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I really do hate it when someone uses their credentials to promote hatred. In my opinion that’s all Keith Ablow has done with his crititsm of Chaz Bono being on the show Dancing With the Stars. Apparently he’s made comments about homosexuals too but that’s not what I’m going to talk about today.

I advise parents to not allow their children to watch the episodes in which Chaz appears. Here’s why: Many of the children who might be watching will be establishing a sense of self which includes, of course, a sexual/gender identity.

Of all the hatred this psychologist spews I think I take exception to that last one the most. Oh, his referring to Chaz as a she comes a close second but the implication that transsexuality is something I could chose is number one on my hit parade of things to completely hate. I’m sorry oh clueless shrink but by the time they are old enough to watch television they have already determined what their gender identity is.

This is just transphobia with a very thin veneer of respectability that the title “Dr” gives Keith Ablow and nothing more. People who can spit up such filth do not deserve to have any title of respect but I can’t change that. He obtained his degrees and has found someone to pay for his garbage. How sad.

I just thank God that there are people out there to rebut what he says. People like Dr. John M Grohol who sits on the editorial board of the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking and is a founding board member of the Society for Participatory Medicine. People like Dr John M Oldham, MD, president of the American Psychiatric Association. These are people who know what they are talking about and it’s obvious that Mr Keith Ablow doesn’t.

Teresa

Links:

Don’t Let Your Kids Watch Chaz Bono On ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Don’t Let Your Kids Watch Dr. Keith Ablow

American Psychiatric Association: Keith Ablow is wrong about Chaz Bono on DWTS