Source: Gender Dinamix
Anyone who thinks apartheid was purely a race issue needs to rethink things; as yet another example of its patriarchal, supremacist policies has surfaced. Dr Aubrey Levin, the man known to his colleagues as Dr Shock has ushered, not only his own horrific history into the spotlight, but that of the Aversion Project and other examples of torture and mutilation inflicted on people to force them to conform, to be heterosexual and to be, in the arrogant eyes of the regime, the "right" gender.
Says Dr Kevin Adams, Consultant Plastic Surgeon of the Groote Schuur & Red Cross Hospitals, “This is a sad hangover from our recent past! I am astounded that anybody could have done these things.” He expanded on Gender DynamiX’s call by saying “We are asking anybody still living with the consequences of these actions to come forward for legal, psychological and medical help.” Victims of Dr Levin, aka “Dr Shock” are urgently asked to contact Gender DynamiX as soon as possible, in order to strengthen the case against the man and the horrors he perpetrated. Gender DynamiX would also like to offer support to these victims.
Back in the 70’s and 80’s, apartheid was law, homosexuality was a crime and the "cure" was shock therapy, chemical castration, hormone treatment and the like. Some sources estimate that around 900 forced ‘gender reassignment’ operations may have been performed between 1971 and 1989 at military hospitals, including at the infamous Ward 22, as part of a top-secret program to root out homosexuality from the service. Due to policy changes, some of these "patients," who should more accurately be called victims, were discharged midway through this treatment, leaving them physically stranded in some kind of artificially induced gender limbo, with no support – psychological or otherwise.
Dr Levin emigrated to Canada, along with other doctors accused of crimes against humanity in South Africa – and now he is out on bail (but mercifully not allowed to practise) for abusing a male patient; a charge which has unleashed dozens more complaints of a similar nature.
Gender DynamiX firmly believes that Dr Levin should be brought to justice, not only for his heinous crimes in Canada, but for the suffering he caused back in South Africa too.
Gender DynamiX urges the Canadian authorities to bear Aubrey Levin’s past in mind when dealing with him now. Far from being a model citizen and a medical professional entrusted with peoples’ mental health, he is, quite simply, a monster.