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Its worth a read.

https://www.nytimes.com/1979/06/10/archives/male-and-female-created-he-them-transexual.html

This quote in particular,

"Still, why should anyone (especially feminist women) object to men wanting to become women? Isn't imitation the highest form of flattery?

Precisely herein lies the “liberal” sexologists’ betrayal of human dignity and integrity: They support the (male) transsexual's claim that he wants to be a woman — when, in fact, what he wants is to be a caricature of the male definition of “femininity.” "

Its worth a read. https://www.nytimes.com/1979/06/10/archives/male-and-female-created-he-them-transexual.html This quote in particular, "Still, why should anyone (especially feminist women) object to men wanting to become women? Isn't imitation the highest form of flattery? Precisely herein lies the “liberal” sexologists’ betrayal of human dignity and integrity: They support the (male) transsexual's claim that he wants to be a woman — when, in fact, what he wants is to be a caricature of the male definition of “femininity.” "

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IN the old days, when I was a medical student, if a man wanted to have his penis amputated, my psychology professors said that he suffered from schizophrenia, locked him up in an asylum and threw away the key. Now that I am a professor. my colleagues in psychiatry say that he is a “transsexual,” my colleagues in urology refashion his penis into a perineal cavity they call a vagina, and Time magazine puts him on its cover and calls him “her.” Anyone who doubts that this is progress is considered to be ignorant of the discoveries of modern psychiatric sexology, and a political reactionary, a sexual bigot, or something equally unflattering.

HOLY SHIT.

This guy saw right into the future.

this guy saw right into the present, though - it was already happening in the 70s, when they said "transsexual" and when a person needed to have a medical transition in order to have their pronouns switched. That's when Renee Richards caused uproar over whether someone might be a "stealth" participant in sports competitions (because apparently before that the medical tests wouldn't have revealed sex, and Renee Richards just had a murky past...) and when Janice Raymond wrote the Transsexual Empire... We just never worked it out, and now have allowed things to get much worse.

I'm not saying it's impossible there can't be a tipping point, but sometimes it seems a little meek when you remember how long the argument's been around. We can't just rely on people waking up on their own... keep talking