February 10, 2017

Did #AutisticTransPride campaign inadvertently prove trans activists wrong?

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

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.

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commented 2017-02-11 13:35:51 -0500
As someone with Asperger’s which is on the Autism Spectrum, I can say:

1. Autism is not a mental illness it is a neurological disorder and also considered a developmental disability. Mental Illness actually has a real definition and Autism does not fall under it.

Mental Illnesses are things like Depression, PTSD, Schizophrenia.

2. The trans people that I know, do not have autism or any other disorder, let alone a mental illness. This seems to just be some SJW group trying to be special pay no mind to them.

I do not agree with you that trans people are mentally Ill, but I still am not offended.

However, I think it would be best if you removed the mentally ill part, as it relates to “autistic” because that is just factually incorrect.
commented 2017-02-11 01:13:16 -0500
SHAE GUERIN..

I did Google you and you’re just plain weird..
You and your Fruitloop crew add nothing to humanity with your levels of disgust and insanity…
There is nothing harmless about you, your friends that are like you and even your friends and other people who tolerate behavior like that..
Please do us a favor and go back to your closets and spare humanity and society from the embarrassment that you cause us by being members of the same race..
I make no apologies for how I feel.!!
commented 2017-02-11 00:40:59 -0500
Transgenderism just legitimizes insanity… Just look at Kathleen Wynne and the convicted pedophile wrote sexual education program for middle school kids..
What a mess they have made out of young lives teaching nine-year-olds about oral sex.!! That is just sickening.!!
Anytime a person with a mental disorder gains their way to power we have nothing but problems as they push their personal agendas.
A man’s anus is not a sexual organ and lesbianism has been clearly outlined in the Bible as a horrific sin.
None of these insanities will ever bring about anything right and decent as long as the’re legitimized, socialized and made to appear normal.
I found the alphabet soup crew much easier to tolerate when they hid in the closet because they were ashamed of what they did.!!
commented 2017-02-11 00:31:59 -0500
ELGBQ I D I RT people sure receive a hell of a lot attention and favoritism’s for a group that makes up less than 1% of the voting base
commented 2017-02-10 22:13:40 -0500
Now now now, don’t be screwing up a great utopian social narrative with science – we just know what we know and we don’t need to know any more.
commented 2017-02-10 20:56:44 -0500
No news here. I’ve always known, as has everyone else who believes there are such things as logic and objective truth, that there are only two genders….. with the very rare exception of genuine hermaphrodites. But is extremely rare, and an identifiable physical defect, not a mental condition based on emotion.
commented 2017-02-10 19:48:34 -0500
Shae Guerin:
I applaud you for your position on this and your contribution to this dialogue. I have known, worked with and been friends with many gay men and women but none were politically charged trying to change the world because of who they are. I have also maintained that most Conservatives are not anti-gay, anti-transgender, etc. but are anti-political agenda, same as the Islamic issue we are faced with. Various groups are forcing their politics on society and condemning the society they are part of. Rather than, as you said “just live their lives” they are bullying those around them who will not agree to change the world for them. In short, they are the intolerant ones.
Transgenders, as you know, have an increasingly high level of suicide and it is up to those, like yourself, who have the knowledge and life experience to let the government and doctors know that sex reassignment surgery is NOT for every case and should not be considered the norm.
Thanks for your wisdom on this.

Here is an interesting perspective on why some leave the left behind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiVQ8vrGA_8
commented 2017-02-10 18:08:36 -0500
Why can’t men be men and woman be woman , like in the old days

Transgender is FAKE GENDER , and I quit drinking a long time ago
commented 2017-02-10 17:16:45 -0500
yes David and penis means male and vagina means you are female ,there is no in between
commented 2017-02-10 15:39:25 -0500
Though I cheerfully identify as trans (google me), I too am reviled as transphobic by the “transgender community”- a motley gang of self-interested, often overbearing individuals, some of whom feel their ways demand the respect of all, whether we like it or not. The psychiatric community has even invented a mental disorder to accommodate these whack-jobs – “gender dysphoria” – yes, same as “dysfunctional”! Rather than living their lives with pride, or seeing themselves correctly as gender-enhanced, they shower the mainstream with this “poor, poor, pitiful me” mindset – and worse, the lib-left is accommodating them, and elevating ranters like Marni Panas, who calls itself a “woman”, to godhood. Any child under the age of majority has no business engaging in gender reassignment; many teenagers would prefer to be Zelda or a Power Ranger as well – and how silly is that? Just as silly as a girl wanting to be a boy, or vicey versa. Blaire White repeatedly agrees.

No, there’s boys, and girls, and trans people. Many transfolks just live their lives, as do I, and enjoy what they do. Many others watch too much television, and see these entirely unconvincing role models as “normal” – which has nothing to do with people; it’s a dryer setting!

And Keith Barnes, it’s entirely apparent you’re single and have a drinking problem. “Let us become a White Race again” – what a dumbass comment! That’s called history; welcome to the 21st Century.
commented 2017-02-10 14:32:18 -0500
The population of Canada has become completely alienated with reality. This is due to the Fifth Column who run our education system.

Let Canada return back to normality,with ideals like, one man one women as the norm. Let us become a White Race again.

Of course we should accept persons of different races to live amongst us but only if they are prepared to assimilate and follow Canadian ways. Just as many persons of different skin color, have already done and are now our Friends and Neighbors.

Persons from any race who apply for Canadian Citizenship, should be subject to testing for mental normality, this only makes sense and it would eliminate the Muslim problem at the same time.

If anyone thinks that Muslims are mentally stable, then they also should have a mental normality check.

One more important fact, that all should be aware of, Justin Trudeau dose not consider himself a White Man. Just consider the implications of this fact.