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Old 07-26-2017, 07:55 PM
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Default I Was Once Transgender. Why I Think Trump Made the Right Decision for the Military.

This former transgender makes some excellent points.

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I think he made the right decision—and as someone who lived as trans-female for several years, I should know.

When I discovered Congress voted earlier this month to not block funding for transgender-related hormone therapies and sex change surgeries, I wondered if it considered how devastating this will be to the fitness, readiness, and morale of our combat-ready troops.

In July, the House of Representatives voted down Missouri Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which would have banned the military from funding such treatments.

Paying for transition-related surgeries for military service members and their families is beyond comprehensible.

Perhaps they have forgotten that our military was forged to be the world’s strongest fighting force, not a government-funded, politically correct, medical sex change clinic for people with gender dysphoria.

The military is expected to prepare its members in warfare: to kill, destroy, and break our enemies. The most important factors in preparing a strong military are not hormone therapy, surgical sex changes, or politically correct education.

We need psychologically fit, emotionally sound, highly trained troops to protect our nation from its enemies.

While countless homeless vets are currently sleeping under cardboard boxes, or waiting for life-saving care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, we learn that transgender military recruits now qualify for preferential coverage for sex change procedures that are scientifically unproven and extremely costly.

Transitioning can be expensive—up to $130,000 per person for numerous body-mutilating and cosmetic procedures over many months (or years) to fashion the body to appear as the opposite sex.

Yet, no matter how skilled the surgeon, or how much money is spent, it is biologically impossible to change a man into a woman or a woman into a man. The change is only cosmetic.

The medical community continues to recommend this radical “treatment” in the absence of scientific evidence that people are better off in the long run. This population attempts suicide at a rate of 40 percent.

The military should not provide sex change surgery.

Through my website, sexchangeregret.com, I hear from people who experienced firsthand how damaging and unnecessary reassignment surgeries were. For them, the sex change failed to resolve the emotional and psychological disorders that drove the desire to change gender.

Many write after living the transgender life for years. They write to ask for advice on how to reverse the original surgical change and restore their lives to the original birth gender like I did, a process called detransition.

Some service members will come to regret having undergone the surgery and will want to detransition. Where will the military be then? Will the military pay for the sex change reversal procedure, too?

Failed “sex change surgeries” are not uncommon and will drive up the cost to care for the military transgender population above the projected $3-4 billion 10-year cost.

Beyond the financial cost, there’s the question of the service member’s military readiness during their transition or detransition, as the process often comes with a great deal of anxiety and emotional instability.

I know of many who have struggled to adapt to the new gender role for years after reassignment surgery.

In my view, as a former trans-female who works every day with regretters, allowing the military to pay for sex change surgeries will make a mockery of the U.S. military.
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I don't agree with this person. I think this is discrimination and a total disservice to the those who are transgender and serving our country

As far as cost goes, the truth is we don't spend much money on medical care directly related to trans issues, relative to health care costs for the military in general. We spend many times more on Viagra and Cialis.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.55626485893a

Donald Trump has betrayed thousands of soldiers who have served this country honorably. He is a disgrace to our military.
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I don't agree with this person. I think this is discrimination and a total disservice to the those who are transgender and serving our country
What's next? Discrimination and a total disservice for those who are blind and deaf?

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I don't agree with this person.
Of course not, he gave a well reasoned argument based in reality.
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Wendy Carlos

Anyone who's ever heard the iconic music from movies like A Clockwork Orange and Tron can thank transgender composer Wendy Carlos. Carlos was one of the earliest pioneers of synthesized music, and, in addition to her Hollywood credits, she won three Grammy Awards in 1969 for her electro-classical album Switched on Bach. Today, the stately septuagenarian could arguably be called the grandmother of techno.

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Damn shame it couldn't have been a father / son event. IMHO.
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Wendy Carlos

Anyone who's ever heard the iconic music from movies like A Clockwork Orange and Tron can thank transgender composer Wendy Carlos. Carlos was one of the earliest pioneers of synthesized music, and, in addition to her Hollywood credits, she won three Grammy Awards in 1969 for her electro-classical album Switched on Bach. Today, the stately septuagenarian could arguably be called the grandmother of techno.

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Go for her, or him or what ever. However, what does that have to do with the argument to disallow transgenders in the military? I don't believe anyone is arguing that they should not be allowed to compose music.
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Simply stated our military should never be allowed to become a free sex change clinic.

Nothing against those who are gay, but this crosses the line big time.

Good for Trump. Common sense prevails. Trans genders need mental help for the sickness they have, not the military were they can hide, and get free sex change operations.

The left is so fuqed up. The crap that we now have to undo is unbelievable.

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I agree with Walt Heyer. We shouldn't be in the transition business, especially the military. There should be no transitions for the dysphoric and confused or de-transitions for the regretters.
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Wendy Carlos

Anyone who's ever heard the iconic music from movies like A Clockwork Orange and Tron can thank transgender composer Wendy Carlos. Carlos was one of the earliest pioneers of synthesized music, and, in addition to her Hollywood credits, she won three Grammy Awards in 1969 for her electro-classical album Switched on Bach. Today, the stately septuagenarian could arguably be called the grandmother of techno.

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Sadly the Creators of the MATRIX are also "transgenders". As getaclue said, so what does that have to do with the U.S. Military allowing their "military service" and paying for surgeries?
the former trans is correct.
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Sadly the Creators of the MATRIX are also "transgenders". As getaclue said, so what does that have to do with the U.S. Military allowing their "military service" and paying for surgeries?
the former trans is correct.
Just showing some people are perfectly happy having a sex change.
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Damn shame it couldn't have been a father / son event. IMHO.
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