Creating a Woman: The Tragic Story of David Reimer

David Reimer’s story is irrefutable evidence that you cannot fully shape someone through social conditioning. Despite his environment telling him otherwise, David somehow knew that something wasn’t right. And so, as I sat listlessly in that class all those years ago, it suddenly occurred to me that David’s story has far greater implications on human sexuality- in other words, heterosexuality vs. homosexuality. Th question kept running through my head..”If being gay is truly a choice, then why couldn’t David accept being a girl and live out his life attracted to men?”.

We knew this topic would be controversial (to say the least). We knew we would turn some people off with this topic. Nevertheless, I decided that David’s story MUST be told.

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