During an interview with The Weekly Standard, published on Thursday, feminist author and professor Camille Paglia sounded-off on the anti-science transgender movement, highlighting the disturbing trend of administering puberty blockers to children deemed transgender, which she labeled "a criminal violation of human rights."
Paglia, an open liberal who identifies as a lesbian, explained that she's “highly skeptical about the current transgender wave, which I think has been produced by far more complicated psychological and sociological factors than current gender discourse allows."
"Furthermore, I condemn the escalating prescription of puberty blockers (whose long-term effects are unknown) for children,” she added. “I regard this practice as a criminal violation of human rights.”
Paglia is correct. Giving your gender-confused child hormone blockers, therapies and even facilitating mutilating surgeries (yes, that happens) is tantamount to child abuse. In fact, there is a movement of such victims currently sounding the alarm on the so-called "transgender cult" pushing these harmful ideas.
One such victim recalled her painful experience:
"I am a real, live 22-year-old woman, with a scarred chest and a broken voice, and five o'clock shadow because I couldn’t face the idea of growing up to be a woman, that’s my reality," said Cari Stella, a de-transition woman blogger, who is one of those now telling of her heartbreaking reality after transgender therapies and surgery. "Gender was done to me, gender was traumatizing to me, I don't want anything to do with it anymore. ... It can be damn hard to figure out that the treatment you're being told is to help you is actually making your mental health worse. Testosterone made me even more dissociated than I already was."
As previously noted by The Daily Wire, studies show that the vast majority of children suffering from gender confusion identify with their biological sexual identity by the time they reach adulthood; this number is estimated to be upward of 80%.
Still, the mainstream media have time and again sought to normalize the practice of child-transitions, featuring countless "accepting" parents celebrating their child's transgenderism. (As we all know, when your 5-year-old son tells you he's actually a girl — the same child who told you he was a dinosaur three days ago — you take drastic steps to capitulate to his feelings, instead of guiding him, AKA parenting.)
Paglia went on to smack the Left for their anti-science stances: “[I]t is certainly ironic how liberals who posture as defenders of science when it comes to global warming (a sentimental myth unsupported by evidence) flee all reference to biology when it comes to gender," she said.
“Biology has been programmatically excluded from women’s studies and gender studies programs for almost 50 years now,” added the feminist. “Thus very few current gender studies professors and theorists, here and abroad, are intellectually or scientifically prepared to teach their subjects.”
Always unafraid, Paglia then uttered what the Left would undoubtedly deem "hate speech":
The cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible. Every single cell of the human body remains coded with one's birth gender for life. Intersex ambiguities can occur, but they are developmental anomalies that represent a tiny proportion of all human births.
“[N]o one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity,” she argued, adding that there should be no “state-sponsored coercion to call someone a ‘woman’ or a ‘man’ simply on the basis of his or her subjective feeling about it.”
“We may well take the path of good will and defer to courtesy on such occasions, but it is our choice alone,” she said.
The feminist ended by offering some good advice for the Democrat Party: They “must get off their high horse, lose the rabid rhetoric, and reorient themselves toward practical reality and the free country they are damned lucky to live in.”