Keira Bell is a name that will be remembered. Like Victoria Gillick before her, she argued in the High Court that minors could not consent to certain medical treatment. But that is where their paths differ. In 1983, Gillick lost when the High Court ruled that girls under 16 could be prescribed birth control without parental consent.
The British state broadcaster regularly pushes content on complex gender issues, much of it targeted at a young audience, across its various platforms. Children need protecting from this dangerous, irresponsible approach.
On Thursday, teachers planning residential trips were told that it was just fine for teenagers of the opposite sex to share a room.
Writing was never part of my life plan. I’ve joked that I chose my career in physics to avoid words. But, according to the stats, I’ve written 174,951 of them in 199 posts. To mark number 200, I’ve gone back to when this blog began: the summer of 2016.
More than 80% of children who think they’re gender dysphoric revert by the time they hit puberty – so why are parents allowing toddlers to ‘become’ trans and later take hormone blockers? Watchful waiting is much better practice.
The charity is supposed to help vulnerable children, which is why it rightly opposes FGM. So why is it promoting the idea that it’s OK for girls as young as seven to go down a path that leads to gender reassignment surgery?
Some young people simply need to be reconciled to their biological sex
My name is now Deborah Ashley Hayton, but that was not always the case. In 2012 I transitioned “male-to-female”. I didn’t really change sex – I know that now – but at the time I was convinced that I was some kind of woman. Otherwise, I can’t imagine that I would have gone through with it and caused so much distress to my wife and children.
Many youngsters who present as gender dysphoric have mental health issues or have suffered abuse or trauma. Yet instead of probing these causes of distress, therapists are expected to accept their patient’s self-diagnosis.
Abigail Shrier’s ‘Irreversible Damage’ is a superb piece of investigative journalism that exposes the damage done to teenage girls by transgender ideology, but it divides opinion. Should controversial books ever be censored?