The website www.crowdfunder.co.uk has just suspended a fundraising campaign started by Transgender Trend, a group of concerned parents trying to raise financial backing in order to provide schools with the full facts about the harms of medically transitioning children. By 1pm on 01/06/2018, the Transgender Trend fundraiser account had been suspended by Crowfunder UK, due to “an unprecedented number of complaints about the project” from trans activists. When contacted, Crowdfunder stated the account would remain suspended while they ” investigate the project further”.
Crowdfunder’s decision follows a targeted campaign of harassment of Transgender Trend, carried out on social media by a vocal minority of trans activists. This campaign of harassment has seen many malicious and libelous false claims leveled against the group. These unsubstantiated claims are now being repeated as fact by left wing outlets in the mainstream media, including by Pink News, who called Transgender Trend “deeply transphobic”.
If Crowdfunder have acted on these libelous claims, without corroborating them fully, they themselves could be considered as acting as accessories to libel.
The views Transgender Trend expresses are the exact same views shared by many prominent medical experts, including fertility doctor, Professor Robert Winston, who stated he was now “seeing the long-term consequences of gender affirmation treatments” in his fertility clinics.
Dr Polly Carmichael, head of the UK’s only NHS clinic for children experiencing gender dysphoria, The Tavistock and Portman Centre, in North London, has endorsed the “watchful waiting” approach advocated by Transgender Trend, along with many of her medical peers in the field of Gender Identity. Dr Carmichael has also alluded to a possible corroboration between the rise in children diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and the high numbers of gender dysphoric children at the clinic who display symptoms of autism.
It is vital schools and parents receive a balanced view from both sides of the debate, before deciding to send their children down the irreversible pathway to medical transition, particularly as half of the children being referred to the Tavistock Gender Identity Clinic display autistic traits, and the clinic treats patients as young as three years old.
Transgender Trend are not a hate group, they are not advocating harm or inciting violence towards transgender people. The group’s only aim is to alert parents and schools to the potential dangers of drugs used to medically transition children, such as puberty blockers like Lupron.
Some people believe puberty blockers, “buy” children time, delaying puberty until they can make up their minds as to whether or not they want to transition. These people mistakenly believe that there are no side effects to these drugs. But some medical experts claim there are harmful side effects like memory problems, impaired brain development, bone damage, and infertility.
If we can’t be 100% sure there are no long term side effects from these drugs, at this stage, so is it really ethical of us to be giving these drugs to children?
At the very least, anyone responsible for the well being of children should be fully informed as to the potential dangers of medical transition. That’s what Transgender Trend were trying to achieve with their crowdfunder, a campaign that aimed to raise vital funding that would enable them to distribute their materials to schools and parents.
Gender dysphoria is a very real and painful condition but it occurs because our society runs on an unfair, unequal gender caste system. This system is a social construct that tries to put all of us in narrow gender stereotyped boxes by teaching us from a very early age that little girls should like pink and wear dresses, and little boys like blue and play with trucks.
Gender ideology, with it’s insistence on identities that often come with a prescribed set of behavioral traits and appearance codes, only upholds this outmoded caste system. It’s the same system as the old sex role stereotyping Second Wave feminists attempted to break down in the 70’s and 80’s, until Queer Politics became the dominant school of thought inn Liberal society, intercepting their efforts by embracing regressive Gender Identity theory.
Don’t fall for it.
Gender Identity ideology is not progressive politics at all, it’s as old as the patriarchy itself, just wrapped up in a fancy new guise.
This unequal gender caste system limits all of our lives, particularly those of us who don’t fit neatly into the pink or blue box.
Radical feminists know that girl children will suffer from dysphoria, in a society where we frown upon ambitious girls who like to wear their hair short and kick footballs around. We know too, that feminine boy children will suffer dysphoria, in a society that punishes boys who like to paint their fingernails, dress up as a Disney princess, or play with dolls.
It’s for this reason we want to dismantle the gender caste system, get rid of all the limiting stereotypes, and just let all people be, whether they are masculine females, or feminine males.
But it seems as a society, we’d rather do anything other than that.
We’d rather force children (and adults) into transition in order to uphold a stereotypical worldview that brainwashes us all into believing that little girls and women should be passive, pretty, and pleasing, than we would just embrace confident, strong and clever girls who know how to fix bikes.
When we finally are ready to chuck out the stereotypes, our society will be so much healthier, not just for women, but for everyone.
Gender stereotypes are the cause of so many ills in our society, including the disregard and disrespect meted out to women. Regressive stereotypes and ideas, like the notion women should cater to male needs, are the reason women get sexually harassed, raped, not promoted, talked over, and shamed for not fitting patriarchal standards of beauty.
As a society, we talk about #metoo and pretend to be shocked. We wonder how many women could have experienced so much harassment.
Well it’s time we had the conversation about what’s really causing the problem.
The gender caste system.
Let’s chuck it out.
Let’s all be free.
As of 9:21 pm today, 02/06/2018, Transgender Trend’s Crowdfunder still remains suspended. I urge anyone who believes in free speech and the protection of children’s health to email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask them to reverse their Orwellian decision.
Meanwhile, if you’d like to support Transgender Trend’s important work, you can donate to them via the fundraising page on their website here: https://www.transgendertrend.com/funding/