Sunday Reads: What’s Normal?

Trump is gone, innit wonderful.

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6 Comments on “Sunday Reads: What’s Normal?”

  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    And this news:

    …makes me think, ok…we are moving to build back better.

  2. NW Luna says:

    Ha, “Under Management”!

  3. dakinikat says:

    • NW Luna says:

      Too unpleasant to watch all the way through. Where do they get such anger and urge to destroy and hurt others?

  4. NW Luna says:

    Levine’s not a good choice for Ass’t Health Secretary in an administration who claims to act on evidence-based guideline. He’s on record as favoring giving off-label, experimental medications to minors. “Puberty blockers” are not approved for treatment in children with body dysphoria. They’re not reversible as popular myth would have us believe), and cause sterility among other adverse effects. A landmark case in the UK was recently decided in favor of a de-transitioner who as a child was not provided counseling but only encouraged to start puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones.

    There is no evidence that puberty blockers decrease mental-health problems in children with body dysphoria, except for a methodology-deficient study of only 27 children. On the contrary, some evidence shows that rates of self-harm and suicidal ideation increased after use of puberty blockers. A Swedish study found that suicide was higher after transition.

    Let’s support kids (most of whom are lesbian or gay) by not rushing to put them on irreversible, sterilizing meds without thorough research.

    • quixote says:

      It’s so pathetic that the solution to being squeezed into gender boxes has become squeezing into other gender boxes. Do away with the damn boxes. Be who you are without the need to fit any stereotype.

      Also does away with the need to maim bodies so they can be boxed in “correctly.” Not surprising that, as you say, it doesn’t help.