Re: Intersexuality (was: BOOK: Gender Shock)

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 13 Apr 1998 20:14:28 -0400

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> > > OK, so you believe that the kid's identity is impaired after
> > > "fixing" his sexuality. Are there any psychological studies supporting
> > > this view? I grant that it is difficult to do such studies if all
> > > attempts are blocked because of such "bugfixes".
> Victims of gender "reassignment" almost universally have many
> psychological problems. Of course, without a controlled study,
> there's no way to know that they wouldn't have had worse problems
> without the procedure--but it isn't necessary to know exact
> results of the procedure to stop it for moral reasons: It is
> simply morally repugnant to mutilate a child without eir consent,
> so whether or not it "works" is irrelevant. Such doctors
> deserve jail time, not research grants.

Growing up with an IQ of 160 was freakish enough for me. I can't imagine the
sort of punishment a kid would go through in childhood and teen years in a
state of non-standard, or non-determinate sexuality. If I were such a kid I
think that the best thing that could happen to me would be that someone would
have taken care of if before I could even remember anything and never tell me
anything about it.

   Michael Lorrey
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