Gender confusion is a real phenomenon that should be treated with respect and charity. However, the intersectional feminists who monetize the issue are akin to the charlatans in Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale The Emperor’s New Clothes.
Until a few years ago, psychologists universally recognized Gender Identity Disorder (G.I.D.) as a mental disorder, not too unlike dyslexia. People with dyslexia confuse the order of letters, whereas people with G.I.D. confuse their sexual identity. It’s a rare but real phenomenon.
However, in 2012 due to pressure from transgender activists, the American Psychiatric Association (A.P.A.) replaced the term G.I.D. with Gender Dysphoria and no longer described it as a disorder. It was not done for medical reasons, but for the sociological purpose of de-stigmatizing transgenderism.
While this was likely done out of care and good intentions, intersectional feminists seized on the classification change to attack gender by saying it’s only a social construct. You are not born a boy or a g...