Wednesday, February 8, 2017

It Seems Obvious: We Should Not Lie

Doctors have long known about the phantom feelings that amputees express. They insist that they can feel their missing arm, hand or leg. Doctors force these people to accept the reality of their body and do not encourage them to rely on their feelings. Let me put it another way.

Suppose a man had his leg and amputated and insisted that his leg was still there because he could feel it. Imagine the result of a doctor encouraging the man to deny the reality of his body. This man would sure fall a lot.

When a man ‘feels’ that he is a woman, doctors now encourage him to follow his feelings. They chop off his penis and testicles and build him a brand new vagina! They give him breasts and help him to ease into his new sexual identity. Unless we can point to a gene or DNA module that defines gender, let’s just turn the puppy over and examine genitalia. If not, then let’s mark ‘unknown gender’ on birth certificates.

Why don’t doctors lie to amputees and build them prosthetics and tell them that they have not lost their leg or arm? Why do we refer to former cancer patients as cancer survivors instead of simply denying the existence of their cancer? It seems as obvious as which restroom I should use.

Tomorrow, I may awaken and feel like I am a chicken. Hopefully, the doctors and society will recognize that I am a chicken. Frankly, my family could use the fresh eggs.

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