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"My merch is inclusive I swear!" is what runs through my head as she justifies her old t-shirts and introduces a new "science is inclusive, are you?" shirt? It's respectability politics, but for women.

ObGyn: Is Science Anti-Transgender?

A possibly incomplete list of her language and logic in this video (I did some of them from memory after I realized how messed up she was going to get in this):

  • Uses AFAB and AMAB; improper usage after bringing up intersex conditions and alluding to how doctors deal with ambiguous genitalia as being a topic of a "whole other video" without recognizing that this is what it means to "assign" somebody a sex at birth
  • Uses "gender identity" as a foregone conclusion, the way one uses "my horoscope" or "my spirit animal", engages in sexist stereotypes, uses nonsensical "cis" terminology.
  • Medicalizes "gender" after distinguishing it from "sex" (how they pull this off repeatedly I'll never understand)
  • Falsely claims gender dysphoria is unlikely to resolve if it remains after puberty (at least she said "after puberty", I guess)
  • Based on no evidence whatsoever, and despite her not being a psychologist but rather an OBGYN, says "affirmation" is the only way to treat gender dysphoria.
  • Encourages people to report her for the "supposed" malpractice in her videos (I think somebody should call her bluff on this related to talking about psychological treatments while she's an ObGyn. Not sure if you'd report her to the psychology board or the ObGyn board?).
  • Mocks the idea of the profit motive being associated with her trans supportive rhetoric (What about that merch? Also, lifelong hormone treatments and increased medical needs do line the pockets of doctors; this effect has been proven with C-section rates. Doctors don't think they're getting more money when they go along with medicalization, but they do, and somewhere deep in their lizard brain knows this and responds accordingly).
  • Erases women with no concern for how it makes women feel... just trans people. Then claims she isn't erasing women. Gaslighting!
  • Says sex-based violence is irrelevant to the conversation. How interesting.
  • Claims detrans is rare and then says it needs more research. Also that it's irrelevant to the conversation. (Hmmm, detrans is irrelevant to the conversation of gender dysphoria and whether it resolves post-puberty or has alternative treatments but intersex people are central to the discussion of sex despite it being a rare condition?)
  • Disclaimer about "what we know to be right now" after asserting things are "known" above.
  • Wow - ends with advising women to walk out of a gynecological visit if they use the wrong pronouns. Yikes. Not caring so much if your patients get treatment as it is that the right words are used when they get treatment. From a gynecologist. A GYNECOLOGIST. Should the specialty change its name, maybe? Wouldn't the GYNE in GYNEcologist make the patients gender dysphoric as well?
  • Her outro is "be kind"... I guess her trans viewers didn't take note. Also interesting to observe that she didn't touch the topic of TiM's getting gender dysphoria because a gynecologist wouldn't see them.

Edit: I forgot:

  • "Born in the wrong body"
  • "Nobody is claiming you can literally change your sex"
  • Completely glossing over legal implications of sex changes.
"My merch is inclusive I swear!" is what runs through my head as she justifies her old t-shirts and introduces a new "science is inclusive, are you?" shirt? It's respectability politics, but for women. [ObGyn: Is Science Anti-Transgender?](https://youtu.be/cEhis4L4ohY) A possibly incomplete list of her language and logic in this video (I did some of them from memory after I realized how messed up she was going to get in this): - Uses AFAB and AMAB; improper usage after bringing up intersex conditions and alluding to how doctors deal with ambiguous genitalia as being a topic of a "whole other video" without recognizing that this is what it means to "assign" somebody a sex at birth - Uses "gender identity" as a foregone conclusion, the way one uses "my horoscope" or "my spirit animal", engages in sexist stereotypes, uses nonsensical "cis" terminology. - Medicalizes "gender" after distinguishing it from "sex" (how they pull this off repeatedly I'll never understand) - Falsely claims gender dysphoria is unlikely to resolve if it remains after puberty (at least she said "after puberty", I guess) - Based on no evidence whatsoever, and despite her not being a psychologist but rather an OBGYN, says "affirmation" is the only way to treat gender dysphoria. - Encourages people to report her for the "supposed" malpractice in her videos (I think somebody should call her bluff on this related to talking about psychological treatments while she's an ObGyn. Not sure if you'd report her to the psychology board or the ObGyn board?). - Mocks the idea of the profit motive being associated with her trans supportive rhetoric (What about that merch? Also, lifelong hormone treatments and increased medical needs do line the pockets of doctors; this effect has been proven with C-section rates. Doctors don't think they're getting more money when they go along with medicalization, but they do, and somewhere deep in their lizard brain knows this and responds accordingly). - Erases women with no concern for how it makes women feel... just trans people. Then claims she isn't erasing women. Gaslighting! - Says sex-based violence is irrelevant to the conversation. How interesting. - Claims detrans is rare and then says it needs more research. Also that it's irrelevant to the conversation. (Hmmm, detrans is irrelevant to the conversation of gender dysphoria and whether it resolves post-puberty or has alternative treatments but intersex people are central to the discussion of sex despite it being a rare condition?) - Disclaimer about "what we know to be right now" after asserting things are "known" above. - Wow - ends with advising women to walk out of a gynecological visit if they use the wrong pronouns. Yikes. Not caring so much if your patients get treatment as it is that the right words are used when they get treatment. From a gynecologist. A GYNECOLOGIST. Should the specialty change its name, maybe? Wouldn't the GYNE in GYNEcologist make the patients gender dysphoric as well? - Her outro is "be kind"... I guess her trans viewers didn't take note. Also interesting to observe that she didn't touch the topic of TiM's getting gender dysphoria because a gynecologist *wouldn't* see them. Edit: I forgot: - "Born in the wrong body" - "Nobody is claiming you can literally change your sex" - Completely glossing over legal implications of sex changes.

16 comments

[–] TheEthicalHedonist 24 points (+24|-0) Edited

Nope nope nope. I bowed out at minute 4 after being told that science proves you can be born in the wrong body and here’s my t-shirt to buy to show how woke I am. NO!

Science doesn’t care about your beliefs/feelings. Science isn’t “inclusive” it’s science!!!! Will you throw away the scientific method because it shows there isn’t a male and female brain?

Ok, Dr “born in the wrong body”...what is the third gamete? What is the third sex? This Dr is an idiot 🙄

[–] wildpansy 12 points (+12|-0)

It's not just anti-science, it's inherently nonsensical. There's no evidence there's any sort of "you" that exists independently of your body. This nonsense is like when people insist homeopathy or acupuncture are real because people in white coats sell them to you. Except this is worse because doctors are not even allowed to go against the narrative. Soon there won't even be such a thing as a traditional medical or biology degree, the woke ideology will be inherently mixed in with the science as something you must accept as true without questioning it. Never mind that science doesn't accept things without questioning them, that's kind of the point. It's the same phenomenon that got Galileo killed but now the threat has weaseled its way into the educated community who would normally be the ones defending real science.

[–] TheEthicalHedonist 13 points (+13|-0)

I am frightened how many people with MD/DO after their names have fallen prey to this utterly anti-scientific ideology. It makes me nervous to ever seek out a medical professional for actual health issues. Oh wait, I live in the US! I can’t afford a doctor anyways! Phew!

[–] wildpansy 8 points (+8|-0)

Have you tried cashing in your cis privilege? Apparently it gives you huge powers in society, much more so than some genderspecial. Sure Caitlyn Jenner can afford to buy the whole clinic but aren't you glad you're not oppressed though?

[–] starsstorm 18 points (+18|-0)

I don’t trust any doctors selling merchandise. They have a vested interest in making money over anything else.

Additionally, you’re absolutely right on the c section thing, which is why in the US hospitals that charge the same for delivery regardless of vaginal or c section, perform far fewer c sections.

[–] feralfeminist 9 points (+9|-0)

Yeah. That alone explains the greater number of sections in the USA. It's not mothers being fat or being older; there are fat, older mothers in the UK and continental Europe and both areas of the world have much lower section rates than the USA does.

I get that a surgery would be more expensive just from the additional equipment and personnel, but paying an OB more for doing a section is just rewarding bad behavior. If they really do need to save a baby, by all means (OK, most -- don't kill the mother) save the baby. Most sections, though, are "I'm worried so let's do this just in case." Uh-huh.

[–] Womancup 11 points (+11|-0)

A C-section doesn't just cost more, it's more convenient for the doctor because it can be scheduled

[–] Womancup 13 points (+13|-0)

And yet she never talks about abortion. Apparently that's not as important as trans nonsense

[–] Radical_beans 9 points (+9|-0)

How did I know it would be Mama Jones before I even opened the post.

[–] Srfthrowaway 9 points (+9|-0)

I wonder if she can tell the difference between a vagina and a fauxgina. Maybe this is the gynecologist the TIMs talk about all the damn time.

I liked a couple of her videos reacting to medical drama shows. Those were fun.

This is just stupid.

I was so disappointed when she made that video. She makes no effort to explain why transwomen are women other than "they have dysphoria" and she makes no effort to understand why others disagree.