The sex-change fad

AT TIMES, I am so perceptive I stun myself.

Last week, I left a comment on someone else’s blog to the effect that sex change, or transgendering in NewSpeak, has become a fad. That inspired another reader to call me a rude word. I am unrepentant. I had no specific evidence, but I keep my ears to the ground on cultural issues, and the ground had told me that transgendering is now a fad.

New ImageAnd, by Jove, a few days later the New York Post published a piece on this very topic, that transgendering has skyrocketed in the Western world over the past 10 years, especially among teenage girls, that demographic most susceptible to fads.

And schools, radical as they now are, push this issue.

Public schools peddle gender ideology with a fervor that would make a preacher blush. — Abigail Shrier in the New York Post.

Did you know that some schools stage assemblies to celebrate “gender journeys”?

Good God Almighty!

Not just schools but social media “gurus” promote this. The teen years are difficult at best, and the considerable angst felt by adolescent girls hitting puberty is now being used by the nuttier elements of society, especially the LGBT people. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of gender surgeries for girls quadrupled in the United States. In the United Kingdom, “gender dysphoria” among teen girls increased 4,400 percent in a decade.

The girls are not coming up with this nincompoopery on their own.

You can read the disturbing piece in the New York Post right here.

14 thoughts on “The sex-change fad

  1. Some good points made in that article. Having some experience with that age group in a past life as a secondary school teacher, I could build quite a list of candidates for this current mind training (had it existed back in the ’60s), that in a small, rural community with extremely close-knit families. We had lots of “tom boys” who were quite adept in that role and appeared happy in it. We certainly had some girls who were not comfortable in their feminine selves. They did not have the current option(s) and made it through quite fine.

    We had a few “sissy boys,” to use the term of the time, to complement the lists.

    A few short years later in that same setting “lesbianism” became a thing among the high school girls. My grandsons had the experience(s) associated with that.

    My comments have this simple point: Things have changed. That change is mostly a result of the acceptance by the majority of us of these concepts which were in the past foreign or not-yet-invented.

    There are still two sexes. It’s a good idea to get used to yours as early in life as possible. If you can’t, don’t expect an easy time of it.


  2. How are these “gurus” any different than the religious groups that used to do interventions and more to people who declared themselves as homosexual. With the alphabet soup of names and categories for humans today, homosexual sounds almost quaint.


    1. Karlos: I see absolutely no similarity between religious groups’ trying (futilely in almost all cases) to “cure” gays and this PC insanity that attempts to take advantage of teens entering puberty, trying to convince them they’re of the other sex. None whatsoever.


  3. Yes, well, this reader that you speak of has misused the word then more times than I can count. See how I used the words then and than in one sentence? I so wish that you would school this person on the proper usage of those two words. Maybe someone has already privately brought it to her attention and she just called them a “disgusting” name. On second thought, no need to school her. Let’s just let her keep embarrassing herself.


      1. Her comments just rubbed me the wrong way. I guess I’ve been in lockdown for too long!


        1. Connie: Yes, this whole Kung Flu thing is out of hand. I hardly know who or what to believe anymore. As a result, we’ve pretty much resumed our normal lives with the exception of no hugging and kissing other Mexicans, washing hands and doing the distance thing when it’s practical. Sometimes it is, sometimes not. I rarely do masks except when businesses require it to enter.

          Regarding the topic of sex changes becoming a fad, the author of the New York Post piece, I was informed yesterday, also wrote a book about it.

          Here’s a link:


  4. How long before surgical technique allows the unsettled to decide that they’d rather be dogs? Or fish? Or something else completely not what they were born? Because it’s pretty clear that the limit on this is not desire, it’s technology.

    One also wonders about the wisdom of making such a life-altering decision before one’s brain is fully formed. While the tormented (or otherwise) transgender or transgender-to-be has my full support and sympathy, I do wonder whether this isn’t something better discouraged than celebrated. Or at least postponed until someone’s brain is fully formed.

    I have a late 50s gay, male friend in California whom I’ve known since the early ’80s who is considering such a change. He’s 6’1″, and not a particularly slight build. He’s part of a circle of gay guys who have been friends since about the same time. Many of us were considered radical in the day and a couple still are. Anyway, this friend has been exploring his feminine side for the past few years. On New Year’s Eve of 2017, about 5 of us agreed to meet in an Indian restaurant in Mountain View, California, home of Google/YouTube, and close to many of the very left-leaning tech companies of Silicon Valley. The point being that we were in perhaps one of the most liberal/leftist places on earth. My friend was late. When he arrived, he was wearing high heels, a wig, was in full makeup, and a long white dress. With the heels on, he must have been close to 6′ 5″. As he walked to our table, the entire room fell silent and everyone stared at him.

    He hasn’t changed his sex yet, nor do I believe he’s taking any hormones. Mostly it’s just drag at this point but he’s talking about going all the way. Sadly, he will literally never pass for a woman. He’s just too tall, too big, has big hands, and a noticeable Adam’s apple. If he tries to become a woman, all he will have succeeded in doing is becoming a freak. I think most of us have told him that we love him and will support him in whatever he chooses. But we’ve also pointed out that he’ll never pass, and that he might some day have to go somewhere less liberal than the San Francisco Peninsula and that it won’t be easy. Furthermore, we’ve also pointed out that he’s very likely to make himself unattractive simultaneously to both gay and straight men. I don’t know about lesbians, but he’s not interest in women.

    Yet he still thinks that somehow life would be better if he were a woman. In my friend’s case, it’s pretty clear to everyone that he’s just deluded.

    May God protect him if he ever goes through with it. It ain’t gonna be an easy life.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where at least two of the gals who work at my local Trader Joe’s used to be guys.


    1. Kim: That’s quite a yarn. I hope your friend comes to his senses though I am not optimistic. He sounds incredibly confused.

      As for the man-women who work at Trader Joe’s, I bet they did not have to tell you they were switcheroos, did they? I imagine it was obvious. And now that it’s become a fad, and it surely has, this craziness will just get worse.


      1. Felipe: We’ll see about my friend. Hopefully, mere drag satisfies the “itch” so to speak.

        As for the TJ’s “gals,” one of them has worked there for something like 25 years, about as long as I’ve shopped there. I sort of knew him as a man, but some time in the past couple of years (I’ve been gone for a long time) s/he transitioned. Frankly, it kind of surprised me because as a man, he was pretty “cis-gendered,” and indeed, I never would have guessed he was even gay. S/he’s also on the large-ish size to pass. And aside from some eye makeup and a small pair of boobs, pretty much looks like s/he ever did. The other one I didn’t know as a man, but I can tell that s/he’s not an “original.”

        I wish them both well. I hope they are happier post-transition. But of course I don’t know them well enough to ask. Frankly, a gender transition seems like a potentially rather lonely thing.


  5. Seeing Kim’s additional comments brings out other thoughts I wish I had expressed with my earlier comment.

    I would wish each of these folks who feel the need to be the other sex all the best. It must be a miserable situation with little consolation to be in that dilemma. I have known several people over the decades in a variety of settings who were obviously not happy with their gender. I have known several lesbians and at least as many gay men who managed to make a life for themselves and appeared to be quite satisfied with the result.

    I have also known lots of men and women who were terribly uncomfortable with folks with lesbian or gay leanings. That certainly continues to this day, and it’s not just the old folks who feel that way.

    Anything (anyone) away from the norm makes people uncomfortable, and those same people feel free to look down on those different. We all seem to forget that no one is “normal.”


    1. Ricardo: Just found this message of yours in the trash folder where it sat four days. Sorry I did not notice sooner.

      Normal just means the norm, and we all differ from that in some way or the other. People are different. Some in good ways, some in bad. It’s an interesting world in which we live.


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