Skip to comments.Sex Change Regret
Posted on 06/21/2014 1:50:12 PM PDT by Kaslin
While some might find the story laughable, I personally find it tragic: Don Ennis, an experienced TV news producer was fired from his job, allegedly for performance-related issues, after reappearing as Dawn Stacey Ennis, marking his third gender change since last year.
With little sympathy, one website reported, A television producer who has changed his gender three times has now more time on his hands to know who she or he is.
Worse still, the New York Daily News, apparently forgetting that Ennis had lived almost all of his life as a male, announced, Dawn Ennis was canned weeks after her latest transition from her male persona, Don Ennis.
What? It was not Don Ennis who was the male persona; it was Dawn Ennis who was the female persona. And Don is a he, not a she. In fact, before his wife left him when he became Dawn the first time around, they had been married for 17 years and had three kids.
It would appear that Ennis is quite troubled and in need of serious help, but even to suggest such a thing is to be branded transphobic and hateful.
To all who pull the transphobia card, I urge you to reconsider your rhetoric. Sometimes compassion causes us to ask the hard questions rather than simply to affirm someone in their gender confusion.
Lets not forget that in May, 2013, when Don suddenly appeared at work in a black dress as Dawn, he claimed to have an unusual hormone imbalance.
And he wrote: Please understand this is not a game of dress-up, or make-believe, it is my affirmation of who I now am and what I must do to be happy, in response to a soul-crushing secret that my wife and I have been dealing with for more than seven years, mostly in secret.
Three months later, when he reverted back to Don, He said that he had amnesia, claiming his wife dressed him in a wig and created a fake ID card bearing the name Dawn.
I am now totally, completely, unabashedly male in my mind, despite my physical attributes, he said in an email to colleagues.
Ennis said that while his memories of the past 14 years had returned, his female identity did not.
And now he has reverted to Dawn.
Is it transphobic to say that this man needs help?
There was also the tragic story of sports columnist Mike Penner, who became Christine Daniels, only to revert back to Mike Penner, before taking his own life.
You can be assured that any coworker who did not welcome him as Christine would have been lectured or even disciplined, and yet questioning his new identity, with love and sensitivity, might have been the most compassionate thing to do.
Yet to do so would be to swim against the tide of political correctness. And it would be a dangerous swim at that. Just yesterday (June 18th), the White House announced Obama will sign an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Back in 2012, Brad (aka Ria) Cooper, was set to be Britains youngest sex-change patient at the tender age of 18. An October 28, 2012 headline in the Mirror read: I was a boy.. then a girl.. now I want to be a boy again: Agony of teen who is Britain's youngest sex-swap patient.
The article, which still insisted on identifying Brad as Ria, noted that, Her decision, which comes after two suicide attempts, calls into question whether she was too young to be allowed to swap sexes in the first place.
Yet it appears that we have learned nothing from stories like this, stories which I cite not to demean or mock those who identify as transgender, nor to suggest that these experiences are the norm. Instead I cite them to urge us to seriously reconsider the direction in which we are heading as a society.
In recent days, in Canada, a 12-year old girl has received a new birth certificate identifying her as a boy, based entirely on her self-perceptions, while here in the States, millions have watched a viral video in which a family shares how they have embraced their daughters identity as a boy, despite the child being just 6 years old.
When Dr. Keith Ablow expressed a dissenting view regarding this little one, he was roundly condemned for his comments and labelled a serial misinformer on LGBT issues. Is there really no possibility that this girl actually is a girl and that she could be helped to embrace her female identity with proper treatment? Is this really a transphobic position?
Earlier this week, Dr. Paul McHugh, formerly chair of the Johns Hopkins psychiatric department and a longtime opponent of sex-change surgery, penned an Op Ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, arguing that policy makers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by not treating transgender confusions ... as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment and prevention.
He cited a 2011 study from Sweden that followed the lives of 324 sex-reassigned persons over a 30-year period (from 1973-2003), noting that beginning about 10 years after having the surgery, the transgendered began to experience increasing mental difficulties. Most shockingly, their suicide mortality rose almost 20-fold above the comparable nontransgender population.
This confirmed a similar study McHugh had commissioned decades earlier at Johns Hopkins, and for opposing sex-change surgery, he is vilified to this day.
Is it possible that something other than transphobia is driving him?
Walt Heyer has lived through this himself, undergoing years of hormone treatments and then sex-change surgery to become a woman, only to realize over a period of years that he was, in fact, a man and that there were other issues he needed to address in his life.
To help others, he has launched the SexChangeRegret.com website, featuring articles like, The insanity of hormone blockers for kids, and 1,500 Sex Changers Request Surgical Reversals (this was in one center in Belgrade alone), and Regret Is Realand Transgenders Are Going Back.
And he too is vilified for his courageous and compassionate stance.
Is it too much to ask that we stop and reconsider our ways before embracing such radical societal change?
Is it only transphobia and ignorance that drives such a request?
The guy had a problem and his surgeon was not the one to go to first.
Twisted Mister Sister
When you get to the Slausin cutoff, get out of your car and cut off your Slausin.
I pity the people who had to work with him who were forced by HR to go along with his various crazinesses. That can be really stressful. I once worked with a crazy lady who insisted on wearing a paper napkin on her face because of “germs.” Talk about being distracted from my duties!
It took a year before they canned her.
I’m so confused over Don vs. Dawn vs. Don...crazy. How can someone even live like that? He needs some major mental health help.
Yes, I kept waking up with rumpled, smashed hair, so my first choice was the barber. Nice barbershop the next town over, sort of a Mayberry kind of atmosphere. Shortly, the floor was covered with hair.
The difference, of course, with lopping off hair is that it grows back.
Sex change surgeons can’t hang out a barber pole.
Idiots-—the genitalia they were born with is the gender that they are and no surgical operation can alter it other than leading to internal conflicts.
Wait a minute, it was a TV producer meaning it most likely worked for a bunch of Obama worshipping libs. And they fired it? Oh my, do I sense bias on the part of his lib employers who have no problem shoving the gay agenda in the face of the public 24/7?
It changed its SEX, not its gender. Gender is between your ears, SEX is between your legs!! With the pun absolutely intended, why can’t writers get that concept firmly in their heads???
***The guy had a problem and his surgeon was not the one to go to first.***
Which brings a compelling question into the discussion:
How many medical students list ‘sex change surgeons’ as their preferred specialty? Who is promoting these types of procedures? Which drug company first developed hormonal sex change accelerators? Follow the money!!!!!
At least Tooter the Turtle had Mr. Wizard to help him reverse his desires of folly. Dr Surgeon has a far tougher assignment undoing the Tooter the Transgender’s.
This is so sad. Most of these people need serious help. Yet, when we dare to say so, we risk being vilified publicly and/or sued.
They don't get body parts cut off.
Good point-—and you’ve heard the term ‘totally reversible vasectomy? Well if they ever perfect a totally reversible transgendering then expect a brisk business-—chromosomes notwithstanding, eheheheh.
xx and xy doesn’t make the irreversibility of lopping off your equipment an easier pill to swallow. In fact, it makes it more sad....depressing, actually.
"Twizzle, Twazzle, Twozzle, Twome; time for this one to come home."
"Be just what you is, not what you is not. Folks what do this has the happiest lot."
I think they must generally be unhappy people who think that changing their genitalia will make them happier
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