Standing up to the transcult bullies

May 27, 2020 by

from FairCop:

Providers of workplace transgender “training” rely on employees’ silence and complicity to spout their unscientific nonsense unchecked. And with so many people losing their jobs after pressure from trans activist groups — including the training providers themselves — it’s no wonder so few people feel they can speak up. But our guest writer not only stood up to the transcult bullies who tried to get her fired: she won.

Last year I attended a Trans awareness workshop given at the Russell Group university at which I work. It was delivered by Gendered Intelligence and aimed to explore what “trans” means and to promote trans inclusion in the workplace. It concluded with a Q&A.

A month later I got an email informing me that my university had received a formal complaint from Gendered Intelligence alleging unprofessional, aggressive behaviour, transphobia, and harassment and that an investigation was underway. A six-month-long disciplinary process followed.

As someone with gender-critical views (previously known as a belief in biological reality), it can be challenging working in an environment where gender ideology is so pervasive. The workshop provided me with an opportunity to ask some probing questions and perhaps offer an alternative perspective on some of the issues covered.

The content was as I expected: unscientific, fact-negligent, misrepresentative nonsense. The seemingly innocuous “non-binary” but wholly male presenting trainer, informing us that “they” decided to present masculine today to appear more “authoritative”, thus reinforcing regressive and demeaning gender stereotypes. The other attendees were predictably eager to accept the paradigm being set forth. Indeed, it was the unquestioning enthusiasm with which colleagues were embracing gender ideology that had in part motivated me to attend the workshop.

My contributions during the session were met with nothing more than raised eyebrows. Then came the Q&A. I had decided beforehand to ask the trainer to comment on an issue that surely must have been a concern to anyone present; the rise in girls being referred for treatment and the growing number of detransitioners. As I spoke, and the nature of my robust but polite questions became clear, I was shouted down by several audience members. I was told that this was not the place. My attempt to explain why this was exactly the place simply provoked more censure. The workshop was hastily brought to a close with none of my concerns addressed.

I regarded the episode a partial success. I was happy with my contribution and my questions had at least been heard by the audience. Still, I knew there was a possibility that Gendered Intelligence might make a complaint to the university; they have form after all.

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