June 24, 2019

"It is public knowledge that girls who are born on the island allegedly turn into boys and grow penises when they hit puberty due to a rare genetic disorder linked to a missing enzyme."

"At least one in 90 children born in the village located in the Dominican Republic will have made the genetic transition by the time they reach 12 years old....  [F]or some male babies, the missing 5-α-reductase enzyme – which triggers the hormone surge – means they appear to be born female with no testes and what looks very much like a vagina. When puberty hits, a large surge of testosterone triggers the male reproductive organs to grow, causing voices to deepen and a penis to develop... The condition is so prevalent in [Salinas] it is no longer considered abnormal."

Reports The Guardian.

51 comments:

n.n said...

A genetic or phenotypic transition? They are still boys and girls, but with transversal physical attributes.

Dave Begley said...

Just watch. That gene will be isolated and then commercialized by the Insane Left.

MadisonMan said...

Science by Newspaper is not science at all.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

this is how Propecia (finasteride) was developed

MayBee said...

That article is so poorly written, I fear I can't take its word for it.
Allegedly.

Lyssa said...

I was expecting this one to have an “I’m skeptical “ tag. I know I am.

MayBee said...

But if it's true, it seems believable. The human body is pretty amazing, and when we look at isolated populations we see some really interesting genetic signatures.
This particular condition doesn't really address the idea that a 4 year old can announce they are a girl in a boy's body, and it takes hormones and surgery to make it appear that way.
If we are going to really discuss gender anomalies, we need to be able to discuss the fact that some parents are happy to endanger their children's well-being for their own self-satisfaction. We can't pretend that part of it doesn't exist.

MayBee said...

"It is known"

David Begley said...

TV ad below.

Hey girls! Grow your own penis at home. No more fuss and muss of those messy periods. No more tampons. Who really enjoys being a girl?

Special identity group minority status attained. Become part of the male ruling class. Possible Presidential run. Act now!

Kevin said...

Just wait until the tour busses start arriving.

If you provide a uniquely gender-fluid experience, they will come.

n.n said...

The village where boys are born as girls: Genetic deformity means Dominican Republic babies are born apparently female and only grow male sex organs at puberty

The close proximity suggests that it is an incestuous condition, which is exhibited by 1% of the population.

Fernandistein said...

Reports The Guardian.

Following a false, click-bait headline.

The condition is so prevalent in [Salinas] it is no longer considered abnormal."

Aww, those inbred peasants must be quite sweet-tempered and non-judgemental to have such quaint, er, open-minded, ideas about deformed, non-functioning genitals.

At least if you believe the MSM article which started out with a false statement.

Wince said...

When puberty hits, a large surge of testosterone triggers the male reproductive organs to grow, causing voices to deepen and a penis to develop...

The same thing happened to Peter Brady.

n.n said...

It is public knowledge that girls who are born on the island allegedly turn into boys and grow penises when they hit puberty due to a rare genetic disorder linked to a missing enzyme.

So, no independent confirmation? This is The Guardian's forte: transgender spectrum issues, diversity, and prophecies of catastrophic global warming.

Swede said...

Are these frog people?

Seems just a plausible.

ga6 said...

Vu-Du

Darrell said...

You would think there would be a market for 5-α-reductase enzyme therapy there.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

this is real.
We referenced this condition before in another 'gender-bender' thread here.

http://www.romanolawgroup.com/blog/the-origin-of-propecia-it-all-began-with-a-village-of-pseudo-hermaphrodites-authored-by-dustin-herman

DaChad said...

Is a side effect of this killing American tourists?

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Is a side effect of this killing American tourists?

no, that's the Curse Of The Mini-Bar
(rumor has it celebrity x's failing booze brand sabotaged rival's stock)

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Public knowledge? Like the Sun orbiting the Earth and Jewish racial inferiority kind of public knowledge? And yet not even a Ripley’s cartoon in all these years. The Jewish thing is a good comparison, as gender “science” has about the same validity as Nazi racial “science”.

Steven said...

"It is public knowledge that boys who are born on the island allegedly ... grow penises when they hit puberty due to a rare genetic disorder linked to a missing enzyme."

Corrected the article title to report what is actually happening here.

Angle-Dyne, Servant of Ugliness said...

There has always been some sort of mystery attached to the subject of gender and the Caribbean village of Salinas is a prime example of the ambiguities of gender.

Oh for cryin' out loud. What mystery? What ambiguity? The condition is explained fairly straightforwardly in the article itself; just peel away the tendentious, irrelevant, agenda-promoting padding.

There's nothing new or mysterious about these sorts of developmental anomalies caused by glitches in hormonal timing.

MayBee: This particular condition doesn't really address the idea that a 4 year old can announce they are a girl in a boy's body, and it takes hormones and surgery to make it appear that way.

No, it doesn't. Though no doubt some illusory connection between them can be perceived by Guardian writers and readers when the ignes fatui in the marshy territory between their ears flash.

RobinGoodfellow said...

Blogger Dave Begley said...
Just watch. That gene will be isolated and then commercialized by the Insane Left.


Millions of leftists got a frisson of joy upon reading this story.

Krumhorn said...

I want it known that I am out and proud of the fact that I expressly chose for my tubercle to grow into the fine piece of manhood it is today. Through my life, I have regularly drawn out my tubercle, as a matter of gender choice, encouraging it to be the sprinting powerful mastiff of awesome beauty featured in GirlsDoPorn.

Oh! There goes the alarm. Time to wake up. Damn.

- Krumhorn

Doug said...

Just watch. That gene will be isolated and then commercialized by the Insane Left.

The gene will be isolated, and then watch the Left demand abortions be banned. Only CERTAIN KINDS of abortions.

Severin said...

I bet you that island has very few cases of autism. I'd guarantee this gene is protective.

Chris said...

So chicks with dicks.

Meade said...

Enzyme envy.

The Drill SGT said...

So the insult, "Why don't you just grow a pair" has a basis in fact?

SDaly said...

I don't understand the use of "genetic transition" it is a physical transition caused by genes, but the genes themselves don't change.

PRJ said...

See also Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex.

Angle-Dyne, Servant of Ugliness said...

I don't understand the use of "genetic transition" it is a physical transition caused by genes, but the genes themselves don't change.

Of course you don't. "At least one in 90 children born in the village located in the Dominican Republic will have made the genetic transition by the time they reach 12 years old" is a string of bullshit written for the scientifically illiterate woke, by the scientifically illiterate woke, to promote a bullshit agenda.

DavidD said...

“Public knowledge.” “Allegedly.”

Poor writing, Definitely.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

These are the same kids growing horns because of their cellphone use.

Jupiter said...

"These pseudo-hermaphrodites had ambiguous genitalia with “labial-like scrotums” and “blind vaginal pouches,” and were thought to be girls at birth by the other villagers. Upon puberty, however, their clitorises enlarged to resemble small (micro) penises, their testes descended, muscles developed, and their voices grew deep. But, their sexual organs remained severely undeveloped."

Same thing happens to female body-builders who take large doses of steroids. Along with the bulging biceps, they get a three-inch clitoris, and very heavy labia (yes, there's porn). But I expect they can still get pregnant. It sounds like these poor guys probably can't impregnate a woman, so the disease must be passed on the female side, like hemophilia.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

The guevedoces’ rare start in life has also provided insight into human sexuality. Despite being brought up as girls for the majority of their lives, most young guevedoces identify strongly as heterosexuals and express a disdain for women’s lifestyles.

pseudohermaphrodites often appear in small communities like Salinas. Higher-than-normal numbers of pseudohermaphrodites have also been documented in Papua, New Guinea, where they are referred to as turnims, which means “expected to become men.”

The “founder effect” is the lack of genetic variation among the population of a newly established, isolated or closed human settlement or community because of inbreeding. The comparatively large number of people with 5-alpha-reductase deficiency could have been because of either of these two reasons along with their isolation geographically.

though the reports say they live normal male lives, no specific info on fertility/reproduction

bagoh20 said...

My first thought from the headline was that it was about Manhattan.

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bagoh20 said...

Article says: "Around two per cent - or one in 90"

Could also write for polling companies.

hombre said...

In a sane world this would be considered aberrational. In the world of the Guardian it is considered evidence.

n.n said...

Could also write for polling companies.

The Guardian is also an advocate for catastrophic anthropogenic global warming... and a critic of "too many white girls next-door" in the Olympics.

Rosalyn C. said...

I don't know if this is the same, but this situation sounds similar to what happens with what we call "intersex" babies. However in our society, with our medical technology, doctors advise the parents to perform surgeries to create a female identity. In some cases I've read about and watched videos about, the clitoris is reduced and the infant goes home as a girl; often the baby is brought back later the internal testes are removed and female hormones are given. However this alteration doesn't always feel right for the children who look like girls but who identify psychologically as male. Some intersex individuals are now advocating that physicians cease doing these "rectifications" and that we accept intersex people, those who are not male nor female. If we can accept the sanctity of all life, including the lives of Down Syndrome children, can we accept intersex children?

n.n said...

Inter-gender.

langford peel said...

That explains David Ortiz.

Lewis Wetzel said...

They are not "intersex." They are males with genitalia that develop in an unusual manner. They never have a vagina; they can never bear children.
Male genitalia sometimes develop abnormally. Biological sex is not dependent on the appearance of the genitalia.

Lewis Wetzel said...

The cultural left wants you to believe that you are not real. You are a social construct. Nothing you think of as being "you" is actually yours. You didn't build that. Your sex is assigned at birth. You have achieved nothing, you were not created you, instead, society has created and privileged or deprivileged you.
The individual is nothing. His beliefs are rooted in ignorance, or learned bigotry, or neuroses or mental disorders. Only the State can express the true, pure spirit of humanity, and it does this precisely because it is inhuman -- it is passionless and emotionless, it has no mother, no father, it has no children to prefer over the more deserving children of others. It can never age, get sick, and die.
This insanity took root in our intellectual class a century ago. and our intellectuals, God bless them, have never considered that they choose to believe this for the most human of reasons -- it gives them power over their own life and the lives of others.

DEEBEE said...

All very interesting, about which one wants to be an enquiring mind. But still an outlier — not liar

Birkel said...

Don't forget the horns from cell phones.

veni vidi vici said...

Alas, it's the island from whence hails Desmond Is Amazing.

And boy oh boy, he's got quite a surprise coming up in the next few years.

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