If you need any further confirmation that so-called “transgenderism” is a mental illness, the University of Vermont confirmed that by agreeing to called “transgendered” students “they.” The New York Times wrote about a woman named Rocko Gieselman (Rocko is not her real name, but the name she chose when she decided to become a lesbian). But being lesbian and changing her name to Rocko wasn’t enough for Geiselman; she also feels she is “transgendered” as well and wants to be called “they,” something the taxpayer funded UVM is all too happy to oblige (after paying $80,000 of taxpayer dollars to overhaul their computer system to accommodate it).
The Times begins the article paradoxically by describing how feminine she is, talking about how large and imposing her breasts are and how tasteful her choice in bras are in explicit language not often seen on the front page of the New York Times: “Black bra straps poked out from a faded black tank top emblazoned with the logo of the indie band Rubblebucket; a silver necklace with an anchor dangled over ample décolletage.”
Then it described her happy journey to lesbianism. But somehow, even that wasn’t fully satisfying to her. “Every time someone used ‘she’ or ‘her’ to refer to me, it made this little tick in my head.” She tried becoming a boy and bandaging her breasts, but that didn’t work either. It was at that point that Rocko decided that “she” was a “they.”
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Pop quiz: What other mental illness has “he” and “she” called “they”? Schizophrenia. Split personality disorder. That’s what Rocko (or Sally, or Susan, or whatever her real name is–the Times will provide wall-to-wall coverage of her breasts but not her real name) is suffering from. It’s one thing to be a woman and want to act more manly, or vice-versa. There’s nothing wrong in acting however you like, within reason, as long as it doesn’t harm others (or yourself). But when you start denying a physical reality, that you’re a man or a woman, that falls into the category of mental illness. Rocko says she “felt a little tick in her head” every time someone called her “she.” That’s mental illness.
It’s normal for some children growing up to be confused about gender roles. What’s not normal is society encouraging them to be something they are not and never can be biologically. Instead of encouraging her delusions, her mother should have given her a slap and said, “Stop with this ‘they’ nonsense! Now take that cucumber out of your pants and come to dinner!”
Unfortunately, her mother and UVM were only too happy to enable this, not only allowing her to pick a new name for herself, but now allows each student to choose a “gender name” as well. Presumably, that can be “he,” “she,” or “they,” but theoretically could be anything–you could choose to be called a “herd,” a “flock,” a “gaggle,” “It,” “Cousin It,” or perhaps even “The lampost on 42nd street which slowly flickers on and off.”
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The article goes on to say: “Students are organizing identity conferences and inventing new vocabularies, which include pronouns like ‘ze’ and ‘xe,’ and pressing administrations to make changes that validate, in language, the existence of a gender outside the binary.”
I think “ze woman” who does this will sound only like a confused person speaking with a broken French accent.
The article goes on:
Occasionally Gieselman wishes for a lower voice and flatter chest, but other times feels O.K. with, even happy about, having a feminine physique. “Even within the same day or the next day I can suddenly really love how my chest looks in a sundress,” said Gieselman, who wears two small nose rings.”
The poor girl is obviously confused. She can call herself Rocky Balboa, put an italian sausage in her pants, and yell “I am THEY!” at the top of her lungs; but that will not make her a man, or a “they,” or a whatever. She should get psychiatric help. Society should not encourage this; for if it does, it will only encourage other confused kids into miserable lives being something that they’re not and can never be.
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Pedro Gonzales is editor of Newsmachete.com, the conservative news site.
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