I don’t really like the whole “born this way” ideology, I think it’s dangerous and leads to some pretty disturbing trends. if someone wants to have sex with men or women or both, if someone wants to wear a skirt or cut their hair short and stop wearing makeup, well I think that’s all alright. I think there is something that smacks of eugenics when people claim that my brain is a woman’s brain, or my brain wants me to sleep with men/women, and so on. I can understand why people would want to frame it like that, but I think it’s bad.
after all, at the heart of the “born that way” ideology is the idea that someone cannot be blamed for their deviant behavior. after all - they were born that way! but I see something really dangerous in accepting that the behavior is deviant. would someone who is “born” gay or straight have an issue with someone who “chose” to engage in homosexual behavior? is their behavior therefore deviant? furthermore, and I know this is a little slippery-slope of me, but futhermore if someone is “born” that way, couldn’t we technically start screening for deviants before they’re born? oh please give me an abortion doctor, my child will want to sleep with someone from the same sex! oh please get an abortion mary, the results said billy has been bathed in hormones in utero and so may be trans. it’s silly. what about if someone could measure a baby’s head and say if they would be good at business? if I knock little sally with this hammer just, here, do you think she will be kinder and less aggressive?
we should be able to engage in arguments about the validity of behavior without resorting to “I can’t help it! I was born this way!” excuses. it’s eurocentric and smacks of eugenics. you are trying to medicalize gender, culture and social behavior. if that’s how you want to do it, okay, just be careful I guess (and I want no part of it)