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January 22, 2008

Moonbatty Blast From the Past

Gates of Vienna digs up this nugget of British socialized medicine moonbattery from 2003:

A family doctor has been summoned to a formal hearing over his refusal to put a 34-year-old male patient on the list for screening for cervical cancer.
The complaint has caused doctors in the west country practice to spend hours in meetings and writing replies to the local primary care trust over the complaint which began two years ago.
The man, who has fathered a child, believes he is a hermaphrodite although his doctors have examined him and can find no evidence for this. However, they did agree to his request to be re-registered with a female name. […]
The wife of one of the GPs, told The Telegraph she had every sympathy for people who believe they had the body of the wrong gender but the decision to investigate the refusal was political correctness taken to extremes.
She said her husband, who has been a GP for 30 years and who trains young doctors would be "pleased to hear from anyone, medical or otherwise, who could teach him the correct way to carry out a cervical smear on a 34-year-old male".

First the guy demanded a cervical examination. But being a man, he doesn't have a cervix.

He has since requested full DNA testing and full blood toxicology screening, although he will not give his doctor a reason or describe symptoms to justify the tests.

This is perfectly reasonable according to the doctrines of political correctness, which dictate that if you say you're female, then you are. In New York City, the authorities will even alter your birth certificate accordingly, no surgery required. As for the expense — socialized medicine is free, remember?

On a tip from Burning Hot.

Posted by Van Helsing at January 22, 2008 7:02 AM


If you can choose your gender, can you choose your race? (Barrack aparently got to choose his) Trying to keep track of who is assigned rights and who is assigned responsibilities would become very difficult. What will liberals do if their most cherished ways of categorizing people become irrelevant? What's the point in obliterating the individual if group identity loses its purpose? Better be careful with this stuff.

Posted by: Beef at January 22, 2008 8:14 AM

Michael Jackson chose his too...he became "white," but switched back to black to claim victimization after the whole child molestation affair.

Posted by: Pam at January 22, 2008 1:38 PM

We should repost your response whenever a moonbat pops up here, calling us "nazis, racists, ect".

Posted by: KHarn at January 22, 2008 3:53 PM

Kinda reminds me of the scene from Monty Pythons 'Life of Brian' .....

'Where’s the foetus going to gestate? In a box!' etc

Posted by: Gore Blimey the sky is falling at January 23, 2008 3:37 AM

Cervical smear on a man like this? I can think of a few methods, but they all involve large protruding objects and one of those stirrup chairs.

Posted by: Eoin at January 24, 2008 1:26 AM