“We need to respect the dignity of people who identify as transgender,” he argues in the book, “but without encouraging children to undergo experimental transition treatments, and without trampling on the needs and interests of others.” Anderson has tweeted that “gender dysphoria is a serious mental health issue.” By contrast, “transgenderism is a belief system that increasingly looks like a cultish religion . . . being forced on the public by the state,” he said.
Ryan T. Anderson’s new book isn’t even out yet, but it has already hit Amazon bestseller lists.
Harry - Became - Sally - Anderson - Research
In “When Harry Became Sally,” Anderson, a senior research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, makes what some feel is an inflammatory case against transgender people. He argues that American society’s growing acceptance of transgenderism has more to do with ideology than science.
“The best biology, psychology, and philosophy,” Anderson writes, “all support an understanding of sex as a bodily reality and of gender as a social manifestation of bodily sex. Biology isn’t bigotry.”
Questions - Gender - Dysphoria - Condition - Identity
He raises questions about gender dysphoria — a condition in which one feels an identity opposite to one’s biological sex — and asks whether some cases could be linked to “social hostility to people who don’t conform to gender norms or who have same-sex attractions.”
“We need to respect the dignity of people who identify as transgender,” he argues in the book, “but without encouraging children to undergo experimental transition treatments, and without...
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