When you believe the left has reached its nadir, it finds a way to dig deeper.
Transgenderism is about as mainstream as any twisted “normalized” ideology. The claim that a man can become a woman and vice versa through some sort of convoluted medical process involving the mutilation of the body is widely accepted by a large part of our society.
But there is a new trend in town, and it’s called “transableism.”
This involves people who are otherwise healthy “choosing” to identify as disabled so that they may “feel more at home” in their bodies.
This condition, formerly known as “Body Integrity Identity Disorder” (BIID), has been rebranded transableism because, according to some, its proponents are trying to associate themselves with the transgender community as a whole and capitalize on the political movement in support of “trans rights.”
WebMD identifies BIID as similar to gender dysphoria- when a person feels as if they are in the wrong body. BIID is treated as a mental disorder, while its “cousin,” transgenderism, is promoted and its gender-affirming surgeries celebrated.
Transableism is not as simple as just “identifying” as disabled; many people, like transgenders, undergo surgical procedures to make their thoughts align with reality, such as amputations.
To become paralyzed, some patients have requested that their doctors amputate limbs or sever their spinal cords. A woman in North Carolina went so far as to destroy her eyesight with durian cleaner after declaring she identified as blind. (Sound familiar?)
This trend is just as disturbing and potentially harmful as transgenderism.
Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said this is a clear breach of the Hippocratic Oath.
All doctors must swear to do no damage to their patients under penalty of law. Disfiguring patients for the sake of some sick trend is a crime.
Furthermore, this is insensitive to those struggling with genuine physical impairments.
Due to their impairments, these folks experience constant, excruciating agony. They would rather not be crippled if given the chance. It’s a mockery of their pain when others disfigure themselves for some perverted symbol of status.
Similar to transgenderism, transableism is a passing trend. Hopefully.