TLC has a show, apparently (I don’t have cable) called “I Am Jazz” that attempts to show how normal and healthy it is to be a transgender teen: “Normal and healthy” defined as “addicted to anti-depressants, emotionally unstable and generating massive drama for everyone around you.”
Mom (to Grandmother): So I have to stop at the drug store to get this medicine as soon as possible, because she told me this morning, ‘Oh mom, I’m out of my antidepressants’.
Jazz: Sucks to think that I have to rely on medications to be emotionally balanced. My body is crap, and I feel it.
Mom (to camera): It’s very, very clear when Jazz is not herself. She…it’s like a light switch…she turns off and she turns on. Between the drugs that are given to her, and the side effects and the depression that she battles, she’s predictably unpredictable.
Hmmm, maybe giving massive amounts of hormones and psychoactive pharmaceuticals to mentally unstable adolescents is not such a good idea.
If Jazz is upset now, wait until Jazz finds out normal straight teenage boys are just not into “girls” with penises.
I guess teaching people to love and accept the bodies they are born with is just not an option.
Hat Tip: Papa Giorgio