“Perception is like painting a scenery – no matter how beautifully you paint, it will still be a painting of the scenery, not the scenery itself.” -Abhijit Naskar
Contrary to popular opinion, reality and/or truth are not subjective, but rather objective. In other words, Despite the societal implications and social media connotations, there is no such thing as personal or “my truth” -only the truth that exists adverse to personal perspective.
Consequently, until they are taught to lie, children only understand the truth and nothing more. Likewise, this applies to the mentally challenged as well.
A special needs California student’s experiences were recently trending due to her apparent misgendering of another fellow student.
This from Fox News:
A special needs student at a California high school was allegedly called a “bigot” by her teachers for mistakenly not using preferred pronouns, objecting to participating in a lesson about “scissoring” and refusing to get undressed near male teachers.
When Marina Vivar signed her daughter, Thelma Gonzalez, up for a course on health and relationships at Glendale High School, she checked a box excusing her from being taught about “anything LGBTQ+ or about sexual acts which were gay in nature.”
During a speech to the Glendale City Council, Vivar said her decision to exempt her daughter was not respected by school staff, and that she was taught about sex acts such as scissoring and using a female condom. When Gonzalez told teachers she should not be in the class, Vivar alleges they called her daughter a “bigot, intolerant and homophobic.”
Despite Marina’s explicit wishes, Thelma was thrust in the middle of an LGBTQ+ controversy. In this from The American Tribune, Thelma shares her harrowing experience at a schoolboard meeting:
“I got in trouble one time for calling this girl Kenny, a girl. I said, well, she, Kenny and, I used to word she when I was using my assignment could were working together,” the young woman opens, indicating her first encounter with so-called “misgendering.”
She continued with her account:
“With Cameron, I called him. I called him Miss Cameron because I saw the breast. I’m not saying that I can do…I saw breasts. I called him Miss Cameron. And many times more than one time I have been ignored by my own teachers. Because I call them by the wrong pronoun,” she continued, before adding that this teacher would ignore her as a presumable result of being addressed with their wrong pronouns.”
Contrary to the current trend, everyone knew the elementary difference between boys and girls 5-minutes ago.
Yet those very same individuals have acquiesced, professing their ignorance concerning the same. But for those that know the truth doesn’t change because you want it to, changing those minds is not an option up for consideration.
Quinn: “How do you know you’re supposed to be a boy?”
Murphy: “Your question doesn’t make sense. I’m not supposed to be anything. I am a boy, biologically-that’s it.”
When the patient (Quinn) with a penis was professing to be a girl posed that question to the Autistic surgeon (Murphy) in “The Good Doctor” episode entitled “She,” it made no sense to him. Murphy understood that science has always been clear in this regard. While his surgical lead emphatically referenced that the patient was
Transgender, the young doctor simply replied. “No, Quinn has XY chromosomes like Jared (another male doctor) and me- not XX like you; science says he’s male.”
Unlike many of the horror stories we are hearing in 2023, this 2018 episode ended with a much happier ending.
Against Quinn and his parent’s wishes (but at the insistence of his grandmother), this testicular cancer patient did not have both of his testicles removed. This would ensure keeping alive the chance that Quinn overcomes his gender dysphoria and goes on to lead a normal life. Regardless of what he was being told, Dr. Murphy knew the truth- and that was enough.
Truth is not in the eye of the beholder.
It is much like a stone of granite; regardless of how much you chip away and break off pieces of it, that does not change that what remains of it is still the truth. As difficult as it is to maintain, it is worth the effort. To ensure this, we must continue to tell the truth. It does not take great intellect and acumen to maintain honesty; it just takes the heart to stand against opposition. This is how we effect change.
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