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Whether you support GOP Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy in the primary or not, you have to admire his skill in rationally stating facts in even the most outlandish exchanges.
Ramaswamy appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with host Chuck Todd on Sunday where they discussed gender and gender dysphoria.
Ramaswamy reminded Todd that “There isn’t a state in this union that allows you to smoke an addictive cigarette before the age of 18, that allows you to get a tattoo before the age of 18. That’s a body-altering change that a kid may later regret in life.”
“So, I think it is perfectly reasonable to say that if you’re after 18 years old, you’re free to decide whatever you want to do. That’s what it means to live in a free country,” Ramaswamy continued.
“But below the age of 18, I think it’s perfectly legitimate to say that we won’t allow genital mutilation or chemical castration through puberty blockers.”
“Are you confident that you know that gender is as binary as you’re describing it? Are you confident that it isn’t a spectrum?” asked Todd.
“I am. I am,” Ramaswamy replied.
“Do you know this as a scientist?” Todd asked.
Apparently, as far as Chuck Todd and Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson are concerned, you can only define ‘man’ and ‘woman’ if you’re a scientist.
“Well, there’s two X chromosomes if you’re a woman, and an X and a Y, that means you’re a man,” Ramaswamy said as Todd attempted to speak over his guest.
“There is a lot of scientific research that says gender is a spectrum,” Todd said.
“Chuck, I respectfully disagree,” Ramaswamy responded.
“Gender dysphoria for most of our history all the way through the DSM-5 has been characterized as a mental health disorder,” Ramaswamy said, referencing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, published in 2013.
“I don’t think it’s compassionate to affirm that. I think that’s cruelty when a kid is crying out for help,” Ramaswamy added.
“What they’re asking for is you’ve got to ask the question of what else is going wrong at home, what else is going wrong at school?
“Let’s be compassionate and get to the heart of that rather than playing this game as though we’re actually changing our medical understanding for the last 100 years.”
Todd is part of a group of media sycophants who are determined to push radical gender ideology and gender reassignment surgery, bowing to the far-left faction of the Democrat party.
Ramaswamy didn’t take the bait when the host pulled out the “suicide” card. Todd touted gender reassignment surgery as a way for children to “pursue happiness” or not “kill themselves.”
People have been conditioned to believe that saying no to a kid is harmful and that gender transitions are the compassionate way to handle a child’s confusion.
Ramaswamy did an excellent job of pointing out that the brainwashing and indoctrination relating to gender transitioning and ideology is so out of hand that anyone who states facts that counter the narrative is demonized.
How long are adults going to allow doctors to alter the bodies of children in an effort to “affirm” something that is not possible?