“I used to not pay too much attention to the whole gender-mix up issue because I know from my science training that there are a certain number of humans born with the sex chromosomes of both genders. They may be true hermaphrodites or just mosaics who look like one gender but feel the feelings of the other. I always felt sorry for them, knowing that the road they were about to go down would be difficult, confusing, and sad – not of their own making but rather a result of mixed-up genes. But they were, by far, in the minority.
So it’s with a lot of curiosity that I watch the unfolding of this issue in the media. Every day it seems we have another celebrity with a trans-child or a sad story of a person who falls under one of the letters of the LGBTQ (have I left any letters out?) acronym, the poor victim of heartless right-leaning (of course!) friends and family members. And I have to ask myself, are there really that many kids who struggle with this issue or is it just the latest “cause célèbre” of the more left-leaning of us? As this article points out, are we actually fostering the creation of MORE mixed-up kids in the attempt to be kind-hearted?
The thoughts in this article also fall into line with something my late husband used to complain about: the feminization of the American male. He was a medical researcher at a leading research institute, and even though this was not his area of investigation, he was quite concerned about it. When our first son, now in his 30’s, went to school and encountered a bully, the headmaster taught him how to box and told him that the only way to stop a bully was to stand up to him. My son did stand up to him and the bully backed down, leaving school, in fact. Good riddance! Two decades before, two other students with a long-standing feud were given boxing gloves and told to go settle their differences in the courtyard, with their parents’ blessing. It worked and they finished with bloody noses and a new-found respect for each other. Do you think that would EVER happen today. Never!
Our good friend, who worked for the state version of the EPA, concurred with my husband from a environmental point-of-view. She tested the water we drank and swam in and admitted that it was virtually impossible to remove all of the estrogen, that women urinated out after taking the Pill, from our drinking water . She looked at the amphibians in the streams and estuaries downstream from water treatment plants and found that they were either outright females or at least hermaphrodites. There were fewer and fewer males. I asked what will happen in the long-term when the levels of estrogen keep coming in above “safe” levels. She just shrugged and said, “Oh they’ll eventually just raise the level that’s considered “safe”. Do you really think the Big-Pharma PACs are going to allow the state to do anything to actually solve the problem?” I actually downloaded the last report of the water testing in my local area and the estrogen level was not even tested. It gave me the chills.