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The New York Times archives - June 10, 1979 - Thomas Szasz - Male and Female Created He Them

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NonnyMouse1337 Tue 08-Sep-20 10:04:30

Dr EM unearthed this amazing article.

www.nytimes.com/1979/06/10/archives/male-and-female-created-he-them-transexual.html?s=08

I wonder if the actual title is 'Male and Female He Created Them' and the digitization process has mangled it a bit, but either way it is well worth reading.

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MilleniumHallsWalledGarden Tue 08-Sep-20 10:15:58

It's a quote from the book of Genesis in the Bible, so the syntax is a bit odd 'so God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them'.

NonnyMouse1337 Tue 08-Sep-20 10:20:32

Thank you! Makes more sense now even though the syntax is still odd. My brain keeps insisting on reading it as 'he created' instead of 'created he'. smile

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MilleniumHallsWalledGarden Tue 08-Sep-20 10:29:03

Thanks for sharing. I found myself agreeing with every point. This in particular

'^The “transsexual empire” is thus a Trojan horse in the battle between the sexes, helping men to seduce unsuspecting women, or women who ought to know better, to join forces with their oppressors^'

seemed apt. It's a shame that we're still having this same conversation more than forty years later.

NonnyMouse1337 Tue 08-Sep-20 10:34:51

Yes, very striking how all the points raised in the article are the exact same conversations being had today. I found the ending prescient too.

The war between the sexes is a part of our, human heritage. It's no use denying It. If that war ever ends, it will be not because of a phony armistice arranged by doctors, but because men, women and children will place personal dignity before social sex‐role identity.

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