Ray Blanchard Blocked on Twitter

https://pjmedia.com/trending/expert-psychologist-blocked-on-twitter-for-expressing-clinical-opinion-on-transgenderism/

Ray Blanchard is a psychologist who was giving his expert views on Twitter. Some views can’t be expressed it seemed because it will offend people. The most basic of truths need to be kept away from the masses because they are “blasphemy”. Blasphemy? Well, and the Intersectional Idol of International Irenics doesn’t take kindly to people who don’t bow the knee.

Ray Blanchard wrote the following,

My beliefs include the following 6 elements:

(1) Transsexualism and milder forms of gender dysphoria are types of mental disorder, which may leave the individual with average or even above-average functioning in unrelated areas of life.

(2) Sex change surgery is still the best treatment for carefully screened, adult patients, whose gender dysphoria has proven resistant to other forms of treatment.

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… sex change surgery should not be considered for any patient until that patient has reached the age of 21 years and has lived for at least two years in the desired gender role.

I don’t know if I agree with this doctor but I think his views should be heard, don’t you?

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14 thoughts on “Ray Blanchard Blocked on Twitter”

  1. Of course the should be heard which is why he must be shutdown. It’s the same scenario that occurred with the homosexual debate 30 years ago. Once the clinical aspect of these conditions is removed and is no longer a question of mental disorder, the debate becomes one of morals because they can’t change how they are. It’s inherent in who they are.

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  2. The medical profession seems scared to death over this issue.

    Last week I had lunch with two MDs and a finance guy. In discussing this issue, the MDs seemed as if they were recording a hostage video. The finance guy and I were dismembering their attempts at regurgitating the transgenderism party line.

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  3. ctlaw:
    The medical profession seems scared to death over this issue.

    Last week I had lunch with two MDs and a finance guy. In discussing this issue, the MDs seemed as if they were recording a hostage video. The finance guy and I were dismembering their attempts at regurgitating the transgenderism party line.

    Were they blinking “Help me!” with their eyes?

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  4. How does an ordinary American fight Twitter?

    The only things I can think to do are to share this on Facebook (I am not on Twitter) and write to my congressman and senators.

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  5. As noted in the linked article, Dr. Blanchard isn’t just some random psychologist with an out-of-the-mainstream opinion: he “served on the working group for gender dysphoriafor the DSM V [sic]” (emphasis mine).  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), is the official diagnostic tool published by the American Psychiatric Association, and is, or should be, the very definition of the mainstream.  It was the DSM-5 which renamed “gender identity disorder” to “gender dysphoria” and provided the diagnostic criteria and treatment recommendations for the condition.

    The DSM-5 is the very definition of mental disorder, and is used, among other purposes, in determining health insurance coverage for psychiatric care.  What Blanchard said, and for which he was blocked, is entirely consistent with DSM-5.

    Once again, we see a counter-factual fringe view being imposed by a small but ruthless minority on level-headed people who dare speak the official view of their profession.  Unfortunately, unlike Flat Earthers or Moon Hoax believers, these nutters are doing serious damage to innocent children almost all of whom will grow out of any feelings of gender confusion (which in many cases are created by peer pressure or proselytising by the trans activists) if simply left alone.

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  6. John Walker:
    As noted in the linked article, Dr. Blanchard isn’t just some random psychologist with an out-of-the-mainstream opinion: he “served on the working group for gender dysphoriafor the DSM V [sic]” (emphasis mine).  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), is the official diagnostic tool published by the American Psychiatric Association, and is, or should be, the very definition of the mainstream.  It was the DSM-5 which renamed “gender identity disorder” to “gender dysphoria” and provided the diagnostic criteria and treatment recommendations for the condition.

    The DSM-5 is the very definition of mental disorder, and is used, among other purposes, in determining health insurance coverage for psychiatric care.  What Blanchard said, and for which he was blocked, is entirely consistent with DSM-5.

    Once again, we see a counter-factual fringe view being imposed by a small but ruthless minority on level-headed people who dare speak the official view of their profession.  Unfortunately, unlike Flat Earthers or Moon Hoax believers, these nutters are doing serious damage to innocent children almost all of whom will grow out of any feelings of gender confusion (which in many cases are created by peer pressure or proselytising by the trans activists) if simply left alone.

    I’m not contesting anything you have said here. With only a small but ruthless minority pushing these views, why are the level-headed people shirking their duty to speak up? I’m curious regarding how these minorities are able to gain such powerful influence with incorrect premises.

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  7. MJBubba:
    Twitter relented, and apologized for their “error.”

    Which was getting caught.

    What you never see in such a situation is: 1) employees being fired; or 2) those who did the flagging getting banned for abuse.

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  8. ctlaw:

    MJBubba:
    Twitter relented, and apologized for their “error.”

    Which was getting caught.

    What you never see in such a situation is: 1) employees being fired; or 2) those who did the flagging getting banned for abuse.

    It comes too fast now.  The dam is breaking.

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  9. John Walker:
    As noted in the linked article, Dr. Blanchard isn’t just some random psychologist with an out-of-the-mainstream opinion: he “served on the working group for gender dysphoriafor the DSM V [sic]” (emphasis mine).  The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), is the official diagnostic tool published by the American Psychiatric Association, and is, or should be, the very definition of the mainstream.  It was the DSM-5 which renamed “gender identity disorder” to “gender dysphoria” and provided the diagnostic criteria and treatment recommendations for the condition.

    The DSM-5 is the very definition of mental disorder, and is used, among other purposes, in determining health insurance coverage for psychiatric care.  What Blanchard said, and for which he was blocked, is entirely consistent with DSM-5.

    Once again, we see a counter-factual fringe view being imposed by a small but ruthless minority on level-headed people who dare speak the official view of their profession.  Unfortunately, unlike Flat Earthers or Moon Hoax believers, these nutters are doing serious damage to innocent children almost all of whom will grow out of any feelings of gender confusion (which in many cases are created by peer pressure or proselytising by the trans activists) if simply left alone.

    Um, yuh….now, I want to be careful with this, cuz I’m not one of the people who deplores Trump’s use of twitter, for instance.  In politics, thank God for it!  You want transparency? Trump’s got a glass head!

    And as far as the popolino tweeting amongst themselves, who cares?  I neither tweet nor am tweeted at, personally.

    But why  did this eminent, well-educated scientist resort to Twittering about his conclusions?

    Does anybody see what I’m getting at here?  Can anybody (lookin’ @ you John Walker!) articulate it better than I’ve done?

    Why even expose a reasoned, research-and -clinical- experience-backed conclusion to the Twitter-verse, out there with , f’rinstance, Comey’s Deep Thoughts? It’s just…it makes  what Blanchard says seem on a par with the other purely personal tastes and prejudices people put on this forum.

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  10. Hypatia:
    But why  did this eminent, well-educated scientist resort to Twittering about his conclusions?

    I would guess that the motivation is to correct nonsense being spread around Twitter and other social media by trans-fanatics.  If those who have actually studied something and drawn careful conclusions from their research are silent, then the only voices people will hear will be those of the nutcases.

    In Skin in the Game Nassim Nicholas Taleb discusses “Minority Rule” [PDF], the phenomenon where a small, stubborn, and intolerant minority can prevail over a majority that simply doesn’t care much about the issue.  I think a similar phenomenon is going on with these outrage mobs.  They are small in number, utterly intolerant, and determined to silence anybody who dissents.  If allowed to prevail and not countered with fact-based arguments, they will, being the only voices heard, appear to be the “mainstream”.

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  11. Ok so Blanchard  wanted to be a voice crying in the wilderness.    If that’s 5he case, it’s a good thing he got banned!  More people will read his tweet now than would’ve before.

    Substantively, I’m surprised he said sex change surgery is ever the answer for anyone.   But  there is one individual, the writer now known as Jan Morris, whose life  suggests to me that  this can be true.   Whatever it was that James wanted from being a woman, it wasn’t the exterior trappings like physical sexual glamour, since he started his transition at the height of the sexual (and sexist) revolution in 1964, and was content to transition to being a middle aged woman, something even those of us born female don’t generally aspire to.  Plus whatever he loved in his wife, and she in him, seemed to have transcended physical gender.  Books written after the transition certainly seem to be the work of a sane mind.

    But isn’t he/she  the extremely rare exception, aren’t most of these people crazy, a lot of them suicidal?   Retreading Blanchard’s tweet, it seems that IS what he’s saying.  So, since this is now garnering a lot of attention !i wish he had said how rarely the operation can result in health.

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