ARTICLE

Transgender Taboos: Don't Question.. Or Else

News Image By John Stonestreet/Breakpoint.org January 04, 2019
Share this article:

There are a growing number of people who transitioned from one gender to the other, only to regret it, and then try to reverse the process. Why aren't we hearing their stories?

Here's a fun fact: the word "taboo" came to the English language from natives on what is now the nation of Tonga. Believe it or not, when British explorer James Cook first visited the remote island, he noticed that certain things, in particular certain foods, were strictly off-limits. When he asked why, they replied these things were "taboo," which meant "consecrated, inviolable, forbidden, unclean or cursed."


Now in English parlance today, we tend to use the word "taboo" as a figure of speech or hyperbole. We don't think of whatever is being referred to as literally being "consecrated," "inviolable," "uncleaned" or "cursed."

Or do we?

A recent article in Canada's National Post identified something it called the "new taboo." It's off-limits to even talk about the increasing number of people who, having undergone gender-reassignment surgery, now not only regret their decision, they want to reverse the procedure.

Five years ago, Dr. Miroslav Djordjevic, described in the article as "the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon," met a patient who had undergone the male-to-female surgery at another clinic but now wanted it reversed.

It turned out to be only the first of many stories Djordjevic would hear "about crippling levels of depression following their transition, and, in some cases, even contemplated suicide." He told the National Post "It can be a real disaster to hear these stories."


Why then are these disaster stories so rarely heard? Because they are taboo.

The very same article told readers about allegations that Bath Spa University in England turned down "an application for research on gender reassignment reversal" because the project was deemed 'potentially politically incorrect.'" Or perhaps a more accurate word would be the one chosen by the National Post: "taboo."

Recently on BreakPoint, I told you about a stunning piece in the New York Times written by a man planning to have gender-reassignment surgery. In it, he not only admitted the surgery would not make him happier, he admitted that the very prospect of the surgery made him more depressed and suicidal.

The author deserves our pity, but the decision to run the article without even questioning what on earth is going on, is the very definition of something being "taboo." Questioning the sacredness and inviolability of the desire to transition invites the digital equivalent of the wrath of the gods that ancient Polynesian feared for violating taboos.

That's hyperbole, you say. Is it? Because there are many more examples. Like the July/August issue of the left-of-center publication, the Atlantic Monthly. It contained an article that merely counseled caution in treating young children who claim to be transgender.



It didn't matter that the author, Jesse Singal, was on solid scientific ground to urge caution. It didn't matter that a 2013 study found two-thirds of pubescent children who experience gender dysphoria no longer have those feelings five years later. Singal and the Atlantic violated the taboo, and they were digitally stoned for it.

In fact, this cultural taboo is so strong, it can cost parents custody of their children. Recently, a Christian family in Ohio lost custody of their 17-year-old son because he wanted to begin hormone therapy. A family court awarded custody to the child's grandparents, because they were more amenable to his desires.

Instead of asking the more obvious question--Can't we just wait a year and not do anything drastic until he's 18 and doesn't need parental permission?"--the judge removed a minor from his home. This is taboo in action.

All who interfere with one's desires to transition these days are simply considered cursed. Meanwhile, victims' stories go unheard.

Originally published at Breakpoint.org - reposted with permission.


Other News

January 23, 2019Born This Way vs Born Again: Lady Gaga Attacks Mike Pence

Lady Gaga is a cultural icon and some of her top songs contain powerful cultural messages, however she recently attacked the Vice Presiden...

January 23, 2019The Blasphemous Promotion Of Abortion As "Gods Plan"

Abortion supporters, including clergy, have stepped up their efforts to promote the killing of unborn babies as a "part of God's plan" an...

January 23, 2019Why Is The US Taxpayer Funding Louis Farrakhan's Nation Of Islam?

Ask average US taxpayers if they would give money to an organization that is openly racist and antisemitic, and you would get a resounding...

January 22, 2019Believing A Lie - The Power Of Media Manipulation

Millions of Americans are having their perspectives shaped by a media-manufactured (or, media-repeated) lies. How much different is this t...

January 22, 2019War Drums: IAF Daylight Airstrike Against Iran In Syria

The coming year will be a crucial junction in deciding whether this shadow war will continue, die down or erupt into the flames of a regio...

January 22, 2019Dangerous New Trans Push For Puberty Blockers Of Young Children

The rush to embrace transgenderism in children has adopted a dangerous new medical practice: hormone blockers that prevent puberty....

Get Breaking News