In response to Kathy Gyngell: Transgender surgery – lobotomy for our times, guestwho2 wrote:
On the unfortunate but thankfully rare occasions I have encountered detailed descriptions of the butchery involved it sounds like Dr Frankenstein on his worst day. Taking what is – at best – an emotionally unstable individual and facilitating the disfigurement and/or disablement of their most sensitive and critical corporeal areas is an affront to science, medicine, psychiatry and any other clinical or logical pursuit.
Transgenderism is not new but the current mania in favour of it began with the fraudulent Vanity Fair cover of Bruce Jenner tarted up as a glamorous simulacrum of a woman by an army of makeup artists https://www.fashionlady.in/bruce-jenner-is-on-the-cover-of-vanity-fair-and-has-broken-the-internet/33379 . In a word, it’s the creation of media trivialism which has had tragic human consequences. In real life, Jenner doesn’t look like a woman, he looks like a man dressed as a woman.
His right, but he and his friends are doing a lot of damage to the innocent and vulnerable.
A spy called April wrote:
The BACP has a commitment in its ethical framework to the principle of nonmaleficence towards clients and any therapist that does not work congruently with a client is breaking their own code of conduct. As a therapist I am there to provide unconditional positive regard (non judgmental support) and empathy for my clients. However, what I am not required to do is to collude with my clients in harmful behaviour as this is construed as not being in the client’s best interests. Therapy should be challenging as well as supportive, and needs to explore issues in order to be of use. Any therapist who gives into this transgender diktat is not working ethically and I suspect that eventually these people will find that nobody will be willing to work with them.