TERF Repellant: just another way to use sexism to sell goods

If only there was a way to shut up nasty women for good. Maybe get them waving thir bums around and being a bit more decorative….

I pity any women who buy a TERF Repellant tshirt. They are unisex design, which means made for a default male body.

If you’re going to support woman-haters, at least have the self respect to demand comfortable clothes while you do it.

An Experiment (Is Australian State-Funded Media Saturated by Trans Propaganda?)

Go to ABC.NET.AU and find the search bar. Type in “transgender”. Here’s the link to results.

Today is Thursday 17th February 2022. It is my lunch break. Since 1 week ago (10th February) these articles have been published about transgender issues. Not a single negative or even neutral article.

  1. Meet the schools who have already acknowledged and accepted transgender students -https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/meet-the-schools-who-have-already-acknowledged-and/13757800
  2. Is there a place for trans students in religious schools? These schools say yeshttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-16/religious-schools-say-trans-students-are-welcome/100836614
  3. The debate over the federal Religious Discrimination Bill has been hijacked by progressive secularists — and neither party is blamelesshttps://www.abc.net.au/religion/patrick-parkinson-why-the-religious-discrimination-bill-failed/13757436
  4. Life Matters: Do we still need single-sex schools?https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/do-we-still-need-single-sex-schools/13755748
  5. Prime Minister accuses Kristina Keneally of wanting to protect violent abusers in extraordinary attack over deportation bill – includes line “Last week, five Liberals broke ranks with the Coalition to vote against a government bill over religious discrimination laws that they argued would leave transgender youths at risk of being kicked out of religious schools.”https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-15/scott-morrison-accuses-labor-protecting-criminals-deportation/100831402
  6. Parly Returns – “Both sides of politics want a new law to prevent discrimination against people of faith – but there are unresolved differences over how to do this while protecting gay and transgender communities. ” – https://www.abc.net.au/insiders/parly-returns/13752684
  7. Australia’s debate about religious discrimination exposes political fault lines – and unanswered questions of Godhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-13/religious-discrimination-australia-politics-questions-of-god/100824000
  8. Calls for Warren Entsch to do more to support LGBTQI kids after religious discrimination law stance – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-12/cairns-lgbtqi-community-seek-action-from-warren-entsch/100822242
  9. The Drum – clip frm “Transgender Minister Josephine Inkpin reacts to the religious discrimination debate”https://iview.abc.net.au/show/drum/series/0/video/DREX202213751062
  10. VIDEO: Transgender Minister Josephine Inkpin reacts to the religious discrimination debate https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-11/josephine-inkpin-religious-discrimination-debate/13751062
  11. Sex Discrimination Commissioner says Higgins-Tame speech felt like a turning point [updated]https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/kate-jenkins-grace-tame-brittany-higgins-turning-point-v1/13750976
  12. Prime Minister Scott Morrison ‘misled’ by moderate Liberals on religious discrimination vote, Dutton says“In the dawn hours of Thursday, five MPs from the government’s own ranks broke from their party and crossed the floor to support protections for transgender students”https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-11/morrison-misled-by-moderate-liberals-on-religious-discrimination/100821902
  13. Malcolm Turnbull on Scott Morrison’s messy week – The Prime Minister was dealt a humiliating blow in the Parliament this week, with five of his own MPs crossing the floor over rights for transgender kids.” – https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/malcolm-turnbull-on-scott-morrisons-messy-week/13750530
  14. The Loop: Definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ to change, Prince Charles met with Queen before positive COVID test, Tasmania’s Commonwealth Games bid“For now, the religious discrimination bill itself remains unchanged, but some religious groups have been adamant they do not support the transgender student protections passed alongside it.” https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-11/latest-news-covid-vaccine-ben-simmons-religious-discrimination/100821826
  15. ‘Culture war politics’: Florida schools bill damaging for LGBTQIA+ children – https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/culture-war-florida-schools-bill-damaging-lgbtqia-children/13750450
  16. With the sex and religious discrimination bills, Scott Morrison made three foolish assumptions – “Exclusion of transgender children turned out to be a serious flaw in the eyes of some in Liberal ranks https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-11/religious-discrimination-bill-morrison-backfired/100820422
  17. Parents and transgender teachers react to religious discrimination bill debatehttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-11/religious-discrimination-bill-transgender-students-teachers-/100821338
  18. Voters in Western Sydney feel ‘disconnected’ from the debate in Canberra over the religious freedom bill – “Along with Ms Martin and four other Liberal MPs, Labor voted in favour of a crossbench amendment to extend protection from discrimination for transgender school students and staff.” – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-11/western-sydney-voters-disconnected-from-religious-freedom-bill/100820924
  19. Katie Allen tells Q+A she stood up for her beliefs on religious discrimination bill, Dylan Alcott says those with a disability deserve a chance – “voted with Labor in support of crossbench amendments to extend stronger anti-discrimination protections to transgender students and staff.“- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-10/katie-allen-tells-q-and-a-she-stood-up-for-her-beliefs/100821482
  20. VIDEO: Federal Government shelves religious freedom bill indefinitely – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-10/federal-government-shelves-religious-freedom-bill/13749798
  21. Mixed reaction to dumped religion bill https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/mixed-reaction-to-dumped-religion-bill/13749704
  22. LGBTQIA+ advocates say religious discrimination bill coverage ‘really dangerous’https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-10/religious-discrimination-bill-lgbtqia-advocates/100819394
  23. Mother of transgender son on the impact of the religious discrimination bill debate https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/vic-statewide-mornings/religious-discrimination-bill-transgender-student-parent/13748882
  24. VIDEO: People with disability facing uncertainty over religious discrimination bill – “to discriminate against those with a disability, as well as LGBT Australians.” – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-10/people-with-disability-facing-uncertainty-over-religious-bill/13749068
  25. Sex and religion on politicians’ minds as Australians contend with cost of living pressureshttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-10/sexual-discrimination-religion-morrison-albanese-zimmerman/100817018
  26. Parents of transgender students “not sure why we’re taking this step backwards”https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newsradio/podcasts/news-specials/carlie-mum/13748864
  27. VIDEO: ‘I am just Paddy’: Labor frontbencher Stephen Jones’ son speaks – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-10/i-am-just-paddy-labor-frontbencher-stephen-jones-son/13748784
  28. Government shelves religious freedom bill indefinitely, leaving election promise hanging in uncertainty“Liberal MPs voted against the government to pass protections for trans students”https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-10/government-consults-religious-groups-discrimination-bill/100818568
  29. The government lost a dramatic showdown on religious discrimination laws overnight. So what happened? – Several mentions of transgender students – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-10/religious-discrimination-bill-transgender-protection-explained/100818484
  30. Ball back in Prime Minister’s court after Liberal split on religious discrimination – “Five Liberals crossed the floor to support a Labor amendment to provide transgender students with greater protection from discrimination at church schools” – https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/liberal-split-on-religious-discrimination-mark-dreyfus/13748672
  31. Political repercussions from religious discrimination debate – so will the Government try to unpick the change protecting transgender students when it gets there?” – https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/political-repercussions-from-religious-discrimination-debate/13748674
  32. The Loop: Religious discrimination bill passes lower house, the Quad prepares to meet, police to question Downing Street partygoers “The government agreed to amend existing laws to prevent schools excluding students because of their sexual orientation, but said that move would not extend to transgender students.” – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-10/latest-news/100818434
  33. Trent Zimmerman crosses the floor over protections for trans students – https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/trent-zimmerman-crosses-the-floor-trans-student-protection/13748560
  34. Government’s controversial religious discrimination bill passes Parliament’s lower house – “Five Liberal MPs split from the government to help Labor and the crossbench make some changes to protect gay and transgender students from being discriminated against by religious schools.” – https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/governments-controversial-religious-discrimination-bill/13748570
  35. Five Liberals cross the floor as contentious religious discrimination bill passes House of Representatives after all-night debatehttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-10/religious-discrimination-bill-passes-lower-house-of-parliament/10081826

THIRTY FIVE STORIES

They hijacked the debate over religious discrimination. They turned this into a crusade against single-sex schools (whether religious, private or public) and the ABC are gunning for the PM.

Add in an Instagram channel dedicated to trans issues

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This is in addition to the trans-washing of other stories on ABCQueer Instagram. Journalist clearly asks whether “gay, lesbian and transgender kids have enough protection” ABC captions the story as “GRACE TAME SAYS TRANS KIDS NEEDS MORE PROTECTION”.


It took my whole lunch break to copy and paste these article links and titles.

Please visit https://womenscooee.org/ for other examples of ABC bias.

Kit’s Twitter

I was just getting used to Twitter, and starting to like it. Then I was suspended.

I need to click a button to delete my offending tweet and by doing so, I agree that my tweet violated the “hateful conduct” rule.

Here’s what I would have tweeted about today:

An academic talks about gender, giving as an example “what if people where arbitrarily gendered based on their earlobe shape?” Yes. It would be ridiculous to section off babies, dress them and socialise them differently based on the shape of their ears.

When those babies grow up their personalities would likely correlate to earlobe shape, and it would be just as (more?) arbitrary as gender.

However, earlobe shape has no material impact on a person’s eventual life path. An attached earlobe doesn’t cause a person to be more likely to become pregnant, suffer morning sickness, be susceptible to pre-eclampsia or risk their future continence during childbirth.

A floppy earlobe doesn’t make a person more likely to be larger, stronger and capable of forcibly impregnating those with attached lobes. That’s where the clever little analogy breaks down. Earlobes don’t determine your life course. Sex can.

KIt

Ok, it might have been a thread 😇

TransHub on Medical Gatekeeping

TransHub is a website owned and operated by ACON.

It was written in extreme haste by Teddy Cook and Liz Duck-Chong. Together they spent 6 months to get it off the ground. Who are they?

Teddy and Liz work for (or better still, they are) the ACON Trans Health Equity Unity.

Teddy is co-inventor of GRUNT, the website designed to bring women into gay male spaces. Liz is a writer and film maker and, “sexual health nerd”. Teddy seems to have done the hard yards working for ACON, but Liz’s qualifications aren’t readily available for some reason. Together they played on the team of trans activists who brought you lots of trans-research.

What does ACON say about medical gatekeeping?

All gender affirming care must be inclusive, self-determined and rights-based.

https://www.transhub.org.au/gatekeeping?rq=gatekeeping

Name another illness, condition or medical management pathway that is “rights-based” or “self-determined”.

One would be pregnancy and obstetric care. Where healthy women routinely submit to medical management to mitigate the risks of childbirth. Women have been fighting for (years, decades, centuries?) for self-determination and control in the labour room. Still we are medicated, ignored and mistreated.

https://www.transhub.org.au/gatekeeping?rq=gatekeeping

The other is cosmetic surgery. A user-pays model ensures that the process is driven by the customer. This is what transgender care is: cosmetic alteration on demand. With a suicide threat thrown in for good measure.

The footnote index after “tragic consequences” lazily links to a list of sources rather than to the specific source for each claim. Item 1 on the list is a VIEWPOINT article written by TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST Florence Ashley.

“Viewpoint”: https://jme.bmj.com/content/45/7/480
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Florence Ashley: Absolutely no axe to grind

What Might Constitute Medical Gatekeeping? (According to ACON)

There are 1 or 2 reasonable red flags embedded in this list. Delaying care without a clear reason is

Red FlagComment
Refusing to take on trans or gender diverse patients and clientsDoctors can refuse to take patients they don’t feel equipped to handle. This is the essence of specialisation.
Would you rather have a doctor who felt out of her depth, and forced into a care relationship, or a doctor who loved slicing off healthy breasts?
Requiring unnecessary steps in order to access gender affirmation, eg. Mandating a psychiatrist or endocrinologist is assessment for all patientsIf Transgender is not a mental disease, it is surely a mental viewpoint. Doctors would be doing malpractice if they started medically treating patients who didn’t have the condition being treated.

Endocrinologists are specialists who deal in human hormones. They are the ones who manage hormone treatment. How is it a red flag for a doctor to send a hormone-requesting patient to a hormone-specialising doctor?
Delaying gender affirming care without a clear health-based reason, or for reasons of “watchful waiting”, a well-established conversion practiceDelaying care without a reason sounds very fair. However “watchful waiting” isn’t delay of care. It is a specific form of non-medical care.
Not providing all the information or answers as to why a particular decisions has been madeQuite fair. Patients generally should have access to information about why decisions were made.
Requiring trans and gender diverse people to adopt a binary identity, or refusing to accept or learn about non-binary identitiesThis is just bizarre. “Refusing to learn about”. “Forcing to adopt”. How do they force you to adopt an identity?

If you feel “forced” by your doctor to adopt an identity, you can choose another care provider.
Requiring invasive and unnecessary examinations or testing in order to access careThis is quite fair. But it is now tinted by the previous items that seem to imply the patient should be the only one driving the medicalisation bus. At this point I wonder what constitutes an “invasive and unnecessary” examination or test. Since referring out to a specialist is seen as a medical red flag, what is it we are actually talking about here?
My mind leaps to unnecessary genital contact, but do they actually mean routine blood work?
Engaging in conversion or aversion therapy (or Gender Identity Change Efforts)How does one perform gender identity conversion therapy? Tell a girl that her body is beautiful and unique and she will be an excellent engineer even without hormonal therapy?
Any discussion of ‘Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria’This is the item that gives the game away. Any clinician who is interested in their patients will make the link between a teen girl who is the 4th in her friend group to declare a trans identity and Lisa Littman’s research on ROGD.

This is the cutting-edge science. It’s the science they don’t want you to know about because it casts their beloved transgender identities as vapid trend-based stereotypes.
Over-inflation of regret ratesAnd how, oh how, would the patient know what the regret was was? Despite all efforts to blank out this evidence, there ARE regretters, desisters, detransitioners. Famously, Walt Heyer’s website https://sexchangeregret.com/ receives multiple emails a day from people who change their minds.
https://www.transhub.org.au/gatekeeping?rq=gatekeeping

In Conclusion

TransHub want us to believe that gatekeeping is dangerous. They want us to believe that gatekeeping is a defined set of behaviours. However many of their red flags can be explained as something else (such as not wanting to take on a complex patient) or as due diligence (referring to a specialist).

TransHub’s list of gatekeeping behaviours is designed to cast suspicion on any medical practices that might result in a patient hearing a “no” or a “wait” or a “I think there might be other problems to deal with”.

This list is designed to open the express route to a medical pathway. it benefits the over-eager patient, it benefits the pharmaceutical company and it benefits the surgeon.

It does not put the need for holistic care front and centre.