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Children are Persons Under the Law
The state can't help you if you do not want a child that does not conform to you
Right now parents find themselves in an awful quagmire, because the Trudeau Regime has inserted into Humans Rights legislation the right to change sex and called it Gender Expression and Gender Identity. Technically speaking, a child can choose to adopt an opposite sex pronoun + name in secret from parents and a child can demand that the school comply with those changes and a child can also demand that the school withhold that information from parents. The Human Rights Code in each province protects the teachers from liability by making it the right of the child to have confidentiality. The Human Rights laws of Canada seem, on surface, to protect a child’s right to change their sex without parental involvement. The state cannot help you, parent, if your child decides s/he wants to change sex aka gender identity or expression — in fact the state will remove your child from your care and call you abusive for trying to stop your child from the obvious harm of a paediatric sex change.
How can this be? This seems baffling and horrific. So much so that many refuse to believe it could happen here in lovely Canada. It is happening in Canada, I’m afraid to tell you all — it is happening and it is not an exception.
What is Gender? What is Gender Identity? What is Gender Expression?
We don’t know. The legislators never told us. They don’t know either.
Depending on where you look, depending on what province you are in, the definition of gender and gender-derived words has a different verbal appearance. We are not certain what we are talking about, either. No one can answer concretely + without loaded language the question what is gender?
a lavishly federally funded political lobby group called Egale wants to take the province of Saskatchewan to court over a provincial education policy change approved by 78% of Canadians. Should McCarthy-Tétrault LLP get that money required to sue Canadians for a policy change they (Canadians) want, or should the Saskatchewan department of education receive that money to provide education for children via transfer payments? Why are lobbyists getting federal funds to subvert Canadian democracy? Political lobby groups providing a government service such as education seems quite Regime to me.
This graphic below is best that the million dollar NGO Egale1 can do to tell Canadians about the components of human identity. You can see Egale defines gender as the way we express ourselves through clothing, speech, body language, hairstyle, voice, and body characteristics.
That Egale definition reminds me a lot of the Oxford definition of sexuality, which I get when I google ‘sexuality definition’: a person's identity in relation to the gender or genders to which they are typically attracted; sexual orientation. When you click thru on the hyperlinked word gender, you will see gender defined as the male sex or the female sex, especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones, or one of a range of other identities that do not correspond to established ideas of male and female. When you click thru the hyperlinked word identity you will see identity defined as the fact of being who or what a person or thing is, and also the characteristics determining who or what a person or thing is.
This exercise demonstrates the linguistic nature of the gender movement. It points to inconsistency with respect to the use and application of the word gender. At times gender refers to sexuality.2 At times gender refers to our feeling about our sexuality. At times gender refers to sex aka reproductive class. We require context to determine the meaning and this impedes our ability to protect human rights if we cannot all know what anything is without a lengthy contextual explanation.
I want readers to understand this: a lavishly federally funded3 political lobby group that wants to take the province of SK to court about a provincial education policy—a policy change approved by 78% of Canadians by the way—provides the theoretical visualisation of human identity seen below. It appears entirely crude and puerile. Surely the state cannot cannot guide pedagogical practise with the reductive and dehumanising vision of humanity seen below.
People, educated people who earn around $100k per annum, conceived of this. Your MLA earns around $100k/a as a base salary, for comparison. The nurse who saves your life in ER earns about $88K as a base. Teachers earn around the same. Read that again. Rainbow lobbyists, the people trying to take your kids, make more than teachers do.
After studying this graphic and perusing the Egale glossaries and charts about the new rainbow language + culture, I still do not know what gender means in the legal sense and how it differs from sex, which I define as reproductive class, an immutable physiologic state of being established shortly after conception, in utero, i.e. during gestation, not “assigned at birth” as the Genderists claim. I still have no idea why a child who exercises his/her right to gender expression and gender identity needs to undergo a chemical hypothalamic lobotomy to affirm that choice of clothing and pronoun and other expression.
Can someone explain that to me? I do not grasp it.
Can Genderists explain why they need to chemically castrate + lobotomise children? From a pharmacokinetic + pharmacodynamic standpoint, GnRHa has the analogous effect on the young brain as lobotomisation — severing the connection between vital brain parts, causing damage to growing and pruning neural connections which happens at puberty. Puberty enables the brain and the entire physiology to mature and grow to prepare for adulthood! Pubertal suppression harms children and it forms part of a deeply authoritarian and highly unorthodox and experimental approach to child psychiatry and psychology. No valid and reliable evidence exists to demonstrate the pubertal suppression reduces psychological distress or prevents suicide.
Since I am writing about Saskatchewan today, I will use that province’s Human Right’s Code as an example (see the graphics below). Gender identity has no definition and it has the designation motif illicite, meaning protected group. Sex has the following definition: means gender, and, unless otherwise provided in this Act, discrimination on the basis of pregnancy or pregnancy-related illnesses is deemed to be discrimination on the basis of sex. Section 13 states the following about the right to education:
Right to education 13(1) Every person and every class of persons has the right to education in any school, college, university or other institution or place of learning, vocational training or apprenticeship without discrimination on the basis of a prohibited ground other than age. (2) Nothing in subsection (1) prevents a school, college, university or other institution or place of learning from following a restrictive policy with respect to enrolment on the basis of sex, creed, religion or disability if: (a) it enrols persons of a particular sex, creed or religion exclusively; (b) it is operated by a religious order or society; or (c) it enrols persons with a disability. 2018, c S-24.2, s.13.
Do you see the problem? Sex and Gender both have status as protected categories. Gender seems like just another word for Sex, according to the SK Human Rights Code. That seems like a neat way to sneak the erosion of women’s rights into human rights codes — by making sex changes a protected category. However, if I look at the legislation from another province, I will get slightly different wording. In Manitoba sex includes sex-determined characteristics or circumstances, such as pregnancy, the possibility of pregnancy, or circumstances related to pregnancy, and gender identity is a separate trait, also protected. In New Brunswick, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity all appear as protected traits.
How can we have a national conversation about a human right we cannot define consistently across the country and when the regime refuses to provide leadership in this regard? To use a metaphor, we don’t all have the same song sheet, when we get together at choir practise we will sound like a cacophonous nightmare.
How do we resolve this human rights conflict? Given the candour of the SK Human Rights Code language—the admitted interchangeability of sex and gender—should we say that children can consent to changing their gender identity? Can we honestly say children can consent to changing their sex? If the Genderists did speak truth, then changing gender identity would not require suppressing puberty. Changing one’s secondary sex characteristics with hormones and surgery — that describes a sex change. Why can’t we get straight answers from the Genderists? This is like talking to Islamists, nearly futile. Taking opposite sex pronouns and names literally describes a sex change. Why does Egale want to protect the right of children to have sex change treatment for their psychological issues and pubertal angst?
So that brings me to the present. Some parents lobbying for an end to SOGI and political lobbyist access to schools and curricula might have you believing that if we removed gender everything would magically be okay. Clearly, that’s false. Public education funding has steadily fallen over the past decade, and literacy and numeracy rates remain mediocre for Saskatchewan, relative to the national performance. Canada ranks 36 in literacy globally. Canada ranks 47 in numeracy globally. The human rights movement is literally going to make Canadian kids stupider — it will cause Canada’s global performance to fall further, this will spell doom for our ability to innovate and sustain our lifestyle and values as a nation.
I had a lengthy exchange on twitter with a pro-gender SK mum. Kelly articulated like a very involved + concerned + knowledgeable mum who supports gender because she believes it’s what will save kids’s lives because the Trevor Foundation and Egale and the regime leader PMJT all say so. When you look at the present reality in Canada, by Kelly’s standards, I look like the cultist, not her. Trusted authorities say that kids need a sex change or they will die, who are we, minions, to questions the narrative?
Kelly told me about the education’s chronic underfunding and the chronic lack of resource to support kids and teachers in the class. She shared concerns about the demands on an already overloaded public school counselling/psychology unit. Who will assess kids is the eternal question we all know and never have an answer. Kelly shared data tables from a Fraser Institute study. She shared articles from the CBC and Global News. She is a reasonable parent from the prairies living her best life. She told me that she sits on boards and parent committees and does not see parent complaints about SOGI. She told me that she believes the new policy was political and not a response to the Lumsden Sex Cards scandal.
Kelly told me that she believes the policy will put kids' in a life or death situation and when I asked her for evidence to support the claim that transition is an effective treatment for “gender dysphoria,” Kelly shared The Trevor Project Foundation link. The Trevor Project refers to problematic study from ambiguous self-reported survey data on suicidality in youth who identified with a sexual orientation other than straight/heterosexual, a gender identity other than cisgender. According to a description of the methodology a study with a quantitative cross-sectional design was used to collect data through an online survey platform between September 20 and December 31, 2021. A sample of individuals ages 13 to 24 who resided in the United States was recruited via targeted ads on social media. Design and data limits that mean inference of causality cannot be made from this study. Correlation is not causation.
Why do intelligent people believe a child sex change will fix adolescent angst?
So, let’s remember that Kelly, the mum in the above paragraph who is a reasonable and average person, has a point. Kelly, like many other Canadian, has fallen victim to information manipulation by a hapless Canadian media and by professional researchers who like to statistically torture data sets they got from crappy cross-sectional study designs for a sport they call social justice. Education has indeed been woefully under resourced and underfunded. It has been a toothless tiger and not the weapon kids need to go into the world. Education has been mis-resourced and poorly conceived, if you follow what Katharine Birbalsingh has done with Michaela school, a free school for inner city London kids which she founded.
Why are we spending millions and millions of dollars to let emotionally unstable and psychologically unwell professionals who run NGOs teach kids that a sex change will solve their emotional and psychological problems and help them self-actualise and that their parents hate them and that’s why they want to stop them getting sex changes? I remember when kids used to get Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah or Holy Confirmation or Hijab in their adolescence to mark the beginning of their journey and give the structure an support to whether the storm that adolescents and puberty and growing up brings. Now the state mandates sex changes and the teachers’ societies push for facilitating these sex changes for kids and keeping it a secret from parents.
It seems we are making a children into eunuchs4, and we are making the professionals and teachers and even parent around them into verbal eunuchs to facilitate the creation of a class of child eunuchs. Canada feels like a country of impotence and impotence. Have Canadians become verbal eunuchs? Did the Human Rights Act just castrate the entire country and remove our drive to give a fcuk for Canada?
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Egale is the lead NGO, heavily federally funded to promote “2SLBGTQ+” rights across Canada
Sexuality means the impact on our lives of our own reproductive class combined with our sexual orientation.
I use the term eunuch here to describe a child who has undergone a chemical castration, i.e. has been de-sexed.