Denial Is Not A River
On Science Denialism in the Transgender Communities
In the sense that I may as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb, it really gets my goat that so many intelligent transfolk can be so deep into science denial, specifically denying the overwhelming evidence for the two type taxonomy and especially for the role that autogynephilia plays in the developent of one of the types. But hey, who am I trying to kid (yes, pun intended)? Science denial is everywhere these days. Even in the transgender communities… So, for the record:
No, vaccines do not cause autism! Give it up. The scientific evidence is overwhelming… and Andrew Wakefield lost his medical license because of his outright fraud, both legal and scientific. VAX !!!
Yes, the HIV virus does cause AIDS. Hard to believe, but there are still those who deny this well established fact. Practice safer sex!
No, “Morgellons” don’t exist. See a pshrink about your delusional parasitosis.
Yes, anthropogenic climate change is happening. Your favorite climate science denialist arguements are truly no match for data. The data clearly says its happening.
No, homeopathy, chiropracty, accupunture, reiki, colonics, “detox”, etc. are not real… in fact all the so called “alternative”, “complementary”, or “integrative medicine” are bogus. They are all placebos with no real effect other than to drain your bank account.
Yes, GMOs are safe to eat. Calling them “frankenfood” is just a cheap rhetorical trick.
No, cellphones do not cause cancer, nor do microwave ovens, over head power lines, or other sources of “radiation”. Get a grip, sunlight is “radiation” and while needed for good health (Vitamin D), actually CAN cause cancer, unlike your smartphone. Oh… and they aren’t the cause of bee colony collapse either.
Yes, humans (and every other life form on the planet) evolved from previous species. Evolution is a fact. How it happens is explained by the theory of evolution. “Creation Science” isn’t. No, the Earth is not 6,000 years old. It is a shade older than 4.5B years… but then, asking a lady her age is considered rude?
No, Blanchard, Bailey, Lawrence, Dreger, Cantor, nor I are ‘big fat meanies’ for writing about the science. We just trust evidence, not vehemence.
Yes, there are two types of transwomen… and yes, one of them is autogynephilic.