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Feedback: Are Gender Roles a Social Construct? The biblical understanding of gender roles stems from the Genesis account of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; however, cultural justification is sometimes used to support unbiblical behavior.

Feedback: Are Gender Roles a Social Construct?

I recognize this may not fit the nature of AiG’s particular areas of study, but I was wondering if you had any resources regarding studies done on the supposed inherent nature of gender roles, both/either in Biblical terms and scientific study. From the limited studies I have done - reading books and other observations - it seems very clear to me that these gender roles are not mere social constructs as many claim. While there may be particular expectations per culture, the general trend leans towards a natural aspect, according to my understanding so far.

Is there any way you might be able to help me refine and/or support my theories on this matter? Hello, and thank you for your great question and comments. A final point regards the Curse in Genesis 3. In fact, Dr. What does that tell us? Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme. For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School—twenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital—I’ve been studying people who claim to be transgender.

Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme

Over that time, I’ve watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways. A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men. Even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as of the opposite sex. Over the last ten or fifteen years, this phenomenon has increased in prevalence, seemingly exponentially. Now, almost everyone has heard of or met such a person. At Johns Hopkins, after pioneering sex-change surgery, we demonstrated that the practice brought no important benefits. Olympic Athlete Turned "Pin-Up" Girl The Emperor’s New Clothes. American College of Pediatricians. Updated May 2017 The American College of Pediatricians urges healthcare professionals, educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex.

American College of Pediatricians

Facts – not ideology – determine reality. 1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of male and female, respectively – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Bruce Jenner & The Transgender Question - Chastity. Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’ Dr.

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’

Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry. (Photo: Johns Hopkins Medicine) ( -- Dr. Paul R. Dr. He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. While the Obama administration, Hollywood, and major media such as Time magazine promote transgenderism as normal, said Dr. Time magazine, June 9, 2014, cover story, The Transgender Tipping Point: America's Next Civil Rights Frontier. " “This intensely felt sense of being transgendered constitutes a mental disorder in two respects. The transgendered person’s disorder, said Dr. This assumption, that one’s gender is only in the mind regardless of anatomical reality, has led some transgendered people to push for social acceptance and affirmation of their own subjective “personal truth,” said Dr.

Paul McHugh: Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution.