She was commenting on the government’s proposals, which emerged at the weekend, to speed up and de-medicalise the process of changing gender. Current rules require an applicant to have had a diagnosis of gender dysphoria and to provide evidence that they have been in transition for at least two years.
The mommy-blogging biology deniers are at it again!
Equality for women in sport? From Paul Kengor at Crisis:
At Cromwell High School in Connecticut, a 15-year-old boy with a mustache recently crushed female competitors in track and field, to the great dismay of the girls who have spent many intense days training so hard.
This doesn’t seem fair, does it?
It does in the left’s brave new world of fundamental transformation.
The boy, you see, calls himself a girl. That’s his self-proclaimed “gender identity.” And all’s fair in the bizarre universe of modern-day LGBTQ liberalism.More.
Reality check: Maybe this is a hoax but it certainly need not be. And it will get worse, then worse.
Progressives do not believe in competition and certainly not in letting the best competitor win. They live to control other human beings and fashion them into the parts needed for their self-glorification machine.
If those girls do not drop out of every form of progressivism, they are just finished and it is hard to feel sorry for them. They were not able to appreciate the good that their lives as women are for them, so they will, unfortunately, have no lives at all, really. Just progressives to be afraid of, in terms of what they will think up next.
See also: SJWs Stream Into Science: Don’t Cite White Male Geographers. If that’s the attitude, it is either science or them. You pick.
The most shocking thing about the Advertising Standards Authority’s announcement that it will censor ‘gender-stereotypical’ images in ads is that there has been so little shock in response to it. Censorship once stirred up passion and opposition. People bristled at being told what they could see or hear. Not this time. The ASA, which regulates the content of ads in UK newspapers, on TV and radio and online, bullishly declared yesterday that it will take a ‘tougher line’ on ‘ads that feature stereotypical gender roles’ and ensure they are expunged from public life. And there was barely a flicker of fuss. It is terrifying how normalised censorship has become.
News of a world-first designation of a gender-free baby in Canada will come as no surprise, but should come with significant alarm. Canadian officials have issued an identification card with a U where an M or F should be, standing for unassigned.
Other government authorities are refusing to issue a birth certificate for the child, Searyl Alti, unless a gender is stated in the application, much to the ire of the transgender/non-binary mother, Kori Doty.
‘I want my kid to have all of the space to be the most whole and complete person that they can be,’ says Doty.
As a psychiatrist I have many patients who speak of being stuck in the wrong body. I have young men taking steroids assuring me their Herculean bodies are merely a step on the journey to their authentic selves. Other patients speak of finding their essence after I prescribe them anti-depressants. And there is the new epidemic of gender-confused patients like Doty determined to be something other than their biological sex.
On each occasion, the true self is that which is produced by medical science.
Summer Shafer, the student senator behind the proposal, told the Highlander that students will retain a degree of choice when it comes to their required classes, and will be able to select from a pool of more than 300 courses that range from “masculinity studies to Beyonce.”
It wasn’t long ago that University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson’s future seemed somewhat in doubt. He rose to prominence — many would say notoriety — last autumn with his public refusal to use transgender and non-binary students’ pronouns of choice: “xe,” “zir” and “they,” for example. It was part of a multi-pronged YouTube campaign against political correctness and “compelled speech,” and against federal legislation that would make gender expression and gender identity prohibited grounds for discrimination.
Although the officer was terrified when they first came into work, they are now relieved that they are being accepted without having to hide anything.
A special fundraising campaign has bankrolled three years of research to be led by Dr. Jordan Peterson, the University of Toronto professor whose battle over politically-correct gender pronouns has attracted world-wide attention.
Student activists flooded the campus with unauthorized posters on the “Day of Silence” Friday, a national event that calls attention to the “silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.”
“If I want my son to love and respect women, I am going to have to teach him to embrace—and ideally appreciate —“girlish” things. That’s why I’m weaving him a dandelion crown and signing him up for ballet.”
“I’m going to turn the little alphabet belcher into a proud princess whether he likes it or not.”
There’s a new bill in Ontario, one that threatens our children.
Bill 89 codifies the Liberal government’s belief that children belong to the state, not their parents.
If passed, Bill 89 will repeal and replace the existing Child and Family Services Act. That Act governs everything from child protection services and foster care to adoption.
However, rather than promoting child welfare as it purports to do, Bill 89 is a totalitarian bill. It will provide the state with the powers to seize children from their families for the sake of gender ideology, possibly even preventing religious parents from ever adopting or becoming foster parents.
The University of Toronto psychology professor has found himself at the centre of a firestorm involving, depending on whom you ask, gender identity and freedom of speech — the result of his now-famous/infamous declaration to only call students “he” and “she,” and not “they” as some individuals in the transgender community prefer to be known. He also announced he was steadfastly opposed to Bill C-16, federal legislation that seeks to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.