Transgender aged seven; puberty blockers aged 11; detrans aged 18

Aug 20, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: There is an evil here which needs to be addressed. O, some will hurl ‘transphobe’, others ‘bigot’, and still others ‘homophobe’ or ‘hater’, but it still needs to be addressed, otherwise we insulate a cause of harm from critical interrogation; we cease to be able to assess the sociology and psychology or weigh the scientific data. And we are talking about children, for whom Jesus has a special place, so the matter must be addressed without fear of reprisal. A...

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Radical: While political leaders hide from confrontation, activists are winning the war on self-identification

Aug 18, 2020 by

by Victoria Hewson, Conservative Home: Regardless of commitments about a summer announcement, Parliament went into recess without any further clarity from Liz Truss on the Government’s plans for reform of the Gender Recognition Act. Nonetheless, there has been no let up in the debate. It had been expected that the changes to the law that the May government had consulted on – which would have allowed people to change their legal sex without a medical diagnosis, or evidence of having lived for...

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Woke war at the Times is bad business

Aug 18, 2020 by

by Andrew Devine, The Conservative Woman: I’M currently in a minor but bizarre dispute with the Times for deleting a comment below an article in which I agreed with the columnist who wrote it. Last week, the paper published a piece by Joanna Williams entitled ‘Declaring your pronouns is pure narcissism’. The piece was about ‘non-binary’ gender identities and people who feel the need to let you know what pronouns, including recently invented ones, they would like to be called. When it comes to...

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Two police forces are slammed after refusing job applications from candidates who ­believe people cannot change biological sex

Aug 17, 2020 by

by Joe Davies, Mailonline: Two police forces have been slammed after they refusing job applications from candidates who ­believe people cannot change biological sex. A woman who enquired about a role at Norfolk Constabulary was told the job would not be suitable for her because of her ‘gender critical’ views. Her application to another force in the southeast was unsuccessful after she made it clear she does not believe a person can physically transition to the opposite sex. She was...

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Former Tavistock director criticises handling of gender-confused children

Aug 15, 2020 by

by Carys Moseley, Christian Concern: Marcus Evans, one of the psychotherapists who recently blew the whistle on The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), has written an important academic article criticising the current pro-trans lobby’s approach to treating gender-confused children and adolescents. Evans is a former Head of Nursing and Associate Clinical Director of the Adult and Adolescent Departments of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London. The article is published...

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The difference between pretending and being

Aug 15, 2020 by

by Effie Deans: I think I must have watched Tootsie (1982) when it came out, but I don’t think I’d watched it since. I was astonished by the change that has taken place since then. It’s a film about an actor (Dustin Hoffman) who cannot get a job, so he decides to pretend to be a woman and becomes a great success and feminist icon. Everybody smokes indoors. Men flirt with women, kiss them without asking permission or signing a consent form. Everyone in in the film is white. There are no gay...

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