Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The trouble with psychology

Interesting story. It's interesting what happens when people challenge the ideas purported by the non-normal gender/sex advocacy community. We easily say someone is suffering from delusions when they say they're Napoleon or Jesus, but if someone believes they are a woman trapped in a man's body, we must accept that unchallenged? Isn't it ultimately unfair to these troubled people to blindly accept their possible delusions that we mutilate their genitals?

I don't doubt that folks believe they were really meant to be ladies, but belief doesn't necessarily make reality.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/21/health/psychology/21gender.html?ex=1345348800&en=0c1176374e251f82&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

3 Comments:

At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 10:38:00 PM CDT, Blogger cljo said...

The classic quote: academic feuds are so vicious, because the stakes are so small.

 
At Thursday, August 23, 2007 9:15:00 AM CDT, Blogger gc said...

Look, penis jokes aren't appreciated in regards to a topic so sensitive as this.

And while I agree completely, one "large" aspect of arguments such as these is that the haters in society would use any science that insinuates non-normal behavior is anything but a hard-wired act of Nature. If there is the glimmer of an idea that there is choice or mental illness involved in non-standard sexual behavior, the LGBT advocacy community wants it quashed.

 
At Thursday, August 23, 2007 9:17:00 AM CDT, Blogger gc said...

Please change first line to read: "Look, penis jokes aren't appreciated in a topic as pressing and sensitive as this."

 

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