I’ve never seen ABC’s The Good Doctor, but I’ve known about the show. Freddie Highmore plays autistic surgical resident, Dr. Shaun Murphy. In the February 5 episode titled “She,” Dr. Murphy comes across a so-called transgender patient played.
A teenager is brought to the emergency room for internal pain by a grandmother but, unbeknownst to her, the teen is on puberty blockers. By outward appearances, the patient, Quinn (played by trans child actor Sophie Giannamore), is a girl, so imagine the doctors’ surprise when a penis is discovered. Naturally, Dr. Murphy (Freddie Highmore) is confused as to why a biological boy would claim to be a girl. “Quinn has XY chromosomes like Jared and me, not XX like you. Science says he’s male,” he reasonably insists. (Newsbusters)
And he has a penis!
Quinn challenges, “Other than biologically, how do you know you’re supposed to be a boy?” Dr. Murphy replies, “Your question doesn’t make sense. I’m not supposed to be anything. I am a boy. Biologically, that’s it.” Hollywood being Hollywood, though, they use the autistic doctor to teach us all understanding about transgenders while the other docs act as though this is normal and happens every day. Funny how the “party of science” rejects this basic biology.
What Dr. Murphy and the rest of us know as fact must be exorcised out of us by force of law and/or employment. We must admit to seeing five fingers when there are only four as Winston was made to do in 1984:
It’s not enough that a doctor goes along with the charade to keep his job, he must truly believe the contradiction even if it goes against all science and observation.
“You are a slow learner, Winston,” said O’Brien gently.
“How can I help it?” he blubbered. “How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”
“Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”
Quinn has testicular cancer in the left testicle. But does he (she) really? What if Quinn denies that he (she) has cancer? What if Quinn maintains that there is no cancer? If seeing a penis or having XY chromosomes do not make a male, then maybe cancer cells do not mean cancer…