An article was recently posted by Breitbart regarding a man who had completed a sex change operation, regretted and then transitioned back to the life of a man from a “woman.” He is now married and has started his own website as well as a blog to field questions.
The man, Walt Heyer, compared the after effect of a sex change to a “hangover” in a CNN interview on Tuesday, stating that, “It’s sort of like, you know, going down to the bar and you’re having a good time and you drink it up good and then, you know, you wake up with a hangover.”
What is particularly interesting about this man’s testimony – if one could call it such – is the underlying supposition that people have to come to grips with, namely that people are not born in the wrong bodies. The sheer imbecility of comparing race to transgender struggles is clearly amplified by Heyer.
For example, I have caramel coloured skin with a red tint. I have always had this skin as well as the culture and other issues that go with this point. One looks at my pineal gland and can see that it is not calcified, it is supple and there are high concentrations of melanin in my blood stream, brain and lodged even in my bone marrow. It is clear that someone can see what I am and there is no dispute on this affair.
There is also a review of more than 100 international medical studies of post-operative transgenders carried out in the UK in 2004 found “no robust scientific evidence that gender reassignment surgery is clinically
It is not just offensive but an error in analogy to compare race to someone who “feels” that they are a woman; something that they have no experiential knowledge of at all. Feelings are the response to external stimulus, not objective but subjective. I hope that these articles in the links trigger as much mature and measured discussion as Mr Heyer did.