REALity – Volume XXXIV Issue No.7 July 2015

Nothing portrays the insanity of our day more than the current trend to promote transgenderism as an authentic change. The transgendered are lauded for their supposed courage and progressiveness.

This current craze to support the transgendered reached into the realm of hysteria when 65 year old, Bruce Jenner, the former gold medal athlete in decathlon, at the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics, who has evolved into a television celebrity, allegedly became “a woman”. He/she now goes by the kittenish name of “Caitlyn” Jenner.

The “outing” as a female, occurred when the now Caitlyn Jenner was on the cover of a 2015 Vanity Fair magazine where he/she was photographed as a tossled-hair, stereotypical sex object, encased in a satin corset.

Photographs, of course, can be misleading. Bruce Jenner, before his transformation, was a 6’2” male, three times married and divorced, father of 6 children. It just goes to show what air brushing, hormone injections, plastic surgery, make-up and a lot of money can do to create an image.

The fact is that “Caitlyn” Jenner is still very much the male “Bruce” Jenner that he always was since his birth. He has the same DNA and reproductive system that was involved in the creation of his 6 children. It is pure fiction that he has become a woman. It is not being ignorant or mean to say this.   It is a fact, notwithstanding the millions of followers on his/her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram who, apparently, have joined this mass hysteria, admiring his supposed changeover. He is the same man he always was – just puffed and buffed with breasts.

The Truth About the Transgendered

To bring matters down to earth, Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, describes transgenderism as a mental disorder that merits treatment. He states that sex change is “biologically impossible” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.

Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, explains that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder or ‘assumption’” that their maleness or femaleness is different from what nature assigned to them biologically. He further states that “maleness” or “femaleness” is assigned by nature and that this disorder is similar to a dangerously thin person suffering anorexia who looks in the mirror and thinks he/she is overweight. We don’t encourage anorexic patients by agreeing with their delusion and recommending they go on a diet, so why are we going along with the delusions of the transgendered?

Dr. McHugh further reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgendered people. Dr. McHugh also noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic, which showed that 70% – 80% of children who had expressed transgender feelings, over time, “spontaneously lost those feelings.”

Finally, Dr. McHugh states: these “policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusion as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention”.

Dr. McHugh’s medical diagnosis for those who wish to undergo sex reassignment treatment is affirmed by prominent Toronto psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Berger, who stated that:

The proper treatment of emotional unhappiness is not surgery or the medical treatment of delusions or psychosis . . . Transgender persons whose sex is known at birth as clearly male or female, by attempting to become the opposite sex, contrary to their chromosomal makeup, experience harm.

 Dr. McHugh summed up this issue by stating:

People who undergo sex reassignment surgery do not change from men to women, or vice versa. Rather, they become feminized men or masculinized women. Claiming that this is a civil rights matter and encouraging surgical intervention is, in reality, to collaborate with and promote a mental disorder.