Thursday, August 22, 2013

Oddly enough... Bradley Manning and Gender Identity Disorder.

Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman. 
“I am Chelsea Manning. I am female,” the Army private wrote in a statement read on TODAY Thursday. “Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition.” - Entire story here.

For me, the 'oddly enough' part is that it's still called Gender Identity Disorder - it is still classified a disorder.  Not for long - maybe.  Although because it is considered a disorder, some insurance policies, and prisons, provide for sexual reassignment surgery.  

Transgenders do not like the 'disorder' language however.  Disorder is a bad word in modern parlance.

Bradley Manning is only 25 - I wonder about his emotional stability. 


  1. "For me, the 'oddly enough' part is that it's still called Gender Identity Disorder - it is still classified a disorder. Not for long - maybe."

    Indeed, not for long when they call messing up your hormones "hormone therapy".

    Contraception is also hormone therapy. Does contraception make woman act more like men? Is contraception a sort of proto-transgenderism? Contraception is therapeutic. Women becoming more like men and men becoming more like women: are contracepting couples the pioneers of transgender disorder?

  2. Sorry, by "transgender disorder" I meant "Gender Identity Disorder".

  3. But the 'kids are alright.' Right?

  4. One of the hallmarks of our age is the inability, or refusal, to differentitate between normal and abnormal. Everything is simply a "normal variant" or at different points along a normal "spectrum."

  5. He's definitely a woman - he couldn't keep any secrets.



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