“Live and let live,” you may say, but that’s precisely what trans ideology does NOT do.
In Oregon, the law now says that “gender questioning children and adolescents” will get “puberty suppression therapy” at the first sign of pubertal change. “Puberty suppression therapy.” Just let those words sink in. In what world does that sound like a rational, healthy thing to do to a child?
They are taking perfectly healthy children who don’t conform to the rigid patriarchal norms that are attached to sex (this is called ‘gender’) and giving them an untested treatment that isn’t medically necessary or proven to be beneficial. In fact, health problems abound. And yet this is supposed to fix the problem of being ‘born in the wrong body’ –which is such a hateful, evil notion to support and enable that I fail to understand how the critical people are the ones being labeled hateful and oppressive.
This is like buying a pair of shoes for your child, discovering that they are slightly too small, and proceeding to hack off your child’s toes to make them fit rather than getting a better pair of shoes.
Trans laws are only just getting started. And it affects every single person, not just those who identify as trans, when a country’s laws are changed to reflect the idea that males behave and think one way and females behave and think another way (codifying ‘gender identity’ into law does just that), and that feeling uncomfortable with the gender role assigned to us due to our sex is a sign that our bodies need extensive modification, or that we are in fact ‘not what we seem’.
All those who identify as trans deserve full human rights, respect, and protection just like all other humans. But legislators, medical professionals and parents need to hear this message loud and clear, before we find ourselves in a world that leaves no space at all for those who would escape the rigid, sex-based definition of what we are supposed to be:
STOP CRIPPLING KIDS AND MAKING THEM SICK TO BETTER CONFORM TO SEX-BASED STEREOTYPES AND TO MAKE HOMOSEXUALITY DISAPPEAR. LET CHILDREN BE HOW THEY WANT WITHOUT PATHOLOGIZING THEIR BODIES. YOU ARE ENABLING AND PROMOTING SEVERE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HARM.
“Do not adjust your mind, it is reality that is malfunctioning.” (Robert Anton Wilson)
“We aren’t born in the wrong body, we’re born in the wrong society!“(@ThedirtfromDirt)
The blog I am linking here is truly excellent; read it even if it’s a long post.
It was recently announced that the Oregon Health Plan, which provides healthcare coverage to low-income residents of Oregon, will cover “medical care” for “transgender” children starting October 1, 2014. 
The official text of the Oregon Health Plan guideline reads:
“Hormone treatment is included on this line only for use in delaying the onset of puberty and/or continued pubertal development with GnRH analogues for gender questioning children and adolescents. This therapy should be initiated at the first physical changes of puberty, confirmed by pubertal levels of estradiol or testosterone, but no earlier than Tanner stages 2-3. Prior to initiation of puberty suppression therapy, adolescents must fulfill eligibility and readiness criteria and must have a comprehensive mental health evaluation. Ongoing psychological care is strongly encouraged for continued puberty suppression therapy.”
Under this guideline, services covered by the State of Oregon will include:
- Mental health counseling
- Evaluation by a pediatric specialist
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