Let’s Count the Cliches

From The Daily Mail:

The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who is undergoing the process of becoming a girl last night defended the decision, claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young.

Thomas Lobel, who now calls himself Tammy, is undergoing controversial hormone blocking treatment in Berkeley, California to stop him going through puberty as a boy.

Thomas/Tammy was diagnosed with gender identity disorder.  In other words, he has a disorder (yes, this will likely be renamed in the next few years to make the obvious seem less so).  For some reason, he wants to be a girl.  Maybe someone should try to find out why instead of putting him on a path toward genital mutilation.

Conservative Werewolf is aware that every so often someone is born with both male and female parts and the docs take a guess.  If that’s the case, then hey, they guessed incorrectly.  But if there isn’t anything funky going on with this little boy’s chromosomes, maybe we should revisit the “disorder” part of “gender identity disorder” and try to figure out what’s going on and get him some therapy before irreparable damage is done.

Yes, I did just link to that South Park episode.  And I’d like to share with all of you that when I was little, I too felt I was truly a dolphin.  But I was wrong.

Turns out I’m a werewolf.  Who knew?


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