From Chicks on The Right:
I’ll be curious to see how the raging lunatic SJWs take this news (or if they’ll simply ignore it).
They’ll ignore it. Thoughtcrimes are always ignored. Facts not on the Agenda, doubly so.
According to this, the scholarly journal “The New Atlantis” published a research study about sexuality and gender. The study basically debunks EVERYTHING popular opinion has told us about human sexual orientation and gender identity being innate. Bottom Line: The argument that “I was born this way” does not hold up under scientific scrutiny –
The belief that sexual orientation is an innate, biologically fixed human property—that people are ‘born that way’—is not supported by scientific evidence.
Likewise, the belief that gender identity is an innate, fixed human property independent of biological sex—so that a person might be a ‘man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’—is not supported by scientific evidence.
Only a minority of children who express gender-atypical thoughts or behavior will continue to do so into adolescence or adulthood. There is no evidence that all such children should be encouraged to become transgender, much less subjected to hormone treatments or surgery.
Non-heterosexual and transgender people have higher rates of mental health problems (anxiety, depression, suicide), as well as behavioral and social problems (substance abuse, intimate partner violence), than the general population. Discrimination alone does not account for the entire disparity.
Oh gee, denying your biological makeup in favor of your FEEEEEEEEELINGS leads to mental health problems? Who could have guessed?
In this clip, the editor of the journal interviews the top researchers on this study, Dr. Paul McHugh and Dr. Lawrence Mayer, both of Johns Hopkins University –
“Science is never settled.” Dr. McHugh – you are my new favorite person!
Note how Dr. Mayer points out that there just isn’t enough long-term data for how transgenderism – particularly in children – affect people over the course of their lives. Yet people are insisting that children AND adults can just “feel” that they were born in the wrong body and they have to go through all these mental and physical hoops to get there, as well as forcing the rest of society to deny what is right in front of our faces!
We’ve talked about medical and scientific professionals’ findings on this subject before and, more often than not, we get quite a bit of blowback from the left about it. This is just adding one more scientific source that says “Biology doesn’t work like that.” And certainly not on the scale that social justice Tumblrinas would have you believe (you spend enough time on Tumblr, you’d swear that EVERYBODY in the world is LGBTQIAAXYZWTFBBQ).
I’m not surprised that these researchers came to these conclusions. I think I’m more surprised that The New Atlantis actually published it (admittedly, this is the first I’ve heard of The New Atlantis. But then again, I don’t keep tabs on the eleventy-skillion scholarly journals that exist out there). Politically correct academia doesn’t typically make it a habit of publicly admitting findings that are going to hack off their Cult of Social Justice masters. So, I have to applaud The New Atlantis for having the brass ones to actually do this.