Fields of expertise and their institutions are self-reinforcing instrumentalities, through which power is exercised and the opportunity to do so is created by their production of knowledge. This, Foucault taught from the 1960s and beyond.
Psychiatry is one such field of expertise. The American Psychiatric Association is one such institution. Both produce certain "knowledge," including, as relevant here, the DSM-III. The practice of so-called "psychiatry" is one such means through which their power is exercised.
Foucault excoriated the so-called field of psychiatry for the extent of its pseudoscientific fraud in the DSM-II. The DSM-II identified "homosexuality" as an ostensibly "diagnosis." Then, the APA --- in its infinite wisdom --- concluded that homosexuality was a "disorder" with potentially pathological roots. The APA and its allegedly "expert" members had no shortage of theories as to why.
Then-existing empirically supported theories of normal variation (i.e., "born that way") were rejected in favor of normative pontification, according to stereotypes of "masculinity" and "femininity," among others. Actual scientific proof that homosexuality was not the result of individual pathology yielded to then-prevailing behavioral theories, including excessive mothering, hostile fathering or sexual abuse in childhood explained personality deficits based on those same stereotypes and lacking anything approximating empirical support.
And for all its moralizing, normative bullshit, the APA proposed no shortage "therapies" for the "deviance" of homosexuality as it was then conceptualized by the so-called field of psychology. They included electro convulsive "therapy," including by placing electrodes on the genitals of stereotypically "effeminate" young boys or stereotypically "masculine" young girls, and directing "corrective" shocks through their bodies at that location while exposing them to homosexual pornographic material. This torture was called "operant conditioning," a form of purportedly
behavioral therapy to "treat" this so-called "disorder." Of course, it failed without exception because the behavioral theories were devoid of anything even vaguely resembling evidentiary support. But the psychiatrists were undeterred.
Excessive and often physical punishment, exposure to heterosexual pornography, sexual abuse at the hand of a member of the opposite sex and finally pharmaceutical and surgical interventions followed. The pharmaceutical "treatments," at the time, included giving boys high-dose injections of medroxyprogesterone acetate. Or as you may know it, "Depo Provera."
Depo Provera was the drug that the British government forced on Alan Turing, to chemically castrate him for being gay, as was a routine practice among psychiatrists to "treat" all "homosexuals" at that time. It is the same drug that is routinely administered to sex offenders for chemical castration, now. It reduces sex drive in men and is used as a form of chemical castration to control inappropriate or unwanted sexual behavior in those with paraphilias (like when homosexuality was one of those, according to the so-called field of psychology) or hypersexuality, including in convicted sex offenders.
But Depo Provera is not the only drug used for chemical castration nor is its use, or that class of drugs' use limited to chemical castration. It is routinely prescribed by psychiatrists to treat the current disorder that's all the rage now . . . gender dysphoria. In fact, the same drug at the same dosages and on the same regimen could be prescribed to a prepubescent boy as a form of so-called "puberty blocker" and/or "feminizing hormone therapy" due to its progestogenic and functional antiandrogenic effects.
Nor was "chemical castration" the only "treatment" for "homosexuality," according to the APA and its DSM-II. Surgical castration was the more permanent solution, and tens of thousands of men, teenagers and boys were involuntarily surgically castrated based on nothing more than a psychiatrist's imperiousness based no nothing more than his own pseudoscientific delusion. If you were found to be "a homosexual" by such a fraud and refused your "treatment" you would be involuntarily committed by a court and forced to undergo the procedure anyway. This practice continued in the United States until well into the late 1980s, even AFTER THE DSM-II WAS REPLACED by the DSM-III. It took about a generation for practitioners to catch up.
However, the field of psychiatry was not done sexually mutilating children with chemicals and butchery under the snare and delusion of "therapy." Nothing has actually changed, in substance or practice. Only how the field of psychiatry tells the world at large to conceptualize what it is doing. So-called "trans" issues are now in vogue and allegedly "gender affirming care" has taken the place of both chemically and surgically mutilating children. But with new branding, new messaging and new politics.
Such. Great. Progress.
- Instead of "treating" the purported "deviancy" of homosexualuty (DSM-II), now the field of psychiatry "affirms" the purported "gender" of supposed "transexuals" (DSM-5).
- Instead of "chemically castrating" stereotypically effeminate, often prepubescent or barely pubescent boys with high dose regimens of Depo Provera (or other such drugs) because of their "homosexuality" (DSM-II); the field of psychiatry purports to "transition" or "block the puberty of" those exact same stereotypically effeminate, often prepubescent or barely pubescent boys, with those exact same high dose regimens of Depo Provera (or other such drugs) because of their "gender dysphoria" (DSM-5).
- Instead of surgically castrating them for homosexuality, psychiatrists surgically castrate them to begin their "gender reassignment."
How far we have come. This snare and delusion.
But the approach is far, far more evil now. Now, the societal conditions favor inducing children to opt-in to the "in group" that is "trans." Without any regard for the actual consequences at all. Then, at least you weren't incentivized to involuntarily place yourself onto the "transitioning gender conveyor belt" of chemical and surgical sexual mutilation. But now? You totally are. Especially if you were already involved in the psychiatric racket, for something else. Why else would such an alarmingly high amount of so-called "trans" people have so many extensive co-morbidities?
Gender affirming care is no such thing. It's the 2022 iteration of what Foucault excoriated the APA for, before the APA removed homosexuality from the DSM-II.
This malicious fraud must be identified for what it is, that all may recognize its inherent, egregious and well-masqueraded evil.