The trouble with Psychiatry is…if it were invented today, I think most people would get, very quickly, that it is little more than quackery. A bunch of charlatans, reviewing and praising papers by other charlatans – and getting by in the world by wearing nice suits, publishing mutually referenced journals, and back-stroking.
With the anti-Trans conference sponsored by the RCPsych coming up in May, I think it is time that Psychiatrists heard an alternative voice. In part, that should emerge from the trans community, who are one of the groups most attacked by psychiatrists in the world today. But I’d say that we are far from alone. It is only in recent years that psychiatrists have deigned to allow that being homosexual is not in itself a disorder…and not all that much longer since they stopped deciding that women who masturbate were disturbed.
So-o…shortly launching a blog to cover experiences of psychiatry from the perspective of gender, identity, orientation and sexuality – and inviting anyone and everyone with a voice and some thought thru ideas to contribute.