Engendering Gender Dysphoria

Guest Piece from Karen Kataline

DOES TEACHING “GENDER FLUIDITY” PRODUCE GENDER DYSPHORIA?

The school board in Denver, Colorado recently passed a resolution requiring all district schools to provide at least one all-gender bathroom. The board also mandated speech by requiring staff to use students’ preferred names and pronouns regardless of their official names or gender.

Additionally, the Board said employees should not be disciplined for “disclosing their sexual orientation or gender identity in work-appropriate ways,” and that teachers and other staff should be allowed to hang a rainbow flag or other symbols that represent support for LGBT people.” The Denver Post reported.

In a time when “Drag-queen Story Hour” is considered appropriate, it’s hard to tell what “work-appropriate” means to these activists. I also wonder if children will be allowed to take a knee in protest of the rainbow flag.

Using the law to mandate drastic cultural changes and beliefs which destroys long-held traditions is a strategy that is hardly unique to Denver or Colorado. It’s being franchised in cities and towns across the country.

Why is there such an obsession with bathrooms, gender and sexual identity among the Left?  They continue to claim, often with more than a hint of hysteria, that if we don’t force these policies on everyone, “trans kids” will die because they commit suicide at a higher rate. We are expected believe that this is our fault because we don’t accept them. We must therefore make these changes so they will feel “included.”  If we don’t, we are cruel, intolerant and “trans-phobic.”

Maybe what we don’t accept is that there are “trans-kids.” You don’t?  See the preceding paragraph. Except for a tiny percentage of children who are born with abnormal chromosomes or other genetic abnormalities, kids must first understand their biological gender before they can reject it in favor of the opposite one.  Yet, Leftist “culture warriors” cheer trans-transitions as much as any evangelical Christian who has made a new convert.

This is not unlike how the Left rejects America itself without ever having been taught or understood the brilliant principles on which our country was Founded.

WHAT IS GENDER DYSPHORIA?

Not surprisingly, the definition of Gender Dysphoria has continued to change as politics and political correctness has infiltrated the mental health field. Essentially, it means to have “anxiety about one’s biological gender.”

It may seem like decades ago, but remember when we laughed at the ridiculous notion of “gender fluidity?” I did my share of giggling in a piece for FrontPageMag.com called, 2018 Leftist Ideas Most Worthy of Mockery & Derision. “Gender Fluidity” was the first of 10 ideas on the list.

While the mockery continued, the Left was busy teaching this and a whole lot more to kids from kindergarten through college.

If you teach “gender fluidity” to kids as young as two, is it surprising that more children than ever become anxious about their gender?

Combine that with the normal challenges of learning to discern fact from fiction, and unfounded fear from reality, and you have an entire generation of anxious and confused children. Along with being told about the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus kids are also told, “By the way, you aren’t a boy.”

The radical Left dominates public education and now demands that Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Social Workers accept the idea of gender fluidity as well, and that it must be taught to young children. If they don’t believe that it’s healthy for children to watch a 49-year-old drag queen with a full beard in exploitative women’s hair and makeup read to children in a public library, they must shut up about it.

Avid supporters defend this by telling us that it’s all very innocent. Leave it to the Left to call something which is inherently sexual, innocent even though they have sexualized almost everything that is inherently innocent about childhood.

They claim they want to protect minors under the age of 18 from conversion therapy.  In fact, Colorado passed a law to ban conversion therapy for minors just last year. However, LGBT activists adamantly oppose any bill that would ban puberty blockers and gender-transitioning for those same minors. So, is it about protecting minors or transitioning minors?

Why are they so desperate to do all of this?

Among the greatest threats to socialism is masculinity, Christianity, self-sufficiency, and accountability. That is, accountability to God, not to men or the state.

Many LGBT’ers aren’t Socialists and they would quite likely shrug off the suggestion that they are merely being used as a political means to an end. What attracts them is the “love” and “tolerance” in which these programs and policies come wrapped.

The greatest damage in this slash-and-burn march toward cultural Marxism is to a whole generation of children.

Perhaps most heartbreaking of all is that they won’t have any memory of freedom to compare it to.

 

Karen Kataline (Karen@KarenKataline.com) is an author and commentator, Columbia University-trained social worker, and frequent guest host on talk radio.  She is the author of the award-winning memoir, FATLASH! Food Police & the Fear of Thin. and the producer and host of Spouting Off, a live Internet call-in talk show, heard Tuesdays at 11 A.M.  M.T. at www.KarenKataline.com

 

That is all.

 

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6 thoughts on “Engendering Gender Dysphoria

  1. Jimmy MacAfee - January 28, 2020

    I remember reading that NPD was the most common diagnosis of transies by American standards – that is, Narcissistic Personality Disorder. In Europe, Paranoid Personality Disorder was their conclusion.

    Considering how often any criticism of them results in 1) spontaneous combustion 2) claims of persecution it’s easy to see why researchers in Europe have their view. But in America and elsewhere, there is a demand for worship of their what-ever-ness. Admiration is their key demand, even false admiration. That points to the American definition. Since Personality Disorders are frequently comorbid, it’s probable that both are right.

    Feminists have been tossed aside, and they’re none too happy, because women are being discriminated against in sporting events by men pretending to be women; homosexuals, who have wanted equal rights, see transies as people who want more-than-equal rights, special treatment and attention. If people are beginning to hate transies, they’ve earned it. They are less-than sympathetic. Like the idiot who wanted his private parts waxed and ruined an establishment which had performed cosmetic work, like waxing his privates. Loathsome. Despicable.

    To be satirically facetious: today, I’ve come out as Confectionary-Fluid, and today I decided I’ll be a walnut brownie. (If identity is fluid, you can be anything you want to be, right?) My preferred pronoun is “Sweetie,” but only if uttered by a genetic female.

    But as for people who ruin lives and businesses for their own gratification and psychosis: it would be better if they identified as “Dead.” Like Zombies.

  2. Jimmy MacAfee - January 28, 2020

    The same kind of thinking (thinking?) Biden uses is what we see in transies;. they’re whatever they claim they are, this week or next, and that is their entire perverse reasoning.

    Like Quidprogropeycheatin’ Joe claiming that the Obama administration hadn’t a “smidgen (Obama’s word, too) of scandal.” Not even a little bit. Delusion. Like transies, which is why Quidprogropeycheatin’Joe came out strongly in favor of delusion (who’da thunk?) Yesterday, they were a collection of fruitcakes; today, a figgy pudding. Their self-definitions are completely ridiculous, and that’s the point of it all, this nexus of the delusional transies and the delusional Dems.

    In the end, though, they’re all still nothing more than fruits and nuts. That doesn’t change. Dems, the Party of Delusion.

  3. Marshall Gill - January 28, 2020

    Reason 8,059,237 to home school your children. Just because government steals from you via taxation is no reason to subject your children to collectivization. Home school. You can do it. People educated their children for millennia before the advent of compulsory public school paid for with confiscated wealth.

  4. Gregg - January 28, 2020

    I fail to see why anyone would want to live in any American city with a population of over 500,000 that is dominated by Dem Politicians (which is just about all of them). Having lived or worked in or near NYC, Philadelphia, Norfolk (Tidewater area), Arlington, VA, (National Capitol Region), and Nashville, there is not one reason to be associated with, taxed by, or deal with all the problems associated with these or any other Democratic Plantations. What do big cities offer? High taxes, High crime, Rotten traffic, High cost of living, Crowding, Miserable education across the board. And now this indoctrination/abuse of our children.

    I knew this was going to happen when the Supreme Court legalized gay/same sex marriage as the “law of the land” about five years ago, because the left is never satisfied. I knew the flood gates were going to be opened up to the mandated acceptance of any and all aspects of abnormal behavior. The left had to get the universally and legislatively rejected gay marriage first in order to facilitate their American morals destruction agenda. Just like with the court’s abortion ruling in the 1970s, look at where we are now regarding abortion . Now, their next crusade, which is being pushed in conjunction with the trans agenda is the universal/national legalization of “medical” and recreational marijuana. Does any rational person think that allowing a growing percentage of Americans to be in a drug addled haze will stop with just marijuana? Marijuana has always been called a “gateway drug”. After the national legalization of pot, how long will it be until more and more of the dangerous drugs become normalized and eventually legalized via judicial fiat? Two years? Five years? It is going to happen just as sure as the sun comes up every day.

    The founders never envisioned courts making laws like this. Somehow the court’s power needs to be reigned in or we will lose our Republican form of government; our “Democracy” will be ruled by black robes with lifetime appointments. We will have no recourse of, by, or for the people, and elections will become invalidated and obsolete – which has always been the left’s plan.

  5. Janice Janes - January 28, 2020

    They will, of course, allow the kids to determine their race and last name. You want to toss science, then toss ALL of it.
    You’d think the psychological community would be screaming about taking away a kid’s identity, of which sex is a BIG part.

  6. coco holt - January 28, 2020

    There is no such thing as man or woman, good or evil, right or wrong. welcome to the world of ism’sss If i think it is good ,,, it is,,,, if I think it is bad,,, it is,,, if I think you are evil,, you are. Ahhhh so much easier than those pesky facts.

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