60 MINUTES PROGRAM - CHANNEL NINE TV - AUSTRALIA - Sunday May 7-2000
This weekend, on Sunday, May 7th 2000 on Channel Nine's 60 MINUTES, Jeff
be presenting an exclusive interview with David Reimer (formerly known as
the Joan/John Case) after the recent release of John Colapinto's book,
namely "AS NATURE MADE HIM- The Boy who was raised as a Girl". A moving
account and well-researched book of the dreadful saga that was hailed as a
medical breakthrough across the globe. This was despite the fact that Joan
never felt whom he was led to believe by Dr. John Money in particular and
others convinced that he would and should fit their prescription of gender
identity at all costs.
It is a chance to view the real story behind the masquerade that was to
hoodwink the general public and many within the medical professions around
the world for years to come. Not forgetting the innocent victims who
continue to be rearranged in a code of silence generated by the
medico-clinical-social-psychological interventionism in medicine with no or
little consent. It is a courageous story of the man behind the person
proclaimed as a girl and the secrecy that surrounded the Reimer family's
life and David in particular.
The story will be aired this weekend after a story by Richard Carlton on
the political upheavals in Europe - Kosova. another story you may be
interested in viewing.
It is scheduled for this weekend. I would strongly recommend it to anyone
interested in gender and sexuality
issues of all kinds; particularly those who are
TG/TS/IS/Androgynous/Polysexual/Pansexual and others. In fact anyone who
has concern for human rights regardless of their sexual and gender identity.
Further it is possible there will be a backlash by a number within the
medical profession and I believe we should support the courageous nature of
the reporting and the airing of this story. It is through such exposes that
we can all be empowered and saved from the tyranny of inappropriate medical
and social-psychological conceit and the overpowering nature of medicine
when it does not serve the interests of the public and in particular the
person/s concerned. I would therefore urge that those who feel strongly
enough about this story write to 60 MINUTES and air their views privately
or openly to the team who have had the fortitude to carry through the
astonishing, tragic and brave story of David Reimer and immediate family.
As you may know Dr.
Milton Diamond fought courageously for a long time to reveal the truth
behind the fašade of John Money's assertions concerning this case and the
enormous implications it caused around the world.
Should any of you wish to write to the 60 MINUTES team please address your
CHANNEL NINE NETWORK PTY LTD
CITY OF SYDNEY
NEW SOUTH WALES 2068
Written and forwarded by Chris Somers - Research student at The University
of Western Australia