Gender Insanity

I recently discovered “Activist Mommy”.  I love, love, love her!  She speaks the truth and has some common sense.

Lets face it.  As much as someone may want to change his/her gender, you can’t. Activist Mommy is right.  If Bruce Jenner committed a crime and left DNA evidence, the police would determine the suspect was….wait for it…..MALE.  He can wear a dress and high heels, enlarge his boobs, and call himself Caitlyn all he wants. He’s still a man.

What I don’t understand is how people celebrate others mutilating their bodies.  Johns Hopkins will not perform gender reassignment surgery because they see it as a mental health issue much like an anorexic who sees herself/himself as fat when they are not. We would never encourage anorexia. We would encourage the person to get treatment not to mutilate their body.  So I’m with ‘ya Activist Mommy.

Check this out.   So true….

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One thought on “Gender Insanity

  1. The problem with your idea is that gender is more complicated than XX=female and XY equals male. Take this man for instance. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8675043/Indian-man-has-hysterectomy-after-doctors-find-uterus.html

    He had to have a hysterectomy. He has completely functioning outer male genitalia. But after complaining of severe abdominal pain, he was found to have a full female reproductive system. So which gender is this person-does only his outside matter?

    Or look at this website: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=90&ContentID=P03079

    This describes various disorders of sex/gender development. Here is one example from the page.

    “Androgen insensitivity syndrome

    These children have:

    Normal male chromosomes

    Normal female external genitalia

    This is called androgen insensitivity syndrome because male babies don’t respond to testosterone (androgens). This syndrome is inherited. It is caused by a problem with a gene on the X chromosome. This problem is called X-linked recessive. Mothers who carry the gene have a 50% chance of having a son with the syndrome. Daughters of mothers who carry the gene have a 50% chance of being carriers of the gene. ”

    Your example of Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner says that the DNA would show male. But in the instance of someone with Androgen insensitivity syndrome would show male via having an XY chromosome, but would have physically look female from birth. Prior to DNA testing, people who do not believe in gender dysphoria would have condemned this male child to living as a female because his outer genitalia is female. But that child (according too DNA) is male.

    I don’t understand why it is so hard to fathom that things don’t always match up perfectly. Outside doesn’t always match inside. There are plenty of mutations in the world-some harmful, some not. Some visible, some not. Why do people think it is impossible for some to have sex organs that don’t match their gender? I didn’t wake up one day and decide to be female. That’s what I am. But I can comprehend that others believe they are not what their outer body might indicate.

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