THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A Toronto psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Berger, is saying that trans people working for equal civil rights are just appealing to people’s emotions rather than stating scientific facts.
Berger says that terms such as terms such as “gender expression” and “gender identity” are ambiguous and without basis in science. He says trans-identifying people are ‘psychotic or simply unhappy’ and surgery isn’t an appropriate treatment.
Berger: “The medical treatment of delusions, psychosis or emotional happiness is not surgery. . . . . I have read the brief put forward by those advocating special rights, and I find nothing of scientific value in it. . . .”
Berger has been making these comments in an apparent opposition to a Canadian federal bill (C-279) that would offer protection to trans people.
No doubt there is going to be a firestorm over this. I for one, think that if an “expert” doesn’t know that “transgendered” isn’t a word (which he repeatedly uses to refer to us) then he perhaps may not be qualified to speak on the topic.
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