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5 November 2021
Detransition: first scientific study
Conducted by psychiatrist Lisa Littman, who interviewed 100 detransitioners, the research highlights the complexity of these experiences. Doubts about the usefulness and effectiveness of pharmacological and surgical "therapies" are increasingly well-founded. Let us see why
After a year-long scientific evaluation, the results of the first systematic research on detransitioners have been published. The study by the American psychiatrist Lisa Littman is entitled "Subjects treated for gender dysphoria with medical and/or surgical transition who subsequently underwent detransition: Survey of 100 detransitioners" (full text here) Unlike previous studies, this research is conducted exclusively on people who underwent medicalisation for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, and subsequently had [...].
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27 October 2021
Gender identity as seen by a young woman
Following the publication of an official communiqué on Facebook by 'feminists' and Alessandro Zan's re-launch in view of the debate on his bill in the Chamber today, 27 October, I felt it was my duty to make a few things clear out of respect for all women who, like us, do not feel part of this 'feminism'.
I have decided to respond point by point to this communiqué which once again does not fail to misinform. I strongly believe that the women who signed this communiqué do not have a clear understanding of the concept of 'gender identity' which has developed and spread in youth culture over the last few years and which has little to do with the protection of homosexuals and transsexuals. Gender is a social construct that is applied to women and men according to their sex [...]
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8 October 2021
Marina Terragni: 'There is a desire to erase women, their bodies, their difference'.
An interview with writer Marina Terragni: Zan bill, the language of inclusion, feminism and transphobia. "I am not a gender, I am a woman".
Original article here Marina Terragni corrects me straight away: 'I am not a historic feminist, I am simply a feminist'. For some time, before the DDL Zan (a bill presented by Italian deputy Alessandro Zan) matter became current in Italy, Terragni - writer and philosophy lecturer on contract - has been dealing with one of the most controversial issues in the western feminist world, gender identity: a concept that has divided feminists in two, those who believe that the category [...].
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8 October 2021
Marina Terragni: 'There is a desire to give women, their hearts, their difference'.
Entrevista con la escritora sobre la Decreto de Ley Zan, el lenguaje de la inclusión, el feminismo y la transfobia. "No soy un género, soy una mujer".
Artículo original aquí Marina Terragni me corrige inmediatamente: "No soy una feminista histórica, soy feminista y punto". Desde mucho antes de que el tema se pusiera de actualidad en Italia con el Ddl Zan, Terragni -que es escritora, y profesora de filosofía- se ha ocupado de la cuestión más controvertida del mundo feminista occidental, la identidad de género: un concepto que ha divisido a las feministas en dos, las que creen que la categoría de mujer debe replantearse y ampliarse [...]
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21 September 2021
Hormones for children: we can no longer remain silent. Appeal-denunciation by French intellectuals against 'the serious drift'.
Some fifty doctors, psychiatrists, thinkers and feminists are rebelling against the 'ideological stranglehold on children's bodies' and the mythology of transgender children. One day, they explain, we may regret having remained silent in the face of this 'theft of childhood', a medical and ethical scandal.
As we have already reported (see here) in many Western countries there is a sharp slowdown in the face of children's transitions, despite the recent "pilatesque" sentence on the Keira Bell case in the UK (see here). A further signal comes from France: together with the Observatoire des discours idéologiques sur l'enfant et l'adolescent, a group of professionals and researchers on childhood (doctors, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, lawyers, judges, public school teachers, philosophers, sociologists, etc.) about fifty personalities from that country are protesting against the discourse on the "self-determination" of [...].
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18 September 2021
Hormones to children: UK judges wash their hands of them. Court of Appeal ruling on Keira Bell case
In response to the Tavistock Clinic's appeal on the Keira Bell ruling, the Court threw the ball back to the doctors: it is they, not the courts, who must decide whether a minor is able to give consent to experimental 'therapy' that blocks development and initiates transition. But the debate is now open. And the fear of lawsuits by repentant minors -detransitioners- induces the medical class to caution.
The English Court of Appeal has partially overturned the judgement that had given right to the young detransitioner Keira Bell (here is her story) against the Tavistock Clinic that, when she was 16 years old, had hastily introduced her to therapy with puberty blockers. With a pilatesque and merely formalistic judgement, the Court threw the ball back to the doctors: it is up to them, and not to the courts, to establish whether a minor can access this 'therapy' with hormone blockers. It must be the doctors and not [...]
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8 September 2021
Hormones for children: the world revolts
Arkansas, and soon Texas and Tennessee. Sweden, Finland, UK, Australia: the number of western countries abandoning drug treatment for 'gender non-conforming' children is growing. And the prestigious Lancet is calling for a reconsideration of these 'therapies' which continue to be prescribed in Italy. It's time to give battle
An article in the prestigious Lancet Child & Adolescent Health (see here) proposes more caution in the use of puberty blockers on children diagnosed as gender dysphoric. According to Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, further research is needed to determine the best treatment for children who have received this diagnosis, particularly for those in whom the disorder did not manifest until after puberty. Gender is a highly politicised issue, and any scientific article that poses a threat to mainstream narratives [...]
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7 August 2021
FtM and MtF, the two faces of transition
More women than men are transitioning - indeed, more girls than boys - reversing the proportions of the past. But the two apparently different phenomena do not emerge from the phallogocentrism and normativity of the male gaze. The fight against gender stereotypes needs to be intensified. Especially for the sake of minors
The phenomenon of transition appears to have profoundly changed in the last thirty years. The main change - though not the only one - concerns the biological sex of the people who decide to transition, which is now more females than males. Female-to-male FtMs were once an absolute rarity. The proportions were roughly one FtM for every hundred MtF, and even then they were two worlds anthropologically different and distant from each other. Today, FtMs make up the clear majority [...].
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27 July 2021
FtM and MtF, the two sides of transition
Today, more women than men - or rather, more girls than boys - are in transition, reversing the proportions of the past. But the two apparently different phenomena do not escape the phallogocentrism and normativity of the male gaze. The fight against gender stereotypes must be intensified. Above all, for the sake of minors.
The phenomenon of transition appears to have changed profoundly over the last thirty years. The main change - though not the only one - concerns the biological sex of the people who decide to transition, today more females than males. Once upon a time, female-to-male FtMs were an absolute rarity. The proportions were roughly one FtM for every hundred MtF, and even then they were two anthropologically different and distant worlds. Today FtMs constitute the clear majority of early transitions -7-8 cases out of 10- and [...]
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5 June 2021
CBS news under queer attack for a broadcast on detransitioners
An episode on detransitioners on 60 Minutes, the historic programme of the American channel CBS News, was the object of warnings and threats from transactivists already in the preparation phase. The diktat is always the same: keep quiet. Only glittery propaganda allowed
The strategy of queer activism always orders silence. If politicians are discussing a bill to introduce gender self-determination, it is preferable that the media do not talk about it, and if they do talk about it, they have to say that the bill is only "against discrimination of LGBT people" and keep quiet about the rest. Any opinion that is even the slightest bit dissonant is silenced with insults, threats (chilling effect) and blackout (no platform). All this happens also in Italy, see for example [...]
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17 March 2021
Elliot Page, trans-hero celebrated by the world's media
Time dedicated its latest cover to Elliot Page (formerly Ellen). 'I am entirely what I am,' he says. Pale, emaciated, his features already hardened by the hormone treatment, his chest flattened by a double mastectomy, the air not exactly happy - let's hope that the rest of his life will go better - Elliot tells of the suffering of having had to undergo the hyper-feminisation imposed by Hollywood. He says that even at the age of 9 he felt like a boy and that it was hard having to accept the roles that [...]
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14 January 2021
Bodies torn to pieces: lacerations produced by male thinking
The November-December 2020 issue of the journal Pediatria (vol. 27, n.6) published a bill by Amigay, an association of LGBTI or Friendly doctors and health professionals, which concerns intersex children (very rare cases of sexual "uncertainty" at birth, i.e. children with physical abnormalities) and "gender variant" children, whose behaviour does not conform to gender stereotypes (i.e. dysphoric children, affected by an identity disorder), making them a single category. Point 4 of the bill proposes [...]
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