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The World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care Version 8 claim that humans as young as 18 months of age have an understand of their gender, and their gender in relation to others. Okay, wut, now?
Yeah, WPATH links to a study called Patterns of Gender Development, which tries hard to prop up the narrative that very young children still learning object permanence and theory of the mind and the difference between self + others can have any actual understanding of gender. The authors link to a study on old infants, n = 30, that claims 10 month olds can form gender stereotypes based on pairings of faces with objects, and then acknowledge no evidences exists to establish any kind of association between social network and culture of very young children and the developmental recognition of the two different genders.
Oh, yeah while we’re at it, what the fcuk is gender anyway? Okay, so the American Psychiatric Association Dictionary says gender implies the psychological, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of being male or female (i.e., masculinity or femininity), and the APA makes the distinction between gender + sex, which it describes as the biological aspects of maleness or femaleness.
So, WPATH wants me to believe that an 18 month old human being has an understanding of his or her own maleness or femaleness on a psychological, behavioural, social and cultural level for themselves and in relation to others? Um, that’s horsehsh1t, sweetheart. Can I remind the class that we are talking about an 18 month human being, and that humans lack the capacity to grasp sexuality in a meaningful + relational way until the onset of puberty? We are talking about a barely verbal human being who lacks the physical or mental capacity to control his or her bowel + bladder functions, who cannot comprehend the concept of sharing with another, and who cannot cognitively see situations from anyone else’s point of view. So, for example, children attribute everything to themselves because they cannot conceive of another perspective and also they do not grasp that a dime has more value that a nickel, because in their estimation the nickel is better because it has greater physical size.
Such a brain does not grasp the order of the world of human sex roles, very young children mimic what they see around them. At the age of 2 my dad caught me trying to mimic peeing standing up. I was modeling what I had seen, and my dad was Mr Mum in those early days and I imprinted strongly onto him. He casually explained to me that I was a girl and so didn’t pee like daddy did, because daddy was a boy and girls did the bathroom thing differently than boy did. By the age of 3 my dad caught me trying to mimic using a tampon because I had seem my mum do that and I had caught on that I was like her more than dad. Again, I was acting out the stuff I saw happen around me. My oldest sister never babysat me and my oldest brother did—he was my mother’s designated babysitter.
What kind of lesson did I receive in the difference between the sexes and gender? Did I have an understanding of my gender in relation to self and others? No, not until the onset of puberty when I began to notice the differences show up in the feelings they triggered in me about the others, mostly boys. And yet, magical thinking gender woo parents may have placed me on the path to sex reassignment based on the few silly behaviours they would have observed and clustered together to form the story they wanted about their kid.
This segues nicely into something Dr. Eddie Waldrep tweeted on the question of Epigenetics being the new Lysenkoism — The Lysenkoism aspect is the adherence to a preferred narrative that supercedes the scientific method and is associated with deleterious outcomes. Well, I’m writing about gender and not epigenetics right now, still the point Waldrep makes does apply to the Gender Affirming Care Cult as much as it does to the Epigenetics Intergenerational Trauma Cult.
Let’s continue, shall we?
WPATH claims a 98% continuation rate as evidence that regret in any aspect of transgender + gender diverse healthcare is uncommon and statistically lower than for other medical or surgical interventions. Okay so when I click over to that study I read about a volunteer study conducted on a mostly male population of around 300 children who socially transitioned from the age of 3 up to the age of 12, a cool 11 percent of these children had begun medical transitioning and the study was measuring retransition rate, which they defined as changing transgender identities, and not regret rate. I wouldn’t be quoting this study as evidence for a low regret rate of Gender Affirming Care. Knowledge is not for knowing, it is for cutting, wrote Foucault. Of course it is! You can see that, reader, when you look at the ridiculous SOC-8. Go take a look at the FAQ, it’s a few pages it will take you a few moments. Go read that magical thinking document.
Did you manage to get through that brain rot pretending to be progressive clinical guidelines? I have a few favourite parts, however the bit about puberty being like a Netflix show we can pause and resume without any issues grabs me - For adolescents who have just started or are well into puberty, the first step in medical gender affirmation is typically the use of medications that temporarily pause puberty. Puberty delay medications are safe and effective and can be stopped at any time, at which point puberty starts back up after being temporarily paused. Well, Erica Anderson himself has said things that contradict this claim and actually resigned as president of WPATH in the wake of these comments about sloppy standards of care. A series on Gender Medicine called Youth in Transition, Reuters Investigates reporters Terhune, Respaut, and Conlin write that, for many vulnerable children with comorbidities, medical treatment may pose unnecessary risks when counseling or other nonmedical interventions would be the better choice, and they quote Erica as warning I’m afraid what we’re getting are false positives and we’ve subjected them to irreversible physical changes.
What does WPATH SOC-8 have to say about this caution? Nothing. Instances or reported cases of a person regretting their social or medical transition are rare and can often be mitigated through careful assessment and informed consent methodologies. However, as more people are able to seek and access gender-affirming medical care, instances or occurrences of regret may increase. WPATH language positions gender affirming care as based on the lived experience of the transgender + gender diverse individual — I see this leading right into WPATH accepting no responsibility for leading children and families into chemical castration.
Let’s stop there — based on the lived experience of the transgender + gender diverse individual. Okay, let’s assume we are talking about an adolescent — we are basing an entire regime of treatment on the lived experience of a young human with raging fluctuations of sex hormones, people for whom I’m never speaking to you again means you’re cancelled for the next 2 days? Um … why? Now let’s assume we are talking about a pre-pubescent child above toddlerhood. So, we are basing an entire treatment regime on the lived experience of young human who does not grasp the concept of conservation or transition and who grows through clothing in a matter of months because of rapid physical growth? Wow, that’s edgy, dude. Also, how about nah?
What does this even mean, based on the lived experience?
The Reuters Investigation mentions quietly that the use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GNRHa) on children for gender affirmation has no FDA approval, has no evidentiary basis for clinical use, and that Gender Affirming Care Providers have no knowledge of the long term effects of these powerful steroid blocking medications on growing bodies. Rachel Levine repeatedly claims children don’t get the script for hormone blockers immediate, it’s not like anyone who arrives automatically gets medical treatment, yet Reuters discovered the norm that in the United States a child can receive a script for a life-altering medication after one visit.
Presumably doctors have prescribing privileges because they have a level of knowledge that makes them more responsible to hand out the medication. So, why then, do we have a standard of care in the United States that blatantly violates the standard of assessment one of the pioneers of the Dutch protocol herself, Dr Annelou de Vries, developed and promoted as a standard of ethical care for adolescents? She said that while she worries about the growing number of children awaiting treatment, the graver sin is to move too fast when puberty blockers and hormones may not be appropriate.
When de Vries posits the question about the transgender right of the child I have to ask if the transgender objective has a diametric opposition to the right of the child to self determination. Put differently, how can a commitment to a specific treatment outcome which deprives the child of sexual and reproductive function and which stunts physical and endocrine and neurological growth possibly promote the right of any child to self determination? How does denying physical progression into adulthood promote self determination?
Gender Affirming Care for children = denial of progression to adulthood.
Being trans is an identity, not a diagnosis, and transgender people just want the care that affirms who they are, says Transhealth CEO and Transwoman Dallas Ducar, a NP with a philosophy + cognitive science + clinical nurse leadership background. Okay Dallas, then if it’s an identity why do these individuals need a host of doctors + therapists + clinical persons and why do they need GNRHa and why do they need to amputate healthy body parts for an identity? Do I get affirming cosmetic procedures because I identify as a cat + will become very sad + unable to cope with my life if I don’t get my way to live in my cat identity? Why not? Isn’t that’s genocide? I mean, I think it should at least be hate for me to be denied my whim to have my feline identity affirmed in the most outlandish ways I want.
We do not have enough therapists and psychologists who have had adequate training in this area to keep up with the pace of more gender-diverse patients who have come out recently,” said Dr Michael Irwig. Well, Mike, who’s fault is that? Look Mikey, how many people do you think will want to touch this clinical area with a 100 foot pole now that you and your Rainbow Shirt Gender Revolutionary Guard Corps have essentially criminalised differential diagnoses and proper historical assessment to rule out other source causes and promote a proper background work-up and assessment for gender discordant kids? None, Mike. So, that’s on you. And, yeah you pr1ck that’s a kind of systemic medical negligence that will increase the number of the detransitioners. Duh.
Reuters interviewed parents of 39 minors who had sought gender-affirming care. Parents of 28 of those children said they felt pressured or rushed to proceed with treatment.
What’s that our man Rachel Levine was saying about no kids getting treatment right away? Oh right. And then we have parents like Kate who think they have done enough to protect their kid by saying no to GNRHa and cross hormones and are like, oh sure you can bind your breasts though I don’t want you to permanently harm your body but go ahead and bind your breasts. Um, wut? Have you done your due diligence when it comes to breast binding, Kate? High risk of serious side effects outweighs whatever transitory + fleeting benefit a young girl might derive from breast binding, Kate. Also, think — how on earth is anyone affirmed by oppressing and abusing any healthy part of their physicality?
We Soviet people know full well that the oppression of the working people, the domination of the capitalist class and imperialist war have nothing in common with the laws of biology. These phenomena are all governed by the laws of decaying bourgeois, capitalist society, which has outlived its day. Nor is there any intraspecific competition in nature itself.
Lysenko believed that he could force germinate winter wheat seeds in chilled conditions (a process he called vernalisation) and plant those seeds in the spring and that the seeds from those crops he force germinated would have the trait of vernalisation. He rose to political power in the Stalin regime and suppressed all valid and reliable science that could refute his pseudoscientific claims. He set back genetic science and research in the Soviet Union by an estimated 50 years because of the work he destroyed and the gifted minds he suppressed and punished. Many scientists died or received abuse or other forms of punishment to silence their criticism of Lysenko and his ridiculous faux science cult. Millions of Soviet citizens died of starvation because Soviet crops failed under the Lysenko plan and massive starvation resulted.
Lysenko chose a narrative over objective and proven scientific rigour and the body of science it produced and he ignored the harm he caused and he remained oblivious of the harm he foisted onto the future. How much damage will Gender Affirming Care cause the children it claims to save?
Death Cult. Let’s talk about this fake suicide prophylaxis the Gender Affirmation Cultists love to trot out to coerce parents into chemically castrating their children. Annelou de Vries, the leading world expert in Adolescent Gender Dysphoria, says “there is no evidence that providing care immediately leads to a decline in self harm or would prevent suicide. Crystal Cole, a pediatric doctor, founded a Gender Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital 2019 and in 4 years has seen a 14 fold increase in her patient caseload. If you find this alarming, then perhaps you might find her sales technique to parents even more-so: ‘trans your kid or they will kill themselves’. “The risk of people in the transgender population attempting suicide is over 40%. One of the things shown to lower that is affirming care and an affirming environment.” Cole cites the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, an anonymous online survey, the finds of which cannot be generalized to all transgender people, according to its authors.
If we are going to use the 2015 Transgender Survey or the 2021 Trevor Project Survey to coerce parents into chemically castrating their children and binding then amputating their breasts to save their lives, then when are we going to use the Volokh data on ice cream production + rape to coerce parents into keeping their kids away from ice cream to prevent them from being raped? I feel like this could be a feminist cause — cancelling ice cream could be an important revolutionary move in the fight against violence against women. #SarcasmAlert. If being transgender causes or prevents suicide then ice cream causes rape and not eating is rape prevention. Reminder correlation is not causation.
“We don’t know the long-term effects on cognitive function. It could make it better, worse. We have no idea,” Cole tells parents, and then quickly negates that warning by saying she thinks the positive effect on patients outweighs the risk. Ok, wut now? So, Dr. Cole thinks it’s okay to risk the future cognitive function of your kids for some affirming good feeling the kid has in the present moment? Why do Gender Clinicians feel entitled to take these risks for others? The Reuters piece cites a complication rate of 44% for vaginoplasty surgeries, including those so severe they required addition surgery, including bowel repair. Why is anyone even thinking about this as part of an affirming care plan of treatment?
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So, what does it all mean? Lysenko did not convert winter wheat into summer wheat and Gender Affirming Care does not turn anyone into the opposite sex. Knowledge is not for knowing, it is for dominating and controlling others.