Tag: transsexualism

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10 March 2022
Self-id is a disaster for transgender people: Debbie Hayton speaks out
One of the UK's most famous transwomen, the journalist attacks the draft law promoted by the Scottish government. She insists that this innovation would be ill-advised for T people, not just women. And she sides with JK Rowling.
For transgender people like me, the Scottish government's bill to reform the Gender Recognition Act is a disaster. If passed unamended, the bill would introduce 'self-id', wiping out the checks and balances that make the gender reassignment process trustworthy in the eyes of the public. This is not an insignificant administrative detail: allowing any man to actually call himself a woman just because he wants to is an affront to the [...]
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7 February 2022
Spain. Psychologist denounced by transactivists. She risks suspension
Carola López Moya, a feminist and leftist, thinks that people with dysphoria should accept themselves by breaking gender cages and without medicalisation. T associations have denounced her, saying her approach is "conversion therapy". She risks a fine of up to 120,000 euros as well as suspension of her activity.
While in countries that were the first to adopt medical protocols (puberty blockers, cross-test hormones) for the transition of minors - such as Sweden and Norway - there is a return to the psychological approach in the first instance, in other countries where peak transitions have recently been achieved, talk therapy is still considered conversion therapy. This Spanish case is exemplary. Solidarity with Carola López Moya. A left-wing feminist psychologist and critic of gender identity is the first [...]
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13 January 2022
No longer 'female' or 'male', but 'assigned-o F or M at birth': the bible of psychiatry yields to the trans-trend
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -DSM-V-, the most widely used by psychiatrists, adapts its terminology to the demands of transgender activists. Favouring the 'affirmative' approach and the use of puberty blockers, hormones and surgery for those suffering from gender dysphoria.
The diagnostic manual most commonly used by psychiatrists yields to the demands of transgender activists, replacing for example 'born female' with 'individual assigned female at birth'. A language that is no longer neutral and that more easily leads to puberty blockers, hormones and surgery. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - also known as the DSM - will use the new terminology to describe 'gender dysphoria'. This is the language used by transgender activists under the banner of the so-called 'affirmative model' of care, [...]
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24 May 2021
Finland. Children with gender dysphoria, new guidelines: more psychological help, less hormones
Psychological therapies, for years stigmatised as conversion therapies, are once again the first option for girls with gender dysphoria in Finland. Hormones for minors have come to a halt in many western countries. And in Italy?
Many of the pioneering countries in the hormone treatment of children are revising their guidelines to start the transition. In Sweden, under-16s can no longer be treated with drugs; in the UK, after the landmark Keira Bell ruling (see here), a court ruling is required; in Finland, psychotherapeutic treatments are again being favoured, with hormone therapy being used only as a last resort. In Italy the use of puberty blockers on children is allowed with a simple [...].
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16 April 2021
Nobody was born in the 'wrong body'
The idea that all people have an innate 'gender identity' has recently been advocated by many health professionals and leading medical organisations. This term is commonly used to refer to the 'inner, deeply rooted' sense of self that says whether one is male or female (or, in the case of children, a boy or a girl), both or neither. It has become commonplace to claim that this sense of identity can be reliably articulated by children as young as three years old. [...]
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20 January 2021
What is gender?
"If gender identity is a spectrum, then we are all 'non-binary' because none of us fit into the points represented by the extremes of that spectrum. Each one of us will exist at a unique point on the spectrum." Rebecca Reilly-Cooper, philosopher and lecturer at the University of Warwick, reveals the fallacy of the concept of gender as a spectrum.
"What is gender?" This is a question that goes to the heart of feminist theory and practice, proving to be central to current activist debates on social justice issues concerning class, identity and privilege. In everyday conversations the word 'gender' is a synonym for what would more accurately be called 'sex'. Perhaps because of a vague squeamishness about pronouncing a word that also describes sexual intercourse, the word gender is euphemistically used to refer to the given [...]
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