Ryan T. Anderson is the author of the book “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment“.
As I took psychology last year, I began to research more in depth, transgenderism and the brain physiology behind it. This truly fascinates me. I had to write an APA-style essay on my stand of Gender Dysphoria. Being against the opinion that transgenderism is right, I had a hard time finding people and opinions that I could cite back to (which is practically necessary, in an APA-style essay.). After some search however, I came upon an article written by Ryan T. Anderson, and I read that he had written a book: When Harry Became Sally: Responding To The Transgender Moment. Craving for more information, I ordered the book off Amazon.
I scored well on my finished essay, but I still wanted to research this subject more in depth, outside of school. I began to read Ryan T. Anderson’s book which I previously mentioned, and I couldn’t get enough of it. I took notes in the margins, I underlined sentences here and there. All that I was being told and what I read, was so eye-opening. Take this section, for example, from the 6th chapter:
As of May 2017, eight states had enacted laws that bar health-care facilities from employing practices aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors, a practice often referred to as “conversion therapy”. For instance, a New Mexico bill signed into law in April 2017 defines “conversion therapy” as “any practice or treatment that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, including any effort to change behaviors or gender expressions. ” The law explicitly permits “counseling or mental health services that provide acceptance, support and understanding of a person without seeking to change gender identity or sexual orientation.
This means that a doctor who helps a young boy socially and hormonally transition into a “girl” does not violate the law, but a doctor who helps a young boy identify with and accept his body might be acting unlawfully. It’s an Orwellian abuse of language to say that helping a child be comfortable in his own body is “conversion therapy”, but transforming a boy into a “girl” is simply allowing the child to be “her” true self. ……..
In its most recent Standards of Care, WPATH (the World Professional Association for Transgender Health) says: “Treatment aimed at trying to change a person’s gender identity and expression to become more congruent with sex assigned at birth has been attempted in the past without success…. Such treatment is no longer considered ethical.”– “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” by Ryan T. Anderson
These are all just facts. Not personal opinion or bias, but FACTS. Of what others have actually and truly said. And yet, Amazon has now banned this book. They no longer sell it. They do, however, sell the book which countered Ryan T. Anderson’s, it being entitled “Let Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Anti-Transgender Moment”. Talk about unfairness and bias over controlling what others will read and know about. What we are allowed to write and publish and put forth into the world.
This book by Ryan T. Anderson contains more things we need to be aware of. Things that nobody else is talking about. We cannot merely sit by and let them take our freedom of speech and control what we say and do. That is not right. We need to fight back, stand for what is truthful, all while staying loving. That’s the hardest part, but I fully believe that we can do it when we try.
I wouldn’t be surprised if WordPress starts taking down and picking and choosing what bloggers write. And if they do, don’t expect me to stay. I’ll do as much as I can to write what I believe, but if they start controlling my freedom of speech, I will find other ways to talk and share my thoughts. I will not conform and do what they want, and neither should anyone else.
If you can somehow find a copy of Ryan T. Anderson’s book, I highly encourage you to take hold of it and read it. This book is an amazing read and I wish others were brave enough to speak up like this guy.
Thanks for reading my rant (and 200th post of this blog!! Woohoo!!). Hope y’all are having a lovely day.