My daughter found a four-leaf clover today, and was so excited about it.
It reminded me that nature doesn’t make mistakes. In nature there are simply variations of the norm.* The norm is a ball-park, it is not necessarily the way (in this case, the three-leaf clover) is supposed to turn out.
When I was pregnant with my children, I refused ultrasound scanning, because I was not going to abort the foetus if it didn’t fit the “norm”. I also knew that if there was a problem, no doctor could cure the baby in utero, and so I concluded that for me, this sort of meddling was completely pointless. Once I accepted that nature creates exceptions, has variations, and that this is okay, the majority of my pregnancy stress disappeared.
This concept is literally impossible for the patriarchal mind to fathom. The patriarchal mind (and the systems that support it) dictates that mother nature’s creations are inherently faulty, and that men’s meddling can fix these mistakes. It also takes this theory further, saying that even if a person is born as close to perfect as is humanly possible, the body can still be improved upon by men. If a woman has small breasts, for example, she can be cured by having silicone implants inserted, which will make her appear more “normal”, i.e closer to the norm. This is all that beauty in a patriarchy is, after all: people desperate not to veer too far from the dictated norms, knowing that there are consequences for being weak or different, or unusual, or a variant of what big brother tells us is okay.
Which brings me to the trans cult/ ideology, because the idea that a man who is uncomfortable in his own skin must have somehow been born “faulty” is the absolute epitome of a patriarchal mind. It assumes that a lack of integration between the body and the sense of self could not ever possibly have been caused by an oppressive society. A woman with small breasts cannot simply be the victim of draconian fashion dictates. No, the root of the problem must be mother nature herself… and luckily for us, we have men in white coats who can cure her mistakes, and save the day.
Except, not really.
Mothers, for example, look at their m2F and F2M children and know, know, deep in the root of their being, that their child was born perfect. They can’t articulate their discomfort, do not understand why doctors are saying there is something wrong with their child’s body, or why their child is so unhappy. They have been told that an operation, and hormones willl make the problems disappear, and so they support their child in his/her decision. Because what else is a (uninformed) mother to do?
So I agree with Greer that, if it is anything, the concept of transsexualism is an exorcism of the mother. It’s the quintessential Blaming of the Mother for not producing a perfect, “normal” specimen. The mother accepts this blame and carries it on her shoulders. And the saddest part of all is that her instincts about her child are right. But how many women have been taught to bury their gut feeling and trust professionals instead?
*Although when man-made chemicals have leaked into the environment, it can lead to mutated genes, but we should bear in mind that this is not the fault of nature.