I know, it sounds extreme but hear me out: Towleroad points us in the direction of a post by Dan Savage about a doctor who is experimenting with a drug on pregnant women, trying to prevent lesbianism in girls in-utero, and also prevent "masculine" characteristics. The purpose is clearly to prevent homosexuality in women and as well as transgenderism and transexuality:
Pediatric endocrinologist Maria New—of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Florida International University—isn't just trying to prevent lesbianism by treating pregnant women with an experimental hormone. She's also trying to prevent the births of girls who display an "abnormal" disinterest in babies, don't want to play with girls' toys or become mothers, and whose "career preferences" are deemed to "masculine."
Dan links to an article at The Hastings Center's Bioethics Forum about this chilling experimentation:
The majority of researchers and clinicians interested in the use of prenatal “dex” focus on preventing development of ambiguous genitalia in girls with CAH. CAH results in an excess of androgens prenatally, and this can lead to a “masculinizing” of a female fetus’s genitals. One group of researchers, however, seems to be suggesting that prenatal dex also might prevent affected girls from turning out to be homosexual or bisexual.
On on the show on Monday of this week I interviewed James Madison University researcher Christine Robinson, co-author of a study published in the April edition of the journal Genocide and Prevention, titled Genocidal Intentions: Social Death and the Ex-Gay Movement. Her provocative conclusion is that the so-called "ex-gay" movement's promotion of its beliefs and policies constitutes genocide under the Untied Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. It sounds far-fetched but several writers and activists who study the ex-gay movement, after speaking with Dr. Robinson or reading her study, came away impressed with her findings, as was I when she came on the show. She shows how genocide begins with intent to demonize a group -- not with mass killing -- and that there are many steps that need to be in place and which are predictors of genocide, under the U.N> convention, and which the U.N. convention sees as indicators that should be used for prevention.
Surely, the "ex-gay" movement is trying to stop homosexuality and certainly demonizes gays. And I would think that the work of Dr. Maria New would be seen as genocide under the U.N. convention, using the conclusions of Robinson's study: Dr. New is not only trying to eradicate homosexuality amd female-to-male transgenderism; she is experimenting on humans with a dangerous drug, all in the service of this extermination, a frightening throwback to the Nazi regime. The ultimate goal of doctors like her is to make homosexuals and those who do not fit gender norms disappear entirely. That is surely "social death" as Christine Robinson describes it.