Archive for gender identity disorder

Beauty Pageants

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 10, 2012 by conservativewerewolf

I mean, scholarship programs, focus on what women look like on the outside.  They’re not really about how many puppies a woman has saved, and they’re certainly not about her chromosomes.  As long as there’s no rule against plastic surgery, I have no problem with a man who has undergone surgery to look like a woman competing.

If they all have fake breasts, who cares?

Donald Trump clearly does not, because Jenna Talackova is being allowed to compete in that pageant, which apparently is a big deal to some people who like fake boobs.

Why do I keep writing posts about transgenderism?  Because it’s in the news so often.  And because people (on FB… yes, I can see those nasty things you say about conservatives) somehow think we all hate or feel threatened by transgendered people.

Look, you don’t have to be a werewolf to see people as people and just care about them because they’re people, and this werewolf is becoming annoyed by being (intentionally) misunderstood by liberals, so – here it is: The Conservative Werewolf’s opinion on gender identity disorder and transgenderism.

Some people’s brains and bodies aren’t on the same page about gender they are.  I don’t know why.  Someone will probably figure it out someday.  Either way, the Conservative Werewolf will not turn them into lunch because that would be highly disrespectful.  The Conservative Werewolf will treat them like other people and will be nice to them because Jesus said she should love her neighbor as herself.*

*The Conservative Werewolf reserves the right to bitch anonymously and indirectly (online) about jerkwads and lamebrains whose stupid ideas need to be pointed out as such.

The end.

Is What You Feel What You Are?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on February 20, 2012 by conservativewerewolf

I  keep wondering why the assumed best way to help a person with Gender Identity Disorder (described as feeling like a female in a male body or vice versa) is to change their bodies [change, mutilate, whichever – oh, and don’t click that if you’re eating].

I suppose it’s just easier to hack off an appendage than to address the feelings.  The brain is a complicated thing that we don’t fully understand, and feelings are intangible and unquantifiable.  How can doctors guarantee results, particularly when working with a patient, who, desiring to be the opposite gender, will likely resist efforts to change his mind?  But hacking shit off?  Humans have been doing that for generations!  It’s practically tradition!

Still, what if it’s the wrong approach?  Surgery is a big deal, and, as reported in an article on the increase in children receiving “treatment” for GID, those hormone drugs “especially in high doses when used long-term, can have serious side effects, including blood clots and cancer. Spack [a doctor] said he uses low, safer doses but that patients should be monitored.”  Um, yeah.  Or, how about we try to understand WHY people experience feelings of being in the wrong body?  Have they come in contact with something weird that messed with their brains?  Or, if they were born with this condition, what is different about them that makes their feelings not match their bodies?

What say you, Dr. Jo Olsen, “medical director of a transgender clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.”  She says, “It would be so nice to move this out of the world of mental health, and into the medical world,” Olson said.

Yeah, because if you feel a certain way, you should risk cancer and have surgery to look that way.

I read an article about a five year old boy who feels he is a girl.  His parents took him so a child psychologist:

The dedicated specialists explained to them that gender identity disorder is a conflict between a person’s actual physical gender and the gender that person identifies himself or herself as.

Theresa said: “They told us that although he had a male body, his brain was telling him he was a girl.”

Stupid brains. They can be awesome, but if yours tells you that what you feel is what you are, you should tell it to stop being a hippie.  As Albus Dumbledore, my favorite fictional gay man, said to Harry Potter, “It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are” (CS18)  Remember that Harry had part of Voldemort’s soul trapped inside him; oftentimes, he felt Voldemort-ish (eeevil), and even took on Voldie’s ability to speak to snakes.  That, however, did not make him Voldemort.  What made him the Harry he grew up into, according to the wise bearded one, were his choices: he was the kind of person he decided to be.  If he decided to be the best parts of himself (brave, loyal and self-sacrificing), then he would be an awesome Gryffindor Jesus-figure who saved the world.  If he decided to be like Voldemort, or even just like an average whiny wussy person (which he could have been – he wasn’t written as a perfect character), he would have been either a complete dick or just a loser who allowed millions to suffer and die.

“What are you saying, Conservative Werewolf – that kids with GID are possessed by Voldemort?”  Uh, no.  (Voldemort is fictional, silly!)  I’m just saying that just because you feel a certain way, that doesn’t mean those feelings should be accepted without question.

Now, if an adult decides to have gender reassignment surgery, that’s fine.  That’s his/her decision.  Good luck, be well.  But to treat surgery/meds or doing nothing as the only two options is absurd and unfair to people with GID.  What if there were a safe treatment that caused a person to feel like the gender they physically are?  Wouldn’t this non-invasive treatment be a better option than surgery?  I hope someone out there is working on one so we can offer people a choice.

Let’s Count the Cliches

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 30, 2011 by conservativewerewolf

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?