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Hopeful dispatches from the front line against transgenderism


IF, LIKE me, you don’t meekly accept the dogma that men can be women just because they say so, you will be wondering how far the transgender madness will go. Will the biological sex binary be abolished in favour of gender fluidity – and ultimately to a unigendered society? 

Our spineless politicians have done little to stop this destructive movement. Ordinary people, however, are showing more fight, as in these three latest instances of public backlash. 

First, Sussex Police got into an unnecessary Twitter spat with people complaining about their description of a convicted paedophile as a woman. The person renamed Sally Ann Dixon was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual abuse of children, crimes committed as a man. Perhaps the notoriously brutal treatment of ‘nonces’ in jail was a factor in this sudden sex change. Responding to tweets about the biological status of the convict, police asserted that ‘we will not tolerate any hateful comments’. 

The chant ‘paedo protectors’, often directed at police at anti-establishment protests, may be unfair. However, it seemed distasteful that police were going out of their way to support a child abuser against public opprobrium. After a public backlash, the tweet was deleted. Reporting on the incident, the Metro rag issued the politically correct message with its headline ‘Police scolded for defending woman from transphobes who called her a man’. 

At the least, resisting the trans regime risks a ban on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook, and, as anyone protesting against drag queen shows for young children knows, the police are definitely not on your side. You can be arrested simply for stating a fact. But the more of us who stand up to this, the harder it is for the authorities to impose this twisted orthodoxy.  

A second example was a belated reaction to an academic study of the effects of menopause on men. This King’s College London research, by Sophie Mohamed and Myra Hunter, on ‘transgender women’s experience in menopause’ was published in 2019, but it has become a talking point on social media in recent days.  People are angered that resources were wasted on an ideological but unreal phenomenon: men don’t have a uterus or menstrual cycle so how can they be menopausal?

I witnessed the incursion of trans dogmatism while lecturing in the nursing and midwifery department of a leading London university. Until about 15 years ago, the midwifery profession prided itself on a maternal role – supporting and providing skilled care for mothers-to-be. Then a wave of feminism swept over midwifery, and lecturers spoke the language of a sex war. The focus shifted from mothers to women. In my last year at the university, feminism was ousted by the new creed of transgenderism, and reference to women was replaced by ‘pregnant persons’. Conservatively-minded women and TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists) became strange bedfellows as perceived oppressors. 

My third illustration is the gaining momentum against Mermaids, the lavishly funded transgender charity (promoted by Prince Harry). This organisation, led by Susie Green, openly encourages gender-querying girls to seek puberty-blocking interventions such as breast-binding. Graham Linehan, Father Ted writer, called out the absurdity of ‘a situation where a doctor has put on record that she is prescribing hormones to children on the recommendation of a former IT worker with no medical background’ (such lack of qualification didn’t stop the whole world being given experimental injections on the advice of another former IT worker, Bill Gates). 

Mermaids is now under scrutiny by the Charity Commission. This is not because MPs grew a backbone, but because society is waking up to the nightmare of radical sexual ideology and its subversive agenda. As with Covid-19, most people are not true believers but are simply complying, keeping their heads down. But if we want a more positive future for our children and grandchildren we must resist the nihilistic trans onslaught. Recent outcries suggest that we are making an impact. 

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