I came across this article through a wordpress blog that was linking to it. I don’t really know anything about the website or the author. You can read it here, called – “America in Transition.” I found the article very interesting. It certainly describes well the current changes our country is going through related to LBGT issues. I don’t really want to take the time right now to comment on everything I found interesting in the article. There was A LOT I found interesting, so just read the article. I’ll say this – After reading this article about our country and these issues, the words that characterize my thoughts and feelings right now most strongly are – Frustrated, depressed, and disturbed. Our country is getting itself so confused. It seems like with these issues and just about every other issue these days, people make judgments and decisions based on their feelings rather than logic. And that’s getting us into a mess.
I have a lot of compassion towards those who feel confused about their gender, or have gotten a sex reassignment surgery. And I understand and sympathize with those Americans who want us to be loving and tolerant and accepting toward LBGT people. But when I read articles like this, I get very frustrated and angry with all the changes being pushed onto our country. It’s one thing to give people equal rights, respect, and tolerance. I’m all for that. But many of the changes taking place are ridiculous, in my opinion. The article does a good job demonstrating this, I think, so I’ll let you read it rather than repeating everything.
This part was really interesting –
Quote – “It is not obvious,” he note, “how this patient’s feeling that he is a woman trapped in a man’s body differs from the feeling of a patient with anorexia nervosa that she is obese despite her emaciated, cachectic state.” “We don’t do liposuction on anorexics,” he wrote. “Why amputate the genitals of these poor men? Surely, the fault is in the mind not the member.”
We look at an anorexic person, like one of my close relatives, and we tell her, “no seriously, you are really thin, you just don’t feel that way, but you have to trust us, you are not fat. We need to get you help.” But then, when a man tells us he is truly a woman, even though we’ve tested and seen he has XY chromosomes, his body parts are clearly male, and he looks like any other man, we say, “oh, you are a woman? Okay, I’ll start calling you ‘she’.” Why don’t we try to psychologically help this person, what is the difference? Why do encourage them to go ahead and surgically alter their bodies? Good food for thought…..