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Students at Harvard Told That Gender Can Change ‘Day by Day’

Students at Harvard Told That Gender Can Change ‘Day by Day’

“there are more than two sexes”

Do you think the senior staff at Harvard Medical School would agree with this?

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard tells students gender can ‘change from day to day’

The office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard University has released a new school-sponsored guide telling students to “fight transphobia” and “get the facts about gender diversity.”

The guide, which was distributed to students on campus, declares that “there are more than two sexes” and that “gender is fluid and changing,” adding that someone’s gender identity “can be affirmed and/or expressed in many ways,” and can even “change from day to day.”

“Sex assigned at birth and gender identity are not necessarily the same,” the flyer begins, elaborating that anatomical characteristics may not always align with “gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, and/or how one is perceived in daily life.”

It then segues into the claim that “there are more than two sexes,” but this time focuses on biological considerations, citing a post by the Organization Intersex International (OII) asserting that “at least 2% of people” are born with some combination of male and female genitalia, hormones, or chromosomes.

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Walker Evans | April 21, 2017 at 5:27 pm

A person may decide to ‘identify’ with a gender other than their own but the biological fact is that gender and birth-sex are the same thing, with the possible exception of that 2% the BGLTQ people mention. Chromosomes cannot be denied by wishful thinking, or changed by any known surgical technique.

So if some 40-year-old guy — call him Pete O. Phyle if you like — decides that today, he identifies as a 12-year-old girl, would Harvard faculty advocate schools being required to let him use his facilities of choice, including the middle school girls’ locker room?

Tomorrow, could he identify as an 8-year-old boy and gain access to the elementary school boys’ room?

And then next week be a 40-year-old man again, bragging to his buddies about all the “young singles” he’s been hanging out with?

Here’s the deal: if a biological fact like gender suddenly becomes fungible and variable, then so do other biological facts like age, race, and even species (the connotations of which are left as an exercise for the reader — if you want, and I’ll not blame you if you don’t).

    Close The Fed in reply to Archer. | April 21, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Dear Archer & others:

    I’ve written about this before, I think, but it bears repeating.

    People who suffer severe trauma as children can develop Dissociative Identity Disorder, although I prefer the old term of Multiple Personalities. If a trauma is so severe that the child must have the ability to compartmentalize the memories in order to function, different personalities will develop to hold the memories separately.

    The personalities vary tremendously, which is consistent with the fact that they “experience” different things, because the memory is walled off from each other. You can have a grown man with a 12 year old girl in him,and a 6 year old boy, and of course, with a 40 year old man presenting himself to the world.

    Most of these folks will hide for all their worth, the fact that they have multiple personalities. Sometimes, depending on the person, one personality may not even be aware of all the others, which is consistent with the function of the adaptation to box off the traumatic memories so as to avoid the impairment of day to day functioning.

    This means that their memories can be very spotty. I’ve met one man whose alters are co-conscious, but that’s not everyone. Some of them will “wake up” and find themselves someplace and not know how they got there. Their alter took them, that’s how they got there.

    These folks can actually switch on a dime. I’ve known them and interacted with them. The ones I’ve known switch in and out quite easily. If a stressful situation comes up, or in some cases, noises and smells hit them – whatever their trigger is, they’ll switch. I mean the list is endless really. I also have found, unfortunately, when a person with MP knows I’m open minded about their alters, they tend to switch just because they know I won’t criticize them for it. Then, they don’t want to talk to me when they in therapy, because they’re trying to combine into one person permanently, and don’t want to be triggered into separate personalities.

    Very annoying.

    When I was a kid, I thought the movie “Sybil” was just a sensationalized movie meant to sell tickets. After meeting a couple of men with this, I now know much, much better.

    It’s pretty amazing. The “little ones” are very malleable. Explains Bradley Manning quite well. My experience with one little one in particular was very heartwarming. She was 12, and she knew she was a boy but wanted to be a girl so badly. And she was of course “precocious” having been abused, had no boundaries, but what touched me about “her” was that she was so impressionable. I had to be careful about what I said, because “she” would act on it. When I wasn’t, he had problems because he owned his own business and if I said something carelessly, he would do it, just do it! I’m not a good businessman; please don’t buy a building because I said I liked it!! Egads!

    Folks aren’t honest about this, because as Richard Gartner said in “Beyond Betrayal,” victims are ashamed and feel guilty. They don’t want you to know their shame. They don’t want the humiliation of us knowing their tragic secrets. They just want you to think they’re born this way, so they never have to explain what happened to them, and what they wrongly think, was their fault for it happening.

    I know a lot more, if anyone is curious, about how it works.

      I admit I had not considered the possibility of DAD (or MPs; I also prefer the old term 🙂 ). Not sure why not; it certainly would explain a lot.

      That said, as you point out below, the rest of us should not be forced to alter the basic foundations of society to accommodate them. They need therapy and healing, not special rules that only apply to them.

      Have you read the book, “Sybil”, upon which the movie was based? If not, I recommend it. Sally Field did an amazing job, but no Hollywood production can quite capture the subtleties and nuances of the full story. However, be forewarned; while Sybil’s affliction, symptoms, coping mechanisms, and treatments are described in far greater detail, so too are her many traumas at the hands of her mother.

      nordic_prince in reply to Close The Fed. | April 22, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Your post here reinforces my observation that the vast majority of genuine “transgender” situations (and yes, there are ones that are not genuine – just kids jumping on the latest “cool” bandwagon) are actually indications of mental illness of some sort. Accordingly, what they need is psychiatric / psychological help, not surgical mutilation and societal upheaval in the form of “bathroom laws” and the like (i.e., address the root cause rather than focusing on treating the symptoms).

Close The Fed | April 21, 2017 at 7:08 pm

All that said, we should not change our culture for these folks who suffered as children. Give them therapy of course, but not change marriage or adoption or bathroom culture for them. Of course not.

My explanation also, explains why I’m opposed to “transgenders” in the military. And frankly, probably homosexuals. The truth is, trauma is not done under factory conditions; each case is unique. We cannot know how severely someone was affected by abuse by a one-word statement about sexuality: I’m gay; I’m transgender. That gives you 0.000001% of the informatin you need.

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