The Daily Signal
Excerpt: At the core of the ideology is the radical claim that feelings determine reality. From this idea come extreme
demands for society to play along with subjective reality claims. Trans ideologues ignore contrary evidence and
competing interests, they disparage alternative practices, and they aim to muffle skeptical voices and shut down any
disagreement. The movement has to keep patching and shoring up its beliefs, policing the faithful, coercing the
heretics, and punishing apostates, because as soon as its furious efforts flag for a moment or someone successfully
stands up to it, the whole charade is exposed. That’s what happens when your dogmas are so contrary to obvious, basic,
everyday truths. A transgender future is not the “right side of history,” yet activists have convinced the most powerful
sectors of our society to acquiesce to their demands. While the claims they make are manifestly false, it will take real
work to prevent the spread of these harmful ideas.
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Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service
Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is
“biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and
promoting a mental disorder.
While the Obama administration, Hollywood, and major media such as Time magazine promote transgenderism as
normal, said Dr. McHugh, these “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the
transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that
deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.”
The transgendered person’s disorder, said Dr. McHugh, is in the person’s “assumption” that they are different than the
physical reality of their body, their maleness or femaleness, as assigned by nature. It is a disorder similar to a
“dangerously thin” person suffering anorexia who looks in the mirror and thinks they are “overweight,” said McHugh
The pro-transgender advocates do not want to know, said McHugh, that studies show between 70% and 80% of children
who express transgender feelings “spontaneously lose those feelings” over time. Also, for those who had sexual
reassignment surgery, most said they were “satisfied” with the operation “but their subsequent psycho-social
adjustments were no better than those who didn’t have the surgery.”
“And so at Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient
seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs,” said Dr. McHugh.
The former Johns Hopkins chief of psychiatry also warned against enabling or encouraging certain subgroups of the
transgendered, such as young people “susceptible to suggestion from ‘everything is normal’ sex education,” and the
schools’ “diversity counselors” who, like “cult leaders,” may “encourage these young people to distance themselves from
their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery.”
Dr. McHugh also reported that there are “misguided doctors” who, working with very young children who seem to
imitate the opposite sex, will administer “puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous
– even though the drugs stunt the children’s growth and risk causing sterility.”
Such action comes “close to child abuse,” said Dr. McHugh, given that close to 80% of those kids will “abandon their
confusion and grow naturally into adult life if untreated ….”
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