Starting the first week of October, the government will pay for gender reassignment treatments and surgeries for eligible soldiers — an estimated expense between $2.4 million to $8.4 million per year.
There are between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender troops in the active-duty force of 1.3 million, according the RAND Corp. which conducted a study for the Pentagon. Of those troops, RAND estimates that between 30 and 140 would like hormone treatment, and 25 to 130 would seek surgery.
Hormone therapy doesn’t require designated recovery time, but reassignment surgeries require up to 21 days medical leave plus up to 90 days medical disability, according to RAND. Male-to-female genital surgery, which requires the longest recovery, leaves soldiers nondeployable for 135 days. The study says some might suffer from postoperative complications that would “render them unfit for duty” – for example, 6 to 20% of people who have a vaginoplasty have complications.
Right. Nothing says “unfit for duty” like an unhealed vaginoplasty.
Isn’t it amazing how the Obama administration ordered the military not only to accept trans soldiers, but to pay for their sex-change operation, and nobody complained? Here’s the military’s handbook for dealing with transition.
How can any chaplain from an orthodox Christian church/denomination consider remaining in the military under these conditions?
Meanwhile, at LSU Medical School, gender ideology is being presented to med students as medical fact. From a slide show:
Meanwhile, in Canada, a brave college professor will soon be picking out his pajamas for the progressivist gulag. Psychology professor Jordan Peterson says he will not abide by a proposed law making it a crime not to call a person by his or her chosen personal pronoun. A CBC interviewer struggles to deal with this Neanderthal:
CO: In Ontario, the law states that gender is a “person’s sense of being a woman, a man, both, or neither, or anywhere along the gender spectrum.”
JP: Yes. That particularly statement I regard as logically incoherent to the point of dangerousness. I think that the reason it’s been rushed into law is that people haven’t been paying attention. The mere fact that I don’t want to use pronouns that some else has decided I should use doesn’t mean that I don’t believe that transgender people exist. It also doesn’t make me a bigot. Regardless of how hard people try to push me into that corner — I’m not a bigot.
CO: Isn’t it also the role of a society to make people feel included and to have inclusiveness?
JP: No. It’s not the role of society to make people feel included. That’s not the role of society. The role of society is to maintain a modicum of peace between people. It’s not the role of society to make people feel comfortable. I think society is changing in many ways. I can tell you one thing that I’m very terrified of, and you can think about this. I think that the continual careless pushing of people by left wing radicals is dangerously waking up the right wing. So you can consider this a prophecy from me if you want. Inside the collective is a beast and the beast uses its fists. If you wake up the beast then violence emerges. I’m afraid that this continual pushing by radical left wingers is going to wake up the beast.
Well, Prof. Peterson, you know what they do to prophets. I wonder, though, how the US military is going to respond to soldiers who declare themselves genderfluid, gender non-binary, or whatever of the 31 flavors on offer this month? I’m serious.