not to be over dramatic or anything but DC comics is the actual devil
Krikor Jabotian Haute Couture 2013
I just need someone at Marvel to explain me a thing about why we don’t have a title with Bucky Barnes and Misty Knight as partners who arm-wrestle with their bionic limbs and accidentally destroy every dive bar in the country and drive a red Corvette and hate everyone because it would literally be the greatest comic ever.
I WOULD BUY ALL THE ISSUES OF THIS COMIC
Every issue and all the trades.
In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine — and a total failure. “As Nature Made Him” tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man’s — and one family’s — amazing survival in the face of terrible odds.
Having a passing familiarity with this case, it is horrible to read David’s monologue of contentment with his life as it was at the time of publication (2000) knowing that he killed himself just a few years later.
Though Colapinto tries to hold onto the idea that this book is unbiased, it is very clear to me that Dr. John Money was the bad guy in this story. It is, after all, David’s story and Money was the specter of all the terrible things that shaped his childhood. The descriptions of David’s visits are frankly sickening to read. He and his twin brother endure very explicit questions about their bodies, their awareness of other people’s sexual behaviors and forced (at least once) to simulate copulation with one another.
Money did a lot of good as a sexual scientist to bring awareness to the general public about several fetishes being normal, but his attitude towards child sexual “exploration” is strange and neurotic. His belief that sexual rehearsal play was something that allowed all children to grow up “entirely free of any psychosexual gender confusions or dysfunction” is without foundation - he bases it on a two week study of the Yolgnu, an aboriginal tribe in Northern Australia. This is refuted heavily by a colleague who has studied this particular tribe for several decades, having never seen any sexual rehearsal play and treated many of them for sexual neuroses (in whatever forms they may have been).
One of the worst things to read over and over was that so many other professionals involved in the family’s therapy and care kept trying to convince David of things he knew not to be true; mainly that he needed vaginoplasty to be complete. The only thing this professional conviction was based on was Dr. Money’s say-so. The evidence of the case’s failure was in front of them in the surly “tomboy” who defied all their attempts to “help”.
Polish heart surgeon after 23 hours long heart transplantation. Surgery was succesful. His assistant is sleeping on the floor (1987)
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