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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Trans Trending-Who is Transitioning


 Chris-Age 19

Jade-Age 22

Oscar-Age-20

Lewis-Age 15

Colin-Age 22

Adrian-Age (youth)

Theo-Age 16

Jesse-Age (youth)

Chuck-Age 18

Skye-Age 13

From an earlier google search today that found this blog:
Rarely, if ever even spoke about, let alone discussed and if even realized by females who transition is the Brobdingnagian level that the Male Gaze informs their desire to transition. Even those trans females who have voiced how shameful, disgusting and objectifying the Male Gaze or worse, male sexual violence made them feel, like the rest of their trans sisters, they too believed transition was a manly mask that would hide/shelter their femaleness forever. Instead, no matter how testosterone and surgeries has bent, distorted or perverted their femaleness, the Male Gaze merely twists their trans femaleness into another masturbatory consumerist fetish. 

Many who daily find their way to this blog do so via searching trans female pornography in some form. And in the last few years, I have seen those searches increase in frequency as well as vileness.

I just Googled "ftM porn" and here's what came out...

...over a million different possible results. Female transitioning isnt an escape from the Male Gaze into a more comfortable body space and place of being, its merely a more-things-change-the-more-things-stay-the-same for objectifying the female body no matter what shape it is carved into.With testosterone making performing for that Male Gaze more palatable to the females injecting it.

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  1. These 13, 14, and 15 year old girls are talking about "T" and pre-everything ("top surgery", etc.) even before they are old enough to vote.

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  2. these days, kids get t before they can vote. they also get surgery before they can vote. theres a kid on youtube, jtheteenking5, who is young and his mom supports his t and surgery 100% prior to his being 18. further more, the kid is bio female, living as male and into males. the kid is also still super feminine. it amazes me.

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  3. I find your delirious comments about the pornography niche funny.

    The transman industry is among these the performers are least likely to be put in a dangerous situation. The community supports it so much that it's not easy to see videos of them out in other websites, so that they can support themselves with their work. People can also sell their bodies because that is what they DESIRE to, and there is no sex-negative closeted misandry in this world that can prove me wrong.

    Both sexes (surprise, surprise: we - to the exception of aces - are all sexual beings! weeee!) watch pornography (including the more distasteful mainstream straight kinds... why do people need to associate anal sex with dirt, submission and humiliation further? *sighs*) and it's mostly gay guys who like transmen in porn. As another kind of gay porn. That, you know, is not sexist because women aren't even there to freaking start with.

    I have sexual preference for masculinity (90-95%) and people with vulvas (a bit more). My attraction to the travestis from here in Brazil and women with penises is about null, to average cis women and trans women who are quite likely to pass from weak to moderate, and to cis men very strong, but to the transmen kinds that we see brave, proud and successful in tumblr, the most, and their lack of a dick like mine (that, if it was not for cutting my testes off or putting them inside my 37°C body without knowing the effects or letting an ugly lone sack hanging just below a vagina, I would get a surgery to inverse) or how they are "really similar" is not one of even the top 20 factors. I admire a transman as a man even if he's 40 times more androgynous than I am and 5 times more than I would want to be.

    I love how they defy the expectations of people about what they should do with their own bodies and minds and turn up something amazing, and I feel my own manliness (that is in itself faint, non-binary, though I can't transition because my desired body is even more complicated than the mainstream transmen and transwomen forms) deliciously pale in comparison. People who are strong in their belief in themselves attract others, it is really a cliché in my culture but it is fully natural.

    Trans people show their bodies not because they're exhibitionist or are trying to balance insecurities, they do this because they are really amazed at the bodies they constructed. Often you'll see in transman sites disclaimers like that there are no long-term studies on the effects of T on people and that they are doing it not to acquire perfection, but so that they can survive to see 30. I don't know if I will do myself, but I support every attempt of them to fulfill it from deep down within my heart.

    So no, my reasons to want to see their bodies being used just like us cisgender and cissexual non-binary people would, safely, gladly and pleasurably, has nothing to do with 'fetishism of the female form', to which's sexualization I, like most of its consumers, care little to nothing about (even if I get easily hot for women I have crushes for, what is called hetero-demisexuality, just another variation in the human sexual spectrum for the information of you guys).

    A little bit more of light and love in your little heart and the ones of those who are spiteful against those who already suffer far more than the necessary.

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  4. I have sexual preference for masculinity (90-95%) and people with vulvas (a bit more). My attraction to the travestis from here in Brazil and women with penises is about null, to average cis women and trans women who are quite likely to pass from weak to moderate, and to cis men very strong, but to the transmen kinds that we see brave, proud and successful in tumblr, the most, and their lack of a dick like mine (that, if it was not for cutting my testes off or putting them inside my 37°C body without knowing the effects or letting an ugly lone sack hanging just below a vagina, I would get a surgery to inverse) or how they are "really similar" is not one of even the top 20 factors. I admire a transman as a man even if he's 40 times more androgynous than I am and 5 times more than I would want to be.

    I re-read it a couple of times, but what the heck does he say?

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  5. Why do we need a word like "heterodemisexuality" to say we get hot for people we have crushes on? That just sounds like basic biology.

    Why the need to classify everyone?

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  6. @2:25 Anonymous - I think he (cisgender and heterosexual?) is saying he is attracted to masculine looking/dressed people, but not penises. So he is turned on by transmen.

    This is not the male gaze, because by definition, transmen are men. This applies even if they are androgynous.

    It sounds like he would like to get rid of his penis, except that he doesn't think it's a good idea to operate on his genitals. (I agree with him here.)

    Anyhow, I don't see why a male person being attracted to people-with-vaginas-who-look-masculine is different from the male gaze Dirt is talking about.

    Essentially, this is the same old argument that I'm not hurting women by looking at porn, they like it. They're empowered by it!

    The bottom line is, if you're a young woman with sex dysphoria who has been harassed and wants to escape being seen as a sex object, transitioning doesn't do it. You can get a masectomy and dress like a guy, and there will still be guys out there like this one who want to watch porn about you. Only now they can pretend they are being liberated about gender while they do it.

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  7. @Anonymous at 7:49 a.m., Feb. 18th:

    But there are studies of the effects of hormone therapy. One just came out on testosterone.

    Taking testosterone doubles the risk of heart attack in older men and triples it for younger men with heart disease.

    "That's equivalent to smoking one or two packs of cigarettes a day, or having sky-high cholesterol," Lopez-Jimenez says. Lopez-Jimenez is a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic.

    Taking estrogen increases the risk of cancer for older women. It increases the risk of stroke and may increase the risk of heart attacks.

    Because of these risks, they stopped giving the estrogen to the women in the study!

    Many years ago, they found that giving estrogen to schizophrenics increased their risk of stroke - so they stopped the study.

    Prostate cancer patients often take androgen blockers - this increases their risk for heart problems and diabetes.

    So, Anonymous, if you have any love at all in your heart for transmen, don't jerk off to them. They are putting their health at risk to get the look that turns you on.

    And, Anon, I think you know they are doing porn because they can't get their health insurance to pay for hormones or they can't get jobs due to discrimination. If you want to help them, you can donate money or fight discrimination. You don't have to ask them to show you their body in return.

    Source on the recent testosterone story:
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/29/testosterone-heart-risks/4967795/

    P.S. Dirt, maybe you should do a story on the recent study.

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  8. Quick clarification:

    For men, having low testosterone is associated with health problems with the heart. Taking testosterone, however, causes heart problems - the men in the study may not have had low testosterone.

    Women already have low testosterone and fewer health problems.

    The point is that taking hormones or blocking the hormones you have can be bad for your health.

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  9. @I re-read it a couple of times, but what the heck does he say?

    I have sexual preference for masculinity (90-95%) and people with vulvas (a bit more)

    How can something be "a bit more" than 90-95%"? Is he saying his desire for people with vulvas is more than 90-95%. Or, is it the other way around?

    I have sexual preference for masculinity (90-95%) and people with vulvas (a bit more). My attraction to the travestis from here in Brazil and women with penises is about null, to average cis women and trans women who are quite likely to pass from weak to moderate, and to cis men very strong, but to the transmen kinds that we see brave, proud and successful in tumblr, the most, and their lack of a dick like mine (that, if it was not for cutting my testes off or putting them inside my 37°C body without knowing the effects or letting an ugly lone sack hanging just below a vagina, I would get a surgery to inverse) or how they are "really similar" is not one of even the top 20 factors. I admire a transman as a man even if he's 40 times more androgynous than I am and 5 times more than I would want to be.

    No one really understands it, and it wasn't meant as any type of rational discussion. He is just a porn sick dude who basically says he will do anything that walks, but he has "sexual preference for masculinity (90-95%) and people with vulvas (a bit more)." Does this mean he is bisexual? Why not say "I'm bisexual" and leave it at that? There is nothing wrong with being bisexual. No, he goes on and on and on and on and on about each little kinky thing he likes and doesn't like. If it weren't so amusing it would be rather revolting.

    I really like this pro-porn comment.

    "People can also sell their bodies because that is what they DESIRE to, and there is no sex-negative closeted misandry in this world that can prove me wrong."

    What is "sex-negative closeted misandry"? If men don't get their porn, it's "misandry". Misandry! Misandry! This guy must work for the porn industry some how, or knows someone who makes porn videos. Does his fascination with porn include underage children, or human sex trafficking? Does it include drug addicted poor women who turn to porn out of desperation and poverty?

    Pornography doesn't have ANYTHING to do with sex. It's a lucrative BUSINESS. Real men know the difference between an actual meaningful relationship with a woman as opposed to jerking off in front of a computer screen while watching porn. Women in porn are paid to pretend they like it. The men who turn to porn the most are the men who aren't getting any.

    WTF does this mean,

    "that, if it was not for cutting my testes off or putting them inside my 37°C body without knowing the effects or letting an ugly lone sack hanging just below a vagina, I would get a surgery to inverse"

    Is he referring to sex reassignment surgery? Does he mean inverse the skin from his penis?

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  10. The prefix "demi" means half or partly.

    So no, my reasons to want to see their bodies being used just like us cisgender and cissexual non-binary people would, safely, gladly and pleasurably, has nothing to do with 'fetishism of the female form', to which's sexualization...I have crushes for, what is called hetero-demisexuality

    WTF is hetero-demisexuality? This guy just gets crushes on whomever. No, he can't say, "I like mostly girls, but sometimes boys", or "mostly boys, and sometimes girls". This jackass says hetero-demisexuality.

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  11. @February 18, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    Thanks for the information on testosterone.

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  12. The studies are done on men who already have testosterone in their bodies- convinced by their doctors that being fully virile until the end of their lives is completely necessary.Many who take extra are piling that on top of what is an already acceptable level for most men. A transman whose health is being monitored knows what his cholesterol levels are and his blood pressure, liver enzymes etc. In fact we get monitored like crazy. Because of that, we will statistically be more likely to get treatment if we do have a problem than you. For that reason, starting a campaign to stop gay people from smoking and being alcoholics would be a better use of your time than trying to save transmen from transitioning. But its not actually the health of gay people you care about, is it? You'd rather sit in your houses obsessing about transition, criticizing people you dont know, lurking and stalking teenagers on YouTube. Because thats who you are, really. Not the kind of activist who puts aside their ego to go out and spend time *actually* fighting oppression. You are useless and you know it.

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  13. This is an excellent article entitled, "Trans Kids: Have we gone too far".

    Trans Kids: Have we gone too far

    If the link doesn't work, just copy and paste. I have trouble getting links to work on this blog.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/transgender-kids-have-we-gone-too-far/article16897043/

    The sterilization of perfectly healthy children through GnRH agonists and cross gender hormones could be construed as a human rights abuse. If any physician said, "I'm going to intentionally make this healthy child infertile by giving him or her powerful drugs", this would usually get the attention of an ethics board. The fact that these children feel different doesn't mean they have the mental capacity to make informed decisions.

    What we are seeing today with all these youtube videos of 14 and 15"trans" kids is largely culturally driven. We know it, but we are browbeat into politically correct submission. There might be one out of a hundred who is really "gender dysphoric" to the point of needing "T" (testosterone). It is so shocking and sad to me when 14 year old girls say they are "pre-everything" which means "T", "top surgery", etc.

    Look at the video of the young girl with long hair. She looks just like any other girl her age.

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  14. A transman whose health is being monitored knows what his cholesterol levels are and his blood pressure, liver enzymes etc. In fact we get monitored like crazy.

    I agree that a female who is taking synthetic hormones for life needs to be monitored. There are some women who take hormones because of medical reasons. Taking "T" (testosterone) because of a psychological condition is another issue. It's far more subjective. This assumes that the individual is really "trans", and isn't influenced by cultural factors.

    As to monitoring, I seriously doubt that every FTM injecting herself with "T" is carefully monitored.

    Because of that, we will statistically be more likely to get treatment if we do have a problem than you.

    This statement is not based on reality. It would depend on the individual patient and doctor.

    Prostate cancer patients often take androgen blockers - this increases their risk for heart problems and diabetes.

    The GnRH agonists are the same class of drugs that are given to 12 and 13 year old "gender dysphoric" children. It's really an off label use of this class of drugs. GnRH agonists are used to treat advanced prostate cancer and women with endometriosis. Every now and then they are used to treat precocious puberty which is NOT the same as transgender.

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  15. @Anonymous at 5:08 -

    I'm sorry, a recent study found that people who had transitioned (hormones and surgery) had higher mortality rates than the general public. The main factor was suicide, but there were also more deaths due to cardiovascular disease.

    We need more research on the health effects of cross-sex hormones, but I think we really know they increase the risks of heart attack, stroke, and cancer. Doctors accept the risk because some people are suicidal without transition.

    Please keep getting tested and taking care of your health.

    From an informed consent form:

    I have been informed that if I take testosterone my good cholesterol (HDL) will probably go down and bad cholesterol
    (LDL) will go up. This may increase my risk of heart attack or stroke in the future. The rates for FTMs on testosterone are
    similar to that of natal males.

    I understand fatty tissue in the breasts and body is able to turn excess testosterone into estrogen, which may increase
    my risk of breast cancer ...

    I have been informed that testosterone may lead to liver inflammation and damage.

    I have been informed that using testosterone may increase my risk of developing diabetes in the future because of
    changes in my ovaries.

    I understand that the endometrium (lining of the uterus) is able to turn testosterone into estrogen and may increase the
    risk of cancer of the endometrium. Not having periods may increase this risk. Continued pelvic exams and cervical cancer
    screenings are strongly recommended unless there has been a removal of the ovaries, uterus, and cervix

    and:

    I understand that brain structures are affected by testosterone and estrogen. The long term effects of changing the levels
    of one’s natal estrogen through the use of testosterone therapy have not been scientifically studied and are impossible to
    predict. These effects may be beneficial, damaging, or both.

    Taking hormones is something people shouldn't mess with unless they are really, really dysphoric.

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  16. I'll go ahead and admit that I don't drink or smoke, get 1-2 hours of cardio a day, eat really healthy food, take vitamins, and a few other nutty health regimes. Since every single person I know who has had cancer or heart disease, or MS, or diabetes was NOT trans or on hormones, i dont think the health risks you mention are a good enough reason to spend your whole life denying yourself.

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  17. I agree Anon, denial is a killer and a focal point in the misery of any person who has ever claimed "trans", regardless of whether they medical brutalized their body or not. So much easier to just work through self hatred, see through the bullshit of the Gender Straight Jacket and come out the other side a better and enlightened human being.

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  18. Oh Dirt, you're so clever. Except you're not. Clever or enlightened. And you truly haven't worked through any of your self-hatred. That's crystal clear to anyone reading your vitriolic and inarticulate posts.

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  19. "Since every single person I know who has had cancer or heart disease, or MS, or diabetes was NOT trans or on hormones, i dont think the health risks you mention are a good enough reason to spend your whole life denying yourself."

    Denying yourself what? Denying yourself a life time of a synthetic source of hormones.

    Lupron is one of the GnRH agonists that has been given to "gender dysphoric" 12 and 13 year old kids. They have done this despite the fact that even the experts can predict with certainty which children will eventually outgrow "gender dysphoria" and which children won't.

    http://www.petition2congress.com/1902/investigation-lupron-side-effects-leuprolide-acetate/

    As I understand it, the use of GnRH agonists for what essentially amounts to a questionable psychological diagnosis is an off label use of the drug. The GnRH agonists are used to treat advanced prostate cancer and endometriosis. They are also used for precocious puberty which is not the same thing as a psychological diagnosis of "gender dysphoria" in an eleven year old kid. Trans activists know full well that these children are basically being chemically sterilized not to mention other possible long term side effects of these drugs.

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  20. "And you truly haven't worked through any of your self-hatred."

    Since we are on the topic of "self-hatred", FTM "transitioning" embodies the very definition of self-hatred. That is, self-hatred of female anatomy and female self. A human being born female really has to hate her own female body to undergo an elective mastectomy with the surgically trimming down of her areolas and nipples.

    A human born female from the womb of a woman says, "I don't have any self-hatred". No, "I'm full of all kinds of self love". Then, she opts of elective mastectomy ("top surgery"), or "bottom surgery" where a skin flap from her arm is sewn onto her pubic area. In order to "pass as a man", she has to inject herself with synthetic "T" (testosterone).

    "I'll go ahead and admit that I don't drink or smoke, get 1-2 hours of cardio a day, eat really healthy food, take vitamins, and a few other nutty health regimes."

    Hopefully, I'm not infertile caused by the GnRH agonists that doctors gave to me when I was 13 years old. I will have to take "T" (testosterone) for life. I'll undergo "top surgery" (elective mastectomies with the surgical trimming down of areolas and nipples). PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is an issue with FTMs who still have their ovaries and uterus and have taken "T" for years. Because many physicians recommended a hysterectomy after five years of "T" use, I'll get my ovaries and uterus removed.

    I'm really, really, healthy except for the "T" for life and all the surgeries.

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  21. Hopefully, I AM infertile, you idiot. A hysterectomy pretty much guarantees that, while dramatically reducing my chances of getting ovarian or uterine cancer. The chest surgery I had dramatically reduces my chances of getting breast cancer. For a transman none of these things are tragic. I find it touching that you hold these things so dear to you. I have a body I love and care about very much and I am very healthy. Thanks for caring.

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  22. For a transman none of these things are tragic.

    If a female getting her perfectly healthy breasts lopped off and her nipples surgically whittled down to size isn't tragic, I don't know what is.

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  23. I have a body I love and care about very much and I am very healthy. Thanks for caring.

    Except for all the surgeries and "T".

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  24. Anonymous at 10:40 p.m. Feb. 19th:

    The Informed Consent form says transmen taking testosterone get heart attacks at the same rate as other men.

    Men have over twice as many heart attacks as women.

    People die of heart attacks much more often than they die of uterine, ovarian, or breast cancer.

    Please, keep exercising and eating well, but yes, taking testosterone is increasing your risk of heart attack.

    If you've had your uterus and ovaries removed, don't stop taking hormones without seeing a doctor.

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  25. Cross-sex hormones are on off-label use of hormones.

    They have not gone through the review process most drugs go through to make sure they have no bad side effects.

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  26. "Since every single person I know who has had cancer or heart disease, or MS, or diabetes was NOT trans or on hormones, i dont think the health risks you mention are a good enough reason to spend your whole life denying yourself."

    Of course most of the people you know who had cancer are not trans. Most people are not trans. Most people are not on hormones. Everybody dies.

    This is why we need scientific studies. So far, the studies we have show that transpeople who have taken surgery and gone on hormones, have an increased risk of dying from heart problems.

    We need more studies, but given that hormone therapy generally causes heart attacks and strokes in men and women, I think it's likely that cross-sex hormones have the same effect.

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  28. Demisexuality is just another made up term from Tumblr. It was bad enough when they made up the term Pansexuality, can't we all just agree to stop acting like special snowflakes and say "I'm attracted to anyone."

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  29. Just a correction - they did not give estrogen to schizophrenics. They gave estrogen to men with prostate cancer in one study and found that it increased the risk of heart problems. Another long-term study of heart disease found that giving men with heart problems estrogen increased the risk of heart problems rather than decreasing it. In both cases, they stopped giving men estrogen because of these problems.

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  30. Why do you nosy asses care what trans men/Women are doing anyways? Does it make you loose sleep because someone who was assigned a sex at birth decides to transition onto the sex they feel most comfortable with?

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  31. Why do you nosy asses care what trans men/Women are doing anyways?

    These are some of my thoughts...

    (1.) The mutilation of female anatomy has a thousand plus year history. If people are wrong about FTM "transitioning", it does resemble female genital mutilation.

    (2.) In a world in which girls are so devalued that there are 163 million missing girls from India and China (Hvistendahl), what does it mean to further lose female identity? FTM "transitioning" can never completely turn a female into a male. No surgery can do this, and we all know it. In the process of FTM "transitioning", we are socially losing female identity. How is it possible to clearly distinguish between internalized misogyny which all females experience to some degree from "gender dysphoria"?

    How can the erasing of female identity in whatever form not be a feminist issue? How can the radical alteration of healthy female breasts, reproductive systems, and genitals not be a feminist issue? I'm sure that some people are going to say, "These are really men". If a human is born female, they are of the female sex. Are they really "men", or are they trying to escape from the constant misogyny that all girls and women experience. Girls constantly receive these messages from birth.

    (3.) Stop pretending that there aren't profound ethical implications involved in the use of GnRH agonists (puberty suppression). Has there ever been a time in history in which a normal part of human development has been intentionally delayed because of what basically amounts to a psychological diagnosis.

    (4.) We know from history that medicine in general and psychiatry in particular has been rather eager to accept current fads and trends. History is littered with experiments which seemed so progressive and trendy at the time, but turned out to be ghastly mistakes.

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  32. We know from history that medicine in general and psychiatry in particular has been rather eager to accept current fads and trends.

    Excuse the sloppy grammar. No one is perfect on blogs. I should have said have not has.

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