AFTER exploding into the political and social mainstream, transgender ideology has taken a long overdue thumping both in the UK and in the US in the last few weeks.
In the UK, the transgender promoting group Mermaids, who were to receive £500,000 in tax payers’ money to tell children they can change their gender, is under investigation by the Charity Commission and has had its funding suspended. Mermaids had been revealed to have been promoting body-harming chest binders to young girls confused about their development.
Last week a Mermaids trustee, who has written extensively about the ‘queer life of children’s desires’, resigned after reports that he had spoken at a conference organised by a paedophile support group. The Times said: ‘Dr Jacob Breslow was a graduate student in gender research at the London School of Economics when he gave a presentation at an event for the US-based B4U-ACT in 2011. According to its website, B4U-ACT promotes services and resources “for self-identified individuals . . . who are sexually attracted to children and desire such assistance”. Breslow’s presentation appeared to be a critique of how paedophiles were understood.’
In the US, Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced that they are ‘pausing gender-affirming surgeries’ for minors in order to review their practices. This refers to operations that mutilated the bodies of young people suffering from gender dysphoria and its child-chemical castration services. In a 2018 video one VUMC doctor said that these ‘types of surgeries bring in a lot of money’ and later said that female-to-male bottom surgeries are ‘huge money-makers’.
These are all welcome developments.
Much of the pushback against the transgender agenda in the UK has come from feminists and lesbians. Transgender activists tell lesbians that if they are not willing to have sexual intercourse with fully intact men who identified as women then they are ‘transphobic’.
In the US the pushback is from conservatives who are not willing to get on board with the trade in mutilating children’s bodies. The US is a medical Wild West, where operations removing the breasts and wombs of young girls can be performed on under-18s. In the UK you at least have to wait until an adult can ‘consent’ to that sort of thing – although any doctor carrying out such an operation on even a so-called consenting adult is clearly in breach of his Hippocratic oath to ‘do no harm’. You can dress it up in a white coat if you like, but it’s still an attack on a healthy body.