Tyranny in the US
February 26, 2012 § Leave a comment
Reading the essay on “The Tyranny of the Esthetic,” I was definitely culturally shocked by it. The way Martha came and outright talked about it, gave me chills. I would have never known or thought of the idea of Americans doing such a thing everyday to babies and young children. I find it absurd and dehumanizing that we find that this is okay and better for the child.
Why wouldn’t we just allow the child to grow into it’s self and its normal ways? Adding and removing tissues and hormones can disrupt other flows of nature that can have long term or even short term effects on the child. I believe there should be stricter laws and regulations on this rule, and that parents should be given more information and all of there options at once. Doctors should not be biased and should allow the parents and child to make that decision for themselves. Once the child is able to fully comprehend what is going on, then the decision should be made, if it even has to be.
Life the cliche says, “If it ain’t broke, then don’t try to fix it.” If their genitals will still produce and work normally, don’t try and change them. If it will not effect their ability to mate and reproduce, then why try to make them look “normal.” Not everyone’s genitals are the same size, some are overly large, and some are smaller–what’s the big deal? People choose to take medicines and have surgeries to change that, but that is once they are grown and adults. You don’t know if this surgery will turn out to be in the best interest of the child, it is just something you are taking from a psychological stand point. Doctors shouldn’t be allowed to take away the pleasure and tissue that can lead to an adult having a happier life. They won’t feel any different, and if they do, then let it be them that chooses to do something about it.