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👇🏻 A great example of the manipulation of language to gain access to children. #dragqueen #storytelling #children #safeguarding #SafetyFirst
What is a "rich experience"? I do believe they are 'story telling'. What does "interactive" mean? An 'understanding of different communities' is used to manipulate, as is 'can reduce inequality'. A healthy positive start in life for children is one withOUT sexualization
Note how they use language & words to make the audience believe that teaching them about drag, etc. gives children a 'positive start' in life. This is manipulation. Exposing children to drag is going to 'reduce inequality' or normalise drag? #linguistics #questions #manipulation
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The other day, I was asking my grandmother about her childhood. That got me thinking - what will MY future grandchildren say when I tell them about my childhood? Thread about how I imagine this will go:

#SexMatters #SexNotGender #LetWomenSpeak #RespectMySex

Future Grandchild (FG): What was life like when you were young?

Me: Well… misogyny was celebrated, stereotypes encouraged & healthy kids embarked on lifelong medical nightmares.

FG: What? Did that actually happen?

Me: Oh, believe me, it did.

#WomenWontWheest #misogyny

FG: How?

Me: There were these men who wore dresses, liked pink and did other stereotypical feminine things. They decided they were ACTUALLY women.

FG: You’re joking!

Me: I’m not!

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So, yesterday I filmed a video, reading Debbie Hayton’s latest justification for public displays of fetishism. My video is informed by child development and safeguarding frameworks
However, for those that are short of time, I’ll be able to give you a summary, now.
No 3 yr old can possibly have AGP, which is an adult paraphillia.
3 yr olds are at Piaget’s pre-operational stage, and believe that dressing up as a thing transforms you into a thing.
If a 3 yr old were to display overt sexualised behaviours, it would be a massive safeguarding red flag.
Childhood ‘cross-dressing’ is only associated with shame and fear in deeply homophobic households.
Adult AGPs like to use retconning to adultify themselves in their memory.
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THREAD Once again we are deeply disappointed with @NEUnion's understanding of #safeguarding. The NEU is once again putting politics ahead of what is in the best interests of children. Their latest statement on conversion therapy demonstrates this acutely.…
The @NEUnion statement is full of generalisations & ignores all evidence & considered responses to the consultation that have been put forward by groups concerned about children's welfare. #conversiontherapy #edutwitter #womenEd #teachertwitter #UKEdChat #safeguarding #SLTChat
We would urge @MaryBoustedNEU to read our statement where we explain very clearly why including gender identity in this bill would harm children #safeguarding #edutwitter #WomenED #conversiontherapy…
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I want to post a few words of caution about this gofundme and share what little I know or am able to surmise.

Fundraiser by Shabana Hussain : The Nameless Boy-help us rescue an abandoned baby…
From updates by the poster: the surrogacy community has banded together to raise money. The anti-surrogacy groups are pushing an agenda.

New Hope Surrogacy who posted on Facebook are a Ukrainian surrogacy clinic. They removed the post from Facebook overnight.
World Centre of Baby who have offered to arrange and pay for an ambulance to move the baby are another Ukrainian surrogacy agency.
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🧵@ace_national Good, but surely you were aware of the plans when they applied for funding?

Did you think it was ok then or did they change plans once funded?

I also remember when @Mandinga_Arts1 #rainbowdildomonkey happened

So who is ThisEgg?
Well the theatre company is basically the project of one woman - @JosieDaleJones

Josie thinks that older people who don’t think adults should get naked with kids are prudes

According to companies house the theatre co appointed Mx Gayathiri Kamalakanthan as director Nov 21

Defending #FamilySexShow @ThisEgg claims to have sought #safeguarding advice from @school_sexed

Gayathiri also works for the SSE
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Remember, there’s been an alarming increase in the number of children~particularly girls~identifying as “trans” throughout the west in the last 5 years. It’s ok to question why. It’s ok to take a watchful waiting approach. It’s ok to refer them to a therapist to explore the 1/
underlying causes for their dysphoria & for their desire to opt out of becoming a woman or a man. For example, child sexual abuse, confusion about sexuality, eating disorders, self harm, autism, depression, internalised misogyny or homophobia. Before the recent escalation in 2/
children presenting to DRs & clinics with “gender dysphoria” it was quite rare for a girl to express incongruity with the her sex & only a tiny number of boys presented. There’s been a 5000% increase in children presenting as “trans” in the last few years.
Why can’t we press 3/
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Remember when Peter Tatchell wrote a letter to the Guardian (who published it)? #paedoapologist #safeguarding #HidingInPlainSight ImageImage
Remember when Peter Tatchell wrote a review, and an essay, for “The Betrayal of Youth”? #paedoapologist #safeguarding #HidingInPlainSight

(By the way, twitter wouldn’t let me post this when I had written the full title, probably because it’s flagged as illegal activity) ImageImageImage
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🧵 Mother is an important word. It has a specific legal meaning for very important reasons, many of which centre on the #safeguarding of the babies born to mothers. A baby's mother is the woman who gave birth to it. Mother has a legal status.
The most fundamental safeguard of a newborn baby is the legal parental responsibility (PR) automatically given to its mother. The reasons for this are laid out in the judgement in the Freddie McConnell case.
So we should beware when this word with an important legal status comes under challenge. It's about the right of a baby to be safeguarded in law, not the self image of adults who may, in various different ways, be invested in that baby. We remove legal safeguards at our peril.
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THREAD Thank you to @ewansomerville & @Telegraph for this excellent article exposing @WelshGovernment’s misuse of £1,137,584 of public money on this poorly designed survey. When dealing with children a #safeguarding first approach must be used. They didn’t…
There were so many things wrong with this survey the article was unable to cover them all. They ranged from the merely incompetent/ridiculous to damaging & triggering for vulnerable children. This box ticking approach to #safeguarding & #inclusion is simply unacceptable. #WomenEd
Primary school children are asked how they identify but not for their biological sex. This renders the data worthless, is evidence of the extent of ideological capture & is dangerous & confusing for young children @SHRNWales @DECIPHerCentre @cardiffuni #edutwitter #WalesWomen
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Was für ein unausgewogener Artikel - und das von der @Tagesschau. Unseren öffentlich-rechtl. "angeblich" neutralen Berichterstattern.
Die Bedenken des Gouverneurs mögen auf den 1. Blick irritierend wirken, aber das ist durch das Framing seiner Gegner
auch so gewollt.
Man wehrt sich nicht dagegen, dass Grundschulkindern Homosexualität erklärt wird, sondern dass Ihnen beibegracht werden soll, dass es sowas wie eine religiös anmutende "Genderseele" gäbe und jedes Kind frei wählen kann, was/wer/wie es sein will - wenn es
sein muss, auch mit Hormonen, Pubertätsblockern und Amputation gesunder, völlig intakter Körperteile bis hin zur Sterilität/Unfruchtbarkeit. Es soll ihnen erzählt werden, dass es so etwas wie eine "falsche Pubertät" gäbe und man das aber verhindern kann.
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I've tuned into the webinar from @MerchedCymru, @LGBAllies_Cymru and @WomensRightsNet on #RSE #RSEWales

Scene being set... Huge challenges with sexual harassment in schools as per @EstynHMI report and @WelshGovernment's RSE code fails to tackle these.
Stephanie Davies Arai @cwknews speaking first.
Children being exposed to porn and gender identity ideology online and in life.
Link being made between toxic messages girls receiving and deciding to opt-out of becoming women.
Change of language has happened. GIRES presenting gender identity as innate.
Now looking at resources for teens eg. Gender Identity Workbook for Teens, 'Gender Quest' Workbook, all encouraging kids to interpret their lives through gender lens (likes, hobbies etc).
Good grief.
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Hansard #IWD2022 Some interesting contributions. The era of #NoDebate is officially over. Image
Bernard Jenkin. There is a new risk of violence towards women which comes from those biological males who claim to be women.. Image
Hansard got Kathleen’s name wrong but here Jenkin defends the women who have been subjected to the modern day witch-hunts and references the #CassReview. 👏👏 Image
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Ever wonder what #pubertyblockers really are? They’re a class of drugs known as GnRH agonists, designed for prostate cancer and marketed for everything from endometriosis to #autism. And they have some horrifying side effects. (1/10)
The @US_FDA has received over 25,000 adverse event reports for one GnRH agonist in particular: #Lupron, now the most common drug prescribed as a “puberty blocker” in the US.

Src:; (2/10)
@US_FDA In the 2000s, Dr Mark Geier and his son David Geier used GnRH agonists as a snake-oil “cure” for #autism. The result? Kids who were chemically castrated, underdeveloped, possibly sterilized … and still #autistic. Sounds like eugenics, right? Src: (3/10)
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Remember Yaniv's topless all-ages LGB+TQ swim events? Here's The Rainbow Project (Stonewall partners, recommended by NI gov & Education Authority as a great resource for kids) seeking donations for their 'wear what you want' all-ages private swimming events. @CharityCommNI
We'll be lodging formal complaints with the Charity Commission about The Rainbow Project. Here's the archived link, in case they hide it: We have a #childprotection #grooming crisis in NI @dt_ni @stephennolan @belfast_newsletter @SexMattersOrg @nichildcom
TRPNI accounts:… The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust gave them £128,200 core grant funding in 2018. Are you aware @jrct_UK that The Rainbow Project are running mixed-sex, all-ages, ‘wear what you want’ private swimming events? Does this match your values?
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THREAD It’s #LGBTHM22 & the complaints are coming in thick & fast about school materials. First up we have this from @TheProudTrust Spoiler: It’s homophobic, a breach of the 1996 Education Act & @educationgovuk guidance #edutwitter #WomenEd #UKEdChat #RSE…
. @theproudtrust are being funded by @thetudortrust @EsmeeFairbairn & @SchoolsOUTUK. What research did they do before deciding to fund this controversial group? Do they approve of the dice game being used with 13 year olds? #LGBTHM #edutwitter #PSHE #RSE…
It admits on page 3 that it is a political document. @KemiBadenoch has been unequivocal that the government are against Black Lives Matter (the political group, not the sentiment) in schools. (See speech here This is against the 1996 Education Act. #PSHE
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An FOI shows #Stonewall in #NorthernIreland got the NI Civil Service to remove the words 'mother' and 'woman' from their maternity policies. @StephenNolan you covered this re Scotland; now it's here too. Doc 5 in FOI reply:…
Left column is #Stonewall's recommendations to remove 'woman', 'her', etc; right column is NICS HR response.

@StephenNolan @dt_ni @News_Letter @irish_news @BelfastLive #Mumsnet Image
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#Suicide by Clinic-Referred #Transgender #Adolescents in the United Kingdom. Great piece here urging us to reflect upon & think about, if evidence based #science is still your thing. Biggs (2022) conclusion asks us to question #medical responsibility.…
How do we know if we are acting responsibly when we are offering ‘information’? What information are we offering? What if that information is on risk for #selfharm & #suicide? As a part of our daily #dutyofcare part of the #safeguarding process?
What about if that information is relied upon when we obtain parental consent for intervention with #children & #adolescents? What if that information isn’t true, is inaccurate, exaggerated, inflated, distorted? #science
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PROPORTIONALITY IN #SAFEGUARDING - a quick thread on the *correct* definition of proportionality and other guiding principles from the Care Act 2014.
The principle of proportionality in #safeguarding is to ensure any interventions you make are the least intrusive possible for the level of risk TO THE CHILD OR VULNERABLE ADULT and NOT the practitioners who are intervening. It's protective of the client, NOT the practitioner.
Proportionality is one of six guiding principles in #safeguarding of vulnerable adults. The others are empowerment, protection, prevention, partnerships and accountability.
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Notes from my book: Receiving many messages, DM’s & emails over ‘safeguarding’. I have worked in this industry for 30 years. Safeguarding chapter: #MentalHeath professionals are human & make mistakes, because they are human. They are first & fore-mostly trained in #safeguarding
Their ethos is to ‘Do No Harm’. Most people don’t understand what this means. #Therapists & mental health professionals disagree on many issues. They are divided on what safeguarding means to them #Childsafety & #childprotection have always been fraught by #childsafety challenges
In 2015, I began raising #safeguarding concerns with My regulatory board & the #psychology organisations. These were serious concerns. Over those years, I was ignored, brushed off, #silenced or told it wasn’t a problem. The Australian Senate held an #inquiry into our regulatory
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#Civil and intelligent conversation That involves #criticalthinking skills,self-regulation, #reflection, mutual respect respectful debate, direct conversation are #socialskills all research based Scientific evidence is highly encouraged here. I encourage this on my
Twitter feed to engage in civil #discourse
To #question everything, to be self-aware and insightful,
to allow open #transparent #ooen conversations & discourse free of denial, not listening, talking over others, not letting them finish their sentences, being angry and rageful.
These #behaviors do nothing to advance any cause. #Safeguarders & mediators are very important to the well-being of children miners and disabled adults. when it comes to #childsafety anyone who mocks child safety needs to seriously reflect and/or take A child safety course.
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Sigh. Quick 🧵

More #safeguarding fails. Please could you watch this video by @claireOT about a discussion in a recent podcast, in which adult sexualities are projected onto pre-school children by adults and #safeguarding red flags are ignored.

@claireOT Here's a thread about the same issues by @TaniaAMarshall. We should *never* place children outside normal #safeguarding frameworks because we are more interested in how we can interpret their behaviours to suit preferred narratives of men with paraphilias.
@claireOT @TaniaAMarshall Finally, please read my own thread about the dangers of infiltration by abusers which all organisations working with children or their parents face and must guard against. If you ignore #safeguarding red flags, such people will see you as an easy mark.
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Involving children in your paraphilliac transvestism fetishism is, at best, a non-contact sexual offence and a safeguarding issue. Involving children in your tranvestitie fetishism is a safeguarding issue. Need I go on #safeguarding @children
Our very basic response to is that paraphilias emerge when masturbation fantasies become addictive & uncontrolled & therefore do not naturally occur in pre pubescent boys who have yet to masturbate? Why are sexualised behaviours in pre pubescent boys not seen as red flags? #abuse
I don’t understand this. Why are #therapists clinicians and #psychologists not be trained that safeguarding is a part of their job! Why aren’t children being safeguarding by clinicians? It is your job! #childsafety
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