Wednesday 21 February 2024

Conversion Excursion

What, exactly, is "conversion therapy"? Most lesbians and gay men had heterosexual experiences in adolescence, and sometimes well after that, before deciding that it was not for them. Why should there be either a cultural taboo around articulating the reverse experience, or a legal sanction for cooperating in someone else's?

Ignore hysteria about things like electroconvulsion, which went out with the Ark. And if conversion therapy is abhorrent, then what about the drastic and irreversible psychological, chemical and surgical aspects of so-called sex changes, which are a vast array of medical treatment for something that is supposedly not an illness at all?