A shocking video has emerged, and to say it’s further sparked an already controversial debate is a bit of an understatement. When you see the peculiar clip, it’s easy to understand why some are saying this goes entirely too far. See for yourself.
In a world where children are told that transgenderism is a legitimate mindset and drag queens adorn the local library’s story hour, there’s little wondering why the mentally ill are becoming bolder in their “fantasies.”
One biological woman in Los Angeles, who believes herself a transgender man, also “identifies” as a dog.
That’s right. Not content with gender dysphoria, this person apparently has species dysphoria and pretends to be a dog in various “outings” with his husband.
Tony McGinn, also known as “Tony Bark,” refers to himself as a “human pup” and likes to play fetch on all fours.
McGinn’s husband and “handler” Andrew, who goes with him on “play-dates,” told reporters, “I hang out and I provide him with lots of attention and tell him he is a good boy. That’s basically 90 percent of it.”
McGinn added, “I think everyone should feel comfortable exploring the limits of their creativity and imagination and most of us have grown up in a culture that strongly discourages you from taking it too far. I appreciate that I am married to someone who encourages me to explore my imagination and my interests wherever they lead and I try to do the same.”
McGinn explained the reason for his bizarre role-play, saying, “To me, a dog is everything pure in the world. Dogs experience the world through a lens of pure joy that I don’t think other animals have.”
He added, “A lot of little kids like to play like they’re a dog and most of them grow out of it. I just never grew out of that. And now in my adult life, in my relationships, it’s a way for me to feel vulnerable and exposed and close to my partner. It’s a very intimate thing.”
Many people recognize that, two decades ago, such behavior, even in Los Angeles, would have been considered extreme. And, a number of expert psychologists have railed against the push to make transgenderism and other mental disorders seem like a normal state of mind.
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, told CNS News in 2015 that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment.
He added that sex change was “biologically impossible” and that people who argue for sexual reassignment surgery are “collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder,” especially among teens and children.
In the report, he referred to a Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic study of children who, at a rate of 70%-80%, “spontaneously lost feelings” of transgenderism over time.
Dr. McHugh argued that “policymakers and the media are doing no favors either to the public or the transgendered by treating their confusions as a right in need of defending rather than as a mental disorder that deserves understanding, treatment, and prevention.”
“At Hopkins we stopped doing sex-reassignment surgery, since producing a ‘satisfied’ but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for surgically amputating normal organs,” he said and explained that doctors and school officials who were pushing children and parents to accept “puberty-delaying hormones to render later sex-change surgeries less onerous” are committing what he considers “close to child abuse.”
Since that article was written, the World Health Organization changed their stance, and transgenderism is “no longer” considered a mental illness by the global group. However, there is no word on what the organization believes about pretending to be a dog.
McGinn told reporters, “I do consider myself as a pup at all times every day, but I don’t engage in pet play every day,” adding, “some people wear costumes, some people try to get into the headspace of the animal and think as an animal would.”
McGinn does wear a costume on occasion. He wears a dog “hood” for his pet play meetings, as well as an “adult-toy” harness to simulate a rubber silicone tail. But, the couple maintains there’s nothing weird or wrong about their pastime.
Husband Andrew said, “In a practical sense all I really do is help fill out the fantasy by being the human. In the same way a human looks after their pet to make sure that their pet doesn’t have a little too much fun and hurt themselves. I bring water and just tell Tony when he needs to chill out.”
Apparently, they are not alone. McGinn has won competitions and awards, some in the LA Pony and Critter Club, which is an animal role-play group founded by Ann Noble. The group performs dog shows, herding events, and a biannual fox hunt… all with people pretending to be animals.
In what appears to most as a strange and possibly dangerous deviation from reality, the leftist culture in America seems to be celebrating such action at an increased pace. McGinn said, “I think everyone should try it once, and if they like it, they should try it a second time.” Others think adults who act in such a way are mentally ill and need help, not encouragement.