Monday, May 14, 2018

8-Year-Old Undergoes Hormone Treatment To "Transition" To A "Girl" in CA; In Other News: Conversion Therapy Is Horrible And Illegal

facepalm
   This poor kid. Unsurprisingly, he has other problems as well.
   Oh and: what a surprise: he has lesbian parents...and they live in Berkeley! Total coincidences!
   Oh and: conversion therapy for sexual orientation is illegal in California and like ten other states.
   This is a great (and terrible) example of the contemporary double standard: mere therapy--merely talking to a kid about changing his sexual orientation in the politically incorrect direction is illegal. And it may soon be illegal to even publish anything about it. Pumping the kid full of hormones in a not-completely-reversible physical intervention is perfectly fine and the very height of political correctness.
   I'm not in favor of either of these things--but if we were to have only one of them, obviously conversion therapy is by far the less inherently insane of the two. Sexual orientation is to some extent plastic in at least some people, and those who are straighter rather than less so are likely to have an easier life. I say leave people's sexual desires alone (within reason). But that's not really relevant here. What's relevant is: this is approximately the most insane double standard imaginable. I think it's the most perfect snapshot of the insanity of our little historical niche I've seen.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Mystic said...

People are directionless, dude. They have no idea wtf to do with their lives, and this is where some of them end up. Obsessively fixated on the accidental so that they can convince themselves they've found the essential without ever holding themselves accountable for conducting a real search.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Dark Avenger said...

Um, conversion therapy is useless.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Is it common to ban something that's useless? We don't ban homeopathy.

9:22 AM  

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