Agreed. Tiptoeing around subjects is not helpful. This comes across a topic that is more sensitive than others but is it really? OR are people just more sensitive to this topic because they are strongly identified with it in some way? Over-identification can lead to offense or being triggered like the precious snowflakes we discussed on our most recent show. Offering a critical analysis of this, or any other topic, is not an attack on anyone. But it certainly was a critique of all the societal hoopla surrounding this subject.Gaby said:I think that I speak for all the co-hosts when I say that this was a difficult subject, one that reveals several layers of societal pathology and where children are vulnerable. It was important to not censor our truthifying arguments.
I was personally deeply shocked to realize how bad the situation was when I prepared for this show. We did use emergency humor and we also spoke plainly and seriously about some of the arguments. I shared my notes about my clinical experience with transgenders due to congenital issues involving the endocrine pathways, pseudohermaphroditism and hermaphroditism. As we pointed out in the show, these cases are few across the board. We also spoke about xenoestrogens. What we are seeing is something that goes beyond that and this is what was covered in the show.
The quality of the show may have not been to the best standards of the listeners. Nevertheless, we said things that needed to be said. People need to be aware about this subject, as sensitive as it might be.