Good clear letter but again I think there is widespread confusion about Gillick competency.

Gillick competency isn’t abused by applying it to 10 year olds. But in reality very few 10 year olds would be competent to decide anything serious.
The issue is simply this - should children who understand the risks and benefits of medical treatment be able to consent to it? Of course they should. But it is very unlikely any child under 16 can understand the impact of medical transition over the rest of their life.
The problem is not Gillick. The problem is that children have not been properly assessed or assessed at all for their ability to consent to their sterilisation. For a politician to be unable to grasp this is serious. But thanks to the Nolan report hopefully many more understand.

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14 Oct
Received confirmation that (I think) complaint #8 against me to my regulator for my conduct on social media has been rejected as
A) my comments were not designed to demean anyone
B) they were not in the context of a 'heated debate'
C) I am not responsible for what others post.
I will of course be keeping a careful record of who has complained against me and on what basis. It may be interesting if I am ever allowed to know the identity of those reporting me to the police.
Of course, if people genuinely feel that my behaviour merits investigation from my regulator or the police, I strongly urge you to make complaint; it is important that 'rogue' professionals are dealt with. I have experienced sadly first hand what happens when they are not.
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14 Oct
Reasons to be cheerful Part II.

I am well aware that Twitter is not ‘real life’ but a social media platform that seems to encourage the worst in humanity in terms of abnegation of critical thought and knee jerk reactions to insult and abuse. But it’s still interesting.
In my decade on this platform this has been my most popular tweet ever. The response to it, at a rough estimate were 80:20 in favour. Even more interesting, the nature and extent of the abuse was fairly mild. I was mostly stupid or needed to relax.
I only had to block one person who kept insisting I ‘hated’ little boys in dresses. This was a deliberately dishonest statement. Of course this lack of abuse could simply be because over the years I have blocked the worst offenders. But could it be that the tide is turning?
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12 Oct
Happy to go with this definition of 'transphobia' although I think it should be qualified by 'excessive' in front of dislike. A phobia is after all an extreme fear, and shouldn't be akin to how I feel about for eg. milk chocolate digestive biscuits.
So. Lets now list some of the things that I have said which have caused others to call me 'transphobic' - along with 'hateful bitch', stupid c*nt, rancid te*f' etc etc.
Are any of these transphobic? If yes, please explain why.
1. Sex is real and it matters.
2. Medical transition should not be the first resort for gender dysphoric children and there should be better provision for the care of their mental health
3. Women have a right to single sex spaces
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12 Oct
She signed this declaration - as did I. It does not call for ‘trans people to be mandated out of society’. It calls for recognition of the rights of women and for protection of freedom of speech and of children against medical transition. Read it here ImageImageImageImage
Nor did the @ALLIANCELGB ever make that assertion. There is never any proof offered for this. It’s just something shocking that’s easy to say. But there is widespread and reasonable concern about just what is meant to be included in the ‘Q+’.
Because we are told that this movement is about ‘acceptance without exception’ ‘I am what I say I am’ and that ‘inclusion’ trumps all, even fairness and safety.
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25 Sep
Phew! I was a bit worried that Helen Webberley was only being advised on endocrinology by Susie Green, but it’s ok - she took advice from her husband also.

Who is a gastroenterologist.…
Not really the specialism at the cutting edge of dosing 10 year olds with puberty blockers followed by cross sex hormones.
She claims that his experience treating hypogonadism is relevant. Well yes, it involves testosterone. For a male body. Doesn’t seem to be relevant at all for a 12 year old girl.…
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25 Sep
Sigh. Given that you seem to think a victim is anyone who claims it, I am sure the answer is ‘lots and lots’.

I grow increasingly tired of this. Yes, men are generally more violent and dangerous than women. But that does not mean we abandon the rule of law.
If you were accused of abusing a child, I bet you would want a chance to defend yourself and submit evidence to show the allegation was false. If you were a liar, trying to hide your abuse then it’s just as vital the allegations are tested so the right decisions are made.
The problems with the family courts are NOT that they delight in ‘giving children to abusers’. A significant problem is simply the lack of judges to ensure that finding of fact hearings happen quickly. Waiting months and months IS traumatic I accept.
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