Moral Dysphoria: A Pathogenic Meme

Our society is an example of a contradiction. The same society that denigrates anybody who does not agree with evolution is the same society that claims that people who do not support the gender dysphoria are hateful. Logically, it would seem that a society who claims to believe in science would be quick to sort out that XY and XX chromosomes indicate male and female respectively regardless of a persons delusions. Not only that, but our society should be able to see the danger in having people pretend to be something that they are clearly not. Christians are called crazy because they say we believe in a myth, yet the rest of the culture is playing a dangerous game of fantasy.

Thankfully, there are still some voices of reason even if they are being shouted down by the mob of hysterical haters. Paul McHugh, MD, is University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School and the former psychiatrist in chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He recently wrote an article, Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme, explaining some of the dangers of the transgendered movement. Paul states the obvious when he says,
Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they “identify.” In that lies their problematic future.
He also shows the consequences of living out this fantasy:
Ten to fifteen years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to twenty times that of comparable peers.
Dr. McHugh's solution to this pathogenic meme is to look to science, which in this case I would agree to, at least limit the damage to the vulnerable people in our society:
What is needed now is public clamor for coherent science—biological and therapeutic science—examining the real effects of these efforts to “support” transgendering. Although much is made of a rare “intersex” individual, no evidence supports the claim that people such as Bruce Jenner have a biological source for their transgender assumptions. Plenty of evidence demonstrates that with him and most others, transgendering is a psychological rather than a biological matter.
 However, he hits the nail on the head when he closes the article:
But gird your loins if you would confront this matter. Hell hath no fury like a vested interest masquerading as a moral principle.
The transgendered movement is not about science it is about morality. Our society does not care about science unless it unleashes them from the restraint of their lusts. The problem with fantasies is that they end. This fantasy will also end but how much death and destruction will this pathogen leave behind.


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