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Silenced, but still fighting. Anon, 'cos I need to eat. For most children, gender affirmative care is gender conversion therapy. Argue with evidence, please.
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Jun 23 15 tweets 4 min read
Ever wondered why the "trans child" narrative has gained such a dominant grip on our society?

Why young people change their behaviour to fit in with a "trans" identity?

Here is a sociological theory that can provide some answers.

A🧵 on labelling theory. 1/ "Labeling theory is an approach in the sociology of deviance that focuses on the ways in which the agents of social control attach stigmatizing stereotypes to particular groups, & the ways in which the stigmatized change their behavior once labeled." /2 simplypsychology.org/labeling-theor…
Jun 17 8 tweets 2 min read
🧵If trans genderism, like trans sexualism, was just about adults, it would be nowhere.

The genius behind the movement has been to centre children.

The "trans" child has provided the emotional hook, as well as the shield from attack, for the adults pushing this ideology. 1/ The messages being pushed are
➡️Ahh look at those cute innocent kids
➡️don't attack the kids.

As an example of the effectiveness of the strategy, the Biden administration has just published an executive order which centres on "trans" children. /2 whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/…
Jun 16 5 tweets 1 min read
Gender affirmative care for children stands opposed all the accepted precepts that underpin child safeguarding/development.

Its role is to take issues that often occur naturally in childhood and convert them into gender identity issues that can be commodified for profit. Its advocates claim any professional who stands against it is indulging in conversion therapy.

In reality, by taking a naturally occurring part of child development such as gender confusion, & labelling any child "trans" that is affected, they are the ones using that technique.
Jun 14 12 tweets 5 min read
In this month of Pride, a warning to corporate 🌈 washers.

Beware⚠️

Like us all, you have failed to read the small print. In your case it is the small print after LGB, the TQ+.

This small print is full of corporate hazard and you ignore it at your own risk.

A 🧵 /1 Child abuse.

Safeguarding children is a risk management process.

From that perpective, the LGB community pose no more risk to children then the straight. From the outset the gay liberation movement made strenuous efforts to separate itself homphobic tropes around paedophilia./2
Jun 4 14 tweets 3 min read
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Imagine a system where people who wanted to abuse children were sanctioned by the state to set up a special category of child who could be abused.

Children who can be excluded from normal safeguarding processes and deemed not worthy of our care.

Enter the "transchild". /1 So what is child abuse? To quote NSPCC nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-… "It is when a child is intentionally harmed by an adult or another child"

This thread will look at the intentional harm committed on a specific group of children in the name of an ideology. /2
May 19 14 tweets 3 min read
How best to protect "trans children"?

A thread about how gender dysphoria in children should be seen as a socially fabricated illness rather than being inherent in the child.

And like all fabricated illnesses safeguarding the child from further harm must be our top priority. /1 Lets start with the NHS definition of fabricated illness. "Fabricated or induced illness (FII) is a rare form of child abuse. It happens when a parent or carer exaggerates or deliberately causes symptoms of illness in the child." /2
nhs.uk/mental-health/…
May 17 13 tweets 3 min read
A thread examining the failure of child protection (CP) agencies to protect highly vulnerable children from the harms inherent in gender ideology.

It will explore reasons for the systemic failures, & posit a new CP framework that can be used to protect these children. /1 First, lets be clear what safeguarding is. According to the NSPCC it is "the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm." /2 learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-c…
May 16 7 tweets 2 min read
A brief reminder that gender affirmative care is direct and harmful discrimination against children.

This medical model removes the protection given by the child's age, & exposes them to an adult treatment model, one driven by adult considerations, not age appropriate treatment. The "trans" status this model gives to each child is deemed sufficient to remove them from a pathway established by our understanding of child development theory.

The "mini adult" and the process of adultification has been discussed in a previous thread.
May 10 12 tweets 4 min read
We need to talk about....the culture of safeguarding children within transactivism.

A thread about why the response of transactivist organisations/political supporters to child safeguarding is/will be devastating for the safety of children. /1 Lets start off with a definition of safeguarding. This from the NSPCC (who seem to ignore their own information) learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-c…
"Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm."
Prevention is the key concept. /2
May 8 12 tweets 3 min read
A thread about Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria (ROGD) & its basis in Social Learning Theory.

I will argue @LisaLittman1's work on ROGD is grounded in Social Learning Theory & should become the key explanation for understanding the spike in referrals to gender clinics. /1 Social Learning theory (SLT) proposed by Albert Bandura, emphasises the importance of observing, modelling, and imitating the behaviors, attitudes, and emotional reactions of others. It stresses how children learn off others /2 verywellmind.com/social-learnin…
Apr 30 14 tweets 3 min read
A thread about a deliberate tactic being used by gender ideologists to groom pre-pubescent children, who are naturally confused and upset about their developing bodies and sexuality, into believing that they are "trans". /1 As anyone with a cursory understanding of child development will readily understand, pre-pubescent children do not welcome puberty. Most regard their developing bodies with horror. They are very vulnerable to being misled and to magical thinking. They are children after all. /2
Apr 29 5 tweets 2 min read
Trans activists/their apologists have no idea how much anger will be directed their way in the near future.

Not just from the young people sold snake oil in the form of gender affirmative care, but the generation of young people who were groomed into supporting this ideology. This generation, currently in their teens and early twenties, have been hoodwinked by older adults.

The grooming they suffered, which led to their support for this ideology, has been very public in nature. I suspect the repercussions will also be very public.
#righteousanger
Apr 27 9 tweets 2 min read
In a previous thread I used the term "gender adultification".

Attaching the term "adultification" to gender is, I think, new usage in academic/safeguarding discourse.

As it is new usage it is worth exploring the previous use of the term. /1 The main recent use for the term adultification has been through the lens of race. The story of Child Q is a vivid example of race adultification. /2 metro.co.uk/2022/03/16/chi…
Apr 24 13 tweets 3 min read
Have you ever wondered why children with gender dysphoria somehow seem to bypass normal safeguarding practices? Why the term "trans child is used by gender ideologists?

Here is a thread that examines the concept that allows this process - the adultification of children /1 So what is adultification in the context of gender ideology?
Perhaps the easiest way to understand it is to look at this article in the DM. Here you have a clothes designer selling clothes for "transgender" children. /2

mol.im/a/10746809
Apr 17 14 tweets 4 min read
Name one area of paediatric medicine where the age and developmental stage of the child is deemed irrelevant in the diagnosis and treatment of the child?

There is only one area. The treatment of gender dysphoria in children.

Why? Well read on. 1/A thread about how trans/genderism/ideology is an attack on childhood itself.

A key strategy has been the removal of protections & the promotion of an ideological construct, the "transchild" to promote the idea that this ideology is a universal truth and not just a fetish.
Apr 10 11 tweets 2 min read
A thread about children's bodily autonomy and gender ideology.

If you frame gender affirmative treatment in relation to the concept of a child's bodily autonomy it is clear that this practice is about a child relinquishing control of their body to adults and medicine. /1 Take an 11yr old pre pubescent child. All child development science suggests that their understanding of their own gender is childlike and constantly changing. This is how it should be. An external social construct such as gender is something to push against/test themselves. /2
Apr 10 14 tweets 2 min read
Queer feminism. Feminism that advocates removing existing protections for women in favour of male desires
Queer safeguarding. Safeguarding that advocates removing existing protections for children in favour of male desires.

🧐🤔 So who are the main beneficiaries of "queering"? Queer gay rights. Publicly funded hierarchical movement that advocates removing existing protections for gay people in favour of heterosexuals.
Mar 31 7 tweets 2 min read
A cursory glance at any mainstream child development/educational theory will show that for a child to develop into a well rounded adult, they need, amongst other things, firm, well defined boundaries to test themselves/push off against.

Uncontroversial eh? However the aim of Queer theory (QT) is to subvert/queer those boundaries. To dissolve boundaries around normalcy and challenge mainstream thinking.

Fine and dandy for sherry drinking university students and the academics who want to trangress boundaries. But not children.
Dec 10, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
A short thread about a recent trend that has emerged in the white middle classes - Oppression tourism.

No longer content to drift off to far flung areas of the world, with their rapacious appetites and sense of entitlement, they have settled on a destination closer to home. Like all tourism with power inequity at its heart, oppression tourism is a deeply harmful practice.

Not for the tourists who can opt out when it becomes uncomfortable & return home. But for members of groups who have sustained generations of systemic and brutal oppression.
Jul 16, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Social class, like gender, is a societal construct, designed to benefit those with power and to oppress those with less power.

Your gender is no more inherent within you than your social class. Both constructs are imposed on you To pretend somehow that a patriarchal control mechanism like gender is inherent within you, that you are in control of it, and that you can identify out of it, is delusional.

No wonder power structures in society are happy to encourage gender identity theory.