Because they wouldn’t want to discriminate and be seen as ‘haters’.
The ‘transgender’ ideology is the new and fashionable issue du jour for Progressives.
And you’d better not question it…
The Dripping Springs bathroom controversy heated up on Monday with parents who support the transgender student sharing a private side to the public battle.
“All we want is for everyone to understand that being a transgender child or the family of a transgender child is laden with heartache, anxiety and fear,” read Karen Silcox from a statement from the mother of the third grader at the center of the bathroom debate at Walnut Springs Elementary.
The 9-year-old student was born a boy but identifies as a girl. Walnut Springs Elementary is now allowing her to use the girl’s bathroom.
Read more: CBS Austin
This is so ridiculous!
Yeah, we get that having a boy who thinks he’s a girl is confusing and difficult.
There are questions that the critics of the trans movement have that are relevant:
How can a 9-year old child understand the implications of a decision to change genders?
Can a child understand the impact on physical health, sexuality, interpersonal relationships, and childbearing?
Can a child really understand that?
How is it different from the anorexic’s distorted body image?
Germaine Greer, radical Feminist icon and author of many books has been an outspoken critic of the trans movement. Here she is questioned on the new orthodoxy:
She’s not the only one that has problems with the lack of ability to critique the assumptions that are made by trans activists:
Psychiatrists and sexologists who are critical of the practice are targeted too. Transgender activism was successful in gaining the cancellation of a London conference entitled Transgender: Time for Change, organised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ lesbian and gay special interest group for May 2011. When, in 2003, US sexologist Michael Bailey published a book, The Man Who Would Be Queen, which argued that transgenderism was a practice based on sexual fetishism, he became subject to a campaign of vilification, which included placing photographs of his children on a website with insulting captions. The effect is to scare off any researchers from touching the topic.
There are many aspects of the practice which bear investigation, including the history and social construction of the idea of transgenderism, the recent increased identification of children as transgender, the phenomenon of transgender regrets, that is those persons who consider they have made a mistake. Given that the drug and surgical treatments have now been normalised and are increasingly embarked upon by young lesbians and sought out by parents for young children, it is most important that the rights of researchers and theorists to comment and investigate should be protected.
Instead, they are subjected to determined campaigns of bullying, intimidation and attempts to shut them down. The degree of vituperation and the energy expended by the activists may suggest that they fear the practice of transgenderism could justifiably be subjected to criticism, and might not stand up to rigorous research and debate, if critics were allowed to speak out.
Read more: The Guardian
The former Psychiatrist-in-Chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital has made some statements on the issue as well. This is notable since Johns Hopkins was the first to perform sex-reassignment surgery in the US and has now stopped offering it.
…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. This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The first is that the idea of sex misalignment is simply mistaken—it does not correspond with physical reality. The second is that it can lead to grim psychological outcomes.
The transgendered suffer a disorder of “assumption” like those in other disorders familiar to psychiatrists. With the transgendered, the disordered assumption is that the individual differs from what seems given in nature—namely one’s maleness or femaleness. Other kinds of disordered assumptions are held by those who suffer from anorexia and bulimia nervosa, where the assumption that departs from physical reality is the belief by the dangerously thin that they are overweight…
…For the transgendered, this argument holds that one’s feeling of “gender” is a conscious, subjective sense that, being in one’s mind, cannot be questioned by others. The individual often seeks not just society’s tolerance of this “personal truth” but affirmation of it. Here rests the support for “transgender equality,” the demands for government payment for medical and surgical treatments, and for access to all sex-based public roles and privileges…
…You won’t hear it from those championing transgender equality, but controlled and follow-up studies reveal fundamental problems with this movement. When children who reported transgender feelings were tracked without medical or surgical treatment at both Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic, 70%-80% of them spontaneously lost those feelings. Some 25% did have persisting feelings; what differentiates those individuals remains to be discerned.
Read more: Wall Street Journal
70%-80% will spontaneously lose those feelings.
That stat is going to drop with all the parents that are encouraging their kids to ’embrace who they think they are’.