Evie, a pseudonymous transsexual, claims True Transsexuality is a physiological condition akin to intersex, arguing childhood medical transition is a corrective for “prenatal hormone exposure, abnormal androgen receptors and physiological brain differences”. The Dorx may not agree, but have a productive and interesting conversation as Evie refreshingly backs up arguments with evidence (of varying validity) instead trying to weasel out with postmodern doublespeak. There should be more conversations like this.
Trans surgeon Marci Bowers on early transitioners’ anorgasmia: https://twitter.com/DonovanCleckley/status/1521625518394773505
One thought on “Episode 66: Truscum Talk with Evie”
Thank you, Evie, for putting yourself out there! I know you must be familiar with the Dorx position on these issues and what their listenership likely believes in as well.
I understand the belief that the missed opportunity for one with body dysphoria to integrate as their target sex as early as possible is the greater or at least equal tragedy to what a detransitioner regrets when they’ve made irreversible changes to their bodies. In this line of thinking, puberty will act in the same way to a dysphoric person that medically/surgically transitioning does to a person who may end up regretting it as an adult.
It does seem that one looks back and thinks “if only” this had happened earlier, everything else would be better; The other looks back and realizes that they never had to do anything in first place, but they were certain that if they did NOT act, then they would live to regret it. One is speaking from hindsight, the other is looking back and realizing they could not see into the future.
If the goal is to PREVENT as much regret as possible and ensure the best outcomes — if the goal is to “first do no harm” — which way of thinking accomplishes that when we apply it to other people, especially children?
On another thought, I think we all have biases that we want to see confirmed one way or another, and that’s why incomplete data is a hazard for anyone looking to draw conclusions.
Having Evie’s personal insight was enlightening, and I appreciate hearing her side!
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