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The Canadian Medical Association Has Lost Its Mind
Kathleen Ross perpetuates a colossal medical scandal
This week, I had the rotten luck of stumbling upon a press release from Canadian Medical Association President Kathleen Ross that left me despairing for humanity.
“CMA encourages safe spaces for youth to explore, express gender identity” the title of the press release reads.
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is speaking out in support of children and youth and the importance of creating safe environments for them to explore their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Gender identity is a health issue, and every step should be taken to ensure that all children and youth can achieve optimal health. Exploring and determining one’s sexual orientation and gender is part of normal childhood and adolescent development. This should be encouraged by creating safe environments in which children and youth can express themselves, absent of barriers, prejudice and restrictive conditions that can lead to harm and stigma.
The CMA joins physicians, health professionals and organizations who recognize the need to support the healthy expression of sexual orientation and gender as a fundamental right of all children and youth.
It’s hard to know where to begin with something this bad. First of all, it’s very concerning that Ross would refer to children as having a sexual orientation and speak about the need to support children’s sexual expression. This sexualization of children has crept into our culture so nefariously that you have the president of the CMA typing such bizarre statements in complete seriousness.
Nor should a child be locked into the idea that they are gay, or bi, or asexual, or any other option in the array of real and fantasy sexualities offered up today on the u-pick queer farm.
The only small comfort is that if a child thinks they have a sexuality which it turns out they don’t once they grow older and begin to have actual feelings of sexual attraction, they won’t have caused irreparable medical damage to themselves because of it.
This is not so with “gender.” Locking a child into a “gender identity” is an atrocious thing to do (1) because even if you call them “cisgender” and tell them that their “gender identity” matches their “sex assigned at birth” you are still confusing them about reality and truth and (2) because if you tell them that their “gender identity” does not match their “sex assigned at birth” you have doomed them. You have doomed them to permanent medicalization and to a pathway that leads to sterility and loss of adult sexual function.
Ross became the president of the CMA just this past August, and she wasted no time spelling out exactly what her priorities are: to capture more impressionable youth for the cult of gender—a cult that uses sexual orientation as a shield to make the reality-denying concept of “gender identity” more palatable and to sexualize children under the radar.
It is clear from the title and the text of the press release that this is fundamentally about “gender identity” and the medicalization of non-conformity. “Gender identity is a health issue,” Ross writes, confirming exactly this point with just a few keystrokes.
No one even knows what gender identity is, but we certainly know it’s a health issue that requires drastic hormonal and surgical intervention. That much we know. How? Because it’s what good, progressive people need to know in order to be good and progressive. The doctors say so. Sure, we’ll look back on all of this as a horrific medical scandal, but Ross gets to enjoy her woke cookies right now, and that’s all that matters.
I want to be more charitable—I want to say that Ross is probably a good doctor and an intelligent person. But it is so hard for me to wrap my head around the idea that an intelligent person who genuinely cares for the well-being of children and youth could attach her name to something like this. That a doctor, and the head of a medical association no less, couldn’t see the dark places where medicalizing the idea of “gender identity” has already led us.
The sad thing is that you don’t even need to be particularly smart to see it. You just have to be more concerned about doing the right thing than about virtue signalling. Unfortunately, that’s a big ask nowadays.
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