What are your feelings about the transgender Assistant Secretary of HHS, particularly as they relate to her support of an organization called WPATH?

Warning: Some links included here are possibly NSFW

WPATH: World Professional Association for Transgender Health

A couple of weeks ago,

Assistant Secretary of HHS Levine’s office responded to request for comment regarding a statement made by the Florida Surgeon General about the disallowance of so-called ‘gender affirming care’ for minors. In the comment, her spokesman, Sarvana, stated the following:

“There is no debate in the medical community about the medical or scientific validity of gender-affirming care,” Sarvana said the standards of care from the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) have been endorsed by multiple medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

These are basically all of the most heavy hitting and well known medical orgs that might be relevant to the issue. NPR similarly acknowledges WPATH as a legitimate body charged with setting Standards of Care for transgender medicine just as the American Heart Association sets the standards of care for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

On December 3, 2021, the organization released new draft guidelines which include “eunuch” as a gender identity. Eunuch is described as follows:

“For the purpose of Standards of Care, we define eunuch as an individual assigned male at birth whose testicles have been surgically removed or rendered non-functional, and who identifies as a eunuch… They ask for castration, to become eunuchs, because they are eunuch-identified. They may also benefit from eunuch community because of the identification – with or without actual castration.”

The draft document for the updated Standards of Care links directly to a website that it describes as “the greatest wealth of information about contemporary eunuch-idenitified people”

The SOC state that there is also fantasy and misinformation on this website but that the moderators in the discussion forums strive for medical and historical accuracy.

(Possibly NSFW Links) The Eunuch Archive’s Fiction Archive, which the WPATH guidance described as “filled with fantasy,” contains hundreds of erotic fantasy stories about castration, child castration, pedophilia, sexual torture, performing medical experiments on prepubescent boys, slavery fetishes and racial abuse. One story on the site advertises themes of “nonconsensual male milking, genital amputation, and extreme sexual peril.

Questions:

  1. How does it make you feel that all the top medical associations as well as the assistant secretary of HHS would fully endorse the validity to set the standards of care that will be used to determine proper ‘care’ for transgender children (and adults) of a medical body that refers to eunuch.org as “great wealth of information”?
  2. Do you think actions like these undermine the validity of other scientific bodies and institutions in the eyes of most normal people who don’t view castration fetishism as a valid gender identity?
  3. Was the slippery slope that people who advocated for the defense of marriage act talked about real? Could this be an example of it?

Additional eunuch archive info from a Reduxx investigative report:

The Eunuch Archive began in the late 1990s in collaboration with Body Modification Ezine (BME) and was initially hosted on the same site…Prior to the official launch of the Archive itself, members would congregate on a Usenet forum by the same name, which advertised itself in a newsgroup dedicated to sadomasochism: alt.sex.bondage, a discussion group credited with coining the acronym BDSM in 1991….Notably, Usenet forums were the target of the FBI’s first investigations into internet-based pedophile rings, as it provided a space for organizing and exchanging of child sexual abuse materials, including written pornography. Once the Archive was established, many of the notable members moved over to it.

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