WALT HEYER: I Was a Transgender Woman. “Now it was apparent that I had developed a dissociative disorder in childhood to escape the trauma of the repeated cross-dressing by my grandmother and the sexual abuse by my uncle. That should have been diagnosed and treated with psychotherapy. Instead, the gender specialist never considered my difficult childhood or even my alcoholism and saw only transgender identity. It was a quick jump to prescribe hormones and irreversible surgery. Years later, when I confronted that psychologist, he admitted that he should not have approved me for surgery.”

How did it become common practice just to assume that if someone is confused then the answer is to mutilate him? It’s like a sick practical joke: “You think you’re f*cked in the head now? Just wait until we convince you to have your dick chopped off.”