Here’s a little bit of a puzzler. The AP is reporting that even in places in the United States, transgender people must undergo “painful, complex surgeries that often render them sterile” before the government will legally recognize their gender. This is the first time we’ve heard from the mainstream media that gender-affirming surgeries are painful and leave you sterile — the Biden administration is 100 percent behind gender-affirming care, including surgery. But the AP says that human rights groups call this “torture” — not the painful surgery, obviously, but rather not being legally recognized as your true gender without having it.
In scores of countries, including parts of the U.S., transgender people must undergo painful, complex surgeries that often render them sterile before their genders are legally recognized — a practice human rights groups have condemned as torture. https://t.co/Q7rUnZmRoP
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 11, 2022
Across the world, scores of countries still require transgender people to submit to such surgeries before their genders are legally recognized, a practice international human rights bodies have condemned as torture. These policies have left untold numbers of transgender people with an agonizing choice between their fertility and their identity.
In the U.S., 13 states and territories have a surgical requirement to update gender markers on birth certificates, and four require it for updating driver’s licenses, according to Olivia Hunt, policy director for the National Center for Transgender Equality. The states do not clarify what procedures they will accept.
Thirteen out of 50 states? Just a couple of years ago, the New England Journal of Medicine came out against the “harmful” sex designation on birth certificates, arguing they “offer no clinical utility, and they can be harmful for intersex and transgender people.” Just nip the problem at the source.
Here’s best-selling children’s author and stochastic terrorist Matt Walsh:
Incredible. They are at once arguing that sex change surgery is "torture" and a human rights violation, but also a valid, legitimate, and necessary medical practice. https://t.co/Nlfgws8RAW
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 14, 2022
What are they arguing here? That one should be able to legally change their sex before any surgeries are done? Go ahead! Maybe they’ll change their mind and not go forward with a medical transition if the goal was always legal/social status.
— Mark Haywood (@mark_haywood_) November 14, 2022
If gender is a social construct then why do you need surgery? That’s one I haven’t heard the answer to yet.
— Gen Z Centrist (@CTCGenZ) November 14, 2022
More of "the science" I guess.
— Larry Miller (@LarrymillerIA) November 14, 2022
But remember that words criticizing these medical practices are violence!
— Pest (@Pest32419877) November 14, 2022
They’re ADMITTING that “sex change” operations are dangerous
What is the medical benefit behind chopping off your penis? I want to know
— Adam London (@Adam_London16) November 14, 2022
They are having to pivot because they are realizing, as we've said, that transgenderism is now primarily a hobby for woke parents and their impressionable kids, and those with actual gender dysphoria is a vanishingly small number.
The woke have adopted mental disorder as a hobby
— StopUserAbuse (@StopUserAbuse) November 15, 2022
We get what the human rights groups are saying: You shouldn’t need to have surgery to be legally recognized as whatever gender you say you are — that’s torture. But they’re also admitting that surgery is painful and complex and leaves you sterile, so why does it seem to be so easy for minors to get puberty blockers and hormones and top surgery?
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra supports government funding of gender-affirming surgeries on minors https://t.co/xAsJGaDxy4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 6, 2022