Tuesday, August 8, 2017
SADF = South African Defense Force.
Came across this one quite by accident. And indeed I am mildly surprised such a thing was so!
And as is so apropos with regard to the transgender controversy it being a current hot topic. Military service for transgender persons now a possible?
During the apartheid regime South African military conscripts forcibly [?] given sex change operations? Boys became girls [some willingly?] and even one girl became a boy?
From the article as seen in the English Guardian:
"Gays tell of mutilation by apartheid army"
"In practice, the army's treatment of gays was confused. Many found themselves in de facto 'gay battalions',"
"'In Uppington, virtually the whole battalion was queer until some general decided this should be broken up. There was one in Grahamstown. There was another in Pretoria. For some of them, these were supportive environments,'"
"Some men joined the army specifically to get a sex change operation. But others were pressured into surgery by military psychologists after other methods failed. The army carried out as many as 50 sex change operations a year."
"Lesbians were also offered surgery - one woman is among those left partially altered after the programme was shut down."
TREATMENTS AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE NOT LIMITED TO SURGICAL TECHNIQUES.
Read further regarding this entire matter at these links: