June 28, 2014

The Onion is superfluous [Darleen Click]

Depressingly not parody

When the doctor holds your child up to the harsh light of the delivery room, looks between its legs, and declares his opinion: It’s a boy or a girl, based on nothing more than a cursory assessment of your offspring’s genitals.

Biological sex is opinion? Tell me again how it is that conservatives are sneered at as “anti-science”?

With infant gender assignment, in a single moment your baby’s life is instantly and brutally reduced from such infinite potentials down to one concrete set of expectations and stereotypes, and any behavioral deviation from that will be severely punished—both intentionally through bigotry, and unintentionally through ignorance. That doctor (and the power structure behind him) plays a pivotal role in imposing those limits on helpless infants, without their consent, and without your informed consent as a parent. This issue deserves serious consideration by every parent, because no matter what gender identity your child ultimately adopts, infant gender assignment has effects that will last through their whole life.

What an entitled, non-gender-specific ass.

Let’s get real here — men and women are different; right down to their X & Y genes. That is normal.

The scribbler claims 1-2% of the population will be transgendersexual; however, they constitute .3% of the population.

We are to pretend that sex differences do not exist, and enforce that on our children, based on such a percentage?

Look at the havoc the anti-vaxxers are having based on similarly low “adverse effects.”

Infant boys and girls are not political fodder. The LGBTQQLeftHobbyHorse faction should cease making them so.

Posted by Darleen @ 11:56am
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Comments (31)

  1. Bill Gates gave us Slate and MSNBC.

    And Common Core.

    I think him and his fugly wife whore need a time out.

  2. In nature, sex is binary. Ambiguities are errors in application, nothing more.

  3. I just lost a few IQ points reading the excerpt.

    Next, they’ll be saying measuring your height (with all the power structure behind the ruler industry) has nothing to do with how tall you are.

  4. This is really a dangerous road to go down. I got into a heated discussion with one of my friends about the five year old girl who has “decided” she is really a boy and her indulgent parents who never learned to be adults or parents. He was insisting that the parents letting her dress as a boy and call herself a boy was an “act of love.” I insist it is abusive and the child is FIVE and has no concept of sex roles and should 1) be sent to a therapist or 2) be allowed to act like a tomboy, but NOT be told she “is” a boy. Her parents could also use a dose of reality.

    It’s no wonder that people are so fucked in the head thinking that they lived past lives as Ancient Rulers who saved nations. Spend money Fung Shui-ing their homes and offices and getting energy readings. No one was ever a captive galley slave, mucked out the stables or slaved away building the pyramids.

    Sometimes I bemoan my personal integrity that stops me from cashing in on these chumps. I could be the reincarnation of Amy Semple McPherson.

  5. Hmmm, save that nature is big (really really fucking big, even where fucking as such doesn’t play a role), containing multitudes. Like say, amoeba, for one example. And hermaphroditic slugs for another. Even, I think I’ve heard tell — it has been awhile since I read this (see Matt Ridley, The Red Queen [1993]) — organisms with sex characteristics beyond the ordinary two, possibly numbering three, four and so on.

  6. leigh

    here

    Psychiatrists obviously must challenge the solipsistic concept that what is in the mind cannot be questioned. Disorders of consciousness, after all, represent psychiatry’s domain; declaring them off-limits would eliminate the field. Many will recall how, in the 1990s, an accusation of parental sex abuse of children was deemed unquestionable by the solipsists of the “recovered memory” craze.

    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.

    We at Johns Hopkins University—which in the 1960s was the first American medical center to venture into “sex-reassignment surgery”—launched a study in the 1970s comparing the outcomes of transgendered people who had the surgery with the outcomes of those who did not. Most of the surgically treated patients described themselves as “satisfied” by the results, 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.

  7. Like say, amoeba, for one example.

    The topic, of course, is members of Homo sapiens sapiens, whom one would expect to know better than to dabble in amoebic sex.

  8. True as to topic. But nature was what I addressed.

  9. whom one would expect to know better than to dabble in amoebic sex

    You are, of course, referring to the writers at Slate, so that is not automatically out of the question.

  10. Amoebas being sexless, they’re kind of outside the purview of sex in nature.

    Where creatures are hermaphroditic, they embody within themselves both of two sex roles for reproductive purposes.

    Organisms that appear to have three or more sexes are probably using only two of them for actual reproduction, the additional roles being an adaptation of behavior before biology.

  11. Drum, given that they dabble in amoebic cogitation, nothing would surprise me.

  12. Amoebas being sexless, they’re kind of outside the purview of sex in nature.

    Ibid.

  13. Let’s see. Is nature something the political left goes out of its way to preserve as a category, or goes out of its way to destroy as a category? On this consideration, carefully preserving the broadest meaning of the thing (or concept or however we should put it), preserving “nature” as a whole, is, I think, an operation worth the time. That’s all I meant to get at. Nature “contains” sexual organisms as well as asexual organisms, and other such reproductive morphisms. It’s just big like that.

  14. Darleen,

    Yes, I cited that article as well as a number of others for him. They were rejected as just “opinions.” Oddly, when I stated that these opinions were the opinions of persons who were medical doctors in the field who, you know, work with this population, the conversation went silent except for a few of his pals jumping in about how “understanding” the parents were. I was just supposed to shut up about the number of suicides in post operative transsexuals.

    *sigh*

  15. Don’t get me started on the anti-vaxxers. Vaccination is the one place I draw the line on free speech.

  16. When I’m wearing my Captain Pedantry cape, I get impatient with sidetracks.

  17. Sorry McG. Still, I thought Darleen’s proper complaint had to do with the political left substituting opinion for knowledge (an appeal as it strikes me, somehow transcendent of nature to nihilism). Hence I presumed the offensive comment to be of some use.

  18. With infant gender assignment, in a single moment your baby’s life is instantly and brutally reduced from such infinite potentials down to one concrete set of expectations and stereotypes…

    :: HEADDESK ::

  19. I noticed, when they were listing her accomplishments at the end of the article, that they left out idiot.

  20. when they were listing her accomplishments at the end of the article, that they left out idiot.

    On account of that’s not an accomplishment.

    This is part of the larger project to delegitimize and then forbid binary sexuality. Wherein presenting as female or male is considered an act of bigotry.

    The project that ‘feets insists is just ol’ dicentra hyperventilatin’ again.

  21. This notion that men and women are fungible is so laughably wrong that only an intellectual could possibly believe it.

  22. I thought Darleen’s proper complaint had to do with the political left substituting opinion for knowledge

    Or confusing the two, at the very least. One common thread in their attack does boil down to redefining knowledge, even data, as opinion. Hence their hostility to math.

  23. They really don’t like people who understand the maths. Try to have a discussion about tax policy, minimum wage and explaining sunk costs to them.

    I dare ya.

  24. Calling something a fact is meant to stop the argument in its tracks and therefore is a construct of the SWPatriarchy to oppress Teh Other.

    My heart goes out to people who look into their britches and feel, “that ain’t right,” but the plight of a few unfortunate souls is no reason to obliterate the genuinely binary nature of human sexuality.

    That’s never stopped the Left, of course, for whom no difference is too obvious to not tear it down.

  25. most people understand this article is one which is to be mocked and ridiculed i think

    they do not understand this article as one what needs must occasion a despairing angst about the inexorable spoliation of american culture and et cetera

  26. oh my the word of the day appears

  27. Don’t get me started on the anti-vaxxers.

    I hear ‘ya. Cut my teeth on BSD and Ultrix on the VAX back in the day.

    Wait, what?

  28. heh

  29. The ex-husband had a VAX back in the early 80s.

    I became an anti-vaxxer for a time.

  30. Do escaped Nazis in South America get Brazilian VAXes?

  31. My first computer language was Fortran 77 on the the VAX/VMS.

    You had to be good with the space bar and count columns to make sure your code was in the right place.

    I imagine a cell phone has more raw computing power than that networked beast had.

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