Kathleen Ross perpetuates a colossal medical scandal
Almost all of Western medicine seems to be merrily perpetuating a medical scandal. Yesterday I had to fill out an online check-in for a medical appointment. I'm in a blue state in the US--maybe this is old news in Canada? But for the first time filling out such a form, I was asked to choose my "gender identity" from a long list that included genderqueer, gender fluid, demi-girl, demi-boy, asexual, pansexual, and 4 or 5 more that I can't remember. WTF!
Thank you so much for this post, and also for speaking against "sexual orientation." That term drives me nuts and does not come from Lesbians or Lesbian Feminists but is from the "Born this Way" club that, like so much else going on against Lesbians and women, erases the reality of choice, giving us no credit for who we risk so much to love.
Yes, it's part of the sexualization of us from birth now. When I looked up what "Lesbian" was, around 1960, it said something like "women sexually attracted to women." I was ten and had no idea what sexual meant other than something creepy as shown in the media. (I was also raised catholic.)
But I was in love with other girls from my earliest memories and that feeling was more powerful than anything in my life. When my first lover and I began to be lovers, we followed out hearts to passion and then knew exactly what to do in terms of making love, without sex manuals, porn, paraphernalia, etc. It was so perfect, but I fear that few girls now have such a perfect beginning to being Lesbians, because we are surrounded with horrific porn imagery everywhere. The effects of that do not go away. It's part of numbing us into not being in touch with our love and passion. It isolates our hearts and minds from our bodies. It's not a female way to be.
Thank you so much for this post, and also for speaking against "sexual orientation." That term drives me nuts and does not come from Lesbians or Lesbian Feminists but is more with the "Born this Way" club that, like so much else going on against Lesbians and women, erases the reality of choice, giving us no credit for who we risk so much to love.
But even worse is the medicalizing of children for profit and to virtue signal. It's criminal and irreparable.
Meanwhile, while hormones are tossed to kids with no concern about the consequences, good luck to women in trying to get access to them for real and serious health problems, and anything else we should have a choice about.
Thank you for speaking from a place of truth (and basic common sense).
My first thought upon reading it was also why would a child need to “explore their sexual orientation”?? Great article as usual.
"Safe spaces" for children/youth is in the HOME.
Puberty/adolescence is the process where/when gender is experimented and identity is consolidated.
Eva, when my income is more stable I will subscribe 😊
“U-Pick Queer Farm” lol
I forgot to say, I love the title too!