KIRSTERS BAISH| With all the debate lately over what makes a man a man and what makes a woman a woman, Johns Hopkins Service Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Paul R. McHugh, has spoken up to put an end to the madness. He has just released a shock to the entire liberal community.
Dr. McHugh stated that it is “scientific fact that transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men.”
Dr. McHugh explains this is “a rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men.”
Dr. McHugh shows his intelligence when he claims, “the idea that one’s sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery.”
It is exactly that, “Gender Dysphoria.”
All such people, he explained in an article for The Witherspoon Institute, “become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’”
Dr. McHugh, who was psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital for 26 years, the medical institute that had initially pioneered sex-change surgery – and later ceased the practice – stressed that the cultural meme, or idea that “one’s sex is fluid and a matter of choice” is extremely damaging, especially to young people.
Now here is where it might get a little sticky when dealing with hardcore leftists. Dr. McHugh states that those individuals seeking to alter their gender actually suffer from a psychiatric disorder, not from a switch up God made at the time of their birth.
“Gender dysphoria—the official psychiatric term for feeling oneself to be of the opposite sex—belongs in the family of similarly disordered assumptions about the body, such as anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder,” claimed McHugh.
“Its treatment should not be directed at the body as with surgery and hormones any more than one treats obesity-fearing anorexic patients with liposuction,” he continued on.
The most heartbreaking part of the whole thing is that even with tons of support, so many transgendered people end up becoming a statistic to suicide.
When “the tumult and shouting dies,” McHugh continued on to say, “it proves not easy nor wise to live in a counterfeit sexual garb. The most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people—extending over 30 years and conducted in Sweden, where the culture is strongly supportive of the transgendered—documents their lifelong mental unrest.”
McHugh is quoted saying, “ten to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to 20 times that of comparable peers.”
While it is unfair to write-off the issues that these transgender people are facing, it is important to remember that just because someone claims they are something doesn’t actually mean that they are. I could walk around claiming that I identify as a goat, but when any normal person looks at me they would see that I am indeed not a goat. It is important to live in reality, and in this world, there are two God-given genders, male and female, there is no in between.