Call me old-fashioned, but I thought there were two genders. My reasoning is based on that silly thing called science, biology specifically. Now comes word that old-timers like me who think men pretending to be women and vice-versa, might indeed be suffering from mental illness.
Writing in Crisis Magazine, Elise Ehrhard makes a connection between transgenderism and autism.
Citing a social media campaign, #AutisticTransPride, she understands why autistic adolescents believe they’re transgender when in fact they’re not. These adolescents are told they are “a girl trapped in a boy’s body” or a “boy trapped in a girl’s body” and many parents buy into this completely unscientific hypothesis.
And in a recent National Post column on Ehrhard’s findings, Susan Bradley notes:
“As a child psychiatrist with experience in both ASD and gender discomfort, I share Ehrhard’s concern and can substantiate her claim. In her account I see a familiar story of a youth with ASD who feels socially isolated, and confused about sexual feelings as she moves into adolescence.”
Bradley believes irreversible medical intervention such as hormones and surgery should be postponed until there’s certainty that individuals are fully able to understand there’s no going back.
Instead, as she, notes trans activists would have the public believe anyone who expresses a wish to be the other gender should be allowed and even encouraged to do so and politicians have then translated such demands into law.
Of course, the likes of Ehrhard and Bradley are being condemned as “trans-phobic” by the trans community due to their politically-incorrect, albeit logical, viewpoints.
But then again, they’re basing their comments on science as opposed to feelings and with science, there’s no nuance.
2 plus 2 is and forever will be four.