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NHS Patient Asks for Female Nurse But Gets Tattooed Trans Man With Stubble Instead

This is a 21st century story that perfectly demonstrates the chasm of understanding between elites and ordinary people.

A female patient in Great Britain asked for a female nurse to take a cervical smear. But the nurse they sent in wasn’t exactly what the patient had in mind.


A woman who requested a female nurse for an intimate procedure was given an “obviously male” member of staff with stubble and tattoos, who claimed to be a transsexual.

The National Health Service (NHS) patient said she was “embarrassed and distressed” when summoned by a nurse with “an obviously male appearance … close-cropped hair, a male facial appearance and voice, large number of tattoos and facial stubble” to carry out a cervical smear, The Times reports.

When she pointed out what she thought was a mistake, the nurse told her off: “My gender is not male. I’m a transsexual.”

Speaking after the examination, which she ultimately decided to abandon, the patient said it was “weird where somebody says to you: ‘My gender is not male’ and you think: ‘Well, what does that even mean? You are clearly a man.’ ”

We are told by elites to suspend our belief in things like simple biology and substitute their version of reality. Not because there is a scientific basis for a man to claim to be a woman based solely on his own “identity,” but because it is the politically correct thing to do.

The confusion of the female patient speaks volumes.

It gets crazier:

The incident raises concerns about the governing Tory Party’s proposed Gender Recognition Act, spearheaded by lesbian Education Secretary Justine Greening, which seeks to “de-medicalise” the gender transition process and allow men to legally change gender with a simple self-declaration.

Greening has described the change as necessary to “[tackle] some of the historic prejudices that still persist in our laws and giving LGBT people a real say on the issues affecting them”, but critics have said it could allow biological males easy access to women’s lavatories, changing areas, and even refuges without a medical professional having ever diagnosed them with genuine gender dysphoria.

Gender dysphoria is a real condition, but it is extremely rare. The best estimates are one or two live births of gender-confused people for every 100,000 children born. Those who suffer from gender dysphoria are likely to have other mental problems as well.

Being told up is down, black is white, and men are women simply because they say so is not recognized as reality by the vast majority of people. But you have to wonder if the drumbeat of propaganda from the media, from government, and from LGBT activists won’t eventually convince people that they shouldn’t trust what they see with their own eyes.