Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically
The transgendered person’s disorder, said Dr. McHugh, is in the person’s “assumption” that they are different than the physical reality of their body, their maleness or femaleness, as assigned by nature. It is a disorder similar to a “dangerously thin” person suffering anorexia who looks in the mirror and thinks they are “overweight,” said McHugh.
The former Johns Hopkins chief of psychiatry also warned against enabling or encouraging certain subgroups of the transgendered, such as young people “susceptible to suggestion from ‘everything is normal’ sex education,” and the schools’ “diversity counselors” who, like “cult leaders,” may “encourage these young people to distance themselves from their families and offer advice on rebutting arguments against having transgender surgery.
People have surgically changed their sexes for well over a decade but Caitlyn has given a rebirth to this transgender issue, and it's one I'm particularly interested in. This article is so brilliant, refreshing and rather enlightening. Whether I agree with everything therein (who am I to argue with a Johns Hopkins professor? I know, right...), reading this actually gave me new insight into things.
The "Did you know" picture isn't an original part of the article but since Laverne Cox' popular Time Magazine edition was referenced, I thought it apt. Also I DIDNT know!!! I'd actually thought she was the one that played the part of herself pre-transition, never knew it was her (twin) brother! Interesting.
That said, what this means is that the effeminate males we know and we have talked about, like Linda Ikeji's popular Onyx Godwin, and the other one who constantly writes to her about being an effeminate male, for instance, have a mental disorder. Hmmm... Do you agree?