When the whole transgender thing started picking up momentum in pop culture — right around the time that one former Olympian whose name I refuse to mention decided to become a chick — I thought I’d seen the nuttiest of the nutty.
Folks who think they’re girls when they’re fully equipped with male plumbing and vice-versa. How could it possibly get any loonier than people thinking that sort of thing?
Then along comes Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who “identifies” as black. Okay, I thought. So they raised the bar again. Surely they can’t go any further with this nonsense, right?
Body Integrity Identity Disorder.
A mental issue that apparently drove a woman with a perfectly operational set of peepers to pour bleach in her eyes so she could be blind.
Can’t make this stuff up, people.
Jewel, 30, from North Carolina, USA, has Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled.
Her need to lose her sight was so strong that in 2006 she decided to blind herself – by having a sympathetic assistant pour DRAIN CLEANER into her eyes.
Despite the hospital’s attempts to save her vision – against her wishes – they were permanently damaged, although it took around half a year for the damage to take affect.
Jewel said: “When I woke up the following day I was joyful, until I turned on to my back and opened my eyes – I was so enraged when I saw the TV screen.”
But over around six months the sight in both Jewel’s eyes slowly went away.
Her left eye suffered a ‘corneal meltdown’ – collapsing in on itself and requiring the eye to be removed – while her right eye had glaucoma and cataracts, as well as a webbing of scars.
Jewel originally told her family it had been an accident, but they eventually found out the truth – with both her mother and sister cutting contact.
What the crap is wrong with people?
I mean, come on! This is pure insanity. Then again, I guess it shouldn’t be that much of a shock, given this is the lunacy progressive thought tends to create. What should we expect from folks who willingly accept individuals who think they’re a different race or sex than what they were born as?
This woman actually believes she was supposed to be born blind. What does one say to that?
Not only is this woman certifiably insane and in need of a rubber room, she’s now likely going to be on disability — paid for by you and I, the American taxpayer — despite the fact she CHOSE to make herself blind.
If this ends up being the case, it’s outrageous!
We truly live in a world gone mad.