Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body

Even secular feminists and leftists agree: this is transgender child abuse.

Editors Heather Brunskell-Evans and Michele Moore have published a new book Transgender Children and Younger People: Born in your Own Body.  Though grounded in secular post-modern perspectives, it offers a withering critique of the transgender ideology.

The Rev. Dr. Michael F. Bird has written a smashing review of the book:

[…] this book does not deny gender dysphoria, nor that transitioning and even gender reassignment surgery is often an effective treatment for extreme cases of dysphoria. It is rather, a critical and scientific critique of the transgendering of children as part of a discursive sociological project.

[…] Against this transgender activism and its enabling state actors the editors claim that “transgender children don’t exist ( italics original) and their collaborative venture “examines the theories and politics of transgenderism, and the medical, psychological, legal and educational practices associated with it, for the ways they discursively construct ‘the transgender child’’.

[…] Their prima facie objection to transgendering children are: (i) Transgenderism treats biology as a social construct, while asserting that gender is a real thing located somewhere in the brain, soul, or body. To the contrary, they insist, it is gender not biology that is constructed. (ii) Transgenderism restricts children to traditional views of gender and the only escape mechanism is to reject pre-social notions of identity [i.e. biological notions of identity].

James’ father, Jeff Younger, has made these points many times to the court and the custody evaluator, Dr. Albritton. Advocates of transgender child abuse privilege abnormal gender self-expressions while aiming to suppress normal ones!

James presents as a girl with Anne Georgulas (on Facebook, on Twitter), but James presents as a boy with everyone else. James has a choice: normal gender or abnormal gender. The psychologists and psychiatrists have clearly privileged the abnormal gender expression. They do this full well knowing that it’s possible Anne Georgulas conditioned James to present as a girl in her presence. It’s preposterous, and profoundly dangerous for the children of Texas.

Bird goes on with his review, giving one of the book’s contributors a detailed treatment:

First, transgenderism is a socio-political movement with the characteristics of a religious cult […].

Second, the drive towards transgendering is driven by the normalization of crass stereo-types, boys like boy toys and girls like girl toys, so if a boy likes girl toys, then the boy must be a girl […].

Third, a further problem with transgender ideology is that it assumes a “child-knows-best” model of parenting where children are deemed competent to determine their identity and medical needs […].

Fourth, teaching children that their true and authentic self is disassociated from their body entails [unwarrranted] acceptance of a mind-body dualism […].

Eighth, transgender activists claim that biological sex is irrelevant to one’s true self and yet biological sex characteristics must be prevented from developing and be cosmetically altered […]. If biology and physical characteristics do not shape who I am, then what is the point in changing it with pharmaceutical treatment?

Finally, Bird summarizes his impressions and takeaways:

[…] transgenderism is riddled with incoherent claims:

  • Gender is a purely a social construct, but transgender is an empirical reality to be protected;
  • Sex is irrelevant to gender, but it is imperative to alter the sexual organs of bodies to match a person’s perceived gender; […]
  • Science is the alleged basis of transgender ideology, but scientists who espouse a sexual binary based on biology or point to evolution as shaping facets of gender behaviour are engaging in either biological essentialism or hetero-normative stereo-types.

transgenderism can be dangerous in that:

  • […] we must ask whether transgender children are found or whether they are (in many cases perhaps) created by social environmental factors […]
  • […] Transitioning children prematurely is further dangerous considering: (i) There is no evidence for a biological cause of gender dysphoria, it is a psychological condition as far as we know; (ii) The negative long-term effects of puberty blockers; and (iii) the stories of de-transitioners, people who have experienced chemical or surgical transitioning, and have profoundly regretted it, are routinely dismissed or silenced by transgender activists.

Jeff Younger, James’ father, has made the same arguments to Dr. Benjamin Albritton in the Save James Dossier. One of the problems Mr. Younger faces is credentialism, the belief that credible arguments come only from people who’ve attained some number or type of educational credentials.

But the arguments I’ve given, like the arguments above, are logical arguments. Their truth is independent of any credential.

Will the court’s custody evaluator, Dr. Benjamin Albritton listen? Will he see the plainly obvious problems with child transgender theories? Does Dr. Benjamin Albritton have the will to oppose the most dangerous and most aggressive ideological movement in modern psychology?

Will he consider seriously whether Anne Georgulas (on Facebook, on Twitter) has intentionally socialized an innocent boy into a mental disorder about his gender identity?

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The Pattern of Expansion (Part 2)

In the first Pattern of Expansion post, we explained how the Left takes power over our social environment. Wonder how we got to the point that courts would entertain chemically castrating an innocent little boy? Check out the link and review the eight steps, to see how it happened.

Let’s look at some examples of global institutions of social power cooperating with this dark process of cultural destruction.

The leftist schools will force your children to adopt transgender ideology, or even to “change gender.”

The parents of an elementary student suing the Woodburn School District for almost a million dollars say a second-grade teacher kept their son from recess and educated him without their permission about being transgender. […] [Note the use of the word ‘educated’. This wasn’t education.]

The then-second grader at Nellie Muir Elementary School and his parents had made arrangements with the school for him to use the staff restroom because of a digestive-related medical condition.

His teacher assumed the boy was not comfortable using the public boys’ restroom because he was transgender [The teacher just ‘assumed!’!], according to the lawsuit.

The complaint also alleges the following:

In April 2018, without notifying the parents and without any authorization from the school district, the teacher began developing a lesson plan to help the boy understand what it meant to be transgender

She then began keeping the student inside the classroom alone during recess at least three times to show him videos and teach him “it is acceptable to become transgender.” […]

The books and show, which were recommended by an “unknown non-school employee transgender individual,” exposed the boy to sexual topics and sexual discussions, according to the lawsuit. 

During the lessons, the student was not allowed to go outside for recess until he finished the videos or books. [He was coerced into watching the sexualized videos – by a teacher!]

The leftist courts will jail you for refusing to participate in the abuse of your own child.

Last week, Justice Francesca Marzari of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada, declared a father guilty of “family violence” against his 14-year-old daughter on the sole basis that he had engaged in “expressions of rejection of [her] gender identity.” These “expressions” revolved entirely around his polite refusal to refer to his daughter as a boy in private, and his steady choice to affirm that she is a girl in public.

While many might take this to be an honest statement of biological fact, Marzari quoted it as a prime example of Clark’s “family violence of a public denial of [Maxine’s] gender identity.” Marzari convicted Clark of this violence, and issued a “protection order” preventing him from speaking to journalists or the public about his case.

Kari Simpson, [… said] “This is extreme and dangerous,” arguing that the court was forcing Clark to embrace a “delusion” about his daughter’s gender and her “abuse” at the hands of doctors, or else be arrested.

Companies will fire you for stating obvious biological facts, if you disagree with the expansionist transgender agenda.

An internationally renowned researcher on tax avoidance is believed to be the first person in Britain to lose her job for saying that transgender women are not women.

Maya Forstater, 45, was told by her managers that she had used “offensive and exclusionary” language.

She was accused of “fear-mongering” for tweeting her concerns about government proposals to allow people to legally self-identify as the opposite sex.

James’ father, Jeff, endures the risks of job loss and arrest every day. James’ case is the tip of the spear. If he loses, thousands of kids will lose.

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I Was Told There Would Be No Math: The Culture Wars and Statistical Significance

Want to know how we got junk transgender science? Psychologists know how to do math, but they don’t know how to judge math.

It would be funny, but it’s children they’re torturing.

Finally, scientists and statisticians revolt against the tyranny of p-values as a measure of statistical significance.

Let’s be clear about what must stop: we should never conclude there is ‘no difference’ or ‘no association’ just because a P value is larger than a threshold such as 0.05 or, equivalently, because a confidence interval includes zero. Neither should we conclude that two studies conflict because one had a statistically significant result and the other did not. These errors waste research efforts and misinform policy decisions.

Amrhein, Valentin, Sander Greenland, and Blake McShane. “Scientists Rise up against Statistical Significance.” Nature,567, no. 7748 (March 2019): 305.

Trust me, you have no idea how many bad ideas are justified by the sizeless stare of statistical significance. But none even approach the level of abuse that p-values engender.

Just look at the history of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The Manual determines the editorial standards for thousands of journals in psychology, education, and related disciplines. It sets standards in criminal forensics, social work, and large parts of psychiatric research. It’s the tax-code of psychological research.

The fifth edition of the Manual still enforces the error of rejecting research if p > 0.5 or t < 2.0. That’s math gobbledegook for “it’s probably mere chance or there’s not much difference between populations.” Neither of those claims are justified by p- or t-values alone. Yet, they are the main criteria for publishing in psychology research journals.

And you can always meet these tests! It’s called p-hacking. The basic error is to shirk the responsibility for producing a causal theory for claims. P-hackers assume that significance is in the numerical description rather than in causes. Try it interactively yourself. You too can hack p-values for fun and profit!

As you manipulated all those variables in the p-hacking exercise above, you shaped your result by exploiting what psychologists Uri Simonsohn, Joseph Simmons and Leif Nelson call “researcher degrees of freedom,” the decisions scientists make as they conduct a study. These choices include things like which observations to record, which ones to compare, which factors to control for, or, in your case, whether to measure the economy using employment or inflation numbers (or both). Researchers often make these calls as they go, and often there’s no obviously correct way to proceed, which makes it tempting to try different things until you get the result you’re looking for.

Aschw, Christie, and en. “Science Isn’t Broken.” FiveThirtyEight(blog), August 19, 2015.

That’s how you get grown-up men claiming that we must chemically castrate James to save his life. Experts testified about James. They said if we don’t say he is a girl and get him ready for chemical castration, he would die. Seriously. They testified to that.

These transgender child-abusers masquerading as scientists cherry-pick observations, populations, and variables until they get the result that furthers their anti-family ideology – a result completely at odds with direct observation, normal ideas about causation, and common sense.

 Anne Georgulas (on Facebook, on Twitter), James’ “mother”, has experts. They have hacked the statistics against all common sense. We have to hire experts to show how they have misinterpreted and lied about the data.

It’s expensive. Please help us overturn the ridiculous research practices in psychology that are abusing children. That’s the only way we can Save James.

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Joining in the fight

This site and associated article discussing the research and testing of the effects of puberty blockers was brought to my attention by one of you. One of the growing many who are joining in the fight to Save James and in turn, we hope save other children from this type of abuse.

We so greatly appreciate not only your financial support – but the time and effort you take to reach out to us and on our behalf to law makers and potentially helpful organizations.

Taking just a few minutes to share with those you know, and in turn their subsequent sharing is giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

Jeff and Joe will be in Austin tomorrow at the state capital with Texas Values for Faith and Family Day. Pray for ears willing to listen and hearts ready to hear and follow through with actions that are necessary to protect our children.

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Who is funding the transgender child abuse movement?

The Federalist continues its excellent investigative reporting. In Who Are the Rich, White Men Institutionalizing Transgender Ideology?, Jennifer Bilek exposes the perverse billionaires funding transgender child abuse movements worldwide.

It’s an entire network or organizations laundering money through shady funding organizations that donate to political campaigns and fund medical schools. Read the whole thing. It’s astonishing.

I found exceedingly rich, white men with enormous cultural influence are funding the transgender lobby and various transgender organizations. These include but are not limited to Jennifer Pritzker (a male who identifies as transgender); George SorosMartine Rothblatt (a male who identifies as transgender and transhumanist); Tim Gill (a gay man); Drummond PikeWarren and Peter Buffett; Jon Stryker (a gay man); Mark Bonham (a gay man); and Ric Weiland (a deceased gay man whose philanthropy is still LGBT-oriented). Most of these billionaires fund the transgender lobby and organizations through their own organizations, including corporations. […]

These funders often go through anonymous funding organizations such as Tides Foundation, founded and operated by Pike. Large corporations, philanthropists, and organizations can send enormous sums of money to the Tides Foundation, specify the direction the funds are to go, and have the funds get to their destination anonymously. Tides Foundation creates a legal firewall and tax shelter for foundations and funds political campaigns, often using legally dubious tactics.

These men and others, including pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. government, are sending millions of dollars to LGBT causes. Overall reported global spending on LGBT is now estimated at $424 million. From 2003-2013, reported funding for transgender issues increased more than eightfold, growing at threefold the increase of LGBTQ funding overall, which quadrupled from 2003 to 2012. This huge spike in funding happened at the same time transgenderism began gaining traction in American culture.

$424 million is a lot of money. Is it enough to change laws, uproot language and force new speech on the public, to censor, to create an atmosphere of threat for those who do not comply with gender identity ideology?

The answer is obviously, yes. It’s enough money for states to take children from parents who refuse to call a boy a girl.

They are coming for our children. Don’t let them.

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Three Facts Ignored by Advocates of Transgender Child Abuse

  1. The scientific evidence shows that people are not born trapped in a body of the wrong sex. Identical twin studies prove there is no biological or innate basis for the most fundamental claim made by transgender child abuse advocates.
  2. Almost all gender-confused children grow out of it by adulthood. Affirming a child’s gender confusion increases the severity and duration of the gender confusion.
  3. Treatments for childhood gender confusion are not proven safe. They are off-label, experimental protocols on innocent children.

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Puberty Blockers Cause Gender Dysphoria

Once boys are chemically castrated by puberty blockers, they never again identify normally with their biological sex. The only follow-up study shows that all of the children put on puberty blocker chemical castration remained gender dysphoric and pursued sex change surgery. All of them.

Behavioral and emotional problems and depressive symptoms decreased, while general functioning improved significantly during puberty suppression. Feelings of anxiety and anger did not change between T0 and T1. While changes over time were equal for both sexes, compared with natal males, natal females were older when they started puberty suppression and showed more problem behavior at both T0 and T1. Gender dysphoria and body satisfaction did not change between T0 and T1.

No adolescent withdrew from puberty suppression, and all started cross-sex hormone treatment, the first step of actual gender reassignment.

Vries, Annelou L.C. de, Thomas D. Steensma, Theo A.H. Doreleijers, and Peggy T. Cohen‐Kettenis. “Puberty Suppression in Adolescents With Gender Identity Disorder: A Prospective Follow‐Up Study.” The Journal of Sexual Medicine, no. 8 (August 2011): 2276–83.

The transgender therapy advocates claim this is a vindication of their diagnostic protocol. They claim to have a 100% success rate in predicting who is seriously gender dysphoric.

Balderdash. The study shows that the transgender therapy diagnostic protocol is a total failure. This Journal of Medicine study shows:

  1. Puberty blocker chemical castration is an ineffective treatment for gender dysphoria. None of the children who who were chemically castrated got better. In fact, they got worse and moved on to surgical transition.
  2. Creating a hormonal and social environment that affirms gender dysphoric feelings causes children to remain gender dysphoric. Puberty blocker chemical castration is not a treatment. It’s operant conditioning a child to remain in a state of gender delusion.

The Family Research Council calls chemical castration treatments Hotel Trans. You can check-in but you can never leave.

Anecdotal stories abound of puberty blockers being the first step in an inevitable march toward the transsexual life. In the only study to date following gender dysphoric children who were socially affirmed and put on puberty blockers, 100 percent of the children continued to identify as transgender, and pursued further sex-change interventions.

One. Hundred. Percent. This stands in stark contrast to gender dsyphoric children who are allowed to go through puberty naturally. The American Psychiatric Association reports that up to 97.8 percent of boys and 88 percent of girls experience an end to their sex confusion and do not end up identifying as transgender adults.

Putting kids on puberty blockers does not let them choose anything. It makes the choice for them.

Hotel Trans: Check In Any Time, But Never Leave

This is the choice  Anne Georgulas (on Facebook, on Twitter), James’ mother, wants for him. This is the path she’s chosen for James.

Don’t let it happen. Save James – Save thousands of children.

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