The Insane Logic of Catering to Gender Dysphoria


California, the wise and magnificent, has looked in its crystal ball and decided to offer free sex reassignment for a kidnapper, killer, robber—Shiloh Quine, formerly known as Rodney James.


Two insane mental health experts decided that “this surgery is medically necessary for Quine.”  They were worried about suicide despite the fact that he is a murderer.  It’s all right to kill others but not himself.  What a world?


Well, now that we’re going to accede to Quine’s demands what if he threatens that he will commit suicide unless we let him go?  Should we then set him free?


Should we give him a boy-toy if he says that he will kill himself if he can’t practice pedophilia?


Anyhow, why are politicians like Jerry Brown so worried about suicide when a large percentage of those who have the operation commit suicide anyway?


Gee,  didn’t Quine commit enough heinous crimes to merit the death penalty when weighed on normal scales of justice? 


It is not cruel and unusual punishment by us if we allow him to commit suicide.  It is Quine making some sort of ironic moral statement that he understands his confusion or his guilt.  It is an act of self-acceptance and repentance.


His suicide would be a lot better than his begging for an embarrassing sex change.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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