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There are a number of fully referenced articles, pdf’s on our website regards childhood gender dysphoria (transgenderism) that back up what Dr. McHugh found in his report. Also videos and transcripts.
First of all, Hugh being treated in this article like esteemed author is a load. Look at the publications they actually link as proof of his ‘esteemed’ career. Most of them involve papers trying to posit that PTSD is a non-existent illness as defined by the DSM. Guess how well all that research has held up with time?
Additionally worth mentioning is the fact that he is on the pay roll of far-right advocacy and catholic groups, and was once quoted as saying that the catholic church abusing and molesting little boys was not paedophilia. I’m sure that statement is completely unconnected to the fat sum of cash he received from the Catholic church though.
This man is a shill desperately trying to cash in on his failed career to make a few quick bucks by doing untold damage to at-risk minorities. His studies are the most prominently quoted in most alt-right transphobic content which has led to many thinking their is a scientific basis for the idea of trans as a mental illness which is simply not true.
I new when I was 3 I wanted to be a girl, I tried to commit suicide at 8, and I spent my whole life dreaming and day dreaming about the need and the desire to become a woman. I am not going to let negative people try and make me change my mind.
When I was 16 and very interested in animal husbandry which I passed at Ag School came out and said I have a mutation in one of my genes the other students laughed but I never told them why. But to me it is more than just a mental illness because why would a person destroy their life with alcohol and drugs and didn’t care if he woke up or not and then potentially destroy their life again by coming out and telling the truth that they always wanted to be a woman.
This piece ends with an appeal to listen to people’s experiences. But Walt Heyer is more than simply an “activist”, as the article dismissively says. He himself actually underwent trans surgery and came to regret it, as did hundreds of people who have contacted him. Why aren’t his and their experiences valid?
Because Mr. Heyer did not and does not have gender dysphoria. Mr. Heyer has dissociative identity disorder, colloquially known as multiple personality disorder, with I believe 7 personalities. One of those personalities is a woman that while Heyer was disassociated into convinced a surgeon to perform a sc reassignment surgery without the standard psychological treatment prior to surgery, or a history of gender dysphoria. Essentially, Mr. Heyer poisons the well with his disingenuine presentation of his story.
The comment at the end of this article makes it seem that trans people all feel helped by surgery and hormones and that the report being discussed conflicts with this… when there are several video testimonies of trans people themselves and persons who worked with them that say otherwise – that they regret having journeyed on the venture of sex change and that they still kept feeling the same or worse. Some prefer if they were counselled out of such a decision to alter their bodies. So better not misinform people and giving false hopes. There are many unknowns and many taboos on this topic and various professionals, especially those without an admirable career behind them that gives them authority, are intimidated and stick to the the politically correct in order not to be attacked like McHugh was and others like him.
Thank you for a very informative article.
“Stigma” is the victimizers’ term. Never ought it be adopted by those victimized by it!
Prejudice and discrimination are the visceral, experienced realities.
Those are the words to employ.