Trash Culture has really reached another nadir. I actually don't know which is worse: forcing Lopez to apologize for speaking the truth or the fact that he actually apologized for it. Either way, this is a shameful episode on our already bleak cultural landscape.
I don't feel much sympathy for Hollywood yo-hos; but I really do feel for medical and psychiatric professionals who have to bite their tongues and play along with this PC-imposed quackery when it goes against all of their scientific training and their ethical codes to do so.
Just think about it for a few moments. The Sexual Anarchists tell us that gender identity is something that we are born with and is independent of our actual biology. So why are over 99% of transgenders going from biologically male to female? Shouldn't the percentages be equal if gender identity is inborn?
Let's assume for a moment that gender identity is unrelated to biology. Where does it come from then? From psychology?
NPC: "No, that would be Gender Essentialism. and we know that male and female psychologies are the same."
NW: "Then where does gender identity come from?"
NPC: "Gender is an artificial social construct."
NW: "If that's so, then aren't people who choose a different gender actually being programmed by society, too?"
If someone decides to change their gender, they do so through surgery and Hormone Replacement Treatment. Doesn't that involve biology? They also have to go through specialized counseling. Doesn't that involve psychology? The Sexual Anarchists say that so-called 'gender identity disorder' isn't a 'disease which can be cured'; yet they employ medical and psychiatric science to effect a gender transition. Yet they won't allow Medicine or Psychiatry to treat it by helping a patient adjust to his biological gender. This in spite of the fact that in the 1960s, psychiatrists documented that so-called 'LGTBQ' patients were cured and restored to normal heterosexual lives in about 4 out of 5 cases.
Then there is the question about how safe these medical procedures really are---especially when quacks are talking about giving them to children. One of the rare recent studies done on the subject indicates that hormone replacement so-called 'therapy' increases the risk of cardiovascular complications. Consider that there is already considerable debate about whether hormones introduced into agricultural products are safe for human consumption: yet we're to believe that the hormones of one gender can be transplanted safely and effectively into another human body?
The suicide rates among LGBTQ's are high; the life expectancy rates are low---and yet medical professionals are prevented from curing them and Media jugheads are promoting more 'acceptance' of the disorder.
So who's being ignorant and insensitive here? Some food for thought...