By Tom Quiner
Last year saw a breathtaking embrace of transgenderism.
The Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner story led the charge.
Now there is a move out called “The Danish Girl” which will surely advance the LGBT cause.
There is a psychological diagnosis for people who desire to be a different gender: gender dysphoria. Here’s the question: how should the condition be treated? Should these men and women be treated for dissociative disorder; or should they receive sex reassignment surgeries and hormones?
Anyone battling the condition deserves our kindness, compassion, and mercy. But the culture has quickly embraced the latter course, sex reassignment, as the proper path to take. But is it the right path?
I strongly encourage you to read a review of The Danish Girl by Walt Heyer. He offers a unique perspective, since he was born as a man who eventually underwent reassignment surgery and regretted it:
“The Danish Girl is stuffed with fluffy, gooey sentiments designed to convince “homophobic” or “transphobic” heterosexuals that the painful twists and turns of a transgender person’s life are really a healthy and courageous quest to embrace his or her true self. The film overflows with familiar LGBT talking points. At a key moment, the lead character exclaims, “I finally am who I am!”
Although the acting was well-done, the film is ultimately little more than an LGBT sales tool. It is true that transgender people are suffering. But what the film fails to address is that, all too often, transgender patients continue to suffer even after surgery, because their psychological problems remain untreated. I know from first-hand experience, as I was once a transgender woman, and I regret my sex-reassignment surgery.”
Mr. Heyer offers an insightful review based on his personal experience of having his body irreversibly “mutilated.”
He said the movie does provide an accurate portrayal of transgender origins and longings, but in a romanticized way that leaves out the reality of the consequences of reassignment surgery:
“Over time, I discovered that life as a woman could not give me peace. To my dismay, I still fluctuated between being Walt and being Laura [the female name he adopted], sometimes several times in one day. Whatever caused me to want to change my gender identity had not been solved by sex-reassignment surgery or by living as a woman. I kept searching for an answer.”
According to Mr. Heyer, reassignment surgery has a poor track record:
“A 2011 survey found that 41 percent of transgender people reported attempting suicide at least once.”
Take a few moments and read his entire review of this movie. Don’t get swept up by the PR machine of the politically-correct. The stakes are high.
Vulnerable men and women are getting hurt.